Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{ A Treat and a Trick }

Well Happy Halloween Friends,
We have quite the weekend ahead of us. Friday night soccer and a Halloween Party with sweet neighbors who really know how to have a good time. Then the next morning another soccer game, a Twilight marathon with a Friend who some how went all this time with out knowing the joy of Twilight Saga! I'm gasping people.. really! Then we're off to dunk our youngest! Isabel is being baptized Sunday morning. I'm so tickled. She's very small so I have the feeling she's going to have fun swimming to the other side of the baptismal pool. And we'll tack an extra day onto the weekend though I do work Monday... it's Halloween!!! Woo... Woo.. So we'll have Trunk or Treat at our church along with hayrides, a costume contest, inflatable slides, horse back riding and lots of games and candy. I'm exhausted just thinking of it all. And I can't wait!

Here's a little peak at the goodies I've been working on this week along with designing the Mad Tea Party Printable Set.


Friday, October 21, 2011

{A Party } Mad Te Party Planning

So, this is the weekend of designing Roxy's Mad Tea Party. I must admit it gives me a thrill. The idea of going headlong into the fantastic world of the hatter and his friend Alice is one that has ideas popping like one of those role toys the babies use when they begin to walk.

I know the party set will have tags for drinks and eats, cupcake toppers both large and small, Silhouettes of the characters to be placed in frames about the table. Place cards so that our mad guest can find their seat.... and oodles of other fun things... I do believe a game or paper doll is in order.. Oh... how about a top hat coloring sheet ready to embellish with crayons and markers.

I've been looking at what I have in the kitchen and The GIANT tea cup we got as a gift will have to take center stage as a punch bowl :)
And My hope... though lofty... is to recreate Heather's cake shown below but with Alice and her friends on the page and cards and miniature bottles etc flying above instead of butterflies... but we may end up with cupcakes, because this mom only has so many hours in the day ;)

[Image from SprinkleBakes]

I'll most likely have the girls bring a favorite tea cup or just set out my miss matched cups. We'll be having cocoa instead of tea... I know my kid and hot tea isn't on her choice menu. And tiny cupcakes and a giant cupcake. tea sandwiches... cucumber of course... and pb & j :) Lot's of fun! I'll keep you posted friends.

[Image from CountryLiving.com]


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Crocheting

Hi Friends,
The leaves are just starting to really turn. Neighbors are setting out their pumpkins. I just love this time of year. There's the little butterflies in your tummy in anticipation of the coming holidays... and WOW at the creative juices! They are a flowing :) So what has my long time between posts been about?
Fist I had to do major spring cleaning... in the fall no less! This was because my bible study meets at my house in the fall. Just me and my favorite peeps... at least my favorite peeps that are within driving distance :) Wish Heather and Elizabeth could make it but they are both a state away.
Anyways... So there's that. Which I can honestly say... I made it through that cleaning time without being hogged tied by a dust bunny! A miracle I tell you.
Then there's my brain... It seems to have a mind of it's own... wait... it's a brain.. that's it's hole mission. I ramble. My brain kind of shifts between different creative mediums. I went years between painting... but then when I do pic up a brush I may do 10 paintings in a month kind of thing. So... I'm feeling the Crochet bug at the moment. And here's what the little crochet fever resulted in.

The owl hat shown here was created from watching a youtube how to video.
After the owl I decided I had to do a monkey for my little one. So I designed my own monkey hat with the skills I learned from the first tutorial. They aren't perfect, but my girls love them :)

Then there's the kitchen... we've been eating lots of Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

My recipe:
1 box Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix
1 can Libby's Pure Pumpkin

  1. Beat till blended well... it will seem dry at first but after a bit it's had a good texture.
  2. I use a piping bag and pipe them into paper liners mainly for presentation's sake.
  3. Bake according to the time and temperature on the cake box for cupcakes.
  4. Yum... dig in :)
We also have added Soccer to our schedule which my oldest has absolutely fallen in love with.
Last night I worked on the Robot party set which I should have up this week in my store and I'm about to start on My oldest daughter's Mad Tea party set which you'll see soon.

So we've been a bit busy, but who isn't . Right? So long for now sweet friends!