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February 12, 2016

Sometimes you just need to make cake pops!

My son has been asking for these for a while.  I finally made them for him and the rest of the family for valentines day. 
Happy Valentines Day!

February 5, 2016

Valentines candy bouquet for the girls teachers

I love the way candy bouquets look.  I made these for the girls to give to teachers for Valentines day next week.

 Of course they are fighting over which one because I made them slightly different.  I will have to flip a coin to solve the dilemma.
I found the paint containers at Walmart. These two turned out great.

I hid more candy inside the container.  Hugs and sweat tarts for the teachers too.

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January 22, 2016

My Do-it-her-self project from Home Depot

I am a big fan of the Do-it-her-self nights at Home Depot. This is the project I made last night. 
Its a beverage box.  Wine or whatever.  I don't drink Wine so I am using it for a craft box.t

 This is just an idea.
 These project are fairly easy and you get to use power tools.
This time we used the Jig Saw.  I love these classes and can't wait for next month class.

January 21, 2016

Valentine Lantern Swag and Valentine Decor

 I have been a fan of for a couple of years.  I watched her lantern swag video tutorial and had to make one for my self.  
 Between Micheal's and Hobby Lobby I got all the flowers, picks and ribbon.
 The lantern is too small but I am thinking of getting a new one. The best part of this whole cute swag is I can take it off and put on different one for the next holiday.
 This is my valentine set up in the foyer.
 After I took the first pictures I saw that I needed to add one more flower pick to the top.
I almost forgot about my last year heart pictures.  

Happy Valentines Day!

January 15, 2016

Magnetic family sign

I was looking for something to make for a valentine decoration at Michael's, and I found this fun corrugated metal sign piece. It was on sale of course.

Micheal's also had these new magnetic letters to go on it.  I put all the first initials for my family on it and the two words. Micheal's was putting out all kinds of Letters in various sizes and materials which of course not on sale but I thought that these letters were just too cool.
The kids and rearrange them and I could take them off and use the sign for some thing else.

December 31, 2015

Shark Quilt for Christmas

I made this "Awesome" Shark Quilt for my son for Christmas. I had not made this big of a quilt for a while.  It was time I got back to making quilts. It turned out great.

It was a total surprise to him. He had been asking for one for a long time. I worked on it when he was at school.  I put it on the quilt frame and had it quilted and off before he even knew it was on the frame.

I used plain blue flannel for the back. It is super warm. It needed to be his room is in the basement. 
I found a picture on line about two years ago. I had been  putting it off.  The time finally came and well I believe it worked out so well I need to give my self a round of applause.

I believe he is the coolest shark ever.

December 30, 2015

New Years Celebration Tree

My Christmas tree is so beautiful this year that I could not bare to take it down yet.  It is big, full and real. I bought it super fresh and still it drinks a lot of water every day. 
I took off the Christmas ornaments and made New Years Celebration Tree.

I used colorful star garland, beads, balloons, masks and New Years party supplies.

The masks I found at Walmart in the Christmas picks. I bought them after Christmas when they were 50% off. SCORE! Also the colors are good for Mardi Gras as well. double SCORE!

I am having a hard time keeping some of the items on the tree like the hand clappers. Children want them now.

I hope all of you have a great New Year.

Time to make the resolutions.

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