Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com Inspiring you to sew, cook and create. Tue, 21 May 2019 02:46:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-new-favicon-150x150.jpg Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com 32 32 Creative BackYard Idea + Inspiration Monday /creative-backyard-ideas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=creative-backyard-ideas /creative-backyard-ideas/#comments Sun, 19 May 2019 18:20:42 +0000 /?p=88678 Creative BackYard Idea + Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday!  We are so glad you are here joining us today.

 

I have some sad news to share today…  This is the last week, I’ll be participating in the Inspiration Monday Link party.

Times change, life gets in the way and the feeling of pressure that I had every week of putting this post together was making me feel down.  Which is just plain ol’ silly!

So I am bowing out of the weekly party:( .  But there is a silver lining in this grey cloud! 

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]]> /creative-backyard-ideas/feed/ 1 How to Make an Easy Stretch Belt (in 5 minutes!) /how-to-make-a-stretch-belt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-make-a-stretch-belt /how-to-make-a-stretch-belt/#comments Thu, 09 May 2019 22:48:08 +0000 /?p=87376 How to Make an Easy Stretch Belt (in 5 minutes!)

How to make a belt:  Learn how to make a stretch belt in just a few minutes.  All you need is a bit of soft, 1- inch woven elastic and a center release buckle and basic sewing supplies. I'll admit, other than my hubby, neither the kids nor I hardly ever wear belts...

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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers /lemon-ricotta-pasta-with-spinach-and/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lemon-ricotta-pasta-with-spinach-and /lemon-ricotta-pasta-with-spinach-and/#comments Tue, 07 May 2019 17:12:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2014/01/lemon-ricotta-pasta-with-spinach-and.html Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers

If you enjoy simple and light pasta dishes, then you will love this Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers!  

Lemony, creamy, light…  The red peppers give a delightful crunch and the beautiful bits of green spinach add such gorgeous color to the dish, it’s hard to resist!

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers

My neighbor gave me several Meyer lemons from her mother’s lemon tree as a thank you for taking their family portrait last month.  (So in addition to this Lemon Ricotta Pasta recipe, prepare yourself for a few more lemon recipes over the next couple of weeks.)

I’ve never cooked with Meyer lemons before, so I don’t know if all Meyer lemons are like this or if these were especially good since they were homegrown and allowed to ripen fully before harvesting; but these lemons were fabulous- they were a bit hard to zest, but they had so much juice in a single lemon!

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Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramel Banana Sauce (recipe) /caramel-banana-sauce-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=caramel-banana-sauce-recipe /caramel-banana-sauce-recipe/#comments Wed, 01 May 2019 13:19:29 +0000 /?p=83303 Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramel Banana Sauce (recipe)

Sweet, banana-y and full of caramel deliciousness, these Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramel Banana Sauce are decadently delicious! It's a perfect special occasion breakfast. So good, it's almost a dessert!

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5 Crafts to Clean out your Fabric Stash + Inspiration Monday /5-crafts-clean-fabric-stash-inspiration-monday/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-crafts-clean-fabric-stash-inspiration-monday /5-crafts-clean-fabric-stash-inspiration-monday/#respond Sun, 28 Apr 2019 19:23:23 +0000 /?p=86209 5 Crafts to Clean out your Fabric Stash + Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to the party! We’re so happy you are here.

 
 
Do you have a fabric stash that needs a bit of thinning out?  These five fabric crafts are here to help you out. From a drop cloth headboard to fabric covered tins, we’re loving these projects that you can put your own spin on by using your favorite fabric. 

These fabric features were selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.
 
Five Fabric Projects

 

 

 Retro Gingham Pillow
via Flamingo Toes

Fabric Covered Cookie Tins
via The Boondocks Blog 

Skirted Craft Table
via Uncommon Designs 

Fabric Mother’s Day Brooch
via The Scrap Shoppe Blog 

Drop Cloth and Paint Headboard (in French)
via Rever en Couleur

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How to Make a Dress in One Hour (or less!) /how-to-make-a-dress-in-one-hour-or-less/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-make-a-dress-in-one-hour-or-less /how-to-make-a-dress-in-one-hour-or-less/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2019 04:05:22 +0000 /?p=85820 How to Make a Dress in One Hour (or less!)

