Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dog Food

My mom asked me to do a cake for one of her co-workers who loves dogs. We thought this was a fun idea. I ended up writing Happy Birthday on one of the dog bones, but didn’t get the camera back out at that point. The dog food is actually Reese’s cereal. I made the collar out of gum paste and used edible silver dragees to bling it up with her name.
My sister-in-law’s birthday is in a couple of days so I made her this make-up bag and checkbook cover.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Pennant

This was really simple to make. For the letters, I put Heat N Bond on the back of some brown felt and then cut them out using my Cricut. I cut out the triangles using my pinking shears then I ironed the letters on the triangles. To finish, I just stitched a thin ribbon across the top of all the triangles, leaving some extra ribbon at the beginning and end to tie it up with.
Here’s a close up of a few of the letters:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Turkey Hand Print Shirt

I saw this turkey shirt idea online and decided my two year old had to have one. I chose to do a few things differently.  I used buttons instead of googly eyes and I stitched everything down after I fused it with Heat n Bond. I wanted to make sure I can wash it because my daughter is seriously messy and even though the permanent kind of Heat n Bond says you can wash it, sometimes it starts to peel up. Another thing I ended up doing was cutting off the thumbs before I fused the hands down. The way I had everything placed, the thumbs didn’t show anyway and they just added extra bulk so I opted to get rid of them.

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Sponge Bob Square Pants

My cousin’s sweet little girl, who recently turned two, loves Sponge Bob. This was the cake I made for her party.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nutty Wreath

After seeing a few really cute acorn wreaths out in blog land, I decided I wanted to make one. All the tutorials tell you to go gather some acorns from your yard or a nearby park. Unfortunately I live in the desert and acorns are nowhere to be found. “No big deal,” I thought, “I will just buy some online. You can get anything online, I’m sure I can find some acorns for sale.” I was right, you can find acorns for sale online…FOR $20 BUCKS A POUND!!! No thanks, I needed a cheaper alternative.
The very next day, I got my daily craft email from Martha Stewart and she had a great wreath made from hard shelled nuts so I decided I would do this instead. The grocery store had assorted hard shelled nuts for $4 a pound. I bought approx. 4 pounds and  I got a flat wooden wreath form from Michaels and started hot gluing the walnuts to it.
After covering the whole thing with walnuts I just filled in the spaces randomly with the other nuts.077
When I was all done, I just tied on a bow and it was done. I am not loving the bow. I think I might look for some wider ribbon and do a regular bow instead. But here it is for now:
I like it because it reminds me of my grandma’s house during the holidays. She always had a big bowl of these nuts sitting on the hearth. I would sit there by the fire cracking and eating nuts for what seemed like hours.

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