Friday, May 31, 2013

C r a f t B r e a k : W a t e r c o l o r P a i n t i n g

I've finally found some time to get back into painting!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

C r a f t B r e a k : M o d B e a d N e c k l a c e

This simple DIY is a great way to make a customizable statement necklace.  Simply tape off half of your wood bead and paint the exposed half with your color of choice. When they are dry add to a chain  with a clasp and you're done! It's almost too easy!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

C r a f t B r e a k : F e l t R o s e B o u q u e t

Here's a way to display your felt roses by turning them into a little bouquet! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

F o o d i e : T i r a m i s u P a r f a i t s

I made these tiramisu parfaits as Mother's Day dessert - and they were sooo good! 
(I substituted the ricotta for mascarpone)
I will definitely be making these again.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

C r a f t B r e a k : F e l t R o s e s

Felt is one of my favorite crafting mediums because it's cheap, easy to work with, and comes in a wide variety of colors. These little roses are quite simple to make and require only felt, floral wire, and glue. To make the rose; free-hand a shape and coil like the one pictured above (design inspired by this post). You could make a pattern but the best part about free-handing the design is that each rose comes out differently and this makes them look a bit more natural. Also cut a few leaves out of green felt to add later on.  Begin coiling the felt from the center of the coil and use hot glue to keep it all together. Then glue on the stem and leaves and your little rose is complete! These look cute in little vases and in another post I will be sharing way to turn them into a bouquet!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sometimes it just feels great to have a super productive day!
Now, let's see how long I can keep this going....

Thursday, May 16, 2013

C r a f t B r e a k : C e r a m i c P a i n t i n g

I love ceramics and ceramic painting. It's so neat to see the transformation of the glaze after firing. One day I would love to have a kiln of my own. Until then, visiting the local pottery shop will have to do! This was a fun little project I completed on a recent visit with a dear friend.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

F o o d i e : G r a n o l a B i t e s

These granola bites are a fun and healthy treat to make and cn easily be customized with your favorite mix-ins.  
(I opted for dried cranberries instead of coconut)

Sunday, May 5, 2013