Monday, February 24, 2014

Paper Bead Bib Necklace Tutorial

Once again, I was craving some new jewelry.  And once again, I dug into my craft supplies and came up with something I really love :)

This bib necklace is flirty and fun, and great for Spring!  The necklace features two rows of beaded fringe made from paper beads.  If you've never made paper beads, you're in for a real treat.  Paper beads are easy to make (I've included a full tutorial with my directions) and can be made from any paper item - magazines, letters, catalogs, and even maps!

I chose some colorful images from my stash of Anthropologie catalogs to get some deep blues and greens to make my necklace.  This is a great recycling project!!

Check out my Hubpages for all the details!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just in Time for Valentine's Day...

I've put together a list of the Top 40 Love Songs - perfect if you are planning a special date or romantic dinner, or if you're just looking for some great songs to add to your ipod or workout playlists!  Find it here on my Hubpages!

And while you're there, check out my tutorial for making this Button Heart Pin or Pendant.  A sweet accessory for this time of the year - or any day :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

{Food} Blog Envy (Again): Haniela's - from my kitchen to yours

I recently came across another wonderfully creative blog I wanted to share, Haniela's - from my kitchen to yours.


What first caught my attention what her recipe for homemade Valentine's Day S'mores.  Aren't they gorgeous?  So pretty - elegant even.

Her recipe includes directions for making homemade graham crackers AND your own marshmallow!  YIKES!  I must admit, I can't ever imagine making my own graham crackers and marshmallow.  However, this recipe has given me an idea for a simpler treat.  Using this same design, cut out sugar cookies, dip them part way in chocolate, and spread strawberry jam in between the top and bottom cookie.  This idea would make a very pretty cookie for a tea party, bridal or baby shower, or any special event!

Haniela's website is loaded with wonderful recipes.  I'm going to go see what else I can find there!  :)