Thursday, April 28, 2011

How to Make a Felt Strawberry

Its hard trying to find good birthday present ideas. So when I went shopping to find her some play food I found that the food was cheaply made and expensive. While inspecting the food I realized that it wouldn't be hard to make it myself. So I went home and created this felt strawberry.

First you will want to cut a circle out of red felt and fold it in half as seen in picture 2.
Then you will want to sew the straight end shut with red thread.
Now turn the felt right side out and take black thread and sew seeds on it.
Stuff with cotton and sew the top shut.
Next cut a top out of green felt and sew it on.
Now you have your own felt strawberry for your children to play with!

Picture 2

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hand Made Banner

Recently my parents celebrated their 28th Anniversary. I really wanted to decorate the house, but I could not find a banner that said Happy Anniversary. So I took scrapbook paper, card stock, and cream colored computer paper and made a banner. I chose the font I liked and printed it out on cream colored paper. Now the hard part is cutting the circles and gluing them on to scrapbook and colored card stock. I attached them together with tape on the back and on the front where they are overlapping I used a glue stick to make sure it was secure.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brother's Bedroom

 My brother' room turned out perfect. I cost me nothing to paint his room. While the pictures do not do the wall color justice I thought I would post them anyway. We had left over dutch boy paint from Menards and the color was called bamboo. In reality it was more of a sand color. The first picture is a lamp my dad my for him and the rest are just stuff in his room. I think that this was a successful room remodel! 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lemon Cake

With spring almost here I always look for desserts that that have a lighter flavor. The cake I made here is a lemon cake (I used box mix and frosting). I simply frosted the cake and added a shell border (tip 21). To top it off I twisted a slice of lemon and added mint leaves. Although I did not do this last time I would suggest refrigerating your cake.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cozy Home Scenes: Easter Egg Cakes

Cozy Home Scenes: Easter Egg Cakes

Saw this cute cake idea while on the internet and had to share it with you

Anne of Green Gables

The movie I recomend this week is the Anne of Green Gables Series. This movie set is perfect for both boys and girls.The first two movies are perfect for children, but the third movie takes place in the war and might be to violent for young children. Overall I recommend you watch Anne of Green Gables on your next family movie night.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Before Cutting For Locks of Love

 Even though I am in my pajamas I will post the pictures of me before I cut my hair for locks of love. My hair is short now and I ended up donating 10 inches. Once I find time to get my hair done (probably for Easter) I will post the after pictures. With finals I don't have time to flat iron my hair.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flower Wreath

  As a child I always love how the little girls in television shows could make a dandelion wreath for their head. So when I was little I tried to make a dandelion wreath for my head, but It never worked. So now I will share with you how to make a cheap daisy wreath that any little girl would love to wear. First I bought flowers at the dollar store then I took them apart. Then I took the metal stems and formed them into a circle to fit a persons head and ducked taped them together. Then I hot glued the leafs and flowers on it. This project cost me $ 2.00 and I still had leftover daisies for another project. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Room Update

My brother's room is primed and ready to paint. I didn't realize how dark the green paint was until I primed.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Scrub's Cake

 My brother loves the show Scrubs. So one year for his birthday I made him a scrubs cake. I lot of the time my cakes are put together based on what I could find. Originally I wanted to do a Dexter cake (cartoon), but it did not end up working. So I ended up looking at the toys and found a doctor's kit and the scrubs themed cake came together.

I first made a double layered round cake, frosting it, and did a shell border (tip 21). Then at the dollar general I found a child's play doctor kit with plastic toys, I also found gum shaped as bandages. I then printed out the picture and decorated the cake.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Darby O Gill and the Little People

One of my favorite movies is Darby O Gill and the Little People. This movie is about Darby O Gill and a leprechaun king who try to out trick each other. It is perfect for the whole family.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos

I found this blog while looking around on the internet tonight it looks pretty cool. I am going to try the loaded nachos recipe which is linked above.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bedroom Remodel

 My brother is moving home for the summer and I am going to paint his room. My goal is to spend little or no money at all. We had the spackle to fill in the holes (caused by a badly placed dart board)  and leftover paint from a previous project.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Litter Mat

 When my cat gets out of the litter box he leaps out and kicks litter everywhere. I look at litter mats, but they were expensive. So when my mother and I At Hobby Lobby I found self adhesive plastic sheets and I thought that it would make a perfect litter mat. The self adhesive plastic sheets are sticky one side and plastic on the other side. On the sticky side I put wrapping paper on it. Then I put another self adhesive plastic sheet so that the whole mat is water proof. This project cost only 2 dollars.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cinderella Cake and Cupcakes

One day my mother and I were at a thrift store and found this cute Cinderella, Fairy Godmother and a horse and carriage background. As soon as I saw it  I had to have it and for one dollar I would be sorry later if I had not picked it up.  A few days latter I had to make a cake for a little girl's birthday party and I was glad I picked it up.

I first baked an oval cake and frosting it. Then I put a tip 21 (shell border tip) and did the border. Finally I took a small amount of frosting and mixed a lot of powdered sugar in it to make it the consistency where I could sculpt it. Then I made it the shape of pumpkins. For the Cupcakes I  frosting them with the tip 1m.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baby Doll Funiture

When I was little I loved making stuff animal or doll beds out of boxes. For this project I took an orange box and covered it with scrap book paper. Then I made a pillow and blanket out of scrap fabric.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables A New Beginning tells the story of an older Anne as she recalls her life before she meets Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. This movie is definitely worth watching.

Happy April Fool's Day

I just thought I would remind my readers to be aware that today is April Fool's Day and to be careful of people trying to trick you (my brother got me last year). There will be to tricks on my blog, but I waiting for my brother to try to trick me again! Happy April Fool's Day!!