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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #30 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone


 
 
Welcome to the 30th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

32 Blogs  -  1 Party
 
and
 
 Giveaway


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  437 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs

 
 
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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers
 
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Today I want to share my front porch with you. My accessories have both complimenting and contrasting colors in them. I wanted them to work with my house color (Cabot exterior latex stain in Spruce Blue.) and not clash.
 
Glass Insulator Lights
Today, I thought I would share with you some of the lights what we installed in our new house!


Carrot Orange Bread from Wendys Hat

Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze
Created a special treat today that I know you will love. I’m calling it my Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze.
Even though my Peach Cobbler was a failure this week, living in Georgia: I HAVE to can peaches each year. Now, we have a ton of Summer Georgia Peaches for the next few seasons thanks to successful canning.


Whipped Feta Dip from The Pink Recipe Box

Whipped Feta Dip | www.pinkrecipebox.com

Sometimes I feel like the recipes I share with you guys are too simple and too fast to call them recipes. Today is one of those days.

A trip to the thrift store with my daughter yielded supplies for a quick garden project.

 
Slice of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Pizza makes an good family dinner, because it is not only quick to make it is cost effective too. But always serving cheese pizza is boring, so I like to change it up with some different toppings. A few weeks ago I made Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and the family loved it!
 
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
While I grew up eating what I now refer to as the American version of a beef taco, I found as an adult that I much prefer the milder flavor and taste of a traditional shredded beef taco.

Citrus Avocado Face Mask
Avocados are rich in moisturizing oils and healthy fats that you skin will adore. When you combine avocados with the skin brightening properties of citrus, you have a face mask that can’t be beat!

 
diy-cucumber-mint-body-scrub-3
I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? Not only is this perfect for relaxing at home, it also makes a wonderful frugal gift idea! Take an afternoon and create this easy DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub.

coffeesugarscrub
I have been obsessed with Homemade Body Scrub recipes lately. I decided to whip up a Coffee Sugar scrub recipe of my own this morning. It is so easy and very inexpensive.

 

Funfetti Cake Bites from Written Reality

Funfetti Cake Bites
We love dessert at the Smith House, and though I’m obviously not a professional baker, I still enjoy whipping up some sort of sweet treat to share after dinner.

 

soft toy ball
Another baby boy was born on the very day I posted a picture of a home made soft ball I had sewn for my nephew. A perfect opportunity to sew another one, don't you think? This time, I added several loops.
 

Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread

Have you every heard of yellow squash in a quick bread recipe?  I was first introduced to it last summer  by my daughter.  I love to bake with zucchini in bread, but never had made any with summer yellow squash.


Finally, I would like to share with you the last wall in my Kitchen......

And wrap up my Series on my Kitchen where I shared One Wall at a Time......

 

Every weekday I get an email from Short Daily Devotions, this one yesterday really touched my heart and spoke to me. I really want to share it with you today. 
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32 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too. Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health and fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. 


Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
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  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
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Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How to Use a Twin Needle

Hello Everyone,

A friend of mine asked me to hem her daughter's pants. They were linen and had parallel lines on it. I wanted to duplicate that and I never used a twin needle before. I was excited to try it out.


It was very simple to use and it sews perfect parallel lines. I followed the manual on the correct way to thread the needle. My machine has a setting for the twin needle to prevent the needle hitting the presser foot and breaking.

You use two spools of thread and follow your machine's instructions for threading. Also, twin needles come in different widths.

You can sew around curves with the twin needle. If you sew a curve too fast, you will place pressure on the needle and it will break.

This is the perfect way to sew perfect parallel lines and give your hems a nice professional look!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #29 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,





Welcome to the 29th week of

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"

32 Blogs  -  1 Party


and


Giveaway



We are so excited to have you all party with us.

Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.

Last week we had 422 awesome linkups!  

Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us!
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!


 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs




Your link will appear on the blogs of:
 
 








 
 
Interested in Co-Hosting Wake Up Wednesday?


Fill out this form and Angel will be in touch with you?

