Memory Bear…

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Memory Bear

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Hello everyone it’s Cheryl. I am a BIG fan of teddy bears, I have them in different places in my home. One day my sister Pam showed me how she made a teddy bear out of her husbands PJ’s. So cool! So I went home and made one out of a T-shirt and it’s been in my living room now for 3 years. Love my Memory Bear! I wore that T-shirt everywhere, so it had a lot of memories build inside of it…

 

Well what I am sharing with you today is if you want like your own memory bear, send me a Top or T-shirt or even PJ’s and I will make you your very own MEMORY BEAR!

 

       

 

 

 

 

Email me: statelinecrafters@gmail.com for more information on getting your own memory bear sent to you!

 

 

 

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Panda Bear

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Panda Bear Blanket

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Hello everyone it’s Pamlea,

I am the oldest of the Moore girls. I have been sewing and doing many projects for years. I was so happy to hear my sister Cheryl came up with this idea on putting are projects online to share with everyone. I joy is that I make these projects for other people to enjoy, I just love making them. Brought up in a home where all your mother did was sew, kind of passed on to all four girls. Today I am sharing a Panda Bear Blanket I made for my grandson.

Fleece Panda Bear Rag Quilt/Blanket Throw by PatchworkLuxury:

Panda Rag Throw!

This delightful panda bear fleece throw is approximately 52” by 60” in size. It is made with black and snow white fleece. It is a great gift to be used while relaxing on the couch, in bed, or even a wall hanging! It is super soft and comfy! You can wash it in cold water and dry it on low heat! Everyone will love this charming panda bear throw!

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The grand-kids love this quilt. They love dragging it around and cuddling with it. Its FUN! It is perfect for a twin size bed and it dresses up a double bed. You will love it! Great throw while watching TV, or reading a book. Would make a great lap blanket for anyone. This blanket would be terrific for the beach too! Great conversation piece. Remember, washing it helps with the ragging effect.

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My quilts are made with fleece. Light weight only about 2.8 lbs but snugly warm.

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For baby on up to any age. It’s a blanket that anyone would want to cuddle. If the Panda is not for you, Consider a puppy, bear, butterfly, fish, lady bug, polar bear, caterpillar, turtle, dinosaur, owl, or flower.

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This would make a very unique gift.

Machine wash, tumble dry low. This quilt has been pre-washed to start the ragging process. the more you wash the more comfy it will get. Makes a great keepsake.

Spring is in the Air…

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Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

Robin Williams

Spring is in the Air

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Hello everyone it’s Connie, the baby and the cutest one in the family.  So happy to share with you a dress I just finished for my grand child Eden. She will LOVE that Grammy Bear sent her a gift.

Something Special for Eden

Spring is in the Air…

It’s my youngest granddaughter’s second birthday  coming up and I wanted to make something special.
How about a twirl-y dress for tea parties with Grammy Bear……

I bought this pattern to make this dress for Eden, but with all my travels, I never got to it. It’s called the Addison.

Here’s the back of the dress. I can’t wait to see it on her.

Happy Birthday Eden!

Grammy Bear LOVES you so much…

Talking about spring in the air…

this little bird has been hanging on our deck here the past two days.  He looks totally roughed up, but he let me get with in 5 feet of him, he keeps coming back.

 

Cheers to Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Cards and more…

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“First we had each other, then we had YOU, now we have Everything…”

“Easter Cards”

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  Hello everyone it’s Pamela!

As most of you know I have many projects going all at once. Today I am going to share with you the Easter Cards I made for the grand children. My joy is just spending time with them and watching them grow.

I enjoy creating new design’s from Stampn’ Up, they offer so many different ways you can design a card. I have been making cards for 15 years and I have made over a 1000 projects with this company.

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The grand children will enjoy getting their Easter gift from Grandma and Grandpa, not so much the card but what is in the basket. The grand kids love coming to Grandma and Grandpa’s Farm. We raise ewes and the moms just had baby’s, now we have 12 baby lambs.

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So Beautiful, seeing all the babies running around and jumping. The grand children came out to the Farm to check out the ewes and lambs. I love when they come out to the farm, the joy on they faces that we have baby lambs. The boys love coming to the farm, there is always something going on.

Happy Easter Guys!

 

Let Your Dreams Set Sail…

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“If it makes you Happy, It makes me Happy”

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10568800_10204600992171937_4542729694324197029_n            Hello everyone it’s Cheryl, I started working on the April Issue and decided to share with you things that makes me Happy, to share with you the things where I get some of my ideas from. So today I am sharing them with you…

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It’s the simple things in life that make me happy. It might just be one thing from a picture I see that I can add to my home.

