DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

Happy Tuesday ! And Today I finish Sewing Month with Cute Halloween costumes. With basic supplies your family will be ready for Trick a Treat. So read on and have Fun! Lisa Gingham Witch Costume : Country living magazine  Cut two 31- by 20-inch rectangles from black-and-white gingham fabric. Sew ends together, leaving armholes toward [...]

Homemade Holiday Sewing Aprons

Homemade Holiday Sewing Aprons

Welcome to my Tuesday Sewing post. Today it's all about aprons! No you wear one or know someone that does? This makes a great gift for a open house, shower or Holiday gift and can be made in various sizes. Lisa DIY Apron Materials one yard of thick(ish) fabricscissorsthread that matches fabricpencil or tailor’s chalkcloth tape [...]

Happy New Year Eve

Happy New Year Eve ( Thursday) - so do you have plans today. I am planning ahead for a typical Southern New Year meal -so enjoy. What's the story behind the New Year meal? Cabbage, the star of sauerkraut, is green like money. As are collards and other sturdy braising greens, obviously. Round, disc-like lentils [...]

Christmas Eve Fun

Happy Thursday or Christmas Eve is here. And we are getting ready for the big guy and his reindeer . So grab a plate of Santa favorite cookies and feed those hungry reindeer..... What to feed Magical reindeer ? Raw uncooked oatsSugar cookie sprinklesPlastic sandwich or snack baggiesRibbon in festive holiday colorsPaper for the printable [...]

Christmas Eve Gumbo

In South Louisiana families gather together on Christmas Eve and attend Christmas Mass and enjoy a bowl of Gumbo. 2/3 C oil1 C flour1 large onion chopped2 to 3 ribs of celery , chopped1 bell pepper chopped1 minced garlic4 to 6 C water1 pkg Gumbo crabs (small)1 bag of shrimp1 lb chopped cooked okra 1 [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

Today in my virtual Cookies Recipe Swap it's Gingerbread cookie time. Have a favorite family recipe you want to share ? 15-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed2-1/2 tsp. ground ginger1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg1/4 tsp. ground cloves1/4 tsp. table salt4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, [...]

Christmas at Home

Welcome to my Home this December ! This year I set up different themes in each area of my yard. Today is my Front Door area and tips for decorating a tree like a professional. Lisa Front Door : side yard in Vibrant Nontraditional Color Ideas. 8 of the Best Christmas Decorating Themes to Consider in 2020 Winter Wonderland Theme.Rustic Christmas.Whimsical [...]