Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Who's Eating Who?

I'll admit. I'm not the greatest innovator. Where I really excel is execution. Give me the idea and I'll create it as efficiently as possible. I found the idea for all these treats on other blogs and just had to make them myself!
Monster cupcakes: Franken-pops (Finn absolutely refuses to eat these, however Kiki loved them):

And Halloween candy skewers:


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunny Days

I will be linking up this post with Tea Rose Home's Wednesday link party!

I re-made my Sesame Street cupcakes (originally seen here) again today and they turned out great! This time I ordered solid-colored sprinkles and even made my own marshmellow fondant (for the eyes and Big Bird's beak). If only I had bothered to find orange m&m's for Ernie's ears...ah well.

I made 3 of each and boxed them up for Finn's school dessert auction.

All together they went for $70! Whoo hoo!

Baby Shower!

I will be linking up this post with Tea Rose Home's Wednesday link party!

My friends and I hosted a Pumpkin-themed baby shower for my dear friend today. I really thought I took more pics, but I didn't! Here's what I got:
The name frame that I made. I found this on another blog originally. You put the name on top, a picture of the baby in the middle and the name's meaning on bottom. So cute! A delicious pumpkin cake that my friend made. It tasted as good as it looks!

Yummy pumpkin scones, dip and bagels:

And here is the quilt I made for baby Judah. It's from a pattern from Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair. She is amazing! I really love this quilt!

Pre-teen Birthday Gift

I will be linking up this post with Tea Rose Home's Wednesday link party!

It's easy to make gifts for babies, but for 9-year-old girls? I went for a purple & black memo board, personalized, of course!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Great Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway at Green Fairy Quilts!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Family Rules

My family rules chart (originally seen at The Pleated Poppy). I like the way it turned out, but I HATE HATE how the paper wrinkled under the Mod Podge. Does anyone know how to stop that?

Monday, October 11, 2010

One Wreath, Two Ways

My friend Kristal made this cutie a few weeks ago with beans, and I've seen a bunch of tutorials on similar topics, so today I made my own out of acorns. I got a foam wreath frame and ribbon from the dollar store and I put my kids to work gathering acorns on Sunday morning. Finn had the great idea to collect the fat little gold balls that were falling from the trees as well, so I put them around the edge. I should go back for more of them though. I think a wreath made entirely of the balls would be really pretty.
I hot-glued on my "found" objects, spray-painted it all white, added some ribbon and viola! a spooky black and white wreath for Halloween. I hung it over my home-made mod-podged "BOO"sign:
Or, with a change of ribbon, a festive fall wreath (paired with my fabric wreath from a few posts ago):

I like both looks, but I suppose I'll keep the spookier version up for Halloween!

I'll be linking up on Wednesday with Tea Rose Home's Wednesday link party!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SUPER easy fabric pumpkins

Too busy to sew a dozen handmade fabric pumpkins? Me too. Good thing I found this.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Young Minds at Work

My mother-in-law bought the kids a foam fort-building set a long time ago and they have really been busy creating things with it lately. It's funny how symmetrical Finn always makes his shapes. And he bends them in ways I would have never thought of! Here the kids are, pretending they are spaceships:

And Finn was kind enough to even make a mini-ship for the cat:

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