Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crochet Cherry Motif From Mollie Makes Issue 43

I was looking for an easy project to work on last night so I went through my assortment of Mollie Makes free projects.   Issue 43 included this project from Next To Nicx which fit the bill.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Handmade Aqua Nightstands

This weekend marks the 7th anniversary of the day we bought our house!  We looked for a long long time trying to find nightstands that we liked that matched our bedroom furniture, and eventually my husband decided he would make his own.  Between working full time, doing housework and starting his own business it took him about a year to make them, but it was worth the wait! 

We found the direction on Ana White's blog and found hardware to match the furniture we already had.  As you can see in the first picture, our dressers are an off-white color (almost a light yellow) that are a very hard shade to match so we decided to go with a coordinating color.  The color's a bit off in both of the pictures- theyre actually a light aqua color.

Crayon Heart Valentines Tutorial

My sister, who teaches first grade, came over last week to have me help her make Valentines for her students. She had picked up some small Valentines Day themed pads of paper and she wanted to make multi colored crayons to go with them. I happened (because I'm a crafty hoarder lol) to have a silicon heart chocolate mold sitting around the she used to make her crayons. They're easy to make and they are the perfect way to reincarnate old broken crayons into something awesome!

Crayon Valentines Hearts

Supplies Needed:
* Old Crayons
* Silicon Heart Mold
* Cookie Tray (for stability when taking mold in/out of the oven)
* Oven

1. Pre-heat the oven to 230 degrees.
2. Cut up old crayon into small bits.  If you are making these with kids, they can break them into small pieces with their hands. 

3. Put an assortment of colors into each heart mold. 

4. Place the silicon mold onto a cookie tray for stability putting the mold in and taking it out of the oven. Put the mold into the oven for 15 mins.
5. Take the mold out of the oven and let the mold sit for 10 mins. 
6.  Stick the mold into the fridge for a couple of minutes and the crayons will pop right out!
7. Enjoy!!