Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun with Wood eggs!

So I posted a couple of wood eggs a little while back and I finally made a few more this week.  I have not painted them yet.  I am still undecided as to how I want to paint them.  Water color? acrylic? just stain?  Hmmmm....
One thing I have realized is that eggs are hard to photograph!  Because they are round it is hard to give a true idea of what the designs really look like.  In real life they are much cuter, but this gives you an idea  :-)

This first little bunny likes to  hop along in the nice spring landscape. And on the other side of the egg is his little house :-)

Next I have another little bunny hopping around happily in the spring grass and flowers!

This next egg.  Cute mushrooms with a cute little ladybug on top.  the back side is grass and flowers.

Sticking to the mushroom woodsy theme I made some cute gnome garden girls.

This next egg was inspired by my Laying hens :-) I have a hen on one side and a rooster on the other.

And last some butterflies :-)  

Eggs are fun to wood burn, but because they are round it makes in kinda tricky to work with.  It is much easier to wood burn a flat surface :-)  

I can't remember if I showed this little peg doll yet.  In the past I have usually just painted my peg dolls, but I have tried my hand at wood burning the last couple I have made and I can't decide which I like better.  

Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rooster wood burned design on cutting board

I saw these wood cutting boards on clearance at Wood and thought "What a perfect canvas for my wood burning addiction!"  After much thought of what I should do, I finally decided on something that would match the theme for my kitchen (country farm) and came up with this Rooster :-)  I
I used to think that wood burning was something that scouts did for crafts at scout camp, but as you can see there is beautiful art that can be created with wood burning!

I really had a lot of fun creating this! This rooster was inspired by an old vintage embroidery pattern I found.  All I have left to do is to sand it and seal it with some of my homemade (non toxic) coconut oil beeswax sealer:-)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New favorite!

Ok, I'm all about simple these days and I ran across a SIMPLE donut recipe the other day on Pinterest and, when Publix had their Pillsbury Grand bisquits on sale, I knew I just had to try them.

Sorry about this picture. I can't figure out how to get it turned the right way. :-{

These were so easy and SO yummy, we've now made them twice! Check out the website here for the directions on how to make them. I did modify the directions a little - instead of letting the donuts cool and then dipping them in melted butter before dipping them in cinnamon and sugar, I just took them out of the oil with a fork, letting the excess oil drip off, and put them directly into the cinnamon and sugar. I figured, why add the extra calories and fat, right?? The cinnamon and sugar stuck to them perfectly. Go ahead, go make some. You know you want to! :-)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Easy Fish Tacos !

So I decided this week our dinner menus would come from some of the Pinterest meals I've been collecting.  I went shopping today for all the ingredients that I needed.  And I decided tonight to start with something simple since I had such a busy day.  I decided on  Fish Tacos  Yay!  These were so simple and yummy :-)  I found the recipe at Behind the  Since they had such a fantastic picture of the process of making their tacos I did not bother taking any pictures of mine, but I will tell some changes that I made with mine.
#1 Instead of shrimp I made Fish Stix because my husband does not like shrimp :-/ but it would taste great with either.
#2 In my sauce instead of jalapenos I used green chili salsa.
#3 I wanted to make mine more like Cafe Rio so  I used packaged cole slaw veggies.  I also added some lettuce in it.
#4 I topped mine with crumbled Mexican cheese.
They were so yummy!  and easy :-)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Audrey Hepburn Quote

I love this Audrey Hepburn picture!  And I love this quote by her.  So I decided to put them together :-)  I think it is inspiring to all girls and women no matter what your age!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hand made baby gifts.

A while back I made aprons for a wedding reception for my friends daughter.  Well today I was able to attend her baby shower :-)  She has such sweet new baby girl!  I got to make some fun baby gifts that I have wanted to try for a while. 

Her little girls room colors are Hot pink, black and white so that is the theme I went with :-)

I had some leftover Onesies from a previous baby shower gift project so I decided make a Faux Pearls Onesie.  I don't need to tell you how I made it because there is already great tutorial at The Crafted Sparrow.

To match the cute Onesie I made a cute Tutu :-)
This was so simple to make I could not believe it!
You can find the tutorial for this at Skip to my Lou.

Instead of using my leg I did mine on a paper towel roll and I also used a ribbon instead of the stretchy cord.  Although for my 3 year old I think I will do the stretchy cord. I also made the flower with a all three of the mesh colors and the ribbon together.  A great flower making tutorial is here at My Sparkle. I also made another flower hair clip.  So here is what the whole outfit looks like together :-)  It is so much cuter in person too!
The next project I did was a Waldorf inspired teething ring gnome doll.  I have been wanting to make something like this to sale in my Etsy shop so I was excited to finally try one out.
I saw this tutorial at Craftster.  I liked how simple this doll was.  And since I decided to make this yesterday I thought this would be a pretty simple one to make.  Here is how I made mine. I followed her tutorial pretty much the same, but I added ribbons to the hands and feet and connected my wood teething ring to one of the hands.  Instead of using watch cloths I used a hand towel so that it would be a little bit bigger.  Instead of felt I used a cute black and white fabric, but because it was a thinner fabric it did not want to stand up so I had to put stuffing in the hat.

I don't think mine looks like a gnome.  It looks more like a clown or a wizard, but I think it turned out cute.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kokeshi stuffie doll stitchery

First before I talk about my stitchery check out the flock of birds that were hanging out at my house this morning!

It was incredible!  at first they were all on my front lawn then by the time I got the camera they had flown up in the trees. 

Okay onto my latest project :-)

This is a cute little stitchery that I worked on and finished last weekend.   She is going to be a little stuffy doll for my 3 year old daughter.  I have had it on my list of things to do all week and other things keep getting in the way, keeping me from finishing her up.  So I thought I better at least post just the stitchery part so in case it takes me awhile to finish her.  By the way  you can find this adorable free pattern at Melly and Me.

I also started on this valentines day stitchery that I designed.  I am right in the middle of it still, but I thought I would give you a sneak peek :-)

I actually this is 1 of  3 Valentine stitchery designs I created about 3 years ago for a neighborhood stitchery club I was involved in. 

You can find the finished example of this one above here.

Happy crafting