To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Today’s Project: Tote Bag July 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 3:48 pm

Western PA had its first semi-rainy day in months. I spent it happily making a tote bag to carry snacks and books for my upcoming trip to Indy next week. I followed the tutorial from, just making a few adjustments to the size. I used leftover Ikea fabric and it turned out to be a sturdy choice. Although the linen in the tutorial is cute!


Here is the link to the tutorial:


Today’s Project No. 2: A New Bib July 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 12:29 pm

Samantha’s current bib no longer comes clean and since it is vinyl, it can’t go it the washer. I found some clearance tea towels at Target last week for $0.98 and thought they would make a great bib fabric. I just copied the outline of the old bib and added some bias tape. Ta da!





Today’s Project No. 1: Snack Bags

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 11:52 am

The snack containers for toddlers that have slots in the top for little fingers don’t work for me. My sweet girl has too much fun shaking the container in her car seat thus making a huge crumb mess. All in their own, they leave crumbs in the diaper bag. Irritating. So today, I decided to try making fabric (aka super washable!) snack bags using this tutorial.

It was so simple to make and the top shuts completely with the Velcro. I hope it will be a better solution to the snack mess!


What kind of snack do you think this little guy is for?


Today’s Project: homemade laundry soap July 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 7:07 am

I’ve heard about making laundry soap from scratch for awhile but have never had the guts to try. Recently on Facebook, a college friend mentioned how much she loved her homemade laundry soap and shared this recipe with me. So I have decided to try. I am never completely happy with cleaning results of commercial detergent and since I add Borax to everything, I figure it can’t hurt. It took me four stores to finally find washing soda but at least I found it!

Borax: $2.99
Soda: $3.49
Bar of soap: free after coupons
Tide: $10.49
Total: $17.00

We will see if it was worth it….