Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Heart Cookies with Strawberry Jam

I started out with my chilled cookie dough rolled out pretty thin on a floured surface. 
I cut out some hearts and placed them on the cookie sheet. 
Then I cut out some more hearts...
I then cut out a smaller heart from the centers and placed them on the other cookies on the cookie sheet.
Then I placed 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry jam in the centers of each cookie. 
Baked the cookies... 
Cooling Cookies
This was my inspiration...Pinwheels, my Good Housekeeping cookbook :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blanket Request

My aunt became a Grama last year and she is LOVING it ♥  She requested that I make a blanket for her to keep at her home for when her grand~daughter visits. I know her favorite color is green, but I also wanted to make it pink, because it is her FIRST grandchild and her first "daughter".  She has 4 grown BOYS, so needless to say she is thrilled to finally have a sweet baby girl in her life ♥ This blanket is perfect for tummy time and getting cozy!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Painted Stripes and Circles

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of painting stripes in a friends baby's room.  I started at about 9 in the morning and finished around 4.  She chose some beautiful colors and the design and layout of the stripes. I think it turned out GREAT!!!

First, I measured and taped all the lines.

Then, I started with each color, first the tan, then the green...
Then,  I painted the blue and chocolate brown. 

After I completed the striping and removed the tape,  my FAVORITE part, I began to use a circle stencil and the completed circle came out looking a little "fuzzy" around the edges.  I tried a different technique by putting the stencil on the wall and pasting a solution around the edges to keep it from bleeding.  Then, the solution repelled the paint that I painted around the edges...needless to say I stopped for the day. I will return soon to complete the dots...

 This was the first time I have worked with circle stencils, does anyone have any solutions???

I will be posting the finished room when it is complete,  stay tuned for more...

Here it is complete...

I ended up using the circle stencil by applying an adhesive to the back of it, and letting it dry for about 5 minutes, then I put it into place.  Using a spongey small roller, I rolled over it and removed the stencil immediately. Except for a few touch ups,  it turned out pretty nice.  I will post pictures of the room all put together as soon as she gets it together.  I'm sure it will be soon,  she is in her last month ♥
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