A Quilt a Month: September


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

So this quilt has kind of a sad story behind it. It was a custom request for a gal. She was giving it to a co-worker who was having a baby that would be born with a chromosome disorder. This would mean the baby would only live (at the max) 2 weeks. The quilt was made with super soft minky fabric on the back and frilly lace and satin as the binding. It was the softness girlyest quilt I’ve ever made!

Pray for the sweet family who received the quilt

*tear jerk-er alert*

The baby was born about 2 weeks ago and the little babe only lived for 20 minutes after birth.

I’m so glad, however, that they were able to get the quilt literally a day before the baby was born.

I pray that they seek the LORD in their times of trial.(Psalm 25)

The quilt was so soft and frilly, take a look (:



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He wouldn’t get out of the way :D

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Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday y’all!

I’m having a fantastic time working at Hobby Lobby and have been super busy with school!

I still am finding time to finish quilts and have two more baby quilts coming up this October. I’m sure they are going to turn out great!


I thought it was just February…wasn’t it? Christmas is almost here you guys…Christmas! Stockings, trees, gifts, lights, and family. I really can’t wait, but at the same time I’m not ready for Christmas yet. I haven’t quite finished my coastal room and am not ready to decorate for Christmas.

Also, I’m working on purchasing my first car. Yay! I can’t wait…I’m almost there and am so excited to finally own a car of my own.

Welp, more school to do today and maybe squeeze some shoppin’ in there ;)


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DIY Edible Sand-Dough

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Hot cocoa, football, sweaters, lots of layers, snow, Christmas music, and so much more comes with the winter season! And though you can always curl up next to the fire with a good book, a little reminder of summer is always nice. Keep the kids entertained by bringing a little beach into the home!

This recipe for play dough reminds you of the gritty sandy beaches and is great because guess what! It’s edible! It won’t taste very good but because it contains no sand or harmful chemicals, it is safe for kids to accidentally have a taste. :)

Want to make some?  This is what you need:

  • 1/4 c. water + 1 tbs.
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 1 c. corn meal
  • 3/8 c. of salt (which is half of 3/4)
  • 1/4 c. flour + some if needed

Place the water and oil into a bowl and then add in all of your dry ingredients.

Mix well.

If it is still too liquidy, sprinkle some flour on top and knead. If it is too dry, add about a half tablespoon of water at a time. Do this until you achieve the desired consistency.

This sandless sand-dough will keep in an airtight container or plastic baggie.

And for some extra fun, add in some seashells!

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Donut matching game printable

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I’m slowly but surely falling in love with donuts! There are so many things to make on Pinterest that involve donuts! Maybe I should fall in love with some sort of vegetable or salad… but that thought only lasts for a moment or two when the mere notion of a donut comes to mind :)

Sweet little poofy things with silky smooth icing on-top…and, oh yes! Sprinkles! You can’t forget the sprinkles!

Today is a little DIY/printable that involves donuts!

You can do this with your little one and depending on how many you print out, you can make this matching game easier or harder. :)

YAY for donuts! Let’s get started:

All you need for this project is scissors, a hole punch, white card stock, and this printable right here.

Simply print out the donut pages on the white card stock so the ink doesn’t show through.

Cut the donuts out and then using a hole punch to be able to get the scissors through, cut out the middle. This part is optional, but it sure does make them look like donuts! :)

That’s all


1. Mix up the donuts and lay them out randomly upside down without knowing which one is where.

2. Going clockwise, pick two donuts and flip them over. If they don’t match, then re-flip them.

3. If they match, then that player gets another turn. Do this until all of the donuts are flipped over.

(There is only 2 of each color but to make it harder, you can print out enough to  make 4 of a color)

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Have fun, and tag me in a pic of you playing! @DIYCaroline

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Starbucks Card Holder

Who likes coffee?

*587 million people raise their hands*

“I thought so.”


Today’s DIY is a cute little gift card holder for your favorite cup of jo. It can be customized to any color because guess what…It’s made out of paint chips!

Yea, it is basically free to make, here is what you will need:

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-3 paint chips mine were: Sunspark, Dark toast, and Gamma green

-Starbucks cup sleeve

-embroider thread

-Some fun colorful arrows

-Glue stick


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Oh yeah! And a Starbucks card to give to that special person

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I started by gluing my brown paint chip to the back of the green one to cover up those holes. (I assume those are paint testing holes or something. Anyone?

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Then, I glued my yellow chip to the front of the green.

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With matching (or not) embroidery thread, wrap the coffee sleeve a few times and tie a bow. Glue this down. Seal the bottom edge of the sleeve with a little glue so the card does not fall out.

Add some arrows for a little extra cuteness and BAM! Easy peasy

Let dry completely and you are done!

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Can I see yours? What colors did you use? Tag me @DIYCaroline on Twitter and show off your creations :)

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