Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Menu board planner

I've been having some issues with food inspiration. I've been contemplating a meal plan for a while. I saw this diy on Facebook and fell in love with it.
All you need:
- some fabric that you like and backing or scrapbook paper
- magnets
- glue gun
- clothes pins ( I used bobby pins)
- card stock
- marker
- cue cards

1) glue the fabric to the backing.
2) glue the magnets to the back of the menu.
3) cut out 8 shapes out of the card stock (1 for the menu title and 7 for the days of the week. ) and write.
4) glue the title onto the menu and the weekdays onto the clothes pins
5) glues back of clothespins to menu in order.
6) and lastly, write down your meals on the cue cards and as you find recipes you like you can add them to your menu cards.


OK, so we just moved into our new place in Alberta and now we're expecting our second little one. So more projects will be coming. Household and baby projects!!! I'm so excited!! Here's my list so far and when I get them done they will be up here. OK, my list:
-- receiving blankets
-- menu board
-- welcome mat
--  coasters
-- bench ( out of headboards)
-- onsies
-- mobile.

So that's my to do list and you'll see them as the come. Well thought I should give you an update on the goings on. See you at my next post!!!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Spring Sweets!

I made these cute little chocolate nests the other day and everyone loved them!

To make them you will need:

1 tbsp butter (to grease muffin tin)
1/2 bag(6 oz.) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag (6 oz.) of butterscotch chips
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/2 bag (6 oz.) of chow mein noodles or pretzel sticks (i used pretzels sticks)
36 Cadbury mini eggs

1) grease muffin tin
2) in a large microwave safe bowl, mix the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and heat in the microwave for 30 sec intervals mix well until all melted
3) then mix in the peanut butter
4) carefully mix in the chow mein noodles or pretzels until completely coated.
5) spoon the mixture into the muffin tin and gently push down the middles to make a nest shape
6) add 3 mini eggs to each nest and chill them in the fridge (about an hour)
7) after they have hardened pop them out and serve!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

My recycled notebook

After the move I found sooo much I wanted to make! I wanted to make furniture, clothes, toys, sheets, anything I could! But, of course, I don't have the space or the tools for any of it. So I decided to buy a notebook and record all of my brilliant (and sometimes not so brilliant) ideas and pictures so that when I do have my tools and space I have them right at my finger tips. Then I thought "BUY!? I'm going to make my own!!"

Here's what you need!
- a cereal box (empty)
- scissors
- printing paper
- darning needle
- twine or reeeally thick thread
- a pretty button!

1) Cut out one of the big sides of the cereal box and fold it in half.(picture in , this will be the cover)

2) fold the printing paper inside and cut it to size (about 2 cm from the edge of the cardboard)

3) Once you have the size all figured out sew along the fold of the printing paper to the inside fold of the cereal box.

4) Sew your pretty button on to the front cover, about an inch from the edge. knot but dont cut off you'll need enough thread/ twine left over to wrap around the book twice and around the button to secure it (4-5x).

5) then you can decorate your cover however you want. if paint will be involved I advise painting the cover before you put it all together.

The Big Move

Sorry, I haven't been posting anything lately. I just moved from Ontario to Alberta with the Hubby and the Little One and I just recently got my craft stuff back! Yay! So, hopefully I'll be posting more often.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

heart on your sleeve

These are from the same sweater as my infinity scarf and the most time consuming part of making them was sewing the buttons on. They are really warm and I think they're really pretty (proud much?). start by cutting the sleeves off a sweater at the length you want the gloves to be. Figure out  and cut holes where your thumbs would go then decorate!