Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Michael Allen’s Birthday plans

Don’t Forget Save the Date for Cupcakes

To get to the Blog


Well I saw some cute earrings on a flicker picture. They are really easy to make. I have seen ones similar before. Two red beads, round ones, on silver T pins. Then above is a green glass leaf bead with a pin through it. Hanging from a silver wire earring. The beads are all transparent.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Katie Alice dishes


I found pretty pink bowls and plates at Marshalls but no cups. While I was searching online for them I found some other dishes she makes.

I think they would be nice for everyday dishes……

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cotton Life

I want to make an Easter like this. I got this from Patchwork Pottery Blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tea Cups etc Hope & Cherrytea

Faith, Hope and Cherrytea….Get it?? Pretty clever.

oh my

Marshmallow Cuteness from The Seven Year Cottage

I borrowed this so I could try making them. She has some cute ideas.



Lately, I’ve noticed marshmallows being used in the creation of all sorts of edible goodies, and I’m completely blown away by the versatility of such an inexpensive grocery store find.

I mean, whoever thought of placing a marshmallow on a stick and breathing life into it with a few simple decorating tricks?


Not only are they the epitome of cuteness, but so easy to make, even the kids can get in on the action.

I’m talkin’ super easy!

To create these cupcake-esque marshmallow pops, you will need the following items:

  • Large strawberry-flavored marshmallows
  • Dark chocolate candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Nonpareils-sprinkles
  • Red candies (Red Hots, M&M’s, etc.)
  • Styrofoam rectangle
  • Ribbon (optional)

Insert lollipop sticks into marshmallow centers and set aside (I enlisted the help of my daughter for this particular step).

Melt chocolate pieces in double boiler, stirring frequently.  Dip marshmallow tips in chocolate sauce.  Repeat if necessary for even coverage.

Immediately sprinkle pops with nonpareils and top with a single red candy.  Use foam base to keep them upright while drying.

Tying ribbon around each stick is entirely optional.  However, those dainty little bows add an undeniable touch of pizazz to an already appealing treat.

See, super easy!

The best part of all?

For around ten dollars, you’ve got enough marshmallow cuties to satisfy several sweet-toothed snackers!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy


This blog also has pretty pictures.

Goody Bags



One More Thing


from the last place I was looking at!

A Blog with a lot of “Cottagey” Favorites


So many pretty blogs for when you just want to listen to pretty music and look at pretty things and relax.







Portrait Professional

You can try it for free. It cleans up portraits.

Friday, January 21, 2011

DeColourant and DeColourant Plus

Use deColourant to remove the color from dyed natural fabrics, such as cotton, rayon, or linen. deColourant also works on many papers. It will remove the dyed color and leave the natural undyed color of the item, depending, of course, on what the item is dyed with originally.

deColourant Plus acts the same way as deColourant, but in one step it removes the color (like deColourant) and adds a new color to replace the removed color. Basically, deColourant Plus is deColourant creme with pigments already added. In a single pass, deColourant Plus both removes the dyed color from natural fibers and replaces that color with the deColourant Plus pigment

You can get it from

Christmas Monkey fabric 2011


Moda by Erin Michaels

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Four Down and Five to Go til Summer

I just finished another set of learning records. It’s late and I am tired. I still have to scan and file all the Logs and Samples. Then get LA benchmark tests ready to go. And get the Tier one and two binder ready.

But I had to look at a couple of blogs and add treasures to my blog. I was so happy to find that April Cornell has a blog.

And the monkey sock shirts….I need to make those for some darling little grandkids I know. I better get to bed.

There is still plenty I have to do tomorrow to get ready for my Quilt/Craft Retreat/Birthday Celebration in Anaheim Hills.

April Cornell


A new blog to look at and one of my favorite stores that we don’t have anymore:(

Sock Monkey Shirt



Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cath Kidston’s guest room and hall.


How about these rain boots?


Only 10 pounds (translate to dollars) a pair. Dinger Boots.

Funny Blog

I clicked on a link while I was on the Graphics Fairy page and I couldn’t stop laughing. I ended up on a blog called Craft Fail-Don’t get your cowl in a twist.Then knit and felt basket and felted balls. I was trying not to wake up MDH who is recovering from  appendicitis  surgery. I’ll add a picture below. The stories are what’s funny or maybe I’m just tired. I can definitely relate having had some bloopers myself!!!! And there is one called Cake Wrecks also. I had to stop reading lest I wake my poor sweetie up. I am posting this here in case I need a good laugh in the future!!!!



The Graphics Fairy


Vintage Graphics

These are just 2 items under ‘frames.’

I’m going to go discover more. (Just click on Vintage Graphics above)



Nice idea for using milk glass vases.