May 25, 2015

Initial Necklaces



Stamped initial necklaces have been added to the shop.  Combine your charm with a bead in your choice of turquoise, aquamarine (pictured), or matte crystal.

-Mandy

May 20, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls


After reading the nutrition information on a "healthy" cookie dough bar that was in our house, I was horrified.  The ingredients list took up the entire backside of the package, plus it had a lot of sugar.  Right then, I knew that I needed to find a way to make my own.

I came across this recipe.  It only had a few ingredients and 5 grams of protein in each ball.  I ended up tweaking the recipe a little (mostly because I can't stand syrup).  Keep the maple syrup if you're looking for a vegan option.

2 scoops whey protein powder
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

These are a big hit in our house.

-Mandy

May 19, 2015

Sewing Practice Worksheets


After the sewing lesson I gave, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with some sewing worksheets.  These will help with spacing and mastering hand-stitching.  Just print out the templates and cut the sheets in half.  The three animals are for straight stitching, and the shapes are for whip stitching.  Hope these help!

Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2

-Mandy

May 18, 2015

Initial Bracelets




New initial bracelets have hit the shop!  The charms can also be personalized with numbers.  These make perfect bridesmaid gifts.

-Mandy

May 13, 2015

Sewing Lesson






A pair of squidcats were recently created in our house.  The little ones wanted to learn to sew, and they jumped right in with a large plush project.  They did an awesome job.

You can see my original squidcat here.

-Mandy

May 12, 2015

Adventure Time with Mandy and Gunner



A tribute to my best friend.  You'll always be the silver to my lining, the Jake to my Finn.

-Mandy

May 11, 2015

Don't You Forget About Me



Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...

...and an athlete...
...and a basket case...
...a princess...
...and a criminal.

Does that answer your question? 


Sincerely yours,

The Breakfast Club


Now available in my shop.

-Mandy