Archive for September, 2010


Cake Stands.
Dollar store serving dishes.

Cute, easy pillow.

“Mercury glass” pumpkins.I think paper mache pumpkins would work.


I have some old skeleton keys in a box somewhere. Now I know what to do with them.

I love this adorable skirt, and I know Piper Ann will too!

September 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Muffin Tin Madness

We’ve recently jumped on the “muffin tin” wagon here in the 3 in under 3 house and my kids LOVE it! It allows them a variety of foods for lunchtime in bite sized pieces. Here are a couple we’ve had lately.

Pretzel crackers with cream cheese “shmear.” Peanut butter shmear with bananas, turkey rolls, and frosted animal cookies.

Here we have cheez-its, graham crackers with yogurt for dipping, mini pb&j’s, sliced peaches and tiny twizzlers for dessert.

I love thinking in miniature form. If I’m short a food item for one of the spaces, I just put a little juice glass in its place.

FYI, 6 holed muffin tins are a rarity. I have found them at the dollar store, but they rust easily. I think I may spray paint them and then use silicone muffin holders.

September 22, 2010 at 7:21 am 4 comments

Circle Quilt

Have you guys missed me? I’ve been too busy crafting to blog about crafting….? Anyway, I’m back.

I ran across this quilt tutorial and definitely wanted to give it a try.
When I found out that one of my good friends had a girl, I knew I wanted to make a vintage version of it. I found some really cool feedsack scraps on ebay.
Here’s how it turned out.

There was definitely a lot of cutting taking place!

September 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment


Emma who is a fan of Livvie Lee on facebook won the giveaway. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered!!

September 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment


The Halloween catalogs have started coming. For my children these are more exciting than toy catalogs at Christmas. They’ve already changed their minds 10 times since the first catalog came last week. They keep asking me “when is Halloween?” I think I might make some sort of version of this Halloween calendar, to remind them.

How cute are these apple boxes?

What a great way to make reverse applique circles.

Cupcake bouquet.

Not that there’s ever any wine left to cork, but just in case, how cute are these?

Sunburst Mirror

Adorable Halloween hand towel.

I love this pillow

These washer bracelets are a great craft for kids and really cute too! Instead of sewing on velcro, I think I would just tie the ribbon around the wrist.

This necklace cool.

September 7, 2010 at 6:29 am Leave a comment

Recipe Roundtable-Easy Corn Muffins


2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix

1 can creamed corn

1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Chopped jalapenos or bacon would make nice additions

Mix ingredients in a bowl and bake according to directions on box. I’ve made them in a 9×13 pan, as muffins and as mini muffins. All are delicious and kids love them.

September 6, 2010 at 11:10 am 1 comment

Peanut Butter and Jellidilla

Melt some butter in a pan

Smear a tortilla with some peanut butter and some delicious homemade mixed berry jam.

Fold the tortilla in half and brown in the melted butter

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a little dish of fruit.

The kids will wonder what they did to deserve this!

September 3, 2010 at 6:53 am Leave a comment

“I Want Wavy Hair!”

Piper Ann has a new friend in her Kindergarten class who apparently has wavy hair worth coveting.
I took her to work with me the other day and she asked me to give her wavy hair, so I spent 20 minutes curling her hair. Due to lack of communication she wound up in tears (not really far fetched for her). “Its curly, not wavy!” So after a full blown meltdown in the car. I came up with plan B.

(“I don’t do mornings”)

It didn’t turn out as wavy as I’d hoped, but she loved it. Next time I’ll spritz her hair with water.

September 2, 2010 at 7:31 am 1 comment

Bib Necklaces and A Giveaway

Bib necklaces are all the rage!
I just added some to my shop.

Here’s the giveaway part:

I’m giving away a $10 credit to my etsy shop. Here’s how you win…Leave a comment and let me know which item you’d put the $10 credit towards. For extra entries become a fan of Livvie Lee on facebook or mention the giveaway on your blog, or both! Leave a comment with a link to your blog. I will draw a winner at 1pm on September 8,2010.

September 1, 2010 at 8:44 am 9 comments