Friday, January 14, 2011

Evening Filler

Well Just to give you a little back brief, we don't have cable (let alone a pair  of rabbit ears) to watch television in our household, because well frankly we never watched it to begin with so why start now. So while waiting for my children to fall asleep so I can watch a non-disneyish child geared film I did this...for two hours 'cause that's how long it took them to go to sleep. Make note that I was originally putting away my paints because I am taking a drawing class this semester.

So if you ever think to yourself and say "What can I do to kill some time?" make yourself popcorn, grab paints, some brushes, and paper (I just happen to have a cheap 2 pack of 11"x14" canvases) and paint your pooch (or kitty*I don't discriminate) while they beg for the popcorn your munching on!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Diaper Cakes

So often enough I have had to make diaper cakes for my pregnant friends, coworkers, my husband's friends and co-workers, and I just wanted to share the love that you to can make this great gift

Gather your supplies:
Size NB or 1-2 disposable baby diapers
Receiving Blankets/Hooded Towels (outside 
Ribbon or Diaper Pins

DECORATIONS (*try to have a theme/color)
Stuffed Animals
Small baby rattles/teethers/pacifiers
Baby supplies *travel fit best
Baby Spoon/bottles
Baby Hat/Bib/Socks

Cellophane wrapping and bow *optional

Start by folding the blankets/towels so they slightly taller then the diaper

Layer your folded blanket/towels in tier order 

Fold ends overlaplaping and secure with ribbon or diaper pins

Set largest tier upright and open making a circle and add diapers in a rotating overlaping manner

Continue this with all tiers

Stack tiers accordingly....onto the fun part

Secure baby items with ribbon

Finish by curling ribbon or bows (clip out initial tier building ribbon if used)

Wrap with cellophane and bows

Here are other pictures of baby diaper cakes I have done in the past