Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
I went to my annual quilting/scrapbooking retreat at the end of July. This year I made a patriotic quilt. I'll share more on that when it's back from being quilted, but in the meantime, here is a really easy and pretty fool proof way to make flying geese (which are normally really hard to match up, and I'm the last person you want trying to match corners and angles b/c I'm not known for being careful).
For four flying geese you will need one square that is 5 3/4 inches (the brown one in this case), and four squares that are 2 3/4 inchese (the yellow squares in this case). If you want your 'geese' to be larger or smaller, do the math and adjust accordingly. I'll deal with that orange piece on another blog post.
Take two of the smaller squares and match them to two opposite corners. The center will overlap a little.
Press open and now add the third square to the corner of what is now a 90 degree angle of what is left of your original larger square.
Cut again down the line your drew. Repeat with the other side of your original square.Press open.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
It also included some instructions for different ideas of things you can do and lay out ideas. I went online and also (like Paper Pumpkin, which my Mom does), you can see what other people have done with the kit. I used it to scrapbook some pages from a beach trip last year, and all the doodads on the page (minus some buttons I added and letters) came from the kit, and I have tons more to play with in the box.
I probably won't join right now because I have so many unfinished projects, but....it sure was a fun box to play with, and I might give it as a gift to some folks (cough, Mom, cough) who do have the time for things like this kit o' goodies!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
One of our coworkers was having a baby and she didn't not know the gender. She also loves all things Disney. We decided to do a Mickey or Minnie themed shower. I downloaded some free fonts that are inspired by Disney fonts and I found an invitation the other hostesses and I thought looked easy, but cute. We came up with a little poem and then I found a free outline of a onside and printed it on the invite too.
We just needed the lines to follow the shape to keep it centered, but we cut away the black outline. I looked for washi to jazz up the onsie a little, but failed on that after two stores (I know it's out there, but I was out of time), so we glued some red scrapbook paper to the bottom. Since it's a work shower, we made these for each grade level team, and then attached a card with each members name on it so they could RSVP individually by the work mail boxes. I used some more mouse inspired gloves etc to make the RSVPs. More details to come soon. :O)
*Update: This little mousekateer made HIS entrance into the world early! It's a Mickey, and he also made his appearance before the shower, so....same shower theme (ish), but with a few changes since we know the gender!! BUT...this was how the invites went out, but we are adapting a little to shower mama and baby in a month or so when they are feeling up to traveling!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
*makes 24 large cookies
Ingredients: 2 c. packed brown sugar (I used light, but she suggest dark), 1 c. salted butter (softened), 2 t. vanilla, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda, 3 old-fashioned oats
1. Preheat oven 350.
2. Beat together the brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Add in vanilla and eggs.
3. Add in flour, salt, and b. soda until just combined.
4. Add in oatmeal until just combined.
5. Bake 12 minutes (longer if you want crispy cookies verses chewy).
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
First, I used these birds I posted about last year that I sprayed with black paint to look like crows.
I covered the whole wreath with moss (I just wired it on) and then added black roses, black Christmas balls and sparkle spiders (from Michael's).
Monday, September 12, 2016
pencil jars, a pencil banner, and finally, pencil pops. I saw these on Pinterest, and the best I can tell the idea originated at Bakerella. I modified it a bit so they travel well, but the gist is you take a white cake mix and pour 1/3 of it into a bowl and dye it pink, and dye the other 2/3 yellow.
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