How Peaceful and Beautiful this is…

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Having and glass of wine sailing around the island…

Putting your bedroom down by the lake for the summer…

I always wanted a cottage at the lake. I remember I met this girl at Big Foot Country Club, and her parents wouldn’t let her stay at her lake house on Lake Geneva, unless someone stayed there with her. You got it, I stayed all summer long. LOVE IT!

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Love the Beach, so peaceful…

Love my vision, see you at the beach…

 

 

 

Old Printer Box Drawer Chalk Board

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“Sometimes the Dream that come true are the

Dreams you never even knew you had”

“Old Printer Box Drawer Chalk Board”

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           Hey guys, it’s Cheryl. So HAPPY that spring is here, that means I can do more things outside. Today I am sharing a Old Printer Drawer I bought at a barn sale. I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. Your right make a Chalk Board.

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So then I had to make sure I had all the supplies I needed to start this Project.

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As you can see all you needed was chalk paint and brush’s. So I started to apply the chalk paint, the wood was dry so I applied 3 coats to the drawer.

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Tips:

Stir Paint Carefully

Chalkboard paint is very susceptible to breaking down if you stir it too hard. Use your paintbrush and gently move the paint around in the can. If you stir it too vigorously it will cause the properties that enable it to be written on to break down.

Apply Paint

Start in the middle of the area that you are going to paint and begin working outward from there. Work in a consistent manner and make sure that you overlap all brush marks. Use a liberal amount of paint on your paint brush, but do not just “slop” it onto the wall. Clean up any drips as they happen to keep the surface consistently smooth. If you are doing a very large surface that will need to be rolled, use a very short nap roller. Do not press too hard to avoid lap lines and roller marks. Roll at different angles to smooth the surface.

Tip: Consider using tinted primer as the base coat. This will help the chalkboard paint cover better and reduce the number of coats. It can take up to three coats of paint to obtain adequate coverage.

Allow to Dry

After the paint has been applied to the wall you need to wait three days before you can do any more work to it. This is important as the agents inside the paint need to harden and cure before you can write on it.

Prepare With Chalk

Once the paint has been given enough time to dry, further prepare it by rubbing chalk over the entire surface. Allow this chalk to stay for a few seconds and then erase it. Once you have finished this process the chalkboard paint is ready to be used. As always, carefully read the paint’s label for any other instructions that come with the product to make clean-up, use, and removal as easy as possible.

This was a very easy project to do!

LOVE IT!

I am selling them on Etsy:

Old Printer Box Drawer Chalk Board

Height: 27x18x2.5 inches

$49.99

https://www.etsy.com/listing/286734899/old-printer-box-drawer-chalk-board?

Easter Cards The Stampin Up Way…

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“Easter Cards”

“Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the

gift of life, love and joy.”

Have a Blessed Day!

       28302_1390389532871_6170126_nHello everyone it’s Leslie, spring is here and you know what that means…. Making cards for the grand children and getting their baskets ready for Easter Morning. In my home as a child, one year my mother dressed my father up as a Easter Bunny! Mom would hide the baskets around the house and when us four girls would get up. It would be time to hunt for the golden baskets. Then later mom would hide the eggs outside and again all four girls would take are baskets and run around the house and find all the egg hiding in the yard filled with candy. Those were the days! Well it past on to my children and now the grand children.

Well it that time of year to decide weather or not to buy or make Easter cards for my 6 grandkids. So with me being a Stampin Up Demonstrator I decide to make them. With all the tools at hand I was just trying to come up with an idea.

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Steps I took to making Easter Cards

1)   I started out by finding a stamp set to work with.

2)   Color, Stampin Up has over 40 colors to pick from and from paper to ink they all match.

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3)   Why not pick one that comes with a framelits so I do have to take longer cutting it out by hand.

4)   Knowing who the card is going to is a big thing in my book, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time on a card that will hit the basket before the glue drys!

5)   Watercolor is quick and easy ,a water brush and ink how easy is that and you use whisper white paper to paint on.

6)   Cut out framelits for outline and have fun painting.

7)   I found a Easter lamb , stamped him out used and colored him in then used a framelits to cut him out , used a few embellishments.

8)  I put them together with glue dots, snail Adhesive, and Stampin Dimensionals. I know sometimes it seams like their is so much but I’ve been in Stampin Up for over 11 years . It a great way to spend time with family and friends, or just to get out of the house.

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Happy Easter!

Grand kids love them!

Stampin’ Up can be found at: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/

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Just ask Leslie she would be HAPPY to help you…

Sometimes You Just Need a Break!

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Preserves Filled Cream Cheese Pound Cake

“People who love to eat are always The Best People”
Julia Child

     10553491_10204035864970031_5661830124427492192_nHello everyone it’s Connie, remember the baby of the family and the cutest…Today it was time to take a BREAK and cook something I enjoy eating. Cream Cheese Pound Cake, WOW! Can I cook or what. Uncle Chris always says “Boy those MOORE girls knows when it’s time to EAT!” Yes I do and LOVE a great dish too! I hope you enjoy this dish!

