Monday, February 21, 2011

No. 9 My Rosette Cake


Remember this cake found here? I took this technique and made cake! Here it is:

Sorry the pictures are so terrible it was around 7 at night and they were taken with my cell phone... oh well I thought it turned out pretty good.

Friday, February 11, 2011

No. 8: Fun Things

Maybe someday I will get to post something that I have made recently.. but for now here are some fun things:

How gorgeous is this cake?! AND there is a very helpful tutorial, even if you have never decorated a cake, super easy! I am trying this out this weekend I will post pictures I promise!

oh darling, let's be adventurers screenprinted poster - black
Super cute poster, I think I need it...there are lots of other cute ones too!

Pillow tutorials! Lots and lots of different pillows to choose from!

Arizona cookie cutter for Arizona Statehood day on Monday!

Croissant tutorial! Having made croissants from scratch before this tutorial is very helpful with pictures and easy directions.

Happy weekend!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

No.7: Fun things

The cute poster above is from here. Very fun!

I have decided that on Fridays I will post some links to some cool things I found during the week. So here we go!

This adorable nursery! I love the tree!

Constance Vintage Caravan
I need an old trailer like this to fix up and take on a long road trip!

A beautiful cake! I am going to have to try this technique soon.

I have been looking for a homemade wheat pasta recipe that is not too heavy, I am going to have to try this one.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No. 6: My embroidery project

So a while ago I told you I was going to learn how to do embroidery, and I did! I used the tutorials here and I also made some up. It was super easy and lots of fun. I decided to do it on a sweater here are some pictures.

I think it turned out pretty cute! I need to find a new project to practice my sweet embroidery skills on.

Monday, August 23, 2010

No. 5: Amazing cookies

I love cookies, I am going to say that cookies are the best treat. Why? Well here are a few reasons. First, they are portable, and can be bite size. Second, they can be a vehicle for lots of chocolate, peanut butter, and many other delicious things. Third, they can be very different, crunchy, soft, gooey, crunchy/gooey, or cakey. Basically cookies are the best! With that said here is a delicious recipe that I recently made:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 sticks of butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Chopped frozen mini Peanut butter cups!! Lots of them!

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Add Baking powder , soda, and salt. Add flour in increments (so you don't get a flour explosion.) Add chopped peanut butter cups. Put on baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Friday, July 23, 2010

No. 4: I have decided

I have decided that I am going to learn how to embroider. The end.

Hopefully I will have something to show you next week of my new adventure!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

No. 3: Birthday present for the husband

So my husband's birthday was this past week, and he is so hard to get presents for. So I thought I wanted to get him something he could use, and he will be teaching school next year and he will need to wear ties everyday so I thought I would make him one. I found a great tutorial here at Purl Bee. She has the pattern and the instructions, it was super easy and it turned out great. The only thing that my husband said he would want different is that the skinnier end was not skinny enough. So I took some pictures of the last few steps, here they are:

I found the fabric at a Goodwill in Tucson, I had waiting to use it for something special because I thought it was so fantastic.

Here is the finished tie, I think it turned out great!