Sunday, November 21, 2010

Inspired by Bakerella

We made holiday-inspired cake balls (using Bakerella's recipe: cake mix prepared according to box instructions, baked, cooled, crumbled, then mixed with cream cheese icing and rolled into balls) then turned them into these cute snowmen. It was fun to see them come to life.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hooded Towel

Made this hooded towel for a friend's baby. I was inspired by this tutorial:

It may just be the fastest craft I've ever worked on. Next time I'll make the hood a bit smaller.

More baby gifts

I made this for a friend's little girl using heat transfer paper and some ribbon. I made the watercolor image (from one of my little girl's activity books--traced it with some changes, colored it with watercolors, then used a sharpie to trace the outline, wrote the phrase), scanned it, and printed it onto the transfer paper. After ironing it on (very carefully!), I just added the ribbon for the tutu and sewed in the bows for the slippers.

For the ribbon socks, I stitched the "top" of the ribbon with straight stitch on my sewing machine, then sort of pulled on the thread to give it that scrunched up look (is that even a word?). After it looked just like I wanted, I stitched the ribbon to the sock. Darling!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Packaging Ideas

I usually don't keep wrapping paper in stock at the house (It's always so appalling to see how expensive the pretty paper always is--might as well use those five bucks on the gift!) which means that when it's time to give a gift I'm always scrambling to figure out how to make it presentable. I don't always succeed, mind you, but I thought this came out pretty cute.

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