Monday, July 23, 2012

Projects and Stuff

Seems like so much has been going on around here in the past week (or weeks if I'm really honest about it!).  I've been doing a bit of crafting/experimenting with Pinterest projects/dreaming of even more.  I've done a few things and have a few more on the agenda when time permits and I get over this awesome cold I've had since the weekend.  Yeah..a summer cold..go figure!  And I caught it from my precious baby girl to beat it all!  I think she's faired way better than I have though..which I'm grateful for! 

Onto the projects...

First..I made homemade chocolate syrup about a week ago. can make it yourself..and its so much better than store bought.  Plus its super easy!  I got the idea from fellow blogger Rachel.   A HUGE thank you for that post!!  Here is the recipe and a picture I took in the process of making the yumminess...

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

You whisk together the sugar and cocoa in a saucepan with a wire whisk until almost all the lumps are gone.  Then add the water and salt and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Bring it to a boil and continue to cook, while stirring, for a few minutes..until it starts to get good and thick.  You'll know....

Remove it from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.  Then add the vanilla.  Pour it into a container (I just happened to have used up a bottle of chocolate I just cleaned it up real good and put it in that!) and keep in the fridge!  Its AWESOME..give it a try!!!

I've also made Makayla a bandana dress..another idea from pinterest.  I made a burgandy one and have the materials to make a blue one as well..just haven't gotten around to it as of yet....

How cute!!!

In the works..I'm very excited to try making a tshirt dress!  I bought all the materials for well under $10 and I must say..with the color combinations I think its going to look rather snazzy!!  Here are my materials for the dress..I opted for a tshirt rather than a tank top (if you look up tank dress on pinterest you'll find this idea) so I could wear it more than just for the summer months.  The fabrics I found at Hobby Lobby (how much do you love this store!!??)...

I also plan on making another skirt with this material I found for 50% off at Hobby Lobby too!

I've also done some things that are non-wearable too.  I had been wanting for the longest time to find Makayla an owl clock for her room..since we're so owl obsessed around here!  Well..since I haven't seen a THING..the other night I thought hmm..wonder if you could make something like that?  Well low and behold I found clock that was fashioned with some mod podge and scrapbook paper to create the color combination that particular person was looking for to match their decor.  A lightbulb went off and so did my hunt for some sort of paper to mod podge onto a clock!

I looked at Hobby Lobby and a few other places with no luck.  Then while at Walmart I came across a really cute owl gift bag for .98.  YES..I think to myself..this will work perfectly!  So I bought a cheap $3.98 clock..the owl gift bag..and some stickers (which I had to go back later on and buy more since I didn't have enough 1's).  I already had brown spray paint at home since I wanted the rim of the clock to match her pink/brown decor..I didn't want to leave it white.  This is the result..I can't tell you how much I LOVE THIS CLOCK!

Have you done any creative projects or pinterest-inspired projects lately?


1 comment:

  1. The dress you made for Makayla is SO CUTE! And homemade chocolate syrup sounds amazing . . .


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