Preserves Filled Cream Cheese Pound Cake

My favorite food is CAKE.  My Mom and I both like cake with our afternoon tea.  Since I’ve been here with her, I’ve made 6 different cakes, 5 bunts from scratch.  2 Coffee, 1 chocolate, and this one rather I changed it to a Strawberry Rhubarb-filled cream cheese pound Cake.

It’s a recipe out of the Kraft Food and Family magazine, it’s also on-line at

Apricot-Filled Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I followed the recipe except it calls for 1 cup sugar, I used 3/4 cup, and used Strawberry Rhubarb preserves.

DELICIOUS!

Especially with Lady Grey

tea.  I like milk and honey

in my tea.  Mother drinks it

straight.

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Mother and I came to the

same conclusion that this yummy pound cake, it

could easy stand

 alone.  The preserves

make it sweeter, but

with fresh berries and

whip cream…… that would also be very good.

 

I made a recipe card for my version

of this wonderful cake.  You can find

free recipe cards all over the web.

Here’s where I got this one….

Free recipe cards – 

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Cooking!

How to Shorten Curtains

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Doing what you like is Freedom…
Liking what you do is Happiness…

     28302_1390389532871_6170126_nHello everyone it’s Leslie, today I would like to share with you one of the projects I just got done doing up at the Cabin!

“How to Shorten Curtains”

How to shorten curtains. First , you need to measure the outside of the trim on the window frame. Second , you need to decide how long you would like the curtain to hang under the window. In my case we had a heat duct under both windows so I measured them 10 inches above the heat duct. This made the curtains 70 inches long.

When I bought the curtains I wanted a set that you couldn’t see thru, so I got a set with a lining, sheer. This also means there are two hems. I used the length of the hem that the curtains had for a guide.

 

Third, ripping out the stitching on both side to be able to separate the pieces juts high enough to shorten them. Cutting off the outside off the curtain, measuring from the top of the curtain down to the bottom, measure 73 1/2 inches. This has the length of the curtain plus a 3 inch hem and a 1/2 inch to turn under for sewing. Ironing and pining is a must. Mark at the 70 inches and make a chalk line for ironing , iron a 1/2 inch at the bottom , then fold up and press up on the 70inch line the pin. Sew 1/8 inch on the 3 inch piece. Fourth, inside piece cut it off 1 1/2 inch from the bottom of the curtains.

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When pressing this hem you need to turn over and press at 1 inch , then your going to turn it over again this is to put weight on your hem. Press afterwards. Pin sides back together , sew down the sides , good to go. Hang them back up, and it didn’t cost you anything.

Good job!

I LOVE spending time at the Cabin!

 

 

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10553491_10204035864970031_5661830124427492192_n    Hello everyone, it’s Connie! I have been BUZZZZZY as a bee! I am a tea drinker and I would like to share with you one of my projects that I just got done!

Tea Cozy for Hot Tea

 I attended a Tea party with my Aunt Junie, last year.  The hostess of our table had a tea pot I’d never seen before, it was an Insulated Metal covered Teapot with cork stopper, love it!!   Of course I had to have one! With the insulator it keeps your tea hotter longer, that’s awesome.   I priced them online,brand new they were $100….

 

A month later I found 
this one at a garage sale, $5

Yes it has cracks in            

 the porcelain, but it does
 not leak. Even with the
 insulator on the pot, I
 would like my tea even hotter.
 

Looking in my Mother’s cupboards, I came across one of her tea cozy’s, it almost fit my pot perfectly except it need to be longer at the top.

I traced it for the pattern, and made my own.

Here’s the steps:

Cut 2 fabric for sides and cut 1 for bottom. Cut 2 lining and cut 1 for bottom.

Sew Velcro on both sides of top of each side piece of lining.

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Sew 1/4″ seam up each side around the top, leaving bottom open.

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Cut 2 foam for sides and cut 1 for bottom. Cut 2 batting for sides and cut 1 for bottom. Cut 2 heat bond for sides and cut 1 for bottom.

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Iron heat bond to batting, iron batting to foam.

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Sew across the top 2″ down, then in the middle, and on both sides.  See next photo.

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Sew both sides.

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Pin bottom of sides, right sides together, 2″ on one side, 1″ on the other side.

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For bottom piece Iron all layers together, Sew 1/4″ around, then zig zag edge.

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Pin sides to bottom, Sew 1/4″ around, then zig zag edges.

Insert tea pot!!

Let the tea sipping begin!!

Thank you for joining me,

Happy Sewing!