MOVING

From here on out- all posts will be on my new website :

http://www.thehomemakershelper.com/

You can find archived posts there, as well as lots of new posts of new crafts that I have created. Please check it out and be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you think about it.

Love Always.

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Reupholstered Stools

A couple of weeks ago, Brad took me to go out for dinner. We got sidetracked by the Goodwill thrift store next to the restaurant and ended up never making it to dinner. While in the store, we found 2 bar stools in pretty good condition (just a few stains).

I have been on the hunt for barstools ever since we moved in to this apartment. I love to eat at a kitchen bar, but nothing has really been a great steal of a deal until these beauties, and for only $15 a piece. The stools didn’t match the style of our house, but I was not about to let that get us down. After a quick trip to JoAnn’s with a coupon, we had everything we needed for the perfect bar stools.

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Decorative Pillows

I think decorative pillows are so  much fun. Brad thinks I go overboard with decorative pillows. We reached a happy medium. This happy medium? 3 as long as one of them was typographic. Using the leftover fabric from the boxes that I made, I made a “W” pillow, a ruffle pillow, and then using some sari fabric and embroidery floss I made a long skinny awesome pillow of happiness.

Check them out:

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If you want to know how I did it, just let me know.

~Krystal

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Boxes

For those of you who didn’t know, we moved to California, and with a new house comes new decorations and new things for me to create. We decided to mount our TV and get  rid of our old entertainment center in return for a piece of wood furniture with 9 exposed squares. Me, being the perfectionist that I am, couldn’t stand to leave those square exposed and all of my movies and things out for the world to see, so I made boxes.

I debated between boxes from Target or wicker boxes, but I couldn’t justify spending the money on them, so Brad and I went fabric shopping instead. We got a great deal because JoAnn Fabrics was having a 40% off sale. Lucky us. So I bought a few different fabrics, orange, yellow, green, some muslin for the inside, and one amazing Sari fabric  for a pillow that I will blog about later.

It was really easy to make:

  1. Cut  5 equal squares
  2. Sew (right sides together) a a square on each side of one of the squares
  3. Now continue to the left-hand side of each square to the right hand side of the square next to it (right sides together) until a box is formed
  4. Turn the box around so the right side is now on the outside.
  5. Repeat steps with muslin
  6. Sew right sides of muslin and regular fabric box together on top, exposed edge, on three of the sides.
  7. Cut a cardboard box into 5 squares 1/2 smaller than you cut the fabric
  8. Insert cardboard into the open hole left by the un-sewn side fitting one on the bottom and one on each side
  9. Top stitch the three sewn sides making sure to sew the cardboard box in your stitch as well {I left about an inch on each side not top stitched for a stylistic look, plus it makes it easier on your machine}
  10. Fold the material on the open edge under 1/4 inch and top stitch that side making sure to catch the folded under fabric and cardboard to close the hole

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Gluten-Free Redirect

Hey everyone,

I have decided to create a seperate blog for my gluten freee fans. I don’t want there to be confusion between my crafts and my cooking so I have seperated the two. I will continue to post sewing, decorating, and other crafts on this blog…but all gluten-free musings will now be located at www.glutenlessgoddess.wordpress.com. Please check it out and tell your friends!

Thanks!

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Valentine’s Day Quilt

With the last semester done, this one is MUCH easier, so I am able to have some fun and do some projects. Last year, my mother-in-law gave me the main pieces for this adorable wall-hanging quilt and I finally got around to making it!
It turned out pretty cute. Not perfect, but not so bad either 🙂
Enjoy

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Gluten free Betty Crocker

So tonight, Brad and I tried the new Betty Crocker line of gluten free brownies. Bead usually hates anything gf but I tricked him and didn’t let him know that they were. I wanted to make them even more scrumptious, so I added a carmel and evaporated milk mixture on top.
They were so stinking good and way rich! I could only eat one. Even Brad really like them and admitted that he couldn’t tell that they were gf! I highly recommend them.

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