Made by hands, expressed from the heart.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fix that Back Pack!

Sometimes my quest to be creative is not successful, and I end up ruining what came perfect in first place.
I had this travel backpack, and in an attempt to make it more festive, I glued fabric stars using glue gun. Not only the stars came off, but the glue stayed. And to finish my cat slept on top, so it had furry patches. Very ugly.
So after I tried my best to remove the hair and the excess glue, using sticky roll, a knife, glue gun, nail polish remover... this was the best I could make look.

To find something to cover those patches was another challenge, and after going through all my different materials, I found these cute buttons that were on sale at Michael's a while ago. So I sewed the buttons on top of each ugly patch.
Hopefully I gave a few more years to use, and we don't have to buy a new one.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cute Breakfast.

Today for Father's Day, I made a quick and light breakfast (since dad decided to be healthy and is working out). So I used my bread cutters to make a peanut butter sandwich, and the vegetable cutters for sliced bananas, topped with blueberries. I previously used them for another post that you find here, where you find the links to purchase them. It is very handy to have, and easy to use.
It made a great start for a very nice day. And it didn't even made me tired.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thank You Teachers!

There is just so much we can do, or so much we can spend in gifts for teachers, assistants, managers and staff. And we really wanted to show appreciation for these people who care for our children, and help us in the process of raise functional and responsible citizens.
So my last day emergency plan is always cards and treats.
For the cards I used a few stickers and blank cards from my collection of accumulated sale items from Michaels. Just to make sure I thank each of them for the work they do every day.

I had a little time to prepare everything, plus I wanted to cut time of clean up, and in these cases I go semi homade. So I decided to buy a box of Graham Crackers. I made a little sandwich, and filled them with melted chocolate.

To make it more personal, I decided to top them with fondant. First I rolled it out, cut squares with a pizza cutter, them after dried, I drew each one using edible coloring pen.

I also used a paintbrush to finish painting with food coloring.
The boxes were from Michaels, as well as the pretty ribbon.
Hopefully they like them, and see my appreciation through my work.