Friday, February 25, 2011

Robot Paintings

So I decided on a Robot theme for my baby's nursery.  I decided on a color scheme of gray, navy, light blue and orange.   I bought some blank canvases at Hobby Lobby this morning.  They were on sale... score!  It took me 6 hours to paint the 3 canvases.  Not too bad.  Now I have some art to hang on the wall in my nursery.  Slowly, very slowly the room is coming together.  I have about 13 weeks left before Davis arrives and I still have so much to do.  I am planning on painting the crib a Navy Blue color and I'd love to hang some shelving.

 Anyway, I am happy with the progress so far and I am very happy with my fun little Robot paintings.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage Inspired Baby Girl Headbands

Fresh new baby headbands now available in my etsy shop!!! 
 Can't help it, but I think they are really sweet.
 I'd keep them for myself, but I am having a baby boy this May.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Heart Lollipops

We've seen these lovely candy cane lollipops everywhere... on blogs, on tv, in magazines... so we thought we'd try our hand at some.  We had some large strawberry flavored candy canes left over from Christmas that I thought would be yummy.  We already had some red candy melts so we were set.
 After trimming off about an inch at the bottom of each candy cane we put them on a greased cookie sheet with a skewer in the center  and popped them in the oven at 375 for 3 1/2 minutes.  As soon as they were out of the oven I carefully pinched the ends together so they would stick together.
 When they were cool, I melted the red candy melts and filled the centers of the hearts and poured on sprinkles and Valentine colored sixlets.
When they were all cooled off they were ready to eat.  YUM!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Box

When I was little we used to make elaborate Valentine's Boxes to collect all of our school Valentine's in.  Well, I wanted to keep the tradition and make one for my daughter.  We found some really cute Mermaid valentines at Target so we decided to use that as our theme.

 We used an empty rolled oats container and covered it with some fun aqua scrapbooking paper.  I cut out a Mermaid and a fish with some bright colored paper and glitter paper.
 The heart that the mermaid is holding says: "Of all the fish in the sea... you mean the most to me, Valentine!".  We had to go with a cheesy saying for Valentine's Day, right?
 We put some crystal beads on wire to resemble bubbles.  Oh, and we had to give our mermaid a seashell purse and a pearl necklace.
I'm glad my little first grader loves it.  I think the colors are really fun.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

a fun find

Aren't these "Nilla Girls" so much fun?  I found this delightful idea over at Flexible Dreams blog.  I just happened upon her blog and loved this idea of dipping nilla wafers into melted chocolate for the hair and drawing faces on them with food coloring markers.  Oh and aren't the little heart bows just too cute?  Love.

More Etsy Shop Updates

A couple more items are up in my Etsy Shop.  Stop by and check them out.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finally Stocking my Etsy Shop

It's been way too long since I have been involved in my Etsy shop.  One of my goals this year is to stock my shop with many of my creations... mainly so I can afford to keep my daughter in dance... ha ha.  I hope you will check it out and pass along the word to anyone you think might be interested!

 Here are two baby headbands that I just listed in my shop.  I am planning on adding several more items in the next few days. 
I hope you will stop by.  Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Page Roses

I hope you aren't sick of seeing projects made with old book pages, because I am having so much fun making all sorts of things with them.  I have been making these paper roses out of book pages... they are so addicting to make. 
 I made so many roses that I decided to make them into a wreath.  I got an old wire hanger and shaped it into a circle for my wreath form.  I hot glued the flowers around and then used some tulle in the back to add some volume.
And here is the finished project.  Perfect for a shelf, I think.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Whoopie Pies

My girls and I whipped up a batch of these Whoopie Pies.  I found the recipe in Family Fun Magazine and thought they looked like fun.  They were simple to make.  The frosting was a little too sweet so we added some cherry flavoring to it and voila... much tastier!