Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thirty + One Giveaway Winner!!

I went to to pick the winner of my 30+1 giveaway.

And the winner is...

Tara from The Small Town Mom!

She left this winning comment:

Tara said...

What a cute tote!!
tara_lundgren at hotmail dot com

Congratulations, Tara! I will be contacting you via e-mail as well. Thanks to all of you for entering my giveaway!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Thirty + One Giveaway

The 30+1 giveaway will end at 11:59 pm tonight, so make sure you click here to enter. Good Luck!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thirty + One Giveaway Goodies

I am sorry about not posting some new additions to the giveaway before now. I have started a part-time job and it is keeping me pretty busy and it is taking some time fore me to adjust to a new routine.

I have added some new items to my 30+1 giveaway. Here is a picture of the new goodies.

I have added some candy corn, a manicure set, and some bath fizzies. The giveaway ends Monday, October 18th. Visit here to enter the giveaway.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chocolate Pudding Cake

I get Kraft Food & Family magazine via e-mail and just recently received this recipe from them. It looked so good, I just had to try it out. Here are some pictures of the process.

Devil's Food cake mix, eggs, oil, and water (make the cake according to directions on the box).

All mixed together and poured into the greased pan.

Pudding mix (2-3.9 oz boxes) and 1/3 cup sugar.

Pudding mix, 1/3 cup sugar, 1-1/4 cup water, and 2 cups milk.

Mix the pudding mixture for 2 minutes.

Pour it directly on top of the cake batter.


It's ready for the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Let it cool for 20 minutes. The pudding sauce will thicken as it cools.
(WARNING: My pudding sauce leaked out of one side a little bit during the baking! You can see the mess on the foil in the picture. I am not sure why it happened or how to prevent it.)

Serve it up...

with a dollop of cool whip! Absolutely DELICIOUS!!

Happy Baking!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Tote Bag

Here is another tote bag I made over the weekend. Isn't it lovely? This is made out of some smaller pieces of material, so I had to get creative.

One side is blue and the other side is yellow. I made the handles with blue on the outside and the yellow on the inside.

What do you think? I have moved all my stuff into it. I am going to carry it around for a little while.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Matching Wallet

I have made this matching wallet to add to my 30+1 giveaway. This is my first time to make a wallet like this, so it isn't perfect, but it is still cute. This wallet is made out of the same material I used for the tote. If you want to win the 30+1 giveaway prize package, go here and follow the entry rules. I will try to add some more items in the days ahead!

The outside of the wallet. Don't ya just love the pearl button?

The inside. I put a different color material for the pockets. This could be yours (minus the money and cards, of course). Just click here to enter my 30+1 giveaway!

Thanks for visiting!


Linked to "HoH"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thirty + One Giveaway!!

Remember the tote bag I made on Friday?

Now is your chance to win it!! My birthday is this month, so I am going to host a 30+1 giveaway, because I will be 31 on the 18th. I have added some fun things to go along with the tote bag. I will continue to purchase little items to add to it. I may even sew up a matching wallet...who knows? You'll have to come back and visit to see what I add. As of right now, I have some spools of ribbon, hand sanitizer, a note pad, Hawaiian Punch singles, and 2 Act II mini popcorn bags.

UPDATE - I have now added a wallet, candy corn, manicure set, and bath fizzies.

To Enter:
*This giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canada Residents!*
Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you win and do not respond to my e-mail/announcement blog within 24 hours, I will draw a new winner. The giveaway starts today, October 4th and ends October 18th (my birthday)! GOOD LUCK!!

1st entry - Comment on this blog post.

2nd entry - Become a Public Follower.
(If you already are a follower just leave a comment stating so.)

3rd entry - Subscribe by e-mail through FeedBurner.
(can be found on the right side of my blog below my followers list)

4th entry - grab my button.
(located to the right below the FeedBurner box)

5th entry - Blog about this giveaway.
(Make sure to leave the url where you blogged about it.)

6th entry - Follow me on twitter.
(leave your twitter screen name in your comment)

7th entry - Tweet about this giveaway!
(Once again, leave the url to your tweet about it.)

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!


Linked to It's a Blog Party!, Someday Crafts & Fireflies and Jellybeans

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Black & White Tote Bag

This is what I have been up to lately, besides crocheting flowers, that is.
I have been working on this pretty tote bag! I made it yesterday afternoon. It is a 55% linen 45% rayon Robert Allen "Etched Aviary" material and makes a perfect tote. This is a new project for me, because I just made it as I saw it in my head. I am so used to following patterns, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I don't even know if I made it in a traditional way or not. I do like how it turned out though.

I love the black and white! It is roughly 11x12 inches. It features a peacock on one side and a crane on the other. What do you think about this project? Would you call this tote a success?

I sure do!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Completed Crochet Hat

Do you all remember the light purple crochet hat that I made a couple of weeks ago? Yeah, the one my daughter so proudly modeled for me. Well, I have added the finishing touch to it. It now has a pretty flower on it.

Here is a picture of the flower.

And here is the model showing us the finished product.

I think it turned out cute. What do you think?