Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sneak Preview

Here is a sneak preview of a little something I have been working on......I am so in love with the felt flowers my pretty winter hats that I needed something I could wear them on year round....I also foresee different flowers in the near future.....

Monday, December 27, 2010

And then it's all over....

What a fun filled holiday season we had this year. We were able to spend time with loved ones and eats lots of treats. While I shopped the 50% off deals today I am already making plans for next Christmas season. Little Audrey fell in love with my mom's all pink tree (yes - all pink.....the lights, the ornaments, the beads even her wrapping paper is pink) so I started picking up pink trimmings for a tree just for the girls to decorate next year all in pink. I even found pink globe LED lights.

The holidays were also filled with thoughtful & wonderful gifts. The girls received a large (8') trampoline from Santa. It is in the play room right now but will go outside when the weather gets nicer. They love it & it is a great way for them to exercise & burn off some energy during the winter. I was lucky & was given a serger from my mom! Now I feel really official like I can take my sewing to another level - so LOOK OUT!
I am also planning a workshop at the Glitter Workshop in January where you can come down & make some great handstamped gifts for Valentines Day! You can make a bracelet, pendant or keychain. More details to follow of course.

Well - by some miracle both of my kids are sleeping & I have slim pickins' left for headbands so I am off to cut a bunch!

I hope all of your holidays were great too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Cocoa Mix

Here is a delish recipe for making hot chocolate. I like to put it in a jar with a pretty lid and pair it with fun flavored marshmallows.

1-1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Hershey's)
3c powdered sugar
5c powdered milk
1c powdered creamer
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp allspice

mix in a bowl & put into jar/bag. Use 2-3 rounded spoonfuls - depends on the size of the mug & your flavor preference!

To make a minty varitey crush up some candy canes into the mix.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's Cookin'.....

Wow - I can't believe it's December already! YIKES!! Luckily we do have our tree up & the house is decorated. Most of our shopping is all done we just have 1 more gift to buy & a few to create. No sweat.......but......I have a show this coming weekend! I feel really unprepared for it - but I can only do so much.

I have had fun making some soy candles that I will have at the show. There are 4 yummy flavors - Candy Cane Lane, Home for the Holidays, Crisp Cotton and Magnolia Blossom. They make great teacher or hostess gifts too. That is if you can part with them yourself.

My mom came over & made cookies with the girls tonight too. Little kids & sprinkles. You can imagine what the floor looks like.

So if you are in the Madison areas this Saturday head on over to the East Side Club on Monona Drive. There will be 50 goodie bags going out to the first customers & I have a nice coupon in there too.

I'll have a post soon for a delish hot cocoa mix recipe. Take care!