Hi Everyone! Thanks to my awesome friend Jennet from http://featheredneststudio.com
I found out about an awesome “Covert Robin” Swap. In this kind of swap you are assigned a random partner, and then make them something handmade, and in return they make something for you in return. Well, through only my own fault I somehow managed to sign up not once for such awesomeness but twice! So…for BOTH of my partners I sent them these:
Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies!! I added some fun Spring/Easter stuff to the packages too. I was happy that both my recipients LOVED the cookies.
Upon returning from 10 days in warm, sunny, FL I came home to find one of my covert robin packages awaiting me…As I eagerly tore open the box, this is what I found…
A GORGEOUS Spa Wrap! Could be used after a shower, but I will probably use it after my pool classes, to stay warm. I also got some bobbin babies (that I’ll pass along to my Mom since I don’t have a machine) and some hand made face clothes (that I think my toddler already claimed, since I can’t locate them anywhere for a picture!!) Thank You again Melle!! at: http://featheredruffles.com/
Then TODAY, after a long, tiresome morning, the post man brought ANOTHER awesome box to me….and HERE is what was inside!!
This is just STUNNING, it’s a Cathedral Window pillow. Thank You Leslie!!! I cannot WAIT to use it for my often- too frequent- much needed afternoon naps! What a GREAT Convert Robin!!!
This is the pin cushion I made for my partner:
I used Popsicle material, because who doesn’t like popsicles? Then I filled the jar with tiny sewing things, and topped it with pearl topped straight pins. I found the pattern on Pinterest. No sewing required.
While away on vacation I received this lovely pin cushion all the way from the state of Minnesota!
This is the front side: (a nice pattern w/fancy pins)
This is the back (and I so do LOVE it, since I LOVE cows)
Thank You, Thank You to my awesome pin cushion partner for an awesome swap!!!
I’m hosting a Pot Holder Swap!!! Simple rules: Sign up by March 1, get your partner, send them 2 NEW Potholders by March 15th. That’s right, two weeks to complete the challenge. Sign up NOW!!
So my friend’s daughter asked for a Tye Dye cake for her upcoming 12th Birthday…so my friend asked me if I knew how to Tye Dye a cake…well I have Tye Dyed the inside before, but never the frosting…so here are some steps if you want to make a tye dye cake…
Start with separating a white cake mix into 6 different bowls.
Then add in the coloring/and stir it up…
Flour (2) Round cake pans…
Then pour in some of the batter into each pan, like this..(left picture).and then swirl it all around like this…(right picture)
Then you will have two swirled/ready to bake cakes…
Then you bake them as directed…
Then you put frosting between the layers/and put the layers together/and more white frosting…
Then use edible color gel to make circles of the rainbow (think ROYGBIV) Starting on the inside/and working your way out to the edge…
Always make sure you have plenty of help in the kitchen (before you start), so here is my Sou Chef…Henry…
Then use a food save paint brush to start by blending the colors, pulling out from the center toward the next color, wiping/washing your brush between each color or so…
Then continue to work along until you’ve done all the colors, finally brush the whole cake gently from the center out to the edge for the full effect…
There you have it….fun to do!!
What an EASY-PEASY craft to do with a toddler. You will need some red paint, white paper, paper plate, and a toilet paper tube. (Squish the top of the tube in to make a Heart shape). Spread some red paint onto the paper plate.
Then let your toddler dip the heart shaped toilet tube into the red paint and “dob” the paper, you could make a pattern, or anything really…
I really let our son go crazy with the dobbing, and painting, he really loved it!
Wow couldn’t be must easier. Thanks Pintrest!!
So I saw this idea on Pintrest. First get some blue construction paper. Then get (3) circular containers (of varying sizes), and a plate of white paint.
Dip the tops of the container in white paint, and press onto the paper (in a snowman pattern) large on the bottom, middle size in the middle, and small on top..(or how ever you want it).
Then cut out hats, and glue on. (We made scarves, and our son added a sled, and some Google eyes, and noses). Since our son really likes to paint, so I let him add some “snow” with his finger prints on his pictures. Here’s our end results 😀
He was so proud of his final works 😀
I saw this great idea online…
First you would make some salt dough:
1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Water
Knead it all together until it forms a dough.
Roll it out and help your little one press their hands into it, making a deep indentation in the dough.
Next carefully with a knife cut around the hand print (leaving a border).
Before you bake use a drinking straw to poke holes in the top of each hand print, (the bottom of the hand print/not the finger part, like so..
Let them cool for a long time, and then you can paint them. After you finish painting them, let them dry again, and coat with Modge Podge or a sealing spray. Let them dry again, and then attach a ribbon or something as the hanger (we used a pipecleaner).
Next you can hang one on your tree, and wrap the rest up for the Grandparents, God parents, friends, etc. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!