So I found this pre-quilted quilt @ Walmart that you just have to add the binding too and Tagen LOVES Care Bears so I got it for her for Ostara. well I have been holding on to it since the beginning of March b/c I was having issues with the binding. Well I decided to work on it today and realized the issue with the binding is that since I don't want to cover up all the stars I didn't push it all the way down on the fabric and now the corners won't bend right. :( So I cut the binding into 4 pieces and I totally measured wrong oops. I forgot to account for the extra length the binding would add to the ends! :( oh well looks like I'm going to Walmart tomorrow to pick up some more rainbow binding so I can finally finish Tagen's blanket! At least I have 2 sides done! I will add more pics once I have it finished!
2 weeks before Easter Chad's mom calls and asked me if I would make a special cake for her parents 50th wedding anniversary. Of course I said yes!! I had been wanting a reason to make a cake again anyways! :) I used 2 of the same recipes from January's Cake Frenzy. I used the Honey Chai and the Coffee Chocolate cake recipes. Each tier has both kinds of cake in it.
Here is my cover. I changed it a few times but I like how it turned out in the end! Thanks Lindsey for letting me borrow your Cricut!!!
On the second piece I used some rainbow magnetic beads my mother in-law had! What's awesome is they match my hair! lol! But they were kind of a pain in the ass to work with was having issues trying to make a focal point out of beads and then Charlene pulled out some butterfly pendents! I found the one I liked the best and then went to stringing beads. you cant tell in the picture but the small round beads are metallic and kinda look like that rainbow oil film on the surface of puddles.
I really enjoyed making these but I will wait on making it a actual hobbie b/c it's way more expensive then paper crafting! lol!! And I think Chad would kill me If I spent even more $$ on crafting then I already do!
I used watercolor pencils to do the tie dying over the words and smudged it with water. The paper is a Me & my big idea card stock book from
Michael's. Man does that book have some wonderful paper in it! I cut the paper into thirds and then glued and taped them back together to make an 8x8 square. I stamped Paris with a alphabet stamp set I borrowed from Rose, and the flower stamps are Natures beauty from Creative stamping kit-of-the-month club. The green glittered polka dot ribbon is from the dollar bins at Michael's. The sentiment stickers are from a card stock book my friend gave me.
Chad doesn't like the tie dyeing over the words but I do! Maybe I will figure out something different we shall see!
I have 5 very important people in my life whose birthdays all happen to be in January. My husband's is on the 5th, my sister's is on the 21st, Tagen my daughter is on the 30th, last but definitely not least Boho Rose and my father in-laws are both on the 31st. Out of these 5 My sister Mariah is the only person I didn't make a cake for (she lives almost 1000 miles away in Reno, NV)
For my husband’s cake I made him a Honey Chai tea cake with a Honey ginger cream cheese frosting! OMG it was to die for!!! No pictures for this cake :( but I will give you the link to the recipe! :) It was supposed to be a bundt cake but I used round cake pans instead and I also used a different frosting than what she did.?xml:namespace>
Honey-Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
1 ½ cups of confectioners’ sugar
½ cup honey
9 ounces of cream cheese at room temp.
½ cup of unsalted butter at room temp.
½ cup of honey (any kind as long as liquid)
½ teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon crystallized ginger
Here is what I came up with for The Crazy Crafter's Club color Challenge for the month of March. I was even able to use all 4 of them!!
- Holly leaves for the Yule (Winter Solstice)
- A candle for Imbolc (Candlemass, St Brigid's Day)
- A decorated egg for Ostara (Spring Equinox)
- Spring flower for Beltane (May Day)
- The sun for Litha (Summer Solstice, Midsummer)
- Wheat for Lammas (Lughnassadh)
- An Apple tree being harvested for Mabon (Fall Equinox)
- A skull for Samhan (Halloween)
After getting such good reviews on my pies I really wanted to make on for my in-laws I don't get a chance to cook for them very often so I like to when I can. So on one of our trips up to see them I decided to make them a pie. It was kind of a spur of the moment trip and my mother in-law just so happened to have every thing I needed! She has her own apple trees on her property so we used the ones from it. They produce fairly small apples though, I'm talking slightly larger then a golf ball small here! It took my father in-law and I quite a while to get them cut up. It was pat 9 pm by the time we were done, so I put the apples in a lemon water bath and put them in the fridge overnight. I also let the dough rest in the fridge in the pie pan over night as well. I finished putting it together in the morning and baked it! My mother in-law is not a huge pie fan and is not like pie crust at all normally but she loved mine!! She told me it was the best pie she had ever eaten!!!!
The pie made from tiny apples! :)
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner with NCCR since my husband was on call that weekend. For our dinner I made quite a few things actually. I knew I wanted to make Pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving but I was hard up to find any fresh pumpkins and I was starting to get a little worried. Then I went to a birthday party at The Farm at Lee Martinez park