Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hand drawn Minnie Mouse Tote Bag

I started this project for a girlfriend's daughter awhile ago and just got around to finishing it. I drew on a canvas tote bag with fabric markers. I am still trying to find the best products to use but what I have is working for now.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Crayons

My son, Domenic and I, made thess Christmas tree and Gingerbread Men crayons for his kindergarten class holiday party. We just peeled crayons and broke them into pieces and put them in silicone molds and baked them in the oven. I had them in nice bags but didn't take any pictures so this is the best I have!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Candy Cane Wreath

I made this wreath for Domenic's teacher at school for Christmas.  I put it in a pizza box and all the students will write their name on the box.  It took quite a lot of candy canes and hot glue but it was worth it.  The finished product looked great. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

I made these turkeys out of oreo cookies, reese's peanut butter cups, chocolate malt balls,chocolate frosting, candy corn and red and yellow frosting for the nose, eyes, and feet.

It was very easy to do.  I started out by putting two oreos together with the chocolate frosting.  I placed a book behind it for stability and allowed it to sit for a few minutes before I placed the candy corn on the top.  I also used the chocolate frosting to place the candy corn inside the oreo and then placed the other half back on . 

I then used the chocolate frosting again to hold the reese's peanut butter cup and the malt ball together.  I used it again with the candy corn for the wings and just drizzled on the feet and nose and dotted the eyes with red and yellow frosting.

They came out great and it was a big hit with the kids on Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tigger & Pooh Christmas

I think my new thing is EMBOSSING!  You really can't mess up.  And it helps that Mom has an enormous collection of embossing folders.   She said she has never used this one and that's just not right!  The hats are from the Cricut Holly Jolly cartridge.  I experimented with Diamond Dust and I think I put too much glue on the hat fur because the paper got all soggy LOL!   Once it dried it stiffened up again so all was good.  I used Martha Stewart fine glitter on the pom pom.  The banner tag is by Just Rite and the sentiment is a Whimsical Designs stamp.  The ribbon is American Crafts and the metal Santa hat is a brad.  I broke off the metal prong and used a really sticky glue dot to attach it to the tag.  I didn't like the way it looked and tried to remove it but that sucker is on there for life!  I have another embossing card to post, probably tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting!

Here's my two little elves.  Angelo is on the left, Domenic on the right.  Angelo goes for chemo at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC and they have the most magnificent Christmas trees in the lobby.  We couldn't resist the photo opportunity!
Angelo is doing great and will start his LAST chemo cycle after Christmas.  The tumor is almost gone!