Thursday, May 19, 2011

April Showers Bring...Cookies!

Apparently, April showers bring cookie flowers as well as real flowers.  We took a trip to a local bulb farm and I must have been inspired by the tulips we strolled amongst, because these are what we made for our Mother's Day barbeque this year.

Some F.Y.I.'s:  The super-simple tutorial for making polka dots can be found here at Bake at 350.  I also use Bake at 350's recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing.








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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Making Music and Movement Merrier

Like the alliteration in the title?  I've got a thing for M's this morning.  Actually, I wanted to title this post Bust a Move (or something equally as fly).  Just some combination of Music and Movement and Scrap Busting - becuase that's what these two simple projects are all about.

See? Bean bags and CD storage for the Music and Movement class that Susannah and I go to on Thursday mornings!  I've been subbing for the teacher for a couple of months now, so it's been in the forefront of my mind more than it would be if I were just an attendee.  I think the majority of my "what am I going to craft next" inspiration reflects whatever is going on in my life at the moment.  Hence, these fun bean bags!

Now we can do the Bean Bag Boogie song as many times as we want and with as many moms and kids as we want - because I made a whole slew of these bad boys!  Oh, and to safely store the CD's with all our groovy music, I made this little beauty:


I began with this tutorial from Georgia at Puking Pastilles as my jumping-off point.  I ended up tweaking  it quite a bit - I wanted more of the CD's to peek out of the pockets, I didn't need it to be car visor-friendly, and I'm intimidated by bias tape...so my version is quite different.  I couldn't have done it without Georgia's tutorial though, so thanks for the concept!
Of course, once I'd made one for Music and Movement, I decided that Susannah needed one, too.  The bean bags and the CD holder are perfect scrap busting projects and I couldn't stop busting! 






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