Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to Pam

I think I love wrapping presents almost as much as I love searching for them and giving them away. For Pam's Birthday today, we knew we wanted to get her stemless wine glasses (she had mentioned she wanted some) and of course you know you cannot buy someone wine glasses without buying a bottle of wine. But as I was seeking out a bottle of wine I saw this BOX of wine and thought it was so cool looking (I am a sucker for packaging) and really this box is a better option for Pam who is the only drinker in her household.

Then, as I was perusing the store, I spotted these roses and I fell in love with the color and had to get them. It was only after I brought them home did I really figure out my neat way of incorporating them (I inserted green floral water tubey things into the handle of the wine box). As for the stemless wine glasses (which were boxed up) I wanted the "wrapping" to match my box-o-wine so I scrounged around and found an old Trader Joe's grocery bag which read "PLEASE RECYCLE THIS BAG" and I said "Okay, I will do you one better and REUSE it first, then recycle it." Don't you like the illustrations on the bag? I cut out a fork to use in a future project and may specifically return to Trader Joe's just for more bags (I guess I should pick up some macarons while I'm there). So, I wrapped the box for the most part but wanted to use the handle because I thought it was a neat feature, and I left the top open and it looked like a bag. I filled it with recycled crinkle paper to finish the look. Overall, I was happy with the design.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Celtic Heart Knot

Today, I thought I would do a brief creative project: try to tie a
Celtic Heart Knot.
After watching this very simple tutorial I scrounged around for something to tie and found this old ball of hemp. I doubled it up to give it some weight and this is what I ended up with.

I'd like to try it with my Dad's boating rope this summer!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Put A Bird (or two) On It

This is a great clip, but since I don't have cable tv, I haven't actually seen the show in its entirety. Speaking of which, a recent project I did involved birds.... It is a lovely little component to an upcoming bachelorette party.

Supplies: Martini glass, Armor Etch liquid, and a brush to apply it with.

Supplies: Reusable, self-stick stencil "stuff" and Bird hole punch to create stencil.
Stencil created.

Stencil applied.

Armor Etch applied with brush.

After about 5 minutes, wipe off etching liquid with wet paper towel and rinse off.

And you're done!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Waffle House = Our House

My mother is magical. I happen to say that I did not have a waffle maker and magically one appeared on my doorstep three days later. So this morning we had waffles! And bacon. Must have bacon. I tried making maple bacon but it wasn't as good as the candied bacon we had last weekend, so I am going to have to try again with MORE candied bacon and take pictures of it before I eat it (if that is possible)....

Long time, no update!

I know it has been a long time, so today there will be two separate posts! An update from my previous post where I drew the cake I was planning on making: here it is finally made!

The beautiful Bride actually did like the cake, she is just silly :)