Thursday, April 21, 2011


I have been away from my blog because we are working on some home remodeling projects. Refinishing hard wood floors, removing pop corn ceilings, painting, etc.  All of that was interrupted when "Mayhem" struck and we had a tree fall on our house...and car. It has just been crazy around here.  Hopefully we will get things back to normal and I can get back to crafting and blogging soon.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Minnie Camera Strap & Tea Cup Pin Cushion

I made another camera strap for my upcoming Disney World trip in June.  I love Minnie Mouse, so I had to use the polka dot fabric. This time I added a little more padding to make it extra comfy, but basically I made it the same as I did here

Speaking of Disney, let me show you my favorite pin cushion...ever!  A little while back I did a pin cushion swap with some fantastic ladies and my swap partner, Cassie, sent me this super fun pin cushion.  That's right folks, I have a Cassie Box original...please don't be jealous. It is a fun mixture of the Mad Tea Party and Minnie's famous colors.  Don't you love it?!?

 Here it is with pins.  I am so silly....I will only put Mickey/Minnie color pins in it (red, white, yellow, or black).  Don't even think about putting a blue head pin in this tea cup!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Cake

This is the Easter cake I made for my family last year.  I had just learned how to do basket weave and make flowers in my cake class, so I was excited to use my new skills. 

I know not everyone knows how to do all that, so let me tell you the super easy "sort of homemade" way to make a cake like this.  You won't have the basket look, but it will still be cute - and easy.  Buy boxed strawberry cake and strawberry icing (Duncan Hines is my fav).  Buy a chocolate bunny, robin egg candy, and candy grass.  All of that can be found at Target.  You can find pre made flower candies in the cake decorating section at Hobby Lobby.  Then ice your cake and decorate.  It's that easy.

I am linked up. Check it out for some other great ideas: