Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Getting ready for the big ONE!!

My baby's 1st Birthday is just a few days away. I can hardly believe it!! I have made a few things for his party, and am still working on a few more. There is never enough naps in the day to get it all done. I got the idea for this crown from Jill. She made a similar one for her little one for his b-day. Check out her blog for a tutorial :-) His hat does not match the rest of the decor because I just used the supplies I had on hand. I figured for the 10 seconds that he actually keeps it on his head it is not really going to matter.
I appliqued a long sleeve t-shirt with a 1 on it for him to wear to the party on Sunday. The fabric I used is All Stars by Riley Blake. I just love this fabric! So CUTE!
Birthday banner. I used this AWESOME tutorial which actually includes a printable pattern!! I LOVE how it turned out! I am also working on a quilted table runner for the table. I ran out of thread when I was about 90% finished... SO FRUSTRATING!!! I guess I will be making a Hobby Lobby run tomorrow :-)

Saturday, October 17, 2009


They may not be the prettiest cookies you have ever seen, but I must warn you, DO NOT make these cookies if you are on a diet, alone in the house, or have little or no self control. YOU WILL EAT THEM ALL! SOOO YUMMY!! So, I figured I should share the recipe so maybe I won't be the only one gaining 10 lbs. on just pumpkin cookies alone :-).
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
* cream shortening, sugar, and pumpkin
add egg and mix well
Add sifted dry ingredients
Drop from spoon onto cookie sheet
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
8oz. cream cheese
*beat together until smooth*

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Birthday Gift

This is the rest of the gift that I made for my friend's little girl for her 2nd birthday. I actually had more fabric left than I thought, so I was able to make a little skirt to go with the applique shirt. SO cute! And, of corse a little hair bloom too :-)! Making little girl stuff is so much fun!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crayon Roll

One of my friend's little girls is having a birthday on Sunday, so I thought this would be a perfect little gift. I got the AWESOME tutorial here. Which was actually amended to fit "large" crayons for younger little ones by Serena at one of my favorite crafty blogs here. Don't you love when someone does all the hard work for you and all you have to do is follow the simple directions??!!! I sure love it!
I am also making a cute appliqued initial t-shirt and a matching hair bow out of the same fabric, too. I will post some pictures of the whole gift when it is all finished :o). Super simple and I just love how it turned out!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

In the spirit of Halloween

Don't let those ghosts and goblins scare you too much...
We happened to catch this expression the other night while clicking away with the camera. I laugh every time I look at it. I hope it makes you smile too :-).

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ravelry... how I love you.

Ok, so I guess I have been in the dark, or under a rock, or something of the like. I can NOT believe that I am just now finding out about this AWESOME community!!! If you are a knitter or crocheter you MUST, must, must, must check it out. I mean THOUSANDS of patterns, mostly free!! Tons of groups and communities to join, and a place to see lots of other peoples beautiful yarn creations!! I have only been on it for 3 days and I already have over 20 patterns saved that I want to make. And, I have already made a SUPER cute scarf that I will be sporting in this beautiful fall weather! I just had to share... I don't want anymore of you wandering around in the dark like I was :o).