A Quilt a Month: July

Here it is, like I promised! My July Quilt!

This one is for another lil’ babe

It is a wall hanging with the baby’s name sewn on. And sorry for the terrible “flip phone pics” haha!

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DIY Graphic Coastal Tee


So this graphic tee is really easy and the turnout will make your jaw drop (“What!? I made that!?”)

No screen printing skills needed!

Here is what you need:



White shirt paint

Freezer paper

and of course…an anchor picture

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Blow up a clip art image to the size you want.

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Transfer it to freezer paper with a pencil or pen and cut it out. Iron the freezer paper (glossy side down) to your shirt where you want it. Don’t rip up the freezer paper because it doesn’t iron back down as well. Also put a clip board or piece of cardboard in the shirt to keep the paint from leaking. 

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With a brush and the paint, sponge it on to the shirt (you may need a few coats) Notice I already ripped a little freezer paper up to check on it :)

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That’s it!

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If you are a regular reader, you are probably asking: “What happened to the Saturday Tutorials???” (If you just stumbled upon this blog, I usually try to give you a tutorial every Saturday if I can. )

Anyways, here is why: I’ve been gone. I left on a week long Mission Trip up in Amarillo Texas. It took about a week to recoup and then BAM! VBS started up, which I helped with for another week. So life kinda just got in the way these couple of weeks of DIY tutorials…but it was the good sort of life. :) The life where you have the chance to see kids get saved and one even baptized!!! I got to see God do some pretty cool things that week of Amarillo and VBS, and I’m so glad I got to share it with the 67 other mission trippers.



DIY Saddle Lock Shoes

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Saddle Lock Shoes…ever heard of em’? Here is what they used to look like:

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A litttle like my DIY version eh?

This week at my church is “Blast from the Past” where we dress up as our faveorite time period.  How fun is that, right?

Anyways, I’m going as the 50’s so Saddle Lock shoes are a must!

And they only cost me 10 bucks! I’ll show you how:

What you need:

Simple white shoes (Mine were 8 dollars at Payless)

Black shirt paint (2$ if you don’t already have it)

Paint brushes

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I went to Payless to get white shoes and “Oh Fiddlestix!” They were having a sale. I’m a sucker for sales and because they were 2 for 20$…I had to get another pair. Oh! And on top of that they were 20% off, so I paid 17$ for both pair! What a bargainDIY 001

Take out the laces and outline the seam of your shoes with black shirt paint

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Fill in that outline with paint. If your shoes have metal rivets on them and you get paint on them, it should come off pretty easy.

When the paint drys, add the laces and TA-DA! 50’s party here I come :)

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Let me see yours!



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A Wednesday in Florida

We went to Florida a few months ago and I wrote this poem on the plane. I figure “life on Wednesday” is a great place and time to share it! :)

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Florida Bound

Written and illustrated by:: Caroline Williams


You haven’t lived until you feel like you can reach the stars,

Miniscule are the things that you once knew as houses and cars.


Coffee stains on a sheet of green and blue,

The yellow and silver wing seen from my airplane view.


Perfect squares of fields and grass, all lined up very straight,

Florida bound, Miami bound, with destiny I have a date.


Complementary tea and cookies, “Yes please I want four,

Ive already eaten six before but HEY! Who’s keeping score?


Boats like little cookie crumbs, rivers like giant snakes,

It should look like this right?! I’m 30,000 feet up for goodness sakes.


We land, no crashes, in the terminal we can be found,

Checking bags, driving off, to Florida we are bound!



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