Sunday, November 24, 2013

Halloween Chili Bar

Even though I no longer work for Lara I still help her out with parties here and there.
For halloween last year she made chili and decided this year to kick it up a notch and do a big chili bar.  So she asked me to make some signs for the chili bar like she saw here but she asked for them to look "spooky".  So I went to work with my silhouette cameo!  

I made these signs using the print and cut feature on my silhouette.
I love how they turned out!


I used a shadow box and the orange spider is from Artco.





  



I think the signs were perfect!


The rest of the food looked great!

Each guest was supposed to bring a dish and a white serving tray.  This makes a lot less clean up and a very clean looking table!



I made cupcakes for the party.
Vanilla Bloody Bone cupcakes with Vanilla blood drop frosting.
Chocolate Black Bat cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream.


The drink and dessert table looked great!








I also did a bit of decorating the week before to make the house look perfect!

Happy Halloween!

-e

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Gift for the Neighbors

I absolutely love giving gifts!  If I had all the money in the world I would spend it on buying presents and surprising people!  Since the leaves started turning orange I had been wanting to make some pumpkin bread!  Last year we had just bought our house and were doing all the renovations but we weren't living there so I couldn't really celebrate and meet the neighbors. So I was excited to deliver some goodies this year!
I used my silhouette to create a label and added some raffia to the loaf after I 
wrapped it in wax paper!  Here it is!


It was so much fun seeing the neighbors surprise!  Well worth it!

-e

Kid Craft: Baby food jar turkey

Right now I am nannying for a 2 year old (E) and a 8 month old (G). Well G is quite the eater!  He is going through baby food like no other!  So instead of just recycling the glass jars I have been collecting them for future craft projects. Here is a craft project we did a few weeks ago with a jar!


E loves to get her hand traced and do handprints so I traced her hand on construction paper and cut it out. This part would be a little more fun for a child that is old enough for scissors!  Then I gave her googley eyes to glue on and a nose to glue on. The nose is just a pice of construction paper folded so it sticks out. I used orange pipe cleaners for the feet and I hot glued them onto the bottom of the jar since the glue wouldn't stick. I helped E put the "feathers" in order and then she taped them together. (2 year olds aren't good at waiting for glue to dry) 

The turkey would look really cute filled with some brown M&MS or chocolate goldfish as a gift to a special friend.

Send me pictures of your baby food jar creations!  I would love to see!

-e