Monthly Archives: April 2011
For Christmas, my MIL got me a subscription for Martha Stewart Living. I’m eager each month of it to arrive to scour and come up with new ideas to steal as my own! Her April edition had blue and white Easter eggs and chick cookie, and I knew instantly I wanted that to be the theme for our Easter party.
The other day, I spoke without thinking, and rudely told my friend that she must never cooked anything that tastes good considering her lack of spices. Ha! I did say it in the nicest tone. I realized later, that might have been a tad too harsh. So, in sincere effort to apologize, I showed up the next day with a new group of spices and recipes.But what better way to dress up the gift than with this cute apron! I found the tutorial here and she wasn’t lying, this really only takes an hour to make, if that. It was so easy, and I love the bow that goes around the waist. I’m also thankful for skinny models so I don’t have to show off my own midsection!
Since I haven’t been very crafty as of recent, I’m making a shout out to my productive era of knitting I like to call pregnancy.
I found this turtle in a great book, Knitted Toys: 25 fresh and fabulous designs, by Zoe Mellor (click here to check it out), and it seemed like a fun and colorful project to make for the baby on the way. It had a lot of pieces but reading through it, I thought, “Hey, why not? I can totally handle this!”
It turned out to be a perfect project for all of my couch schluffing, feet propping, and cereal eating days and little by little it came together. I used cotton yarn because I figured it would be going in the wash a lot, and I went with bolder colors than the book featured. The hardest part was making the shell; I knit each color swatch individually and then patched them altogether. In the book’s picture, it’s seamless; in mine, well, it’s patchy. I thought it went well with the whole homemade toy, rustic/vintage look thing so that’s how I justified it.
I finished this turtle one day before I went into labor – pretty good timing I’d say. All in all I’m pleased with it and it was a great project to pick up and put down as time allowed. The only change I’ve made to it since this photograph is an eye removal – I kept having nightmares of one green eye lodging itself into my son’s throat. Do turtles even move enough to warrant eyes? I don’t think so.
This is The House that Momma Snod built…The little girl who this was built for lives in a house with three yellow walls, and one blue wall…which made a perfect color scheme!
The house opens up to have an inside and a garden for the people to play on.I originally made the house just as the pattern described in my awesome book, but we decided to do some renovations to make the house a little easier for 1 year old, E to open.
Want to make one of your own? Follow this awesome tutorial on this blog.
There are three types of people: Cake, cookie, or brownie. Which one are you? I definitely fall into the brownie category. Cake decorating is safe for me because I don’t really enjoy eating the cake. Lately, I’ve been stepping into dangerous territories. Meet, brownie bites.
The bites themselves are to die for, but on these I added homemade caramel sauce and nuts to the top of these to make the turtle bites.
Get ready for the double toot, because my cake stand is actually an old vase that I glued to a plate!
I recently started homeschooling our oldest daughter, a little background here if you’re interested. Since it wasn’t exactly her first choice of options, I decided to brighten up her school notebooks.
I used this super easy flower to decorate one of the notebooks. I wish I would have let it unravel a little more, but maybe over time it will. It was my first time to make one of these but I have a feeling they will be adorning other projects in the near future.
I loved this color combination, these were some scraps left over from a project I’ll be posting in a few days.
This is a song by Mercy Me that makes me reminds me of K and my prayer for her during this time. I would usually use printable fabric for this but I had run out and was in a hurry to get these made before school started. Instead I used a t-shirt transfer. It’s not as pretty as the fabric, but it still serves its purpose.