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November 12, 2010

DIY Fabric Mouse Pad…

I recently decided that I had enough of using my magic mouse just on my desktop.  I needed a mouse pad…but didn’t want just an ordinary one.  So I decided to make one.  I actually made three until I found the method that would work the best.

My first attempted was made with a fabric and padding sandwich.  It turned out very nice looking but it slid around the desktop … Fail!

The second attempt involved covering a plain mouse pad with fabric and sewing a binding around the outside edge.  Works but I didn’t like how the corners turned up…Fail!

The third time’s the charm right?!?! Third attempted involved using cork board, double stick fusible web and fabric…It works perfectly fine!

I want to share the process with you so here is a quick tutorial:


  • Cork board (I bought the rolled up cork board, you may use that or the cork tile squares.  Mine isn’t very think…I believe the cork squares come in different thicknesses…what you use is totally up to you)
  • Double Stick Fusible Web
  • Cotton Fabric of you choosing
  • X-acto Knife and cutting board
  • Scissors
  • Iron


  1. Using the X-acto knife and ruler, place your cork on the cutting board and cut your cork board to the size you desire.  I cut mine as an 8″ x 8″ square.
  2. Cut your fabric an inch bigger than the cork on each side.
  3. Cut fusible web to the same size as your fabric piece
  4. Iron fusible web to fabric.
  5. Center cork piece onto fabric with cork against the web side.  With cork on the bottom, iron the web backed fabric to the cork.  The fabric should overlap the cork by about 1″ on all sides.
  6. Fold sides of fabric over one side at a time, working with opposite sides first.  Iron each side, over lap corners and trim neatly.

I also made a coaster so I may avoid water rings on my desk.  I love the way they both turned out!

I think these would make great gifts for family and friends.  After you make yours take some pictures and post them on your blog…then come back here and post a link in the comment section.


October 29, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes…

Like many kids will be doing today, my son is having a Halloween Party at school.  He wanted to make cupcakes that looked like dirt with worms coming out of the dirt.  We made cupcakes that look like dirt with bones and skulls coming out of the dirt instead…and the best part is that the cake is red velvet to represent dirt soaked with blood.  We had a great time working together on these cupcakes.  I wanted to share the process with you because I thought they turned out pretty SPOOKTACULAR.



September 17, 2010

who inspires you?

Who inspires you? For me it there are many people that do, some of which I have never met. For instance, I recently started reading the blog of Ashley Ann … an amazing woman! She is such an inspiration and so talented. She is able to give of herself and talents in great ways. I have been inspired to do more for my family and others around me…simple things…like baking cookies and taking them to the neighbors, create simple little gifts to give to family members…just to let them know you are thinking of them. She shares so many ideas on DO-It-Yourself projects and is a wonderful photographer. She is the mother of 3 boys and one sweet little girl. I would love to know her secret to keeping up with them and all of her other projects… I struggle keeping up with the four I have.

Today she is sharing some amazing thoughts (and a giveaway). Stop by her blog and share some bloggity love.

So who inspires you?

This post would not be complete without a picture….


Cherry Oatmeal Crispies, originally uploaded by


September 15, 2010

words of wisdom…

“The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.” Kahlil Gibran


September 7, 2010

Hello world!

Hello to all.  I am working on transferring my photography blog over to wordpress.  This move comes about with an image change as well.  With my blog I hope to portray the way I see the world through my lens.  If you like my style please contact me so that we may discuss how I may help you with your photography needs.

My goal with this blog is to share with you my world of photography, on both sides of the camera…professionally and personally.

So, welcome to my world of photography!  I hope you enjoy the ride!