Friday, December 24, 2010


A friend of mine asked me to applique a few onesies and make a hooded towel for her baby as their gift to him for Christmas. His room is decorated in rockets and so she wanted to use some of the fabrics that they used to decorate his room. I can’t take full credit for these because she did provide the rocket fabrics and the towels, but I think they turned out pretty darn cute. She loved them as well which made me happy.
Here are the onesies. My favorite is the one in the middle.010
This is the back of the onesie that is pictured on the left in the picture above.
This is the first hooded towel I have made.
Making the towel itself was super easy. There are lots and lots of tutorials all over the internet on how to make them. You just need one bath towel and one hand towel that you cut in half. I used the other half of the hand towel to make the flame at the bottom.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fun Girls Night Out Idea

Last night one of my friends hosted an Oprah style "Favorite Things" girls night out at her house. Each person brought their most favorite (inexpensive) thing x3 and a treat to share. We went around the room and had everyone tell about their favorite thing(s) and then we played games to see what order we got to pick out stuff from the stash. Each person went home with 3 other people's favorite things. It was so much fun to get to know a little more about each of the ladies and the score some really fun things. So round up your girlfriends, some tasty treats, and your favorite things and have a good time.

For my favorite thing, I actually brought gift bags with two things because I couldn't decide. So I brought homemade sugar scrub and an apron I made because I love hot baths/showers and I love to bake, plus I love aprons. I also love the make things, so I thought it was appropriate to bring stuff made my me.

For the aprons, I used fabrics I had in my stash so they are all a little different. I didn't have enough of any one fabric to do them all the same.

I also made these sugar scrubs as part of my kids' teacher gifts. I used a recipe found on C&H Sugar's Website. Here is the recipe:

1 cup - C&H® Dark or Light Brown Sugar
1 cup - C&H® Pure Cane Sugar*
¾ cup - almond oil
2 tsp. - cinnamon, powdered
2 tsp. - ginger, powdered
2 tsp. - nutmeg, powdered
1 16 oz. - glass container with lid
Cinnamon sticks, optional

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Be sure to break up any lumps from the brown sugar or from the spices. Spoon into the glass container and secure with lid.
*I actually used Sugar in the Raw because I wanted a courser texture. If you want a smoother texture, stick with the regular cane sugar.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I found some cute ideas online to make for my sister’s kids for Christmas. (Alyssa-If you are reading this, don’t show the kids!)
First I made crayon roll for my niece. I used this tutorial to make it, but used a ribbon instead of elastic for the closure and I wrapped it up with a coloring book. I had a hard time keeping my own kids hands off of it. Maybe I’ll get around to making them each one too.
Then I made my 2 year old nephew a felt fishing set from this tutorial. Their family enjoys fishing so I thought it would be fun for him to be able to go fishing year round.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Candy Land Birthday Party

My twins turn 5 this week and we had a small party at home on Friday with a few of their friends. We decided on a Candyland theme. We hand delivered the invitations which had lolli pops attached. At the party, the kids decorated gingerbread men, played the Candyland game, guessed the number of gum drops in a jar, and played musical squares. Everyone went home with a whole bunch of candy and a few other goodies, including a toothbrush and toothpaste. For the cake, I just frosted it, piped the message and some really basic decorations and added bubble gum and gum drop borders and a couple of lollipop on top.024012

A baptism and a baby blessing cake

A friend of mine asked me to make cakes for her oldest son’s baptism and her baby boy’s blessing. They are having them both this weekend and wanted something special to celebrate with their extended family. The baby boy’s room is done all in rockets and she wanted to keep with that theme for the baby’s cake. We decided on a CTR cake for her oldest son’s cake. 100104