Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gingerbread House Ornament...made out of salt dough!

I am still working on the recipe to get it just right, but here is my first attempt at making a gingerbread house with salt dough. It smells so good! You could seal it to keep for many years. I will post the recipe on my account on Pattern Mart for purchase when it is completed.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mizzou vs. Baylor Game in Columbia, MO

Yes, I know this 'isn't crafting', but it is as close as I get these days! lol! I LOVE to take pics and it fits into my schedule of a forty hour a week this is my crafting at the moment. Here are a few of my fav shots taken yesterday at the game. We were given free tickets and had a gorgeous day in the sun...too bad Missouri fell apart after the second half of the game and lost. My husband and I had a great time though. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some of My Salt Dough Projects

Here are some salt dough and various other projects I've done over the years.

Heart-in-Hand Ornies!

I just made twenty-five of these primitive ornaments for a customer this week. I almost forgot how much fun it was to play in salt dough....and there was enough dough to make a few gingers too! I made them with the Prim Stained Salt Dough Ornie Recipe I sell at The heart-in-hand ornies measure about 2-1/2" x 3" using a plastic hand cutter and a metal heart cutter from Hobby Lobby. :)

Fall in Missouri 2009

I took these pics about a month ago just north of Columbia, Missouri, at the Pinnacles Youth Park. The color on the trees was just gorgeous!! I use a Canon Rebel XS and Lightroom by Adobe to edit. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Large Candy Bar Wrapper

I made some of these labels for a baby shower I hosted last week. They were game prizes...I was happy with how they came out! :) The graphics are by Cheryl Seslar of

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Shower Fondant Cake

This is my most recent "craft" project. I made this cake for a friend's baby shower that was held today. It is made of marshmallow fondant with Italian butter cream in between the 6" and 8" layers. The baby shoes are made from half fondant and half gum cute!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wow, been a bit since I posted!!

Sorry for the long delay in posting, but I have been working off and on part-time and now full-time over the last six months. I just started back to work full-time about a month and a half ago now and it has really put a damper on my crafting. I have a baby shower I'm hosting in the next two weeks so be prepared to see some cake pics soon as I need to get a practicing on my fondant skills!

Fall Coffee Travel Mug!

I found this cute travel mug at Dollar General for $ had a Christmas liner and I changed it to a fall theme. These would make great inexpensive gifts for any occasion!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Cookie Bouquet

This is my first cookie bouquet and it is serving two's a centerpiece and dessert too! It will be on our Easter lunch table tomorrow...yes, it will be eaten!! I am making more because I have some other recipes to try out before making a few for some friends as "thank you" gifts. I may even do a tutorial on how to make one! Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 10, 2009

One more winged cutie!!

Here is a picture I took back in 2002 of my great niece, Clara. I added some glow to her skin, a floral wreath and some cute butterfly wings. Isn't she cute!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Next project...Make your own graduation invites/announcements!

Fun Easter Project for kids to make!

This is an easy and fun project to try with your kids. I teach art to two grade school boys on Thursdays. They made a bouquet for their mom and one for their grandmother! Here is a pic of one I made to "test" the project out first.

On the link, scroll down a bit to view instructions. There are some other cute spring/Easter projects to try also!

Scroll down to view project pics and directions. I used some yellow foamies for the flower centers as I did not have yellow pipe cleaners. I cut a strip about 1/2" x 4-1/2" and bent in the middle and secured with green pipe cleaner. Then cut each side into thirds.

Sunday, March 1, 2009