Wishing you the best for 2010!
Monday, December 28, 2009
This weeks Challenge at iheartfaces.com is hilarious outtakes. So here are a few of my favorites out of the many I found.
Dancing for Santa coming through the neighborhood on a fire truck.
This is from a long time ago, I don't know what my oldest was doing.
I thought I was catching her doing homework, who knew I'd get her smelling her pit.
(I'll be in a lot of trouble for this one.)
I guess the milk didn't taste too good.
My husband wanted a nice photo of all our girls for his desk. It took a little while to get one.
Want to see more outtakes? Go to iheartfaces.com
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
I thought I would post these two cuties. I made these for my two oldest and snoopiest daughters. (if snoopiest is a word) Yes, they found out I was making them.
here. The cupcake pattern I made myself. I should have made it smaller but I think it turned out fine anyway. I'm normally not one for hand sewing but I really liked making these. I'm definitely going to make more felt plushies in the future.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I've had this for a long time, but sadly never noticed until last night that my Grandma Jo put the date when she finished this onto the quilt, 14 January 1941. So if any quilters out there would like to give me a little advice as to what I can do to fix this I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any help.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Triple Chocolate Layer Guiness Cake. Chocolate and Guiness, I knew when I found this recipe it was the perfect thing for Kevin's birthday. I'm not the best at frosting cakes and I was in a hurry to get this on the table for my sweetheart. But looks aren't everything. This really is a most excellent cake and I don't really care for chocolate cake normally. I got this recipe from Hope Studios.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I finally finished Kat's new slouchy beret. It's only been a month and a half. Sorry kiddo! I got sidetracked by some other projects. I got the pattern off of Ravelry.com It's called Star crossed slouchy beret by Natalie Larson. It's very easy and fun to make. This is actually the second one I've made.
Here is a peek at the first.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I saw a post on The Graphics Fairy where someone had made Halloween potion bottles so I thought I could come up with my own more macabre creation.
I had two paper mache skulls that had been rolling around the house waiting for me to do something with them. First I cut a hole in the bottom to fit the bottle cap. I painted them red and black, let them dry, then applied crackle medium. Once that was dry I painted over the black with a subtle yellow, and over the red I painted white.
While they were drying and doing that magical crackling effect, I found some vintage looking Halloween labels on Love Manor's flickr group, but you can find many different ones online. I printed them, cut them out and then made them into stickers using my Xyron machine. I adhered the labels to the bottles and then dripped paint in and on them for added interest.
Now to make a spooky vignette somewhere in the house. I will post pictures when I get it all together.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Bakerella.com So I had to make the lemon squares recipe that was on there. It was delish!! The girls loved them and I think we will be making them more often. Check out all the really great ideas that are on the site. I'm going to try the cake pops for Emma's birthday treat at school. I want to try the pumpkin pie bites too!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
It really turned out cute, although it's hanging sort of funky on the right side in the picture. I don't have mad sewing skills and it has three different greens but I like it and more importantly Emma likes it. (Especially the tutu) It cost me $12 to make it, not to bad for a costume considering I usually spend about 20. Gotta love remnants and coupons. On to Katherine's devil costume, it is similar but with a few changes.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I made tutus for Maggie and Emma over the weekend. I found a few patterns online but sort of took a little from each and did what I like best. Most of the ways to make them involved ribbon as the waist but I'm lazy and don't want to tie these things every time the girls want to wear them. So I bought some non-rolling elastic and cut it to fit each of them plus an inch. I marked them just so I wouldn't mix them up.
Here's Emma in her tutu. This is the start of her Tinkerbell costume for Halloween.
And here is Maggie in hers. She's going as a ballerina princess this year.