Heather McKelvey, Author at William and Heather Kate's Posts

Five Realities of Fear

Five Realities of Fear

Fear has become a part of my daily life. Yet, I'm not letting it hold me back from reaching for my dreams. Let these 5 realities encourage you to reach for yours too. »

When God's Will is Gray

When God’s Will is Gray

As a young child I was taught the black and white of God’s truth.  All things had a right and a wrong, and my supreme goal in life was to discern the right from the wrong and choose the right, all the while depending on God’s grace to cover me in those moments when I chose the black, not the white. The overriding principle taught to me at church as a teen, aside from becoming like Chri... »

Free Monogrammed Knit Dishcloth Pattern

FREE Monogrammed Knit Pattern

If you like to knit, you'll LOVE my monogrammed dishcloth patterns! Now you can try one for free from my Ravelry store. »

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sewing Boy Scout Patches

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sewing Boy Scout Patches

I was so proud of myself after sewing on these boy scout patches that I decided to write an instructional blog about it.  And then I went looking for other online tutorials to see how you’re “supposed” to sew on patches, and I discovered that I could have done it so much more easily! So instead of writing a fresh tutorial for you, I’m going to link to a great tutorial that ... »

Heavenly Face and Body Cream

Heavenly Face and Body Cream

Well over a month ago I posted about my facial cream experiment.  What started out as a simple attempt to find an all-natural facial cream that I both like and am not allergic to turned into a full-blown semi-scientific endeavor that has ended up in my complete obsession with making lotion.  This is evidenced by the fact that I recently told my kids I could not…{fill in the blank}… bec... »

How to Make Continuous Bias Tape

How to Make Continuous Bias Tape

I’ve tried several ways of making custom bias tape, and by far my favorite way is to make it in a continuous loop all at once, so that you don’t have to piece together a dozen strips of fabric and then stitch and tie and cut a billion times.  I found several tutorials online, which I will share with you here.  They all have their own benefits, but I think my favorite is the one at Sew-... »

Wooden Heart Charm Kid’s Woodworking Project

Wooden Heart Charm Kid’s Woodworking Project

Saturday, (or was it Sunday?) afternoon, just before it was time to come in for showers and supper, my daughter proclaimed that she wanted to do a wood-working project.  “What?! Now?!” was my inner response.  But Bill willingly obliged.  So as I headed up the stairs to cook up some chicken and caramelized onion quesadillas, they went to stirring around in the shop.  Just a little while... »

Lantern Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

Lantern Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

I’ve looked at several local stores for a bright yellow necklace that I like, but I finally ran out of time and patience.  When I put this blue outfit together for work recently, I declared it insufficient without a sunlight-yellow accessory.  Fortunately, I didn’t have one, and I wasn’t going shopping either.  I determined to find some sort of yellow in my yarn or fabric stash a... »

Crazy Good Caramel Popcorn

Crazy Good Caramel Popcorn

No football game is complete without the most delicious homemade caramel popcorn known to man.  This recipe is straight from my mother’s treasured recipe box, and I am privileged enough to even have it in her own handwriting. 😉  Her markings on the recipe card say that it is from Imogene Machotka in Odessa, Texas, circa 1980. Back in the day my mom used an air popper to pop the corn, so the ... »

DIY Facial Cream Experiment

DIY Facial Cream Experiment

I spend an inordinate amount of money on creams, ointments, and what-have-you on my face.  I’m sure my dermatologist likes to see me coming.  For some reason, I have developed very sensitive skin that gets dry patches of eczema if something I am allergic to even so much as brushes my skin.  The trouble is, I’m not sure what I’m allergic to, and I have no intention of doing the co... »

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