Monday, March 24, 2014

Our Handmade Tepee

For my son's 7th birthday, his big awesome present was a tepee.  My husband did not want to just buy a tepee and give it him.  His plan was to build a tepee.  It was really a chance for the two boys in our family to do something together and create something AWESOME!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Frock and Simplicity 2265 pattern review

A couple days before St. Patrick's Day I found this lovely green tone on tone Swiss dot fabric in my stash.  I just had to whip up a St. Patty's Day frock for my little one.  The emerald green material has great drape and texture.  It was calling to me, "Hello, I have been sitting here for too long.  Make something with me!"  Yes, my fabric does talk to me.  Doesn't yours?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ice Skating Inspired Sweater

A couple of weeks ago in the middle of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and after much ice skating viewing,  I stopped into JoAnn's for some supplies.  My daughter spotted this icy blue knit with silver sparkles and begged me to make something for her that would look like an ice skating outfit.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Mother's Wish

This post originally started out as rant on whether or not to home-school my children.  It was a tribute to my frustration with the current school system and thinking that our family might be more satisfied with homeschooling.  It has changed into a reflection and a

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pirouette Cookie Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

This weekend some friends and I celebrated a dear friend's birthday.  It was so nice to get out for a couple hours and to be around friends without kids under foot or even in the next room.  I really got to relax and have some uninterrupted conversation.  Over dinner, a friend mentioned how cake decorating looks really complicated.  I wanted to share the Pirouette Cookie Cake to show that a cake can be fun and decorated without a lot of fuss.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cosmic Space Alien Glowing Cupcakes

If you do not already know, I love home birthday parties. I love all the crafting, cooking decorating, and baking that goes into creating a special celebration for one of my little ones.