These waffles were pretty easy, cut out 2 large squares of tan fabric then cut out 9 smaller squares of the same color (I wanted to leave a space between each square to look more like a waffle. I actually made a template on plain old printer paper drew it out by hand and cut it out then pinned it to the felt before cutting. If you are really into precision you can draw the squares with word or some other computer program, cut them out and then use that template for the waffles. Sew the small squares on each large waffle base before sewing the 2 large squares together, stuff lightly with fiberfill.
Aren't these felt fruit ssssoooooooo cute! I love them and so does Karsyn. They too a little bit more time than some of the other pieces but worth it.
There are six slices of fruit in each "shell: and I sewed a button and ribbon loop on each to hold the opening closed but a piece of elastic would work too.
Sorry I have been absent lately, I have been very busy with work, traveling (vacations), repairs to our house (gutter problems), family/friends things, and studying for a board certification I am taking in October.....yes you heard right, October. It is a really big/hard/ridiculous test I am taking and have started studying for it now so for the next few months forgive me for the diminished posts and crafts I will be posting. I am working on somethings including a baby shower in August, a friends daughters birthday party and a quiet book for my daughter that is on the verge of completion. So I will be mixing in some older craft projects I have done to try to keep your interests peaked. Thanks for reading and supporting my blog.
When I was pregnant I had a severe nesting problem and with a fabulous fabric sale at Jo-anns I whipped up about a billion receiving blankets (I guess since I was due in October I assumed I would be changing blankets like you change diapers on a newborn) I definitely didn't use them all and made both boy and girl blankets knowing I could use the extras as baby shower gifts and for a second baby down the road. These blankets are super easy to make
seventhirtythree that is a DIY Ipad card, isn't it cute!? After printing it out (front and back) I cut around the image with scissors and then used an exacto knife to cut around the icons (on 3 sides) then I used a glue stick to cut the card down (no glue on the icon flaps) I placed it under a book to dry flat then then wrote birthday messages under each icon.
Happy Birthday Phil
Lots of friends had birthdays last week and these were for them. Happy birthday Debbie, Jesse and Phil
These are delicious for anyone craving that salty/sweet combo and really easy. Just melt white chocolate (or candy melts or chocolate chips) in the microwave for 30 second bursts (or melt in a double boiler on the stove) until smooth. Dip 1/2 of the pretzel into the chocolate and add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. Variations can be coconut, nuts, chocolate jimmies, chocolate shavings as well.
I have also put these in baggies and given them out as favors.
Look at the amazing blanket (hanging- not for snuggling due to all of the work put into it) my mom made for us. Each bear is from a different country and is cross stitched.
I love Swiffer Dusters but the cost sure does add up and since I am trying to get on that whole green living thing I figured I would make my own reusable washable Swiffer Duster. There is a great tutorial over at Sew Much Ado and in about an hour I had 2 made.
These mini cupcakes were AMAZING and I don't even like peanut butter that much. I used some of the left over batter from the 100 cupcake extravaganza and made some mini cupcakes and since at that time my husband was craving a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup I thought I would make him some. After baking a cooling the chocolate cupcakes
here and just had to have it and I knew just the person to make it for me. So I purchased some super soft and wonderful angora/wool blend yarn and bought the just enough ruffles pattern. Look at how warm and fuzzy it turned out, I love it. Thank you Tina
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Its Summer Time, or at least that is what I keep telling myself even though the weather is not cooperating so I broke out my popsicle book and whipped up so delicious and healthy popsicles.
Over the weekend I baked and frosted more than 100 cupcakes for a friend who was having a memorial service for her Grandmother. She wanted 50 vanilla with vanilla buttercream and 50 chocolate w/ chocolate buttercream so I thought I would make the vanilla ones look like flowers. I made some begonias, hydrangeas and carnations. Her Grandmother was not a fan of roses or I would have made those too. Having only enough cupcake pans to make 30 cupcakes at a time I hit up a few of my friends around the neighborhood to borrow their cupcake pans.