Thursday, May 17, 2012

End of the Year Teacher Gift

I have started working on the end of the year teacher gift for my daughter Pre-K 4 teacher.

I have always loves photography and have been intrigued by letter photography projects for a long time…and I finally get to do one!  All the families are contributing & I really hope she loves it.

While it is nowhere near complete, I had to share the letters bc I am so excited about how they turned out.


If you want to try this project for yourself, check out this blog!

I will post pics of the finished project soon.  We are planning to add the kid’s handprints and their names to the back.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dreamsicle Sorbet

Thanks to my friends for helping to name this blanket.  This one is brand new…I just finished it this morning!  I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the delicious yarn to cross the big pond from the UK.  It finally arrived and I was able to finish this one.  It will be listed in my Etsy shop very soon!  I think it would make a beautiful photo prop, shower gift, or blanket for any baby!  It is so soft and the colors make me swoon!  The little one wants to keep this one!  Boy oh boy…if I let her keep every one of my creations I would need a storage unit! 

And speaking of her blanket…the Wool Eater…it is coming along.  I will try to take a recent photo of it soon!  It is getting so large that I may have to hang it from the balcony for a photo!

UK Dream 3

UK Dream 2

UK Dream 6

It’s dreamy…don’t you think??

Peep Treats

Another treat for school.  The little one and I made these for her class for Easter!  It was MESSY but so easy and fast!

Want to make them???  Head over to The Crafting Chicks for the recipes and some printables!

Anyway…here is how ours turned out!  I molded the nests…the little tried, but it proved to a bit more than she could handle.  So I molded and she placed the peeps and eggs!

Peep Treats 1

Peep Treats 2

They were a hit!  And quite yummy!  I am not a fan of Peeps myself, but the marshmallow-chow mein noodles combo was quite nice!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wool Eater Update

Just thought I’d drop a quick update on the wool eater that is certainly getting much larger [scroll down to see it in progress before now].  About 4 more rounds [I think!] and it will be complete!

Wool Eater 5

Next pics will be when it is complete…each round is taking more and more time,,,so it still might be a few weeks!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Baker I Am Not

I had tossed the idea of making cake pops for my daughter’s school around and around and around…Just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Those things are a TON of work!  But seeing how this is her first Valentine’s Day in “real” school, I wanted to do something…especially since the crazy food rules being adopted in so many schools have not impacted us yet!  So, instead of cake pops, I made marshmallow pops!  52 marshmallow pops…one for each student in the school [and NO, that’s not just in her class!].

IMG_0138Getting the pops ready…sticking the sticks in with some white chocolate “glue”

IMG_0140Dipping one in the pink chocolate…it’s a slow process.  You have to let the excess chocolate drip off, all the while keeping things smooth.  Then you have to let them set up a bit before decorating.

IMG_0149Close-up of one of the pops…I think it’s a little RETRO!

IMG_0154View of all the completed pops!  So pretty and LOVEly!

IMG_0160And individually packed!

I sure hope she loves them!  And I sure hope she remembers all these crazy things I do for her! Smile

Baby Blanket

I love the way this turned out…made lots of modification to the pattern.  It’s quite large, much larger than a traditional baby blanket.  This one will go well into childhood!  I also was determined to get the stitch ratio right so that I could add the border using the star stitch.  I just LOVE that one!

Andrew 2

Andrew 3

Andrew 1

Now that this one is complete, I am back to working on the “wool eater.”  It’s getting quite larger now.  I will take photos soon and post an update.

Oh – And the ideas I have for my next afghan.  I need extra hours in the day for all the things I would like to do!

More Little Cuties

This amigurimi thing is a little addictive…it’s like instant gratification.  When I need a break from a larger project [say the “wool eater”], I can whip up one of these in about a day depending on the amount of body parts.

Here’s Slimey – he’s a little slow, so be patient!


And here’s Stinker – he has been quite well behaved so far and hasn’t run us out of the room with his potential stench!

Little Stinker

I am currently working on a bunny for Easter…I haven’t named her yet and she’s quite a bit larger than these two little friends [they are only about 4-5 inches tall].  I had to put her aside to finish up some of those larger projects and a cocoon for a photographer in Texas.  Photos coming soon!