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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bake Sale

Our church had a garage/bake sale last weekend and I made a couple of things to contribute.

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

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Well, Mother's Day is 14 days away and I am excited to share some ideas with you that I found. I am planning on making at least one of these things for my wonderful mom!

Teacup Lights

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!

Tote Bags

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.

Special Delivery

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!

Gift Kit

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.

Patterned Sachets

These are super cute and smell good too!

Soap Cubes

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.

I hope these few crafts give you some ideas on what to make either for mother's day, birthday gifts, or even a fun little gift for yourself! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Crafts

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!

Vinyl Record Bowl

Cloth Napkins

Sweater Pillows

Recycled Tin Can Luminaries

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easy DIY Dry Erase Board

I love dry erase boards. They are easy to re-use, relatively messy free, and keep me organized! Get Your Craft On posted a blog recently with an easy DIY dry erase board that I just needed to try.

Items you'll need:
  • any size picture frame
  • fabric
  • 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

Homemade Cards

My friend Charissa is getting married this fall and asked if I would make cards for her to ask her bridesmaids to be in their wedding. She gave me free reign and I had a lot of fun with it!

Friday, April 9, 2010

April Loves

I must admit it was a little hard to write this April blog. Finding things that inspire me...easy. Finding things that I love....super easy! But finding something that I want...it was so hard to narrow it down!! :)


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-

Things I love That I Already Have

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!


Spinnin' in my record player -

I love love love She & Him and have been listening to them since their first album came out in early 2008. Buy this album if you haven't already!

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Cakes

I know it wasn't that long ago that Claire and I made our March cake, but with April quickly approaching we decided to make our next cake of the month for Easter. Claire and I each made a cake to take to our families this past weekend and it was interesting (and time-consuming!) to make the cake from start to finish without sharing the tasks.

Here are our Easter cakes for April!

Mine was lemon cake with raspberry icing -

Claire made a yellow cake with buttercream icing. I LOVE her flowers -

I'm already getting excited for next month's adventure in the kitchen!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Eggs

A few weeks ago I was searching for a different way to color Easter eggs this year. I came across this brilliant idea from Our Best Bites via Martha Stewart. You tie-dye the eggs with old silk ties! Brilliant.

Here's what you need:
  • eggs
  • 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
Cut a piece big enough to cover an egg at the largest part of the tie. Wrap this around the egg, pattern side touching the egg, and tie with string.

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!