Thursday, February 23, 2012

Alfredo Sauce

I could not believe how fast and how good this was! I am going to have to double the recipe next time because my girls just scarfed it down!

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
1 pkg cream cheese (you can use low fat to make this a low fat recipe)
2 cups of milk (approx.)
2 tsp. garlic
dash of salt
pepper to taste
1 6oz pkg shredded Parmesan cheese

Melt the butter in a non stick saucepan. After it's melted, add the pkg of cream cheese. When the cream cheese starts getting soft, add the milk a little at a time until all the lumps of cream cheese are gone. I really like garlic so I added a little more than 2 tsp but you can add what you want. I also didn't add the salt or pepper to mine, but again, just a preference. After this add the whole pkg of Parmesan cheese. This should thicken up as it sits. If it doesn't seem thick enough to you, just cook it longer.
You can add shrimp, chicken, or nothing at all. Mix in whatever noodles you prefer to use and Enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bubble Top

I was so honored to be asked to test this adorable pattern from Ceate Kids Couture. I couldn't believe how easy this pattern was!! Just 4 pieces of fabric and look at how adorable it turned out! Do you want to make one too? The pattern is available for purchase at Create Kids Couture Etsy Shop. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sweater Dress

Sweater Dress 

I LOVE sweaters and sweater dresses. I loved this sweater. I loved the detail of the knit, I love the lace detailing around the neck, and I love the colors.

Unfortunately, this sweater got a hole in the arm:( I knew it would happen when I snagged it on a nail, but I guess I didn't realize it would do this much damage after the wash
Well, I guess I should throw it away repurpous it. This is the perfect size for my 4 yr. old. I grabbed a shirt that I knew fit her 
and starting from the bottom in sort of an a-line shape, cut all the way up to the top. 
Now the neck is to big, so I cut both the shoulders like this
then I guessed about how much I would need to cut off to make a big enough opening for her head

Now it is time to cut the sleeves. I don't have a pattern I follow, I just cut in sort of an L shape. I do lay the shirt I used on top of the sweater just to get an idea of how big to make the arm opening.
Then I fold the dress in half to make sure I get both sides exactly alike.
next comes the sleeves. I am going to start on the ripped sleeve because that will determine how long the sleeve will be. I line the top edge of my arm opening close to the tear and the side edge of my arm opening diagonal on the sleeve.

Then you will put that sleeve on the other sleeve to make sure they are both equal.
When you have all your pieces cut, it is now time to start sewing. Start with the shoulder seams first, then sew the side seams. Knit is very stretchy so don't pull on it as your sewing. If you are having trouble with it pulling to much, adjust your stitch length to a longer stitch. When you get all that done, put your sleeve in the armhole of the sweater. Make sure right sides are touching. 
                                 Have the top point of the sleeve match up to your shoulder seam

Pin the top shoulder seam in place. Next, line up the seam on the bottom of the sleeve to the side seam. If you want to pin this all the way around, feel free. I don't because, well, I don't like pinning.

Do the other side of the sleeve exactly the same way. Turn it right side out and Voila! Your sweater dress is done:)

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Legwarmers bring back so many memories from my childhood. I didn't wear them to dance class, or to ballet, but I loved to wear them over my jeans when I played out in the snow. I always noticed when I didn't have them on while I was outside because my legs would get so cold! These legwarmers tempt me to ask my sister to make me  a pair.:)
 If you want to make your own, she got her pattern from Bonita patterns. She would be more than willing to make you a pair though:) She has an awesome Facebook page called Papillon Couture where she sells these and some really nice newsboy hats. Go check it out!
 Didn't she do an awesome job? I thought so too:) 

Friday, February 3, 2012


Welcome everyone to my new blog! I am wanting to share some tutorials, recipes, and many more fun things with you. Is there something on here you want to see? Shoot me an e-mail under my contact tab or leave me a comment below:) I hope everyone has a fantastic day!