Monday, August 19, 2013

Having fun making some bows today.  I love fabric! :)

These are 5 1/2" x 3" bows no sew bows. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back To School Cookie Bouquet

Got a call for cookies in a basket.  Well anyone can just put cookies in a basket so I decided to design them in an arrangement.  I really loved the way they turned out. 

I just bought some ready made cookies from BJ's, with gloves on transferred them to individual plastic bags.  Taped them to wood pics that I taped up with floral tape added some school supplies and off it went :)

Boy does it make me want to keep on crafting :)

Friday, April 26, 2013


Today I am baking some Tastefully Simple treats for a friend who is doing a missions scrapbooking event and the house smells wonderful.   I love baking just so the house smells like a home :)

I enjoy selling TS it's so easy to go the cabinet and make something that tastes great using only one or two ingredients.

I have also been playing with some silk corsages.   I forget how much fun it is to work with silks.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Relay For Life

Did it again so excited to be a part of Bayside Relay For Life as Entertainment Chair and also that my team won the best decorated campsite and Most Team Spirit. 

If you have never been to a Relay For Life event you must go check one out.  It will change your life forever.

Just found out that our team is #3 in fundraising. :)

Awesome Tip from TheMailbox
Just a Spritz
Here’s a less messy way to use watercolor paints. Instead of setting out water cups, keep a spray bottle of water nearby. When a youngster’s tray of paints begins to dry out, spritz it with water and let the painting fun continue.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thinking of Selling Your Crafts?

I don't know about you but I love to sell at craft shows.  I love the people that I meet and the friends that you make.

I haven't entered in a craft show in a long time but I sure to feel the need to get it together and enter one.  It's a long day but so worth it for me for many reasons.

See what  Creative Income has to say about, "Which Craft Show is Best for Me to Sell my Crafts".

Finished a Flip Flop piece I was working on for my front door. :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

I forgot how much fun and how easy it is to make a motorcycle diaper cake.  

Made my first upside down pineapple cake today my husband was so excited that I made it and said it would be gone in no time :)

Finally getting my craft room into shape and the good news in that everything is in one place I don't have to go from room to room looking for my stuff.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Gift Card Bouquet

Don't what to get them?   Gift cards are a good idea and still can be presented uniquely.  Clip them together with styling paperclips and tape to a stick to give them height.   Add a little colored wrap puffs and some other fun small items.   This is one of the raffle items for Hope Ministry Fundraiser Dinner.

Today I am getting ready for Marie's Karaoke party tomorrow.  Lots to do and finish up.  Can't wait to the cake the A Bite of Love Cakes is making for her.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Party Printable

Look what I found go check it out Free Party Printables and lots of great ideas that Bird's Party has to offer.

Having some St Patrick's fun.   There is always so many craft projects that I want to work on but never enough time. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Heart Pie...oh my!

This is crazy, in a good way.  What a sugar rush! :)  Let me know if you try making them I'm not sure that I can I think I would be the only one eating them...hehe
Got some new things happening.  Getting ready to move to a new home this weekend in the next town over and have decided to start selling Tastefully Simple again!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Looking for candy for your candy buffet check out the Candy Warehouse they make it nice and convenient to put it together.  Would love to see your photos, post them to Mrs Ds Craft Cottage Facebook page

Making My Man Happy

I sure do know how to make my hubby happy, I haven't made blueberry muffins in a long time :)
I have to admit I'm kinda liking the idea that Nikki my 16yr old can drive and pick Joey up from school.  It gives me time to play more.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tic Tac Toe

Kevin and I we shopping over the weekend and found a tic tac toe board that just had large X's and O's for $40 .  I normally don't say this but I said, "I can make one for a lot cheaper".  So here it is :)  It was fun making something for Kevin and Joey to play with.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Customize your iPhone case with Stitchery!

How cool is this I stumbled across the Leeseedesign DIY Iphone case cross stitch kit, click on the pic below to see more.  Makes me wish I had an Iphone  :)  Coats and Clark says that some Joann's Fabric stores are carrying the kit.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gooseberry Patch Desktop Desgins

Gooseberry Patch
One of my favorite desktop selections are the free monthly designs from Gooseberry Patch.  Go get yours :)

I'm hoping to find to do a little Valentine's decorating with us moving I'm not sure that I will get around to doing much.   Keep an eye out for my Valentine's Wine Glass Candy Arrangement Tutorial.