Want to make a dress in one hour (or less?)  Well I have good news for you!  I have just updated my pillowcase dress pattern to include larger sizes!  This latest pattern will fit girls sizes 2 to 16.

The old pattern only went up to a size 8, which we were long past fitting into.

What’s great about a pillowcase dress is how easy and fast they are to make.  These little dresses are perfect project for those of us who have maybe lost our sewing mojo.  Nothing better than making something adorable in less than an hour.

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27+ Blueberry Desserts that will Satisfy your Blueberry Cravings /blueberry-dessert-recipes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blueberry-dessert-recipes /blueberry-dessert-recipes/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:45:50 +0000 /?p=44824 27+ Blueberry Desserts that will Satisfy your Blueberry Cravings

It’s blueberry season!  Do you love blueberries as much as we do?  This round-up of delicious Blueberry Dessert recipes, from traditional cobbler to bars, cakes and more will give you all the inspiration you need to try new blueberry recipes all summer long!

Blueberry Dessert Recipes

 

Blueberries are a very popular fruit in my house. So popular that I often find myself hiding them in the fridge so that my little missy doesn’t eat them before I even finish putting away groceries. (But, hey, at least she loves something healthy, right?)

 

Needless to see, blueberries are a very common ingredient in my kitchen during late spring and summer.

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Sweet Treats Perfect for Easter Sunday (+ Inspiration Monday /sweet-treats-for-easter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sweet-treats-for-easter /sweet-treats-for-easter/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:19:43 +0000 /?p=84294 Sweet Treats Perfect for Easter Sunday (+ Inspiration Monday

Welcome Back to Inspiration Monday, we are so happy that you are joining us today.  Today’s features are the Perfect Sweet Treats for Easter!

Easter is almost here and today’s features are Sweet Treats that will be perfect for Easter Sunday!

(features chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

Coconut Cream Pie

 

Easy Easter Cupcakes

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

 

No Bake Key Lime Pie

Creamy Blueberry Pie

 

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Carrot Cake with Caramel Frosting

 

Blueberry Cheesecake Surprise

 

Angel Food Cake Roll Recipe

 

Old Fashioned Chess Pie

 

7 Minute Carrot Cake

 

Lemon Cheesecake Pie 

 

Double Chocolate Easter Basket Cookies

 

Banana Cream Pie Bars with a Pecan Crust

 

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DIY Carrot Treat Bags /diy-easter-carrot-treat-bags/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diy-easter-carrot-treat-bags /diy-easter-carrot-treat-bags/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:31:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/03/diy-easter-carrot-treat-bags.html DIY Carrot Treat Bags

Make these darling DIY Carrot Treat Bags with this Carrot Treat Bag Tutorial. These little treat bags are made with felt, so easy to make and just perfect to fill with your favorite Easter goodies and candy!  (Includes printable carrot template)

DIY Carrot Treat Bags

My daughter’s turn to bring the snack to her Girl Scout meeting is coming up. In addition to the actual snack, she wanted to include a little take home treat for each of the girls.  Since the weather is finally acting like spring and with Easter being just around the corner, we wanted to make a special spring/Easter themed treat.  

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Seaside Squares Quilt Block Video Tutorial /seaside-squares-quilt-block-video-tutorial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seaside-squares-quilt-block-video-tutorial /seaside-squares-quilt-block-video-tutorial/#comments Sat, 06 Apr 2019 18:30:36 +0000 /?p=83854 Seaside Squares Quilt Block Video Tutorial

Make a beautiful quilt block with this Square in Square quilt block video tutorial.

 

Good Morning Everyone!  I’ve had a few questions and requests about my Seaside Squares Quilt Block (found here.)  So I put together a quick 2 minute video tutorial to help anyone that is a visual learner.

The jelly roll I used in this video can be found here on Amazon (and the white here.)  It’s so pretty.  I was looking for purples and blues for this project as this will be a throw quilt for my daughters room.

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