Sunday, February 28, 2010

doily t-shirt

I feel in love with this cute idea the second I saw it. Anything granny is sweet :) Check it out at A Little Gray.

Friday, February 26, 2010

DIY Oscar party

I will admit that one of my favorite times of year is Awards Season. I am a junkie and always watch, and then call my sister the next morning and we spend hours talking about all the good and bad. It is so much fun! When I saw these awesome invites and popcorn bags I had to let everyone else in on the fun. Check them out at Twig and Thistle.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

inspiration wall

So excited about my new inspiration wall in my little corner office space. Having the clipboards is so much fun because you can always change things up.

Thanks to Smile and Wave for the great idea.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

flower necklace

After seeing necklaces all over the place made from fabric and beads. I finally took the time to make one for myself. I made it yesterday and wore it today :) This project is as simple as buying a long string of beads from the store and hot glue gunning (is that a word?) some fabric flowers to them. So easy!! Mine took a little longer because my beads were from another necklace that I cut, restrung and added the metal chain to extend the length. However, without this added step this projects could be done in 30 minutes or less.

Step 1: Get on the internet and find a tutorial for a fabric flower. I used this technique that I had seen awhile back on Once Wed for one of my flowers. The other flower I did was a simple rolled fabric rose found here at Everyday Chaos.

Step 2: Attach your flowers to the necklace using felt circles and a glue gun. See the picture below.

Step 3: Wear your beautiful necklace and love it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

lemon lime cupcakes

I made these yesterday and just about died at how yummy they tasted. Melted right in my mouth. I saw the recipe on Studio 5 a few weeks ago and knew the second I saw them I had to have them. They took a little longer than the average cupcake because of the zesting, but it was worth it.
I used this recipe for the batter.
And this recipe for the frosting.

If you love lemon bars you will love these.

Monday, February 22, 2010

a branch of whimsy

This last week we were all sick and forced to stay at home, so...we decided to make the most of it by making some fun crafts. One of the fun projects we did was this cute little whimsical branch to hang in my daughters room. Easiest and most inexpensive project ever and the smile on my daughters face when she saw it was priceless.

What you need:
tree branch
scrapbook paper
glue dots
butterfly template (or butterfly punch if you have that)

First I printed off this butterfly template. Traced and cut out butterflies of both sizes. Then I took my yarn and made a few pom poms using tutorials found here. Then using my glue dots I placed the butterflies on the branch in a cute pattern and tied the yarn pom poms on the branch. Lastly, I traced and cut out a few leaves from my scrapbook paper and placed on branch using glue dots.
How perfect of a decoration for any little girls room.

Sumo Sweet Stuff

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lucky Blocks

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone it's time to start thinking about St. Patrick's Day and all the fun green decorations that come with this day. This is a perfect project to start with. I love the different scrapbook paper that she found and the sparkly letters! Off to the scrapbook store I go!! Check it out here at Every Crafty Endeavor.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

milk and cookies party

Another party that I have fallen in love with...Milk and Cookies. How fun would this be! Tons of cookies and tons of milk...sign me up. Check it out at The Creative Party Place.

beaded wreath

Very pretty and soft and doesn't seem to difficult to make. Check it out at Frills, Fluff and Trucks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sock monster

I really want to make one of these and have it sit so nicely on the shelf in my daughters room. Then I will need to make one that can sit so nicely cuddled in her little arms. Check it out at Monster-Munch.

butterfly mobile

I believe this qualifies as whimsy...and I love whimsy. Check it out at Bugs and Fishes by Lupin.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

pocket valentines

When trying to figure out what Valentine cards my daughter was going to bring to her preschool friends I found out two things...1) she wanted to make the valentines herself and 2) she wanted to include a picture of herself. This is what we came up with. (Above is all of our materials)

Because they have pockets you can add all kinds of little goddies. Including the Valentines that Ellie made for all of her friends and the picture of herself.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Edible Paint

What a fun idea for kids that can be done on a lazy day with supplies that are usually always in your pantry. Edible Paint!! Living Lucurto says with just food coloring and evaporated milk you can whip up a fun activity for kids. Who says you can't play with your food!! =)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

antropologie inspired

You had me at antropologie...I must admit if I see this word I am automatically drawn to whatever beautiful creation may be in store for me. First up is this super cute dishtowel tutorial. Check it out at The adventures of bluegirlxo.

I literally passed out on my keyboard when I saw these pictures of this beautiful antropologie inspired baby shower. So gorgeous! I want all of those colorful glass vases. Check out all of the amazing pictures at Hostess with the Mostess. Part 1 and Part 2.

Monday, February 8, 2010

cotton candy cone

We used her Thanksgiving treat idea for my daughters preschool class and you can bet that those little kiddies will see some of these as well. Check out these cute cones at La*T*Da.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

unraveling letter

How much would you love opening this up to unravel a fun little message? I would love it a lot! Check it out at Paper n Stitch.

chalkboard fun

Went today to get some chalkboard paint to create my own version of this cute project. Check it out at Ruffles and Stuff.

pretty pots

These cute little pots are so sweet and just make me want to smile. Check them out at Lavender and Limes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

embroidery hoop art

Now I know that this is nothing inventive but I wanted to share my latest wall art with everyone. I also wanted to brag on the total price...ready for it...$7.00!! I got all the hoops at the thrift store and instead of using fabric I used scrapbook paper, which happened to be on sale.

I look at this and I just feel happy!

fabric corkboard mosiac

I want to just transport this beautiful display into my house. I love it! Check out the tutorial at Craftzine.

Monday, February 1, 2010

print me some valetines

Found from The Rubber Punkin.

Found from 74 Lime Lane. Why have I not known about this blog sooner? So awesome!


Some cute Valentine's origami found at Wild Olive and Flickr.

Just some cool origami found at Bloesem Kids. Fun art for a playroom.

Fun Hubby Valentine's Gift

Love, Love, Love this idea for a Valentine's gift for my hubby. I originally saw this on UCreate, but it's from the blog Nap Time Journal. I agree with what she says...."The way to a guy's heart is through his stomach!" True for my hubby!! =) Not to mention I get the fun job of drinking all the cream soda!! Yum!!

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