Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Two More Ideas for Buttons and Bows

I have still been wasting using my time to check out more ideas for our Mother Daughter brunch coming up in May. 

Here are a few more ideas for the brunch:

Dollar Store Bow Holder

from The Little Giggler

How about a Button bracelet?

A Crafty House shows you how to make an elastic button bracelet.

From a book from the library....(I can't remember the name)...I created some Button rings!

And some wire button trees. 

Now to make some more decor for our Mother Daughter brunch....Got any good (cheap but nice looking) decor ideas?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Check out a Blog I love

I know that you know that I am an addict to craft/coupon blogs.  I have saved a whole list of blogs in their own folder in my "favorites" website. 

While persuing the all too fave blogs, I wanted you to check out Too Much Time On My Hands since she is having a Saturday linky party (where bloggers all meet up and post links to their crafts for the week)

Check out her PARTY.
Too Much Time On My Hands

Happy craft hunting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Did you know you can freeze Avocados?

I had NO CLUE that I could freeze avocados and use them later.  I have wasted at least 4 avocados this year, and some were almost $1 each.  I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but think of all of the $$$'s that get thrown in the trash (or compost) because we forget to eat it, or simply just don't want to eat it....i get tired of leftovers...don't you?

Check out The Traveling Spoon and she will tell you exactly how to get your avocados ready to be frozen...and of course THAWING them to eat them!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Buttons and Bows...ideas

Since I am in charge of decorating for the mother/daughter brunch the church is hosting in May, i have been pinning a few button/bow ideas. 

I thought I would share with you.

fabric flowers no sew
Tip Junkie

Cute for a little girl!

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Someday Crafts

These cuffs would make adorable prizes!

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(I would love to make the button bouquets!)

buttons buttons!

Button Magnets!  How easy!


This could make a cute framed picture!

Buttons buttons and more buttons!
The Shopping Sherpa


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Who doesn't love wreaths?

Now to decide what will be favors, prizes, table decor and wall decor!

Shoot me a comment if you have a fantastic project that you think I would love to make with buttons or bows!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HyVee Kelloggs Cereals 50% off LAST DAY!

Today is the last day of the sale HyVee is having on Kelloggs cereals being 50% off.  This is a FANTASTIC deal and if you haven't ran over and snatched up your cereals, put it on your list!

(I am submitting the Kelloggs MIR for $10 gas card WYB 10 cereals and hope that it is still good, as it states "while supplies last")

Cake Popsicles (1st Attempt)

Have you seen the new craze for parties/showers for food?  It's cake Popsicles.  While out scouting the clearance V-day stuff in hopes to get some great decor for the upcoming bridal shower for a lady at church, I picked up this cute little heart pan to make my own cake Popsicles.

I made some marshmallow pops for the last baby shower that we did, and wasn't quite sure how to put on the frosting/candy melt for these Popsicles, so I did a trial run.

The downside to this is that I feel like I am wasting my oven power by only baking 9 muffins at a time.  Sooooo, I had THE GIRL whip up a batch of mocha brownies to make while these were baking...mmmmmnnn...mocha brownies....

Here is my first batch:

They were too fat (I filled them up too full), and one side was kinda goofy looking. 

The next step is to either warm up your frosting or melt candy.  I opted for frosting since I had it on hand. 

I left the frosting in the microwave for too long.  Epic fail :(
The frosting is too thin, and is just pitiful. 

I tried again, and got a better frosting coverage. 

The last batch I cooked, I only filled the batter halfway and these came out perfectly shaped hearts!  I didn't over melt the frosting and they were nice and pretty. 

Now the only problem I have is this: How to I get it to be perfectly frosted on ALL sides so I can put a stick in it? 

I guess that is what I will figure out next Tuesday, the day of the bridal shower.  Stay tuned for how those turn out!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Unmaking a Crocheted blanket

I started making a crocheted blanket about 13 years ago or so when THE GIRL was a baby.  I have had to move it several times in order to get to items I really wanted.  It was time to do something with this blanket. 
The white part was shorter in width than the other two, the blue section was tighter and so the blanket was kinda crazy looking.  It probably was a good start way back 13 years ago, but I have gotten better at crocheting and don't want this as an example of my work.  It initially had a large blue border, but I remembered to take a pic about this point (hence the ball of yarn).
Now it's just down to two colors.
Almost done taking it apart!  Two more rows left!
Here is what is left.  It's a little sad, thinking of all of that time that I probably spent making the ugly little blanket. 
It's such a soft and fluffy yarn, I can't wait to make some hats and scarves out of it!

The best projects sometimes are the ones that you UNmake!