Friday, April 23, 2010

Cinnamon Bread

When I was in high school, a friend of mine's mom would make the most delicious cinnamon bread and send it on sport bus trips.  Since then I have tried and tried to make it like she used to.  I finally got the directions last fall from my friend Kinsey.  It is SO delicious and super easy to make.

doesn't it look delicious?

All you do is make your favorite bread recipe and after the dough has risen you flaten it out.  Then spread melted butter on, sprinkle with brown sugar, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.  Don't be stingy with the sprinkling either - you can't have enough of the gooiness that it creates.  Roll it up and press the seams together and then put it in the pan.  Let it rise again and then bake it as per your bread recipe instructions.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Envelope Book

A friend of mine showed me an envelope-type scracbook that she had bought so I decided to make one.  I didn't really know what I was doing but this is how it turned out.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Paper Pinwheels

To start off - I totally ripped this idea off my SIL Leslie's blog.  She made hers out of fabric and they are so cute.  I didn't have any cute fabric on hand (and the nearest store is 1 1/2 hrs away) so I went with some cute scrapbook paper that I had.  They turned out so cute and my little boys were disappointed that they didn't spin like real pinwheels do.  I can only do so much.  Here are some pics:

If you want to give it a try you can find Leslie's tutorial HERE.

ABC 123

I finally got around to doing one of my to-do projects.  I took an old formula can and modpodged some cute paper and letters on it.  Then i filled it with ABCs, abcs, and 123s that I had made with my cricut and then laminated.  My whole intent was so Jake could get a little better at recognizing his letters and numbers.  It's hard to keep it away from our older Benjamin that likes to review all the stuff he has learned in preschool this year.  Kaden tries to get a hold of them too but he's not sure what it is he's trying to get a hold of.  Anyway, it came together cute and all the boys LOVE it.

Jake looking at the letters.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Tablerunner

First of all, I am not the greatest at applique.  I got this pattern for table runners for every month of the year.  This is the one for May.  I didn't follow the pattern exactly but I love how it turned out.  Here are some close-ups:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunshine Award

My SIL Leslie at Night Owl Crafting passed this award on to me.  Now it is my turn to pass it on to some fellow crafters/bloggers that spread sunshine.

1. See it Love it Win it!  This is a new giveaway blog that my SIL Andrea just started.  Who doesn't love a giveaway.  Head over there and enter for a chance to win something from:

2. Hand me down weaving.  I've blogged about Audrey and her incredible weaving skills before.  If you haven't checked out her blog go do it now.  Here is an example of here handiwork:

3.  Bubbaroo.  A friend of mine, Kinsey, from high school as amazing crafting skills.  I love here refurbishing projects that she makes.  She has always been so talented and I even have an ornament she made for me way back when that gets hung on my Christmas tree every year.

4. Lyndsey's Craft Spot.  I stumbled upon this blog a while ago and I LOVE the stuff she does over there.  She makes the cutest projects.  Here is a little taste:

5. I always find great ideas from Emily at Not So Idle Hands.  This gal can seriously craft!  She is amazing.

6.  I love the projects over at Knock off wood.  This girl has some serious talent and I am always amazed at the plans she comes up with.  I have a couple of them printed off and waiting for my husband to get some time to make them for me.

7.  Vanessa over at V and Co does some amazing work.  I love to check out her blog regularly and find things that spark my creativity.

8.  I love all the projects over at Make it and Love it.  Seriously, where does this girl get such amazing crafting skills?  She definitely spreads the sunshine with her great ideas.

9.  The idea room  has great tutorials and awesome ideas.  If this is a blog you haven't checked out yet - there may be one or two of you out there - go check it out now.

10.  Somewhat Simple.  I'm pretty sure everyone has been to Stephanie's fantastic blog.  She has so many fun ideas and easy things to create.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who's got the . . . .

Button.  Well, the button jar at least.  My mom has an antique wooden button box that I COVET!  I decided to make a button jar until I can get my hands on that box.  I just took an old plastic jar with a lid, mod podged some cute paper and letters on it and - DONE!  Very cute and now I have a place for all my buttons.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April Frame

Easter came and went and I didn't want to have EGGS up in my frame for the whole month. I also didn't want to jump the gun on May's word so I used my handy dandy cricut create and cut out some flowers and butterflies.  It's very springish and it will get me through until May.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

On my list -

I LOVE table runners lately - this one looks so cute and easy to make.

Love these ABCs in a can!

Check out this cute hat!

I (heart) this quilt!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I've had this fabric laying around forever.  It's so cute and I didn't really want to cut it.  I decided the other day that I wanted a new skirt though so I finally gave in and cut it out.  They are both the same pattern.  I was going to do the yellow one different - and I did.  But once it was all sewn together, I didn't like the style or the way it looked on me.  So, I unpicked the whole thing and redid it the same pattern as the blue one.  They both turned out way cute and I can't wait for the chance to wear them.

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