Monday, January 14, 2013

Pretty R

With the holidays over, I needed a new door hanging.  I LOVE wreaths and love making my own.  I wanted something different this time.  I am in love with chevron and black and white are my favorite colors.. So I went to work on an idea I had. :)

I bought a wooden "R" for our last name.  It's $7 at Joann's.  I debated b/t this or the cardboard one that is more 3D, but I decided that this would be easier to paint.
I spray painted the R white.  It took 2 coats.  

 Then it came time draw the chevron lines.  I couldn't figure it out and being that my husband is an artist, I asked him to help me :)  So he did this part.  

Hubby hard at work for me.  I was so excited!!!  

 I hot glued red ribbon to the back and then tied a bow.  This is how the "R" will hang on my door.

With the same pretty red ribbon, I made 3 rosettes to put on the "R".  I LOVE rosettes :) And they are so easy to make.  I hot glued them on the letter "R"

Ta Da!! All done and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  :)  I go outside often to look at my pretty front door :) I love the simple and elegant look of it.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Back to sewing

I have been in LOVE with chevron for a long time.  I wanted to make the girls a chevron dress, but could never find the fabric locally.  Then Hobby Lobby started carrying it :)  SO exciting!  So this past weekend I bought the fabric and went to work.  I wanted a simple peasant style dress b/c I wanted to show off the fabric.  I made the sleeves 3/4 sleeves so that they can wear it through out the year.  

I absolutely LOVE the colors :)  My oldest daughter asks everyday when she can wear her new dress.  I am planning on making these their valentine's dress.  See their bows?  I found chevron ribbon at Hobby Lobby :) 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cake pops!

Have you seen those cake pop makers in the store and wondered it they work?  The answer is yes :)

I got one for Christmas from my mil and tried it for the first time tonight.  My 4 year old had a blast helping me, and my 1 year old enjoyed watching me add the sprinkles.  They both ate to their hearts content :)

The pop mix and the pop maker.  Seriously, it works awesomelly! 

 My helper mixing the batter

Cake pops all done!  It seriously takes 3-4 minutes to bake them in here.  And the batter is fully cooked.  So great! 

 Once the cake pops are done, freeze for 30 min.  Then add the frosting and sprinkles.

Cake pops galore...

 She taught herself to climb the step stool just so she could snatch one of these up. lol  Baby sister is a crafty one :)