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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Little Girls Play Kitchen

Well, here it is! The project that has taken me ALL month to make. I'm not kidding.... I started the end of Nov. and finished it one day before Christmas! (I know, I was cutting it close!) :) The minute I found this adorable kitchen on Knock-off I knew I had to make it for my girls. The only problem... I've never created something out of wood before... ever! Luckily I have a dad who has built a few things before :) So, I recruited his help with buying the wood, cutting the wood and putting it all together. The rest was up to me. I loved the look of the kitchen that was featured on Knock-off so I used her kitchen as my inspiration. I used Amy Butler Love to make the curtain, hot pad and hand towel. After I had it all painted I sanded and stained the edges to give it more of an antique look and then added the accessories that I bought from IKEA and Hobby Lobby. I had an absolute blast making this. I had a hard time sleeping Christmas Eve because I couldn't wait to see my girls reaction to their new kitchen on Christmas morning. (BTW.... they loved it!)
If you want the websites I used check them out
Here and Here

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas gifts for the neighbors

Roasted (super fattening, irresistible) Almonds

1 tsp cold water
1 egg white
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 C melted butter
1/2 C white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 lbs Almonds
Stir egg white and cold water together until fluffed. Pour almonds into egg mix and stir. Pour sugar mix over almonds and mix.
Spread almonds out on a cookie sheet using parchment paper. Cook at 250* for 1 hr. Stir once or twice. Cook until dry. Sugar should stick to almonds when all said and done. Cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kindle Cover

I just bought myself a Kindle and I love it! After I bought it I realized that I needed a cover for it so instead of spending $50 on one already made I took my scrap fabric and made this one. I used the great tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter Here to help me. It works perfect and I feel like I'm livin' in style with my new Kindle:)

Fabric Dolls

I went to a super cute boutique recently and saw some little fabric dolls there and thought they would be super fun to have for my girls. But when I saw the $40 price I decided that I would make them instead:) So, I found this tutorial Here and thought I would give it a try. They were so fun to make and after the girls giggled a little at them they have not put them down. I added little piggie tails to the pattern but copied the rest.

Don't laugh at my paint job:) he he...... It's hard to say NO to a 4 year old who wants her doll to have "sleepy eyes" even when you know that the round dot eyes are much cuter and easier to paint.
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