Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts

I decided it would be fun to make something for Mother's Day this year. This is what I came up with.

First, are the cotton face rounds. I used the tutorial found here. Since they're so small, they were really easy to crochet. I made a bunch of them.

Next is the cupcake bath bomb. I got the idea for the cupcake here from Little Birdie Secrets. I actually used the tutorial here at Homemade Mamas for the bath bomb recipe since it had more common ingredients. For the frosting on top, I just used royal icing. I made sure to clearly label that these were not edible so no one would try to take a bite.

Lastly, is the bath puff. I tried a different pattern originally and it never dried. Luckily, I found a pattern here at Fresh Mint Rain that makes a bath puff that you can untie to allow it to dry. I tested one out before making ones for gifts and it worked well.

Well, I spent a fair amount of time making these gifts, but I think they turned out cute and they were well-received.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Easter 2011

So, Easter was over a month ago, but I still wanted to post about it anyway. Boo and I were in Utah visiting my family for Easter. We went to spend some time with my brother before he left on his 2 year mission for our church. My mom bought Boo a cute book for her Easter basket with a bunny puppet inside it. She likes it and even kisses it sometimes.

I made this skirt for Boo using the tutorial here from Ameroonie Designs. I don't think mine looks as cute as the original, but I'm still happy with it. I had to do some math to make it a bit smaller so it would fit. My mom bought the cute sweater to go with it. I tried to make a couple of fabric flowers for a matching hair clip and sweater pin, but they just didn't turn out. I couldn't seem to keep the stitching even, so instead of the bottom being flat, it was a bowl shape. Not so pretty.

Boo was intrigued by the Easter candy. She was happy to just hold it while it was in the wrapper, so I didn't bother letting her actually eat it.

My cousin is working at Edible Arrangements and was kind enough to bring us this beautiful bouquet for Easter. It even had some chocolate covered bunnies on it. So yummy.

My mom with her two grandbabies. At first, Boo was a bit jealous of her cousin M taking all the attention from Grandma, but she soon warmed up to him.