Sunday, February 28, 2010
March's challenge: create yourself a toadstool home using this tutorial from The Little House By The Sea. Then upload photos to share with us!
March's activity: create a St. Paddy's decoration for yourself and post the photos on the blog.
Now, here are this month's partners:
Val and Anna
Sandy and Missy
Ramie and Sherry
Melinda and Robin
Kerry and Natalie
Jeanne and Kim
Courtney and Jenny
Nikki and Gin
I'll also be sending out emails so check your SPAM folder if you don't see it.
used with permission by dottysdesigns
" When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek."
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This fairy pillow was given to me BEFORE my kids were born.
A dear friend of my mom' s made it for me. I just adore it. It was never used as a tooth fairy pillow but was on Curly Girl's bed for years....until she barfed on it!
After cleaning it up I put it somewhere out of the danger zone!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Here is our Fairy House! Curly Girl was the architect, while her friend and I put everything together. I grouted it Friday and finished the roof Saturday...
See the little shell portico? Curly Girl has such good ideas!
and at night....
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This is Paula Deen's famous Lemon Blossom cake recipe.....but I call them Fairy Cakes because they are made with a mini muffin tin.
These are AWESOME and easy to make. I thought you'd like to sample them while building your fairy houses!
18 1/2-ounce package yellow cake mix
3 1/2-ounce package instant lemon pudding mix
4 large eggs
3/4 c veg. oil
4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1/3 c fresh lemon juice
the zest of 1 lemon
3 Tbls veg. oil
3 Tbls. water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray miniature muffin tins with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Fill each muffin tin half way. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel.
To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, oil, and water. Mix with a spoon until smooth.
Dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they're still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible. I do this by sticking a fork in the bottom of the cupcake and dipping it into the glaze....or I just put them into the glaze a few at a time, turning them to completely coat.
Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, about 1 hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.
"Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold.
Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold."
~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, "A Faery Song"
Arizona dirt, candy, and the ornament in the handstamped & glittered box
I used a small pastry tin and glued a glittered pinecone from Arizona in it, moss, and an acorn charm hanging from it.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
"With fabric and yarn and beads and such
I created a fairy, I like her so much!
I gave her a name, one that would fit her
Then added a touch of magical glitter.
I packed her up with some things you should like
And mailed her today for an afternoon flight
She is now on her way, across the land
But I won't be happy 'til she's in your hands!"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Okay ladies....ALL January swaps have been received so the sidebar is empty again. Remember to email me when you start shipping out your February swaps, okay!
Because of the possibility of my emails going into a SPAM folder, I am going post partners here at the beginning of each month...just to be safe!
Val swaps with Missy
Sandy swaps with Sherry
Ramie swaps with Robin
Melinda swaps with Natalie
Kerry swaps with Kim
Jeanne swaps with Jenny
Courtney swaps with Gin
Niki swaps with Anna
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thanks, Val for hosting this for us!
Can't wait for the year to go on!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
- 6 sheets of patterned paper
- 24 die cut shapes
- 192 stickers
- 10 chipboard shapes
- 6 3-d embellishments
Monday, February 1, 2010
Look what Olivia and Andrew and I found at the base of our big Elm tree..Andrew says a "fairy tale" lives there...Olivia found a walnut shell and lined it with a feather to make a fairy bed...There is a tiny little sign that says "wish"...We think if you look at the sign and make one, it might come true...