Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Child's Easter Craft: Cut Paper Eggs

Peachy really wanted to do a craft with me on a recent weekend. I had seen this idea for paper Easter eggs and knew that she would love it. She has been into cutting "doilies" since I taught her how to cut snowflakes this winter. So we sat down with construction paper and scissors and got to work.
 I started by cutting out the egg shape for her, but by the end she was doing it all herself. After we each had made a handful, we punched holes in the top, ran some raffia through the holes, and hung them up by the window. It sure does brighten that corner of the room up. And Cream loved seeing it when she got up form her nap.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dinosaur Baby Shower

Even though it really isn't spring around these parts yet, it is the season of showers. Baby showers, that is. Last week I shared the Minnie Mouse shower I got to help out with. This week I am back with a dinosaur shower. Once again, I wasn't the mastermind behind the shower, just a willing helper where needed.

 There were darling banners made by my friends with their cutting machines. The top is a line up of dinosaur silhouettes and the bottom is a banner that says "God Bless Our Boys."
 There "dinosaur claws" were a hit. The kiddos loved the Bugles and it brought back yummy memories for the mommas.

 The food was labeled Herbivore and
 Goodie bags for the kids.
 Some dinosaur onesies.
 A darling scrap fabric banner.
 Who doesn't love some good old prehistoric punch?
And finally some dinosaur egg cake balls.
So much fun! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Foodie Friday: St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

I have a bit of Scotch Irish blood running through my veins and every year at this time I use that as an excuse to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It is, after all, honoring my heritage! I came across this fun St. Patrick's Day treat on the blog Hoosier Homemade and decided to give it a whirl. You can jump over there for the exact directions, but it is a fairly simple process. Make cupcake batter, separate it into six different bowls, tint each bowl with a different rainbow color, bake, frost and decorate.
Rather than make the yellow Jello, I decided to make some big cupcakes and frost them as clouds. I also found some great gold mini cupcake liners on Amazon to finish off the look.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baby Shower Gift

I have said it many times before on this blog and it still is true. When it is time to give a gift, my first thought is, "What can I make?" I love to create and I love to give one-of-a-kind gifts. For the Disney shower, you can read all about it here, I gave the little princess some clothes. (In fact that is mainly what she got at her shower. That is what happens when you have two older brothers.)
Okay, I admit that I didn't buy the jacket. I couldn't resist it when I found it at Old Navy. And since it was in the baby department, it wouldn't fit either of my girls, so I had to give it away.
However, I did embellish the onesie and make the legwarmers. For the onesie, I cut out the iconic mouse head shape out of heat n bond and fabric, stitched around it and then added a bow. And I used my usual method for turning socks into leg warmers. You can read about it here.
A fun and unique gift.

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Minnie Mouse Baby Shower

My friend Tina is a Disney addict. (Sorry, Tina, but it is true.) So, when it came time to plan a shower for her first daughter, the theme was a given, Minnie Mouse. I wasn't in on much of the planning of this shower, but my friends who planned it did a great job.

There were Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sandwiches
Served on Minnie Mouse Plates made by putting three black plates together with a bow
Eaten with Mouseketools
And followed by cupcakes topped with Oreo Minnies
There was a fabulous Minnie Mouse Diaper Cake
And Minnie Clips for the girls and Mickey bowties for the boys
I tell you, my friends know how to throw a shower. (And I have a dinosaur one to share with you next!)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Foodie Friday: Honey Oat Bread

We have been enjoying a totally laid back week around these parts. It is nice to not have to be such a slave to my sewing machine. I did take time this week to put my feet up and doing whatever I wanted to around the house with the girlies.

On Monday I made this bread for the third time. It was a pin that I tackled during a February snow storm. The results were amazing and so I made it again and again. Mr. Cherry takes a peanut butter and honey sandwich with him to work almost everyday as his "breakfast sandwich." He pretty much thinks this bread is the bomb for his breakfast sandwich and I would say that I have to agree. The only problem I have had is that the oats don't really stick to the bread super well. By the end of the loaf it is quite messy. The next loaf I make I may just omit the oat topping and see where that leaves us.
So go on over to Bakingdom and give it a try.