Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pulling Into the Station - Christmas Stop

Time for another stop into the station. This time we are going to go site seeing for Christmas. At the first stop, be sure to have your flax ready (whatever that is). Please stop by Flax & Twine.
She is doing 24 days of glam with advent gifts for girls.
Is this just the cutest and easiest handband.
The next stop has us wanting to make things. Please visit Made.
She is doing a Sweets and Treats Countdown.
I think I just gained 5 pounds looking at these Chocolate Tangerine Bars.
It's time for the last stop. It leaves me just popping with excitement. Please visit Everyday Should Pop.
She is doing 30 days of Christmas Pops. Take a look at some of the cute ones she's created so far.
Hope you enjoyed the stops today, and that they inspired you to get out there and create something great for Christmas.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pulling Into The Station - JKL Stop

Wow! It's been a while since I did a Pulling Into The Station. Let me see if I remember how I have been doing these. HA! I decided to continue with the alphabet travels we have been doing. So, our next stop is J. Be sure and find the joy in baking by visiting Joy The Baker.
Just look at this Pear and Cranberry Crumble she made. I had to wipe to drool off the screen because it looks so good.
Our next stop is K. Design and be Crafty with KojoDesigns.
Take a look at this cute advent calendar that she made for next to nothing.
Our final stop is L. Find a nice shady spot under the lemon tree and create something with Lemon Tree Creations.
Take a look at this turkey onesie. Isn't it just darling?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed all the stops today.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Big Birthday Bash

Little Man's Birthday was last weekend, and we had a wonderful party with friends and family. I decided to go with the theme of dump trucks. I think everyone had a great time, and it is definitely a birthday that he will not forget. We had pin little man in the dump truck instead of pin the tail on the donkey. Daddy drew the truck, and I printed out pictures of the little man.
We then had a pinata which was great fun.
After the games, came the cake. I am rather proud of my cake. I used store bought cake mixes, and shaped them into a dump truck. I then covered them with fondant, and made the sides of the truck with candy melts. The dirt was smushed oreos. The tires were rice krispy pucks covered in fondant. I think little man enjoyed it.
After cake was presents, but there weren't any pictures that didn't have other children in them. So, I didn't want to post those without permission from parents. Overall, I think it was a great party.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's in the bag

I bought some tote bags on sale after Halloween last year to decorate and use as candy bags for the kids. I finally got around to decorating them with only a couple of weeks to spare. Nothing like the last minute. I used my silhouette to cut a template on freezer paper. You can purchase images from the silhouette store, or you can do what I did and just find images off of the internet. Sorry no images for this part. I then ironed it on to the bag.
After I got it ironed on the bag, I took some black acrylic paint and a sponge brush and dobbed paint onto the template. Don't paint on big strokes because that could pull up part of the template causing you to get paint where you really didn't want it to go.
And here is the finished product all ready to be filled and candy and goodies galore.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Little Indian Girl

This week is Homecoming here in our small town. So, the school is having themes each day. Today was Cowboy and Indian Day. So, I dressed my daughter as an Indian and sent her to school. If you wait to the last minute to come up with something don't sweat it. A costume can sometimes be pulled off in a matter of minutes. I had an XL brown shirt that I was planning on using to make an altered shirt. I just didn't know what I was going to do to with it.
We had a Pochahontas outfit that I had made her last year that still fit, but I didn't think the school would like it too much if I sent A in it because it is just a one shoulder dress. So, I had to come up with something else. I took the brown shirt and put it on her to see how much I needed to take it in. I turned it wrong side out to sew it. This was a mistake because I was going to make fringe out of the left over fabric on the outer edges. When I turned it back the right way, all my fringe fabric was on the inside. So rather than use the seem ripper and take out what I just sewed, I just cut the tag off the back. I cut off the bottom of the t-shirt and the original sleeves so unless you really get to looking you never would know that it's on wrong. Also, the handband is part of the original sleeve. I just cut part of it off, and it's already sewed in a loop so you don't have to sew it of tie it in any way.
Hope this gives you a quick idea for a costume. It would be perfect for Halloween since it's just around the corner.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Western Themed Wedding Cake

I made some cakes for a very casual western themed wedding. So, I just thought I would share my creations. On both cakes I made the fondant and buttercream icing from scratch. The cake is from a mix.

This first cake is a small layer that I made for them to have for their anniversary cake. The roses are the first ones I have made with fondant, and this was my first wedding cake as well.

The second cake was a two layer cake with roses and a rope W as a topper.

I am so glad that the bride and groom liked their cakes, and I hope they have many years of happiness together.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pulling Into The Station - GHI Stop

I haven't done a Pulling Into the Station post since the beginning of this month so I thought you were due one.

I last droped off the alphabet stops at F so I am going to pick up right where I left off. Let's head towards G.

This first stop will leave you graving treats...glorious ones. Please visit Glorious Treats.

Just look at these yummy pina coloda cupcakes that she has made.

On the second stop, you will be seeing orange. Please visit How About Orange.

Take a look at this cute wall art made from paint chip samples.

This brings us to our last stop. You will be roaring for more after this stop. Please visit I am Momma, Hear me Roar.

Look how easy it is to add some fun to an old jacket.

Hope you enjoyed these stops on the alphabet. We will get back to more soon.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Name Shirt

Just wanted to add my latest name shirt. This one is purple and white. If you would like to make one of your own go here to my previous post where I created my first shirt.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July Fun

For 4th of July, I usually like to get us all patriotic shirts to wear. This year I decided to design my own.

I got a tulip tie dye kit, and made red, white and blue tie dyed shirts for all of us.

I found my kit at Wal-Mart, but I am sure you could probably find it at craft stores as well.

Just follow the directions in the kit, and your shirts will turn out great. There are several other pattern options in the direction sheet besides the two I choice to try.

I also baked a flag cake. I got the idea from I Am Baker.

Here is her flag cake:

and here is mine:

Hope everyone had a great 4th.