Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pirate Cake

This was a cake I made for my boy a while back.  It was fun adding all of the details.  Also, it is extra delicious being homemade.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


While visiting my daughter as she ate lunch at school, I discovered...she sets her food on the TABLE!?!  Eew!  We both decided it was time to make some napkins.  
Napkins are all over lately.  In Martha Stewart Living, the book Bend the Rules Sewing, and on the Purl Bee.  That is where I found this tutorial for napkin making that explains how to make beautiful napkins.  I would never have thought to do it this way!  The only difference for mine is that I made them 12x12 in.
P.S. This was so easy, we will be making more.  ;)

Monday, January 21, 2008

paper project finished

The paper topiary is finished!  The papers are KI Memories.  This project was made easy with the help of my Making Memories circle cutter tool.  I found the project here:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Baby Showers

It may be a little early to say this, but spring is coming.  We are all looking forward to it, because it's been a cold winter!  Spring time makes me think of new life and baby showers.  Here is a picture of some favors I made once for a baby shower.
These are oreos dipped in white chocolate and then a little foot was painted on the cookie with pink chocolate.  Each cookie was placed in a mini cellophane bag and tied with ribbon.  This was when I had way too much time on my hands.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wee projects

Here are some Wee projects you probably haven't seen.  They are from  The first is a wee bunny.  She was made last easter.  The doll's name is Olive and she was made this summer.  I am such a fan Hillary's things.  She has a tutorial for pointy kitty that I think I'll make next.  Maybe for this easter. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Here is a wreath that hangs near my front door.  The idea is similar to one done by Making Memories.  

Monday, January 14, 2008

up, up and away

This is a picture of my husband and I paragliding.  We did this a few years ago.  I am in the white parachute and my husband is in the orange.  It's nice to do something thrilling once in a while.


Lunch today was another Everyday Food recipe.  We made tomato soup.  The recipes from Everyday Food tend to be simple and delicious.  When I began making a lot of their recipes my husband started asking where the dinners were coming from.  After repeating, "Everyday Food", night after night he started appreciating how great they are too!

Friday, January 11, 2008


This is a color pencil drawing I did this summer.  I put my mark on this photo with Photoshop Elements. I didn't come up with the original design.  It was an  illustrator's.    I modified it and then did my own color scheme.  Looking at the other pic now, they look pretty different.  
What would I do with out my Prisma colors?  (My colored pencils that have almost every color I could think of, {almost}.)

Flower cards

Anyone else love it when someone stops by to give you something?  These are some cards from a friend.  She made them for me because I let her borrow something.  I think I may think of a few more things to lend her!  ;)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tree Layout

Here is a layout I did last night.  I thought it worth sharing.  The white blotches on the tree are where my pictures went.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another pillow

Here is another finished reading pillow.  This one's even softer!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


The children enjoyed using leftover popcorn to make necklaces today.  All that's needed is a somewhat dull needle and a half stran of embroidery floss.  We had three kinds of popcorn to choose from and they each created their own pattern.