Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous Find Friday 8

This week's find is the SUPER FABULOUS Party Blog.  Free printables, links to suppliers, has it all to host the most adorable themed parties ever!  And the photos are soooo cute.   Check it out!  Diana

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hot Chocolate Tea Towel and Coaster

A quick gift idea for a friend in the coming cooler months.A tea towel appliqued with a cup of steaming cocoa and a cute ragged coaster for a mug of the real stuff.  Diana

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Santa's Magic Key

What do you do if you don't have a chimney for Santa to come down?  Hang a magic key on your front door of course.Here are two versions of the Santa's Magic Key that I made up this past weekend.

 For this one I made a fimo Santa belly, complete with a belt and buckle.  Both have old skeleton keys on ribbons.  I got the keys at auctions over the past year.  The poem was available on the Internet.  Just google magic Santa key poem and a number of them will come up!  Now Santa will have no trouble getting into your house to deliver presents!  Diana

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hot Chili Pepper Cookies

Goofy, yes, but sometimes things just turn out that way.Why I decided to give these chili peppers silly faces, I couldn't say......but at least they taste good!  I added cinnamon favor to the frosting to give them a kick.  Diana

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wafer Paper Winter Cookies

Remember the cookie wafer papers I got from King Arthur's Flour?  Here ate the cookies I made using them.These were the easiest cookies ever to decorate and look how pretty they are!

After they dried my husband and I tasted one to see if the paper really dissolved into the frosting.  Not only did it dissolve but I couldn't tell any difference in the texture of the frosting.  It was totally gone.  I LOVE THIS STUFF!  My husband will be taking them to Africa to share with some of his co-workers.  These cookies are the closest thing they will see of winter weather!  Diana

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crispy Snowmen

Once again my husband is subbing in our church's children's class (primary valiant 8-9) and as a matter of survival, he needs an awesome treat.  Something that will wow them and keep them in line long enough to get through a lesson.  I know, we shouldn't bribe them but let goodness be it's own reward, blah, blah blah, but when you are a substitute teacher you do what you got to do. He will set these guys on the table through the whole explanation, but those kids aren't dumb.  They will quickly figure out that they will only get one at the end IF they are good!

Rice crispy squares stuck on a stick and dipped in white chocolate.  I made a mold for the top hats and used dark chocolate so the hats would be nice and close to black.

Candy eyes, orange tic tac noses and dark chocolate piped mouths.  Then I used fruit rolls to make the scarves.  These snowmen are huge and sure to give the kids a big rush of sugar.....after they leave church.  Diana

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fabulous Find Friday 7

Why do I love my Ezy-hem soooo much.  I get the crispest hems ever!  Because it is made of metal it is safe to use with an iron!  Just fold the fabric over the edge of the Ezy-hem at the desired width and iron over it to get a perfect edge.  Best money I ever spent and it is on sale right now at Nancy's Notions.  BUY IT NOW!  Diana


How did I not know my husband's favorite bread was baguettes!  I was preparing to make some sourdough when he said that he LOVED baguettes more than any other bread.  I had no clue.....thank goodness for King Arthur's recipe.
I had to mix the starter for them the night before (which still gave me time to make some sourdough bread which is MY favorite bread) and made his bread yesterday morning.  Funny thing though, I ate most of the loaf we broke open......I had to put the remaining two loaves in the freezer to save them for later.  Diana

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cupcakes in a Jelly Jar

My dear husband was brave sweet to volunteer to take our most "spirited" class in children's primary this Sunday and I couldn't send him in empty handed.The promise of Chocolate and Cherry cupcakes in a jar should keep the little munchkins in line long enough to allow him to get through the lesson.  And they can take them home to eat instead of dropping crumbs all over the church!  Man I would love to be in his class!  I mean, Cupcakes in a Jar!  I'd sit quietly for 30 minutes for one of these babies!

 Chocolate cupcake, cherry filling, chocolate cupcake, vanilla buttercream, chocolate jimmies and chocolate chips! 
And look at the cute cherries on top plus I tied on a plastic spoon!Moms are going to hate me on the trip home from church when the little squirts can't wait til they get home to eat them. Hee hee.  Diana

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lego Man Crayons

Lego man mold is going to be one of the best gadgets I have ever bought, I mean what little boy or girl wouldn't want crayons in the shape of these little guys.But can someone tell me how to get the leftover crayon off the bowls I melted them in please!!!!  Diana

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rubber Ducky Cupcake

A quick post of today's treat.  I did this little cupcakes for a baby shower for a friend.  Filled with lemon curd, this sweet cupcake has a white chocolate rubber ducky on top and blue sugar around the edge.    I love the crunch of sugar with the smooth butter cream.  Yum Yum.  Diana

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gobble Gobble

Did any of you buy the Thanksgiving vinyl pack from Groupdeals a few weeks ago?  I did!  And here is the first project I am using it in.  First I spray painted a canvas nickel silver.  Then I cut out the phrases and arranged them on the canvas til it made sense.  I really like the pumpkin color against the silver background.  I know I should have used the cricut to make my own vinyl phrases but this was so much easier and faster.  Diana

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Beary Christmas

I used to make bears.....a lot of bears actually.  Each hand sewn (read that as needle and thread not by a sewing machine), jointed and totally unique.  That was a long time ago.But with Christmas coming I got the urge to see if I could still put one together.  Endure all the flying tuffs of fur and the sore fingers.  And because I stick out my tongue when I am sewing, I eat alot of fur.  It is not pretty...... trust me.  But here is the result!  He is so soft and huggable! 

I love him but he will be going to a little boy who will love him even more than I do.  Diana

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fabulous Find Friday 6

No I didn't make these, but I am going to, as soon as the transfer sheets arrive from King Arthur Flour!  They look so sweet and aren't too expensive....less than one dollar per cookie.
And since I was already ordering the cookie sheets, I got a few other goodies too!  Diana

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rocky Road Brownies

Chocolate and marshmallow, what's not to love?  I got this recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  Have you ever read her blog?  Hilarious!  And her treats are awesome!  Like everything delicious and bad for you all mixed together.I brought a tray of these to my parents a few weeks ago and as I was removing the pan from the table, my dear little grandmother threatened my life if I didn't leave the leftovers behind when I left for home.  THREATENED MY LIFE.  I guess it was a complement........  Anyway, try these, but be sure and make enough to give to your granny, for goodness sakes!  Diana