Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Treats (recipes)

Yummy treats for friends and family.

This week's Iron Craft challenge was Mulligan, meaning that we could do any of the previous challenges that we wanted. I did challenge #46 Handmade Holiday. This is just a small portion of things I've made for gifts this year, but since it's not Christmas yet, I didn't want to spoil any surprises.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Periwinkle Chandelier

Ashley over at The Periwinkle Chandelier made an adorable bow, in fact made several adorable bows, that started with my Super Simple Four Loop Hair Bow tutorial. How fab is that?!? Check out her Made a bow! post and let her know she did an awesome job. This is her first craft and her first hot glue gun. I'm pretty certain it won't be her last. You may want to stick around and read her other posts. She's one of the funniest people I know.

Great coleslaw! (That line was stolen from her.)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cupcakey Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas tree!

A couple of weeks ago I took a nap and Seán and Zara took the opportunity to decorate for Christmas. So sweet! And speaking of sweet, we have a pretty sweet tree. Cupcakes and candy kind of sweet.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Super Simple Art Fix


For the past six years I've had a problem. A massive, ugly problem. A hideous, embarrassing problem that has cause me much stress and has made me think hard for a solution. Wanna know what the problem was?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Yummy Scrummy Desserts!

I want more!!!

My brother recently had cause to celebrate good times and I felt the need to bake. Normal, right? I asked what his favorite dessert was and found out it was red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I've never made that before, but have eaten plenty. Mmm...sorry, got distracted.

Anyway, the best red velvet cupcakes I've ever had was made from Carrot Top Mom's recipe. Because of my grocery shopping brain blip, I had to make a few changes to the recipe. I only had one cup of white sugar, so I also added in brown sugar. I only had enough sour cream for the cupcakes, so I left that out of the frosting altogether. I used silver and gold sugar sprinkles for some added sparkle. Her recipe made two dozen cupcakes and had enough batter left over for an 8" round. Wanna know what I did with that?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Hair Clip

A hair clip that's perfect for the Christmas parade.

Iron Craft's For the Kids challenge was easy. My kid told me exactly what she wanted and I was able to make it in just a few minutes. When Zara saw the presents clip on The Ribbon Retreat's site, she had a Veruca Salt moment. She wanted it and she wanted it NOW!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Super Simple Dangly Beaded Earrings

Warning: I'm easily distracted by shiny objects.

I whipped these Super Simple dangly beaded earrings up as a thank you gift for my friend Deirdre who gave me a fab ring just because I admired it. How sweet was that?!


  • Chain
  • Ear hooks (2)
  • Jump rings (2)
  • Head pins (4)
  • Beads
  • Wire cutter/plier tool

Simply cut the chain into six pieces, making sure that you have a matching set. Using the head pins, attach the beads to the ends of the chains. Attach the chains to the ear hooks using the jump rings.

Told you it was easy!


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