Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ok, here are the 2 finished snowmen. I did add blush which made him a lot cuter and I added some jingle bells to his scarf.
I'd like to find some cuter fleece next time. This is what happens when you wait till the last minute and you get the basics.

Well, here is craft #2. He is still in the works also. I got this idea from Family Fun magazine, I think, 2 years ago. I just found the key-hole shaped, brick paver at Menard's this summer. I bought 12 of them-just in case. He looks kinda plain and boring. I'm trying to figure out how to jazz him up a bit. I want to add some blush to his cheeks and maybe an embellishment to his scarf. Some googly eyes instead of the plain black ones? I don't know. We are giving these to O's teachers.

Finished item soon to follow......

Christmas tree ornament

Ok, here are the finished Christmas trees all painted with gems and the star on top! I did drill a small hole right under the star and I strung some green cord thru it.
Packaged and ready to givc away to classmates.

I figured I better post some December crafts before December is over with. This is not finished yet; still in the works.

My daughter and I are making these for her fellow classsmates for their Christmas party on Monday. I still have to add the wooden star on top and drill a hole for the fish string. It is just popsicle sticks glued onto a bigger stick with some press on jewels. Easy and cute!

Finished item soon to follow.....

Baking Gals Round 15

Spritz cookies.
Christmas card.

USA proud!

Wrapped and ready to go!

Everything all together. There are peanutbutter cookies as well as some chocolate chip cookies.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas cookies...

I just love this blue frosting and the sprinkles!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey centerpiece

I've been wanting to make this guy for a long time. He is sooo cute! I used a 12" styrofoam ball for the body and a 4" ball for the head.
I used a dark brown yarn for the body and a light brown yarn for the head. The eyes, beak and waddle are made from felt. I used googly eyes too.

I just drew the feather freehand (they are not perfect) on cardstock and glued a popsicle stick to each one.

Everyone wrote one or two things they were thankful for on the feather and then they stuck it into the turkey.

Kids Table

I used kraft paper on the table. Drew an outline of a frame around the plates for the kids to color if they wanted.
I used a Cricut Expression machine to make the silohuettes for the table. There were a boy and girl pilgrim, leaf, turkey and Mayflower shape. We also printed off some coloring sheets for the kids and put under their plates.

Jar of crayons with the silohuettes.

A masterpiece!

We know who's sitting here!

Napkin Rings

These are the napkin rings that I made for our Thanksgiving table.
I used a rubber stamp for the leaf and then acrylic stamps for the words. I put a little glitter on the leaf too. Then I used ribbon to thread thru.

All completed!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baking GALS
I recently joined Baking Gals to help support our military. It is just a small way to say THANK YOU to all of those serving.
I made sugar cookie cut-outs shaped like turkey's, with frosting and sprinkles and some dark chocolate brownies.

This is me ready to ship my package of goodies to my military girl.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


If you are here from Gooseberry Patch, thank you for visiting!  This was my winning post on what I did with old windows. 

I found these windows sitting at the end of someone's driveway-FREE for the taking. I'm thinking I could do something with those. Not sure what, but, I will think of something. So, for Trick or Treat tonight, I used window paint and wrote on them for the trick or treaters to come into our enclosed porch to get their candy. It was cold outside!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween school treat

Spiders I made for O.'s class party.
We just used Tootsie Roll pops, black pipe cleaners and 10mm googly eyes.

We then put them in a brown lunch bag and she decorated them with Halloween stickers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yummy treats for a Halloween party

Pretzels dipped in orange colored, white chocolate with sprinkles. This is a see thru paint can from Michael's that I just added a piece of scrapbook paper to put into it.
MUMMY pretzels dipped in chocloate with mini M&M's for eyes and wrapped in white frosting. They turned out pretty darn cute!

Cupcakes with mini marshmallow heads and frosting bodies for the SKELETONS!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I saw this in the October - Country Living magazine.
Template is at:

All you need is stiffened felt, chalk and scissors. You can resize the template to any size you want your bats.

I put these in my enclosed front porch.
They are FuN and EaSy!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthday party for S. & J.!

My mom made the cutouts for the cupcakes.

The birthday people!
The decorated cupcakes.

White chocolate candy suckers.

Birthday t-shirts for the party!

J.'s t-shirt
O.'s t-shirt

S.'s t-shirt