 
This weeks 


Featured Bloggers

 
Gourmet S'mores

Another chocolate recipe; no one is more surprised than I am, but when you find a fun recipe it needs to be memorized. It is really easy. Easy is my favorite kind of recipe. Since I can’t eat graham crackers or chocolate (they both contain soy), I felt compelled to write about my workaround. This recipe uses cocoa powder and I substituted gingersnaps for the graham cracker. I think they should be called Gourmet S’mores.
 Mixed Media Tags, vintage ephemera, Faber Castell Pitt brush pen

I added some vintage inspired ephemera to each tag with gel medium and highlighted them with either a charcoal pencil or a black Faber Castell Big Brush.

 
Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus - An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community's Growth

There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission.

Great resource if you're trying the 3 Day Potty Training Method with your toddler!
I've been kind of a skeptic of the "3-day Potty Training" methods everybody posts on Pinterest. I mean really, who believes that you can undo a lifetime of diaper use in less than a week? Well, it turns out that toddlers are smart cookies.
10 Family Dinners That Start with Ground Beef from Posed Perfection
10 Family Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

If you have a large family or a big group coming over for dinner, you might set right to work cooking up recipes for tacos or making up some hamburger patties. But, what if it's just you and your small family of 4? What then? You need an action plan and a bunch of family-friendly beef recipes!



20 Tips for Preparing Your Child to Start School - http://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com #startingschool #backtoschool

Dealing with the emotions of starting school (kiddies and parents!)



The other day one of my kids brought a paper snowflake from school. They learned how to make these at school in one of their art classes.Then I remembered making these as kid myself. We used to make a bunch of these and glue them to a string to make a garland/bunting to decorate the house

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair Seat + Dumpster Chair Reveal // Budget Girl --- My first try at reupholstering anything. It turned out so much nicer than I imagined! #chair #dining #reupholster #upholstery #decor #furniture

Remember my dumpster chair? I finally finished it! Are you ready?


This ribbon organizer tote is easy to make, inexpensive and stackable. I contemplated other storage methods that involved affixing the ribbon spools to a stationary rack, (wall-mounted, etc.) but opted for the flexibility of being able to store and use the ribbon in a variety of locations with this system.
 



I love DIY projects as much as the next gal, but I hardly ever have a few good free hours to devote to getting all the supplies together and completing the project and making a good old mess. I wish I did but I just don't. So when this DIY project popped into my head I knew it was just for me-cute, fun, simple and quick!!



Raspberry and Mint Scented Water

We all know the importance of hydrating ourselves, but do you actually do it? I know I don’t! Water is so blah tasting, so why not spruce it up by infusing it with fruits and veggies. I figured I would give it a try and if nothing else, my kids would enjoy it. Besides it looks so pretty, doesn’t it–kinda makes you want to drink it. Here are 10 hydrating infused water recipes that look tasty and easy to do.



Eggplant Rollitini Pasta & Fruit Punch in a Pinch

Take a break this summer and make it a summer night in with this phenomenal dinner and cocktail combo that we’re sharing with you today. We all need a new recipe from time to time, and I can tell you that I for one am always up for trying a new girlie drink!


If You Can Color in a Coloring Book, You Can Paint from the Farmhouse In The Field

 

Painting is so much fun. I think you'll enjoy it too. Tole painting allows you to create really
beautiful and unique things for your home and makes wonderful gifts for friends and family. So grab your surface, your patterns, your paint and your brushes and lets begin this adventure together!
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Remember to Follow Your Hostesses and Your Guest Hosts- the first 32 links!!


32 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too. Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health and fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. 
 

Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.

Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.

Have a wonderful evening!!
 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My First Attempt at Digitizing for Embroidery

Hello Everyone,

I made my first attempt at digitizing a logo for E. He loves anything Fender®. He wants me to make him shirts and embroidery the Fender® logo on them. I am sure he will also want me to embroider his guitar straps, amp covers, etc.

It took me a while to read through the manuals and watch some on-line videos and it worked.

Here it is:
 

I can't wait to start digitizing other things. I am definitely hooked.

I am linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB. Also, every week I co-host at Sew Crafty Angel's Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party

Have a great day and week!!

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