Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My favorite Oatmeal Cookies!

I love oatmeal cookies, but I am picky. I love the sugary thin and crispy only oatmeal ones. 

So I went on a such for that recipe and I found it here.

So yummy!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lollipop Flower Pot

My nieces and nephews LOVE lollipops 

So when I saw this picture here I had to make my mother in law one.

Super easy!

I used a Styrofoam ball, a planter pot, hot glue, and six pounds of dum dums. 
Go here for the full directions.

My mother in law loves it and so do the kids!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mini Little Cheesecakes!!

Yummy Little Cheesecakes

These are delish and have a faster cooking time because of there smaller bite size. 

1 cup of cookies, crushed (I used oatmeal cookies crushed)
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted

2 - 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
a pinch of  salt 
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
Place liners in 24 muffin cups.

Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter together and spoon into each muffin cup and gently pressing down to cover the bottom of each muffin cup.
Cover and set aside.

To make filling combine all filling ingredients and mix thoroughly  then spoon on top of crust filled muffin cups till just about full and evenly split between all 24 cups.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until firm to touch but still soft. Chill for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Garnish with powder sugar and slice berries.

Love <3 Lace

Friday, February 24, 2012

Desk Organizer:Craft Corner

Isn't it fun to take something that you don't use often but can't bare to get rid of and make it useful.

Well I do.

SO this funny looking thing here is a cake stand that we used at our wedding. It was perfect for what we needed and can be used and such a stand when we have cake again. But I don't know about you but we don't have cake on a silver cake stand every week. It was laying around upside down.

Upside down makes it look like a tray with a bowl.
So now it sits in my craft area all cute like with fun things in it.

The paper flowers inside the bowl are punch outs leftover from our wedding.
The jars are small jam size mason jars with just the lid rings with do dads inside them. 

It makes the perfect caddy to hold things I use often.

Love <3 Lace

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dressed up white board:Craft Corner

Here is another little make over of something I had laying around that I thought would work in my craft corner.

I had this boring looking white board.

So I dressed it up a little.

Painted the edges green-blue color I mixed myself with craft glue. Made a few rolled felt flowers and a ruffled fabric flower. Perfect for writing to-do lists and notes.

Love <3 Lace

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ruffled Fabric Flowers

I love fabric flowers so here is another quick and easy tutorial.

What you need
4" Satin Ribbon (fabric can be used)
Needle of sewing machine

Take any length of the ribbon (I used about 16") 
and fold it in half. 

Sew a straight line on the edge of the ribbon where the ends are.

Pull the thread to gather the ribbon.

You want to gather the ribbon till it starts to ruffle and form a flower shape.

Arrange the ribbon so it looks like a flower then on the backside stitch it together with a few stitches to hold it together.

Add a cute button are some sparkly beads to the center. 

These flowers can be used to decorate picture frames, to make hair clips, and many other things.

To check out some other fabric flowers I have done.

Love <3 Lace

Letters:Craft Corner

Hey Everyone!

I haven't been a very good blogger lately.
I have been making things just not very inspired to share them lol I hope that happens to everyone.

Well I have been working hard to make something of my craft area. So I will be doing some posts to share what I am doing and making while I finish my craft corner.

I had these foam letters of my name my Mom gave me many years ago and they are super cute but I wasn't sure what to  do with them anymore. They were pink and white, and didn't really go with the colors I am using. So I ask my husband what I should do with them and he said paint them and put them on your craft desk. Good idea!

I wasn't sure if they would paint very well, but this type of foam does.

I had pictures of the process of making them so you could see before and afters but I can find them anywhere!

Aren't they cute?
I love making over the things I have to give it new life.
I just painted them a Tiffany blue and dressed up the Y with some craft pearls.

Love <3 Lace

Friday, February 17, 2012

Well hello again!

I have been MIA lately which isn't like me, but I took a little break due to sickness and such. Now I am back in hopes to be in the swing of things once again.

A few things to share.....

I recently won a giveaway by Sew Dang Cute Crafts.
She is awesome go check her out.
So the prize was for a stencil from Royal Design Studio
I am thrilled to revive my pretty stencil.
 I hope the walls to our love shack will soon be stencil ready because I can not wait!
Also a big thank you to both Sew Dang Cute Crafts Royal Design Studio

Another exciting bit of  news...
My baby is fixed.
My sewing machine that is.

