Archive for December, 2010
Wire Cloches and glittered Christmas trees are number 7.
The cloches house a green glittered Christmas tree.
The trees are topped with a felt star that I whipped stitched with green thread. I stuck a tooth pick into the top of the tree to hold the star.
I also made one that is just for winter, not so Christmasy.
I used this tutorial for the snowflake looking thing hanging from the center. I used hot glue instead of staples.
Cherry Infused Whiskey
I took a 1.75 liter bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little out (it didn’t go to waste, just to waist!). I added maraschino cherries without the juice to the whiskey and let it soak for a week.
(No, I didn’t drink that much! I took the picture after I had poured it into bottles)
I found these bottles that Ricardo had previously used for brewing beer, and poured the whiskey into them. I made sure to remove the cherries in case they got nasty.
I plan on adding a recipe for Manhattans. However it would be great added to Coke for cherry Cokes or to 7up for cherry 7ups!
Number 6 is Figure 8 scarves also known as infinity scarves.
What you’ll need:
2 yard of cotton knit fabric
Scraps of other cotton fabric
Cut fabric in thirds lengthwise. Sew ends together using a french seam.
Make rosettes out of scrap cotton knit similar to these. Hot glue a pin to back of rosette and pin to scarf.
Wear by wrapping around neck twice.
These will make great teacher gifts.
We recently celebrated Piper Ann’s 6th birthday and we decided on an Eloise at the Plaza theme for her party.
The entire party was pink and black and each girl also wore pink and black.
We got these great “Oops” keys from Lowes for FREE! The keychains came from the dollar store. The circles are from the wooden trinket aisle at Hobby Lobby that I spray painted pink and used black vinyl letters for room numbers.
Each girl also got a “suitcase” to hold their goodies.
I took see through shoe box containers from the dollar store and poked two holes in the lid. Then, I threaded pink and black ribbon through the holes and tied them on the underside of the lids to create a handle. I stuffed them with pink tissue paper.
Pink and Black paper banner. Here’s a tutorial.
To completely go overboard my mom decided to make a Black Apple doll in each of the girls likeness. They LOVED them. In addition the “suitcases” doubled as doll beds.
The table was decorated in various pink candies in glass vessels.
A tier of pink treats. Strawberry fig bars, Strawberry wafer cookies, and pink frosted animal cookies.
Petit fours instead of cake.
I appliqued a zebra print 6 on a pink shirt for Piper Ann and then made her a pink and black tutu to wear over leggings.
Here she is waiting to greet her guests donning her pink boa.