The laundry soap I made this weekend has been working really well. I used the recipe from the Duggar Family site. It made 10 gallons of soap, so I shared with my mom, my mother-in-law and two friends. I forgot to pick up stain treater at the the store this weekend. Sounds like a perfect time to try this recipe.
I know everyone will be thrilled to find out that Easter can be celebrated this Sunday. I finally finished all of the sewing!!!
I am so glad I made shirts to go with the girls' jumpers. They look much nicer than a plain white t-shirt. I used Butterick 3905 and it turned out nicely. I will be tweaking the instructions some to avoid sewing bias tape to the inside of the shirt as an elastic casing, but they were an easy project. This pattern is great for when you only have a little fabric left. I was able to cut a size 5 shirt with an extra inch length out of 1/2 yard. Since K is skinny, size 5 works well for her even though she is normally a 6 or 7.
The purses were made from the skirt leftovers. There was too much fabric to just throw away, but not enough to make anything to wear.
I am so happy to check Easter sewing off my list. I think I will stop to eat before starting the next project.
I'm just your average, everyday wife and mom. I have been married 18 years to my wonderful husband and have 5 amazing kids ages 15 to 1. I keep busy homeschooling, crafting, reading and chasing kids. I love to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, refinish and remake anything I can get my hands on. I do NOT scrapbook, though. My poor kids will get a dvd with pictures (most of them unedited) for their baby books.