Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bunnies

Crocheted Easter Bunnies for my bunny-loving daughter. The white one really gave me a couple problems and I think it's because I crocheted through both loops and on the "male" one I only crocheted through the back loops. It made attaching the arms, legs and ears so much harder BUT with it being white there was just too much space between and I didn't like the way it looked. Not sure why the brown one seemed okay with just the back loops. Anyway, I added a top hat since it looked a little funny to me without something! I think if I did this again I would also do the noses differently - again, I followed the pattern for the nose and it didn't really work for me. Maybe a button nose or doing something like the tail but smaller...? Oh Well! Happy Easter Jesa Mae!!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Crisscross Apple Crowns

Thank you Jesa for inspiring me to get into the kitchen! After browsing the Taste of Home magazine I chose a couple recipes - starting with these yummy apple treats. Unfortunately I can't share these with Jesa because they have nuts! Aww nuts!!

Mixed together the apples, walnuts, raisins, sugar, flour, cinnamon and a dash of salt

Flattened 8 large flaky biscuits (sorry no pic)- filled them with the above ingredients, a swipe of melted butter along with sugar/cinnamon sprinkled on top and TaDa!!

Baked at 350 for 19 minutes

Cooled for 5 and then enjoyed!!! Very Good!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jason

Several weeks ago Jesa and I were walking around JoAnns (one of our favorite past times!) AND we happened upon the Cricut for SALE!!! I've wanted one of these for a very long time - I just didn't like the price tag attached to it. But I could justify the $80 sale price and we each got one! Jesa in all her internet awesomeness found a great web site with totally reduced cartridges! I would mention the web site if only I could remember! I ordered one that popped out at me called "Pagoda" and could not resist using it when I needed some inspiration for Jason's birthday card. Since I LOVE trees this one brings me smiles. I'm sure I'll be going a little cricut crazy in the weeks and months to come. HAPPY 29th Jason!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Picture Hanging made better!

I had an image in my head since I bought this picture to have it hung a certain way - well, I had someone help me with it but it was never right. Jesa looked at it and said she could fix it! Yippie! No surprise - that girl is talented! We still need to do a little trimming but that's for another day.

11/50 Jesa's Blanket

About 6 weeks ago, Jesa asked me to make her a crocheted blanket. I love when I can make something for my kids that they really want - I think it reminds me of when my mom sewed me a bunch of Barbie clothes one Christmas - I still have those!

So as in any project it all begins with the first stitch!

And then it grows...

And grows....


Happy Girl! I really enjoyed doing this.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

9/50 Pillows 10/50 Easter Wreath

9/50 Pillows Pillows Pillows

10/50 Easter Wreath

First step is cutting the paper

Painting the base
Mod Podge - I wouldn't recommend this! It was crazy messy - I think I would do it differently next time around but I did like the end result.

Lots of hot gluing!


Thanks Jesa for organizing my craft area! Love it Love it Love it!!!!!!

1 - 8 of 50 Projects

To help me keep track of the 50 projects in 50 weeks I'm posting them all here:

1/50 Scarf w/pompoms
2/50 Christmas garland (I ended up making two sets to make sure I had enough!)

3/50 Crowl

Crocheted earrings and more crocheted earrings!

5/50 Cards made with Iris Folding

6/50 More Cards

7/50 Curtain/swags with rods in the living room - love the change!

8/50 Another one of Jesa's ideas - a "Fabric Statement" - I love the fabric/pattern/end result!