Pumpkin shirt

I have been busy creating seasonal shirts for my niece.  I wish I had my cutter when my daughter was little. I took a pumpkin and wrote her name in the middle.


I cut it out of fabric with the iron on stuff on the back.  Ironed it on the shirt and presto!


Cookie Monster party


It’s hard to believe that my little cookie monster is 2! After seeing a messy cookie face a million times I decided to do a cookies and milk party.  What is a cookie party with out the cookie monsterSmile

I used tissue paper wadded up to make my 3D door sign for the party.


After naptime the birthday boy was excited to see all his cookie monster decorations.


The guests enjoyed cookies and cupcakes with milk. I set out ice cream for the guests to create their own ice cram sandwiches too. I created labels for the cookie jars by using chalkboard vinyl.


My favorite was the icebox cake made from a Martha Stewart recipe.


I used a cake pan to create this special jello mold.


The children dined on milk crates and helped create the table runner.


Everyone went home with boxed up goodies, recipe cards and a mini cookie jar with cookie crisp cereal.



The little kids went home with a cookie sippy cup, bowl, fork and spoon set, milk carton of goldfish and a personalized sand bucket. The older kids got a personalized cinch sac to hold all their treats from the piñata.


My favorite part was a photo op with the birthday boy sporting a milk mustache.

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Getting ready for a 2nd birthday

Well I have already been busy making things for Z’s birthday on my wishblade.  Can you guess my theme?


Did you guess Cookie Monster? Z is my little cookie monster. He always has his face covered in cookies.

This bib I found at the Dollar tree.  I then searched for Cookie Monster’s face on the internet.  I found one I liked and opened in in Cut and Create.  The eyes were a little choppy, so I used the circle tool to create my own eyes they same size.  I then used this face on anything I could think of.


For the cups I used chalkboard contact paper for the mouth.  On the bowls I used outdoor vinyl to stand up to washings.


I found a hat template online and cut it out on the wishblade.  Then I made the fringe by cutting crepe paper.



I found the honey comb decorations at the party store and also added cookies face.

I also made the goody bags with Cookie’s face.  Be sure to check them out too.

Vistaprint ladies t-shirt

I LOVE the ladies t-shirt on Vistaprint it is fitted and looks really cute.  If you have not tried vistaprint it is really easy to get something very custom looking.


I then clicked on blank template.


I added the text I wanted on my shirt.


Then I moved things around, changed the font to ad lib and the color.


Next I cliked “online proof approval” and then blank backside.  Choose the quanity and the size.


Then you will have to click through a bunch of other items you can order to get to your shopping cart.

Water bottle part 2

This is the last day of swim lessons for the kiddos. I like to get a small gift for the swim teacher. For years I have given them a water bottle. I usually fill them with lifesaver candy. This year I used outdoor vinyl from Pick Your Plum to decorate a dollar store water bottle. I put the name of our favorite swimming hole that I cut out on my wishblade.



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Birthday and initial shirts

I made two shirts for a sassy little girl who is celebrating her birthday today.


I started by washing the shirt and fabric. Next I created the design in Silhouette Studio.


Next I ironed heat and bond to the fabric and then cut out the design on my wishblade. I made a tiny one for a hair clip.


I also made a shirt with her initial.


Can’t wait to see pics of the birthday girl in her shirt.

H2O bottles

Last year I came up with a neat gift idea for coaches and teachers. I used vinyl to personalize waterbottles that I found at the Dollar Tree.


Using the shilouette software I typed in the teachers name and then cut it out of vinyl. I use painters tape to keep the letters evenly spaced as I transfer it onto the bottle. You can also use craft punches to cut out shapes to decorate the bottle. I also made these for my whole family. We have washed them many times and have not had any problem with the vinyl peeling off. I do suggest a block style font. I used a curly font for my daughter’s bottle and it was hard to adhear straight and not rip.

Work of Art

Everytime I walked the hall my my kids school this painting always caught my eye.


I was so excited when My son brought it home on the last day of school.  I need to come up with a creative way to showcase this work of Art.

Teacher gifts-fail

I love thinking up something creative for teacher gifts.  This year I made mugs and tote bags for the teachers on vistaprint.  I was going to fill the mugs with a mug cake.  I wanted to test the recipe ahead of time to make sure it would taste good.  I was happily baking in the kitchen, when my elbow hit the coco powder.  I watched the powder fly up in the air, as if it were in slow motion.  The next thing I knew was I had an eye full of coco powder!  It felt like I had gravel in my eye.  My hubby rushed in to help me.  We had a good laugh over the situation.  I took the mishap as a sign that I was not meant to make mug cakes.  I filled the mugs with jelly beans instead.


Pinwheel hair clips

I was head of heals for these pinwheel hair clips.  They were super easy to make.  I made them for all the girls in my daughters class to wear at the school’s annual memorial day parade.  I used the little leftover scraps to make tiny ones to decorate the sun shade on Z’s stroller.


I tried using a glue gun instead of sewing the button through.  I found that it was easiest to use a brad.

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