I Made It Monday! Week 5

It’s that time of the week again! Monday, Monday…
Anyways, here’s another I Made It! Monday Linky Party. Last week saw a few great projects, even if I got everything up late.
Check out this cute onesie as well as the (somewhat!) funny story behind the original failure. All from Giggles, Glitz, and Glam.
Be sure and grab the featured button from my sidebar!
Anyways, in other news, you may have all heard about how Linky Tools is no longer going to be free. I haven’t quite decided how I’m going to handle this. So, until further notice, consider I Made It! Monday an ongoing thing. But I’ll let you know if it isn’t.
Without further adieu,
1. Please follow my blog if you aren’t already.
2. Link up something you’ve created: recipe, craft, sewing project, etc.
3. Grab my linky button (because I still consider this an indefinitely lasting party):


4. Please make it appropriate. I reserve the right to delete any links that I don’t feel fit in with my blog.
5. Follow anybody else you like! Have fun! And thanks for participating! (Lots of exclamation marks for emphasis!)

I Love You, Orange

Orange is my all-time favorite color. It’s so bright and cheerful. I just don’t think you can be sad when you’re looking at something orange. It was even one of my wedding colors.
This means, of course, that I want a lot of things that are orange. If only I could afford them all….
But that’s okay. I’ll probably survive. But here’s a few of my etsy favorites. Just in case you wanted to get me a present or something. :)
Peacock Pillow by Sew Lucky Girl
Aren’t the colors on this pillow absolutely fantastic? So intense.

Orange Bird Feeder Tea Towels by tlane
These towels are so whimsical. I can just picture them hanging in my kitchen right now.
Oversized Big Round Bag by The Joy Schoppe
And I love the two fabrics used in these bags. They are amazing.

Fun and Flouncy Purse

I know, I know, I know. You all are going to get quite tired of me singing the praises of “One Yard Wonders” by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. But check out this really cute bag that I made from directions in the book!
This is based off the “flouncy bag” designed by Nina Perkins. I chose a sparkly teal and brown fabric. It really lent itself to this project because it’s so flirty and fun. I also managed to find some matching giant buttons which I sewed on as embellishments.
Of course, I made a few variations. I left out any ribbon. I decided not to use it to organize the inside (I kinda like big giant messes for purses, actually.), so I didn’t bother getting any for the strap. I also changed how I put the pieces together a little bit, which seemed to make it a little easier. To create my ovals, I made one on my computer and printed it out. This made a super simple template.
However, I do think this was a little advanced for a beginner. At least, I had some trouble with the gathers. But it all came together quite beautifully. Tell me what you think.

Homemade English Muffins – Yum!

I have been cooking through an old sourdough cookbook this winter. First I made my own sourdough starter – now the sky’s the limit.
This week I tried my hand at English muffins. My super wonderful husband bought me English muffin rings at a local kitchen store. I absolutely had to try them out.
So voila!

English muffins fresh from my griddle. Now, I baked them a little bit after cooking them on the griddle to make certain they were cooked all the way through.
And what else to do with delicious, piping-hot muffins but make eggs benedict?

Coffee Cup Sleeve!

Remember last week’s featured craft by crafti staci – the reversible coffee cup sleeve? If you do, you probably remember my desire to make about a million of them because they are so gosh darn fantastic.
Well, I’m well on my way.
I’ve made three.
Yes, that’s right: I have made three of these amazingly great coffee cup sleeves that are like getting two in one because they’re reversible. I made this lovely polka dot sleeve with a reverse star print for myself, a pink flower/pink square sleeve for my husband (he picked the fabric), and a more manly swirls and stripes sleeve for my coffee-addicted BFF Gabe.
So go try out this tutorial because it’s so simple to follow, and these are so easy to make, and they are so cute and fun.