January 18, 2013
Happy New Year everyone…..a bit late I know, but seems like forever since I wrote a blog post. I have recently been selling cookies and a few other things at a local market in Downtown Tampa on Sundays and absolutely love meeting new people and furry friends. So many are walking their dogs and enjoying the Florida sunshine. I had a baby shower gift on display last week and a lady asked if the onesies were for dogs and this gave me an idea. With so many people out walking their dogs maybe I could make something for them. I’ve actually made a few doggie bandanas and bow ties, Franky is ‘sporting’ his Football bow tie at the minute!. I also made him an ‘over the collar’ bandana with a vinyl glow in the dark ‘F”, perfect for night time walks. I’ll be back at the market on Sunday January 27th so if you’re in the Tampa area, please stop by and say hello. I also made myself a new accessory…..belt bow tie! Dress up a casual look with a little vintage bow tie!, subtle and sweet. Thanks for reading…have a great day.
August 23, 2012
Wow….it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post. I’ve been crafting with my new favourite tool – the Cricut, but wanted to try my hand at a free printable. I have created these ‘I survived the first week of school’ free printables for you. I think I’ll cut one out and attach with a ribbon to a glass of wine tomorrow night!!. They would be cute to add to a treat for the kids tomorrow as a surprise in their lunch box or even to print out and give to the Teachers with a sweet treat attached?. Let me know whether you like them.
I survived the first week of School! - free printable download
Have a great day
January 27, 2012
If you’re like me you have a few old prints that your children have outgrown. I originally wanted to use chalkboard paint but Joann’s were out of black paint and I remembered that I had some chalkboard contact paper that I could use.
Here’s what I used: Canvas print, chalkboard contact paper, felt sticky borders, scissors:
Cut out a piece of your chalkboard contact paper to the size you need. I wanted to cover the giraffe (very cute but a bit too young for my children now). Carefully peel and stick onto canvas print. You may get a few bubbles underneath the paper so you can easily remove and try again.
Peel and stick felt borders to each side of paper….I chose a light pink and a dark pink as this will be for my daughter. Here you have a simple chalkboard. I’ll probably add some ribbon and hang in her bedroom.
Thanks for reading.
January 23, 2012
Wow….can’t believe January is nearly over. Happy 2012 to everyone and thanks for supporting my little blog. Just really getting started but wanted to share some cute Valentine treats and crafts that I’ve made. We even had to make a special trip today to ‘Michael’s’ so my children could each get a glue gun! and I’m happy that I finally figured out the sewing machine.
Valentine’s Sweetie Pie Pops – I am a little obsessed with cute little individual desserts so made these ‘strawberry/chocolate’ pie pops. I used store bought pie crust and cut out the heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Slice a strawberry and sprinkle in some chocolate chips and cover with another heart shaped pie cut out. I used alphabet cookie cutters to spell out ‘sweetie’ and baked at 375 degrees until golden brown.
Valentine’s Day….You make my heart ‘pop’ marshmallow pops…..dip marshmallow pop in your choice of chocolate or candy melts, dip into pop rocks candy. I added a candy heart sprinkle.
Chocolate ganache covered shortbread heart cookies
Craft – Pocket Sized hand sanitizer Valentine themed holders. These are extremely popular at my Daughter’s School, they can be clipped onto a lunch box or backpack. I can create in your choice of colours.
Thanks so much for reading….
October 22, 2011
Feels like I haven’t written a blog post in ages…..here are a few Halloween treats and crafts I’ve been working on….enjoy:
Marshmallows, Edible Pen, Candy Melts, Crushed Graham Crackers and Long Pretzels.
- Draw a ghosty face on the marshmallow with edible pen
- Melt candy melts in microwave
- Dip bottom of marshmallow into candy melts and crushed graham crackers
- Push pretzel stick into end of marshmallow (melted candy side)
- Leave to dry and then package in clear cellow bag and add ribbon
Fabric Craft…..feeling a little ‘Batty’
Mini chocolate chip pumpkin bread
August 7, 2011
You know that I am a little bit obsessed with fabric crafts, well it turns out that my oldest daughter is too and suggested that we use plastic bags to make a skull pirate and fabric craft. She helped cut out the plastic bags and she glued them into the foam ball…..I’m too lazy to glue and since this is only a trial run just pushed them in with scissors…..
Made a cute fabric bandana and added a skull embellishment from one of my favourite stores (Michael’s)….turned out pretty cute for a first attempt.
July 31, 2011
Having a baby and want to surprise party guests as to whether you are having a boy or a girl?. Hang one of Faith’s Fabric Bouquets on your front door to let them know!. Faith can also create cute little ‘pink or blue’ Tree ornaments for each party guest.
July 28, 2011
Based on yesterday’s tutorial, here are some additional fabric crafts that I’ve created…just using different shapes. I created the Pink Ribbon Craft by cutting around a ribbon shaped cookie cutter on a piece of styrofoam….this was a bit more time consuming but it turned out cute.
July 27, 2011
For this Craft you will need:
Fabric, Scissors, Foam Ball and Adhesive Spray
Cut Fabric into 1 1/2 inch pieces
Spray part of Styrofoam Ball with adhesive spray
Push in fabric using scissors into sprayed area on foam ball
Continue pushing in fabric until ball is completely covered
Push in ribbon using scissors (after spraying with adhesive spray)……here you have a cute door/chair/pew hanger