Sunday, October 24, 2010

Is it really almost holiday time?

I can't believe it, but it really is. Christmas is just 2 months away that means it's time to start shopping now!!! Just posted some new holiday stationery in the shop, check it out!
Happy Shopping!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Prints...

Worked hard today and totally neglected my family but I got some new prints up in the shop! Yay! So exciting! The flashcard prints are actually old but I'm just getting around to posting them.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Coming Soon...Pocket Flash Cards!

They've been in the works for a while but I figured I'd better get them out in time for the holidays. Our pocket flash cards measure 2.5"x3.5" they are great to laminate and take with you or hang in a childs room....they look especially cute hung on a string with a mini clothespin. They will be up in our shop in a few days!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cake Pops...Yum!

Since cake pops are all the rage I thought I'd give them a try. I found them quite easy to make, just give yourself some time...not a quick baking project. Boy were they delicious though!
You'll need...
1 boxed cake mix (or you can make it from scratch!
1 can of frosting
melting chocolate (I used Wilton chocolate and vanilla)
wax paper
lollipop sticks

How to...
1.Bake the cake according to directions on box (or recipe)
2.Once the cake is cooled completely crumble in a large bowl
3. Mix in the can of frosting really good...I didn't quite use the whole can
4. Roll the cake into balls
5. Place the balls onto a cookie sheet or plate covered with wax paper. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until firm (you don't want them to freeze) then keep them in the fridge until you are ready to work with them.
6. Melt the chocolate according to directions
7. Dip one end of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and insert it into the cake ball, let dry for a couple minutes
8. Roll the cake ball into the melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles
9. Let harden for a bit
10. Enjoy!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yee Haw!

Hi Ya'll! Since our trip to Arizona over the summer, my 2 and a half year old son has been really interested in cowboys, saguaros and the desert. (I'm sure Woody from Toy Story has something to do with it too!) I thought it would be fun to search Etsy for some cute cowboy inspired kid stuff!

1. Yippee Cowboy and Cowgirl Bib Set by Babiease
2. Retro Yippee Apron by Brodyandma
3. Lambswool cowboy cushion by SallyNencini
4. Vintage Lil' Cowpoke Bib and Burp Cloth set by RockabillyBabyDesign


Friday, October 1, 2010

Etsy Loves...Birds!

How cute are these bird themed items found on Etsy?

Fall Brights Bird Mobile and CHLOE vintage inspired apron


Martha Stewart Halloween

As usual Martha Stewart has come up with something adorable for kids Halloween parties! These treat bags seem really easy to make and look fabulous on the table, just add candy!

Flyaway Favors How-To
Tools and Materials
Two 4 1/4-by-8-inch brown paper bags
Craft knife or scissors
Small branch

1. Unfold one brown bag and push out base; fold in the left and right sides.

2. Use a craft knife or scissors and cut the bag into thin strips about 1/4 inch wide. Make sure you stop short of the base.

3. Cut thin strips into the top, 1 1/2 inches of second brown bag. Fill the bag with candy

4. Open the shredded bag fully, laying it flat; place the filled candy bag inside the shredded bag.

5. Bring shredded bag up; cinch top of bags together. Wrap with black wax twine until bags are secure.

Read more at Flyaway Favor Bag - Martha Stewart Crafts

Mummy Treat Bag How-To

Tools and Materials
White lunch bag
Craft knife
Googly eyes
Cellophane bag
Double-sided tape

1. Push out base and/or bottom of white lunch bag while folding in the left and right sides.

2. Use a craft knife to randomly make slits in bag.

3. Fold the top of the bag about 1 inch.

4. Place one googly eye slightly underneath flap.

5. Fill cellophane bag with candy and tape close; then place cellophane bag inside white lunch bag.

6. Fold top over and secure with double-sided tape.

Read more at Flyaway Favor Bag - Martha Stewart Crafts

Pumpkin Treat Bag How-To

Tools and Materials
Orange mini craft bag
Craft knife
Floral tape

1. Fill orange mini craft bag with candy.

2. Cinch and twist top of bag together to form stem; you can trim off 1/2 inch of bag for your desired length.

3. Cut off a piece of floral tape and stretch it so it becomes sticky.

4. Wrap floral tape around stem. Start at the top and move downward. Rip off tape; leave 3 to 4 extra inches hanging on the bottom.

5. Twist extra tape into a tendril and wrap it around finger until it curls.

The orange mini craft bags can be found at Martha Stewart Crafts.

Read more at Flyaway Favor Bag - Martha Stewart Crafts

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