Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Cake Pops are my new favorite dessert. I mentioned them in a previous post and decided to try them for the bake sale. They were so fun to make and tasty too. One of the ladies bought a bundle to make into a bouquet for her daughter. Great idea!
Recipe and instructions to come soon!
I also made the aforementioned mini apple pies to sell. Yummo.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I think these are so cute and with the city wide garage sale this weekend and next, I am bound to find some teacup treasures!
I think every mom can use another tote bag. Whether she uses it to fill up with children's books at the library or uses it to fill up with books for herself, they are practical and cute to boot.
If you decide to get your mom jewelry, here is a cute way to give it to her: write a message on a leaf or flower petal and pin some earrings to it!
I thought this was so fun! The picture below and instructions above (linked with the title) shows a gardening gift kit, but you could do just about anything - a craft kit, baking kit, etc.
These are super cute and smell good too!
These look easy and you can make them into any shape you want. I love the jar too and think you could get really creative on how you package these.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I love Earth Day and I try to do my part in keeping our environment clean. I recycle, use cloth bags when shopping, clean with only organic, home-made cleaners, and am going to start composting soon. But when it comes to crafting, I hadn't really thought about finding recycable, environment friendly crafts to do - other then re-using material of course. So I started doing some research and found several fun ideas!
So here are a few crafts I am going to be trying this summer. I hope that you will try some too!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Items you'll need:
- any size picture frame
- hot glue gun or any type of fabric glue
Take the cardboard backing off the picture frame and cut enough fabric to wrap around it. I used a hot glue gun to tack down the fabric around the edges.
Put the frame back together and hang it on your wall! I tried a few different types of markers and all worked really well on the glass.
It's so easy and pretty too! Happy crafting!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I am in the process of making my grandmother a throw quilt. I have the top pieced together and just need to find the backing so I can finish it off. My wants this month are inspired by this unfinished quilt.
I love fabric. I love looking at it, folding it, organizing by color, patterns, or style. I will spend way too much time online looking up different designers and wishing I could order everything I find.
Here are some I have been looking at lately at WarmBiscuit-
I got this egg crate from Anthropology and am so excited to get chickens this summer with Claire and put our fresh eggs in here!
A friend from church got me hooked on this site:
I am loving these cake pops and will be experimenting soon!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Mine was lemon cake with raspberry icing -
Claire made a yellow cake with buttercream icing. I LOVE her flowers -
Monday, April 5, 2010
Here's what you need:
- 100% silk ties
- old white cloth - pillow case, sheet, tablecloth, etc. (I used light blue and it worked just fine)
- string or twist ties
- 1/4 C white vinegar
- enough water to cover the eggs
Do the same thing with the light colored cloth - cut a piece and tie around the egg. Put all eggs in a pot, cover with water, and add 1/4 C of vinegar. Let water come to a boil, then simmer for around 20 minutes. Remove eggs and let cool on a towel or in a colander. Unwrap the eggs and see the patterns that transferred!
Hope you all enjoyed your Easter!