Saturday, January 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I know that they have cats, and I would assume because of this her daughter likes cats. Could I be wrong? Very possibly but I'm not a cat person. at all. But, because these are pink, teal & green cats I'm in. No hammer loop on this one, but an extra mini pocketon the front! I think they turned out adorable! Zoe's is a horse print, and somehow I managed to not get a photo of hers. Shocking, I know since it hasn't stopped moving since I gave it to her (and I was obligated to make hers first!)
Monday, January 16, 2012
I made some Lemon Sugar Scrub, for myself and to give as little gifts. It was really simple, I adjusted the recipe some for my liking; and may try and find a substitute for the olive oil, and not because of any reason other than I think it clings a little too well to skin.
Yesterday, Zoe and I spent time in the backyard. She wanted to make a snowman, I thought it may be an issue that our backyard is mostly trees, so we missed A LOT of the snow that would normally hit the ground. We managed to make it work, and although he's a little homely looking we did get a snowman.
In the evening, I whipped up a card using some of the new things I got for christmas. Since we just moved, I haven't had the time (or the patience to sort through and find things!) to make anything. I got a Fiskars Continuous Stamp Wheel from my hubbs and I love it! Look how pretty the card turned out? I like the subtle stamped image. I couldn't figure out how to make it a better impression, or darker for the sake of explaining, but it worked well. He also bought me gobs and gobs of clear stamps, so that flower stamp came from one of the sets. I used Zoe's Markers (because they were close. Lazy? Me, nooo.... okay, maybe a little!)
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Bad mom moment because instantly I knew we didn't have any. My mommy brain also told me that the basics in the packets were powdered milk, chocolate of some sort and sugar. I can McGuiver this one... it should be easy enough, right?
Here is a simple, and delicious Hot Cocoa Recipe I whipped up in my kitchen this morning!
You will need (for a kids size cup!)
4oz. hot milk (I microwaved it...)
2oz cold milk
1tsp cocoa powder (I used Dutch Baking Cocoa that I got in bulk, from winco for some insanely cheap price for how good it is)
2tsp sugar (I used C&H quick dissolving sugar because we had it)
Pretty much the easiest directions ever:
Put hot milk in mug. Add cocoa powder and sugar, stir until dissolved. Add cold milk (to make it safe temp for a kiddo).
This would make a great (and simple) holiday gift in a little tin (the powder that is) with directions on how to make it.
I am making my Goal for 2012 to make more of the gifts we give people, so for baby presents; I want to make burp rags, recieving type blankets and bibs; to include with a package of diapers for the new mom. I whipped up three burp clothes this morning; before my sewing in the kitchen irritated the other family member in the living room. :-) Either way, it wasn't something that had to get done today, so I'm okay with three! I'll probably make some fabric gift bags also at some point (not today!)
Here are the two matching burp clothes. I really adore this busy pink paisley pattern also. It has some blues, greens and various shades of pink in it. Very happy looking!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I did some thinking (shocking, I know) and decided that if I start now, I could handmade a christmas gift for everyone on my list and save myself the money that we normally would spend on everyones gifts.
My little one is still asleep (gasp; it's 9:10!) because she got to stay up late playing RC Cars with her daddy while I sewed.... so here is a post, since I'm sipping my coffee in peace!
I was searching Pinterest (of course!) yesterday during some down time and stumbled upon a really cute, ruffled apron that didn't take all that much fabric (thus keeping the cost low).
HERE is the link to the tutorial, Morgan did an amazing job of keeping it simple. I plan to make a few more of these in various colors. I think total, I bought (and had extra) 1/4 yard of 4 fabrics and 1/2 yard of another. Again, didn't need it all, but it worked well.
I'm hoping to get back to blogging a little more often... and doing more homemade type posts. :-)
Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!