Let me take a minute and tell you a little about this singer.
I didn't have a sewing machine since moving from WI and having to return my mothers kidnapped machine to her. My father in law has a rental house and upon one of his tenets vacating the place he left behind this little gal. So my father in law brought it to me. I was excited except one problem it did not have a foot peddle and for the life of me I could not figure out where one would plug in. So off to the sewing machine expert she went and found out she needed a air pressured foot peddle. I have never heard of one. We bought a cheap used one and she was up and running. She had a hard time keeping pressure so sewing would go like for 5 seconds wait for 10. Well it became difficult to sew with but my awesome hubby who enjoys taking things about and somehow magically putting them back together did just that with my little peddle and now it sews like a dream!!! 

Now you can look forward to more sewing projects by me!! 


Love <3 Lace

Thursday, February 9, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Rag Wreath

I know it isn't even valentines or March yet....
But I had the urge to make these cute wreaths.
Yes I made two. 
Gave one to my MIL and the other for me.

I love a cute wreath that I happen to have everything for.

SO here is how I made them.

Here are the supplies.
All the green fabric I had on hand (scraps and such)
Green ribbons
Wire (you can use a hanger) I had some green craft wire its not as sturdy as a hanger.

I used a frying pan about 13" and wrapped my wire around it to create a nice circle then twisted the ends together.

My wreath form.

I cut strips 1"x 7" from my fabric, ribbon, and burlap.
(you cant see the burlap in the picture but I also used a green tinted burlap.

I just went in the line of my piles and took a piece tied it on the wire and went to the next pile repeating until the wreath was full. Also it helps to push the knots together to create a full wreath.
I had enough for two wreaths.

Here is wreath #1 I added a bow and some foil clovers from the dollar store.

And here is wreath #2 with a little Irish hat and large clover from the dollar store and a bow.

I love how these turned out so very cute and easy.

Love <3 Lace

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Breakfast Tray-Pretty and Easy

I love a pretty and easy project that looks adorable.

My Mom loves breakfast trays and has a cute collection of them. They are fun to have as decoration and to serve a simple meal in bed with.

I recently went to Michaels and found in there unpainted wood craft section these awesome trays that come in a set of two for $3.99!! Can't beat that.
They come ready to paint, just a quick sanding with a high grit paper and you are set.

I got creative and bought my first stencil to try out.
I have never stenciled before so this was a perfect little project to practice on, and it turned out beautiful! 

This is the smaller one.

And the larger one.

I want to put some sort of wording/saying on them just not sure what yet. 
Any suggestions? 
Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Picture Frame/Gift

I love creating cute little things I can make for nothing yet are adorable enough to give to a friend.
I decorated this cute frame using a dollar store picture frame and some felt, paper scraps, mod podge, and ribbon.

Dollar Store Frame

Roughly one inch paper strips

Mod Podged the strips on

All finished...well with the paper part.

Used my ribbon and hot glued one end to the back and pulled across to other side gluing in the back. I did that for all four sides and alternated colors.

Made felt flowers
Learn how to make them here.

Glued them to the corner of my frame.


You can place your favorite quote or a cute message or a picture and give it to someone for a valentines gift! This one is for my husband heehee!

Love <3 Lace

Wreath Cheap and Chic!

Just like everyone else seems to be doing this year, I am doing my best to spend less! 
Even for Crafts! 
So when I thought of this cute wreath that uses things I had laying around I got excited.
I love being thrifty.
So here we go.

This is what I used.
Yep a pan (for measuring purposes only)
A cardboard box
Leftover tole from our wedding
And a hot glue gun  

Set the large frying pan on the cardboard and trace it with a marker.

Like this! 

Cut it out.

Cut cardboard circle in half.

Center a smaller lid in the center of the cardboard and trace it.

Cut out the cent on the trace lines.

Tape all around the seem sealing the two pieces together.

Cut 24" strips of tole or you could use other fabrics and materials.

These flowers are made just like I showed in this post here.

Tie a knot on one end.

Twist and glue.
For more directions go here.

Glue each tole flower to the wreath form.

And Now For the final Product.....

Sorry for the poor picture one day I might have a better camera.

I added a few craft pearls to give it some pizazz! 

Well there you have it a cheap and chic wreath! 
Perfect for anytime of the year.

Love <3 Lace