A little girl's love for ice cream + a huge cardboard box and the worst winter ever is how our ice cream stand was created. Thankfully my amazing husband is a carpenter so he was able to whip out a frame that we secured the cardboard decor to. He even made a shelf under the window which was just awesome!
Another addition to the decor included large hanging ice cream cones. They turned out really cute. I found a tutorial on pinterest, you can check out the instructions by Amy Locurto from Parents Magazine here.
The kids loved the ice cream stand and my daughter had a blast serving her guests. It was a sweet day.
The holidays are over, but there is always a reason to bake
For Christmas cookies this year I wanted to make a fun
cookie that the kids could decorate. So we made a simple sugar cookie that we
frosted designs on top. For the icing, I picked up a couple of those cheapy
ketchup bottles at the grocery store. I think it was under 2 bucks. The kids
loved it! Super easy to use. I found an amazing SIMPLE recipe for the beautiful
professional looking frosting over at our best bites. Sara even gives you a tip
on how to make the piping for the cookies. Give yourself about 3 to 4 days prep
time though, depending on how you plan to decorate the cookies. You need enough
drying time in-between the piping, fill and final design on top. Check out the
awesome glace icing how-to here:
For Christmas photos this year I made a paper rosette backdrop.
It took a lot of red and green paper, folding, glue dots, and Christmas music. You don't have to be exact, experiment with a few to see which folds you like the most. You can mix it up, make a few small with letter size paper, and the larger rosettes using 11x17 sheets.
You can download the full instructions how to make the rosettes as a pdf at papersource: http://www.paper-source.com/ideas/How-To-Paper-Rosette.pdf
Halloween is right around
the corner and that means it’s time to start decorating!
We created a fun garland
this year and would love to share it with you. There is a jack-o’-lantern, a
cat, a bat, a ghost and stars.
I ending up cutting way more
than the little ones, but at least it got them excited to use their scissors.
I ran out of thin string so the first round I threaded through one
hole punch in the center with some ribbon I had laying around.
Whichever way you string ‘em up they are sure to bring a smile to
One of the January Spoonflower contests is for fabrics using an astrological theme: Zodiac!
I rounded up all of the little star signs and designed my first fat quarter.
I have had pattern design on my to do list for over a year now, and I have created lots of designs, they just need to be refined. Enter New Year's resolution: Spoonflower contests on Aloha Baby's to do list :D