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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


To Wash or Not To Wash??  That is the question!

Okay..So I have these TOMS..I LOVE my TOMS!


The girl that sold me my first pair of Toms told me to buy them a 1/2 size smaller.  (They are supposed to stretch… Umm No!)

So….I have worn and worn them without socks until…the stench was quite


So I sprayed them several times with Bath & Body Spray…it helped but quickly the stench came back…

SO with much debate…I decided I would wash them and see how they fared in the laundry.

The results are in….

Before Pic…


After Pic…


Obviously, these are the canvas ones and I would not suggest washing the ones that are made of those cute little sparkles!  But, I am happy that I can continue to wear my fresh smelling TOMS!

Oh and I just threw them in the washer with some TIDE and then let them air dry!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vote for TSWL's Finest of 2011

To Sew With Love is having their vote for the To Sew With Love’s Finest of 2011!  I was voted July’s Finest in 2011.  So I am a finalist in the year end vote!

I would LOVE it if you would go and vote for my project to win 2011’s Finest!

My project is the July—4th of July outfit (flip flops).  They are also giving away lots of other prizes to those that vote!  So head on over there and check it out!


(You can vote daily until January 14th!)

Thanks so much!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Girlie Crocheted Hat

I have been busy crocheting lots of stuff this winter.  I have made a Cowl scarf and I am working on a couple of other scarves!  I also made this really cute hat!


I found this free pattern over at The Dainty Daisy. It is super cute on my 3yr. old!

I love when I can find free, cute patterns that crochet up well!  Thank-you Betsy @ The Dainty Daisy!!


I found the flower pattern here on RavelryIf you do not have a free membership on Ravelry…go and get one!  Especially, if you love to knit or crochet!

If you have not ever tried to knit or crochet…it is SO time to give it a try!  The funny thing is that I started learning to knit first.  But I have found that I really like crocheting much better.  I guess it is just a personal preference.

Here is a little story about my first time knitting.

We have books for sale all the time in our lounge at school.  One day a couple of years ago, there was this book entitled…”Knitting”.

It claimed to teach you to knit 6 great projects!  Oh and it was on sale..only a few dollars!  I ran into the library where several of my K-team were sitting.  I began to tell them that my new book was going to teach me to knit!  They were very skeptical.  Our librarian helped me get it started..and after that I just took off!  Needless to say my K team was amazed that I actually had made the scarf that was in the book!

My motto in life.. if you want to learn how to do something badly enough…



There are always people out there that can lead and guide you in your new learning!  (I have had several guide me!  And I appreciate it!)

While I am on this topic…let me share a my FAVORITE guide to learning to Crochet or Knit.  I still use them to help me learn or re-learn stitches.

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I think I picked both of mine up at Hobby Lobby.  I also found them here and here on Amazon.

Let me know if you give either one a try!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

To Sew With Love–December Finalist

I am a December finalist at to Sew With Love!  I would LOVE it if you could head on over there and vote for my Christmas Outfit!  Voting is open until January 6th!


Thanks so much!