Sunday, July 31, 2011

Flatbread Pizzas

Yum... We made flatbread pizzas for dinner last night! This one here has pizza sauce, feta cheese, peppers, and fresh basil leaves all on a piece of crispy sun-dried tomato flatbread.

This one was just pepperoni with shredded fresh basil, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Also on a piece of sun-dried tomato flatbread.

Here's the pepperoni one on the grill.

We were originally going to make these, but after a little bit of persuasion from me, we ended up making normal pepperoni pizzas.

I guess cooking is a craft so I feel that I have a legit reason to post this on my blog other than to just make people hungry... :)

xo, Charlotte

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Scrappy Bag

My cousin was over for our family reunion, and so we decided to undertake the making of a bag....From scraps.....At 10:30 at night....With no pattern. Crazy, right?? Well, after 2 1/2 hours of straight sewing, my back was killing me, my eyes couldn't stay open, but the bag was done!! I even got to try out some of the stitches on my new sewing machine like the applique stitch, and the letter embroidery function.  :)
Sorry about the bad lighting... It was barely morning when I took the picture.

It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but it still looks good, and my cousin loves it! (Or at least she says she does...)  :)

And we had some fun with the chicken pocket!!

xo, Charlotte

Friday, July 29, 2011

More Giveaways!

I just bought some fabric at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, but there is a giveaway going on.... A $25 Gift Card!!! (I can always buy more fabric).  If you have stumbled upon this site, enter please, and then give the gift card to me! (just kidding) Here's the link:


There's also a giveaway at craftionary! They're giving away a free pulp fiction book!! Here's the link for this one:


Here's another one. This one is for Little Cottage Comforts. They're giving away an.... Accuquilt Go! Baby!!! Ahh... to win one of those... Go here:

This giveaway at Curating Cuteness, there's a chance to win one of five different prizes!!! Enter here:


Heirlooms by Ashton House is also giving away an Accuquilt Go! Baby!! Enter here:

Enter now!   Sorry, these giveaways are now closed.

My new (sort of) sewing machine!!

So, I found an ad in the newspaper for a sewing machine that was more than 75% off and was only 5 years old, and in great condition. It has tons of gadgets, it's computerized, has a nifty needle-down button, built-in embroidery (just attach a hoop), and has tons of really cool stitches. It even has a start/stop button like a car! :) It came with about 6 or 7 different feet, which is nice.

One of the best things is that's it's quiet (compared to my old mechanical sewing machine), so now I can sew all through the night!!! :)  All this, and I couldn't resist.  Now that I've got the sewing machine, the next question is: What do I sew??? :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Colored Pencil Roll

It's 5 days before my friend's birthday, and I actually finished her present early!! I've been eying those colored pencil rolls that people have made on their blog for a while now, and there is, sadly, only a little more than one month until school starts.... A perfect birthday gift for my friend who loves rainbows. (I'm not joking here. She says that her favorite color is Rainbow...)   :)

So, after looking at the pictures, I had an idea of how to make them, and it actually turned out!! (I have a history of not using patterns and having my projects not work out.)

xo, Charlotte

Friday, July 8, 2011

My New Tatoo!! (A half hour after)

(Well, actually it's henna...) I was deciding between a fish, a bumblebee, or this turtle. I love the little turtle! There also was a really cool peacock, but it was out of my budget range... :)

A close-up...

Another view. :)

Sadly, the black "paint" falls off after 6-8 hours. Then it is orange colored, and then turns to a blood red color which looks kind of like-- well blood. : /

I'll post pictures of it tomorrow.. :)

xo, Charlotte

Accuquilt Go! Baby Giveaways!! Hurry!

There are some sweet giveaways going on.

One is from Threadgatherer. This one includes the chance to win an Accuquilt Go! Baby. Just by commenting! Make sure you check it out! Click here:

Another is from From The Blue Chair. This one includes the chance to win an Accuquilt Go! Baby and 3 dies of your choice! Now that's solid!! :) Click here:

The other giveaway is from Bugglebee. This one includes the chance to win an Accuquilt Go! Baby and 3 dies of your choice also!! Click here:

So enter now!! There's not much time left! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Submarine Summer

Last week (or was it two weeks ago?), it was my grandpa's, cousin's, and a friend's birthdays. So, I made a swirl cake (chocolate cake and vanilla) for them when we went downstate for the party.
My grandpa likes submarines, therefore the submarine.
My cousin just got a pool, hence the fins/flippers, the beach ball, and the goggles. I didn't really know who the friend was (it was my grandma's friend) so I didn't put anything on the cake for him. The flowers were a nice touch, though. :) Here's some more yummy pictures of my swirl cake.

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