For a couple of years I have seen cake pops around the web. After seeing these last week I knew that they would be a fun project with my nieces and nephew. There were a few technical issues in the beginning, and probably should have looked for a recipe before making them, but in the end everything worked out. We had a nice time and I am told they taste like candy coated chocolate munchkins.
Photos by my niece
Helping start a baby’s library is a great idea for a baby shower. I have made bookplates for a few showers and recently someone needed bookplates for a Petter Rabbit themed shower. I made a little watercolor rabbit and added a background of stars. These went out with the invitations in a little glassine bag with a simple note on a sticker. I also made up a set off coordinating thank you cards for the mom-to-be.
With room to write who the book is from on the stickers the new baby will quickly have a library created by their loved ones.
Last week without too much thought I decided it was time to move Letter C from my house back into my old office space. A few car trips and 24 hours later I was moved back in and unpacked. There are things that I still want to get done – like paint the walls either white or light grey and get rid of that big blue circle with the C in it – but for now I am working from my new old office.
It’s below freezing here today, but there are some new notecards in my etsy shop that will have you thinking spring. The little birds are foil stamped from a custom die I had made from one of my illustrations. Foil stamping the cards leaves a nice slight impression on the cards where the bird was pressed into the card stock.
These cards are available in 3 spring colors – yellow, teal and pink. You can get them individually or if you can’t decide you can get a box set of all three. If you like a more neutral color you can get them in kraft with mint envelopes.
Anytime my nieces and nephew sleep over there really isn’t a discussion what is for breakfast … it is always the same. Pancakes. Every now and then I try to mix it up with the option of waffles or cinnamon rolls, but pancakes always win out.
If more than one of them sleep over, they eat the pancakes faster than I can make them. They love their pancakes. I always make a double the recipe and send the rest home with them so they can have pancakes.
The recipe I use is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s book “The Domestic Goddess”.
This weekend my niece had a sleep over and she had to make a little pillow like her sister. She designed this heart with hearts pillow in pink and red – perfect for Valentine’s day. As a special treat her pancakes were heart shaped also.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Every year I ask my nieces and nephew what they want on their cards. So far this year, all I know is one of them mentioned raining hearts. The little girl valentines above are based on the cards my nieces gave last year. Want them to look a little more like your little girl? Not a problem, you can get the hair and eye color changed.
Place your orders before February 4th to make sure you get them in time for Valentine’s Day.