Friday, October 30, 2009

Cheesecake Pops

The other day I made the cheesecake pops to take for my MOPS and small group. They were so delicious. I wish I had the time to make them pretty with different sprinkles and such. They were a pain in the butt to make because I didn't have the time for the cheesecake to set overnight after I baked the cake. I should have just spent the $10 and bought one.
It was so hard to make the cake into a ball and stay on a stick so I could dip it in the chocolate.
I think the next time I make them it will be easier. First time is always a learning experience. They are weird looking but darn good.
I also made cake pops that I threw out because they tasted disgusting. Too darn sweet.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sock Monkey blanket

All week long while taking care of sick boys-- I've been working on this blanket for my friend who is having a baby boy in January. I had to get it done this weekend because she is only in town Sunday and Monday. It was fun trying to figure out how I was going to make a sock monkey out of material. It came out ok. I had a different vision of how it was going to look, but I guess it will have to do.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Countdown to Halloween

A couple weeks ago I wanted to make the boys a countdown to Halloween calender. I got the idea from my sister-in-law Cassandra last year when she emailed me an advent calender from Pottery Barn Kids for Christmas. I looked on the Pottery Barn website to get an idea for the Halloween one and it was over $50! I thought to myself "I could make one of these for much less". I went to the fabric store and bought all the felt I needed to make the calender. I started to cut out the squares and brainstormed how I would make the calender. I was so excited.
A day later I took a trip to "The Christmas Tree Shops" and found an almost identical calender like the one at Pottery Barn for $5.00!!! So I bought it. I figure I would save a lot of time and aggravation. Now I have lots of time to start my Christmas calender!

The $5.oo Christmas Tree Shop Calender

The $50+ Calender

All the felt that I bought.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Girly Skirt

Back in high school, I took a class for four years called Fashion & Designing. I absolutely loved it. Each year I got better and better at sewing. My senior year of high school (my final project) I had to design and make prom dresses, and then we had to put together a fashion show for the whole school to showcase our work. I wish I had photos of the dresses I made. They were beautiful. I donated them to a couple girls that couldn't afford dresses. It was so much fun. I thought about going to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC, but, went to cosmetology school instead.
Lately, I decided that I wanted to start sewing clothes again using patterns. I haven't done that in about 15 years.  So I did. It was refreshing. I made these outfits for some of my friends and families little girls for their birthday. I got the skirt pattern from Pink Fig
The pattern is called the Girly Skirt. The tops were bought at a store and I cut out the the letter out in material and used no sew adhesive to attach the letter or number onto the shirt.
I can't wait to start more cute projects.