Saturday, March 21, 2009

fabric doll house

A friend of mine has a fabric barn that stores little stuffed barnyard animals. Elle loved playing with it. Plus, it's the perfect storage container to keep the animals toys picked up. I found this tutorial to make a fabric doll house. With our increasingly "girl" house, dolls, doll houses and cute ways to store them are all a must. This is definitely on my list to do.

Friday, March 20, 2009

mini pies

These mini pies might be a fun addition to Elle's "mini-themed' birthday party. And if not for that, at least some girly get together or lunch in the summer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

perfect bow

Tieing a perfect bow is definitely an art and something I feel like I'm completely inconsistent at. This tutorial from Paper Source may be the solution I'm looking for to get that polished, finished look everytime.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

mini ice cream treats

I've started to plan what I want to do for Elle's birthday party next month. I'm thinking a mini or tiny theme with cute tiny party hats, a mini cake just for Elle, cupcakes and finger foods for everyone else. These mini ice cream scoops might be the perfect addition to theme.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

terra cotta entertaining

I must be thinking spring - here's another post with terra cotta pots. I love this idea for entertaining. It's simple and allows you to pull together a cohesive look easily and without a lot money.

Monday, March 16, 2009

chalkboard paint

I love the look of chalkboards. This is a recipe to create your own chalkboard paint in the color of your choice. I think the terra cotta chalkboard pots would be the perfect place to test it out.

3 teaspoons acrylic paint (color of choice)
1 1/2 teaspoons glazing medium (water-based)
1/2 teaspoon powder tile grout

Mix all ingredients together, blending very well.

chalkboard pots

I love this idea from MS. Simply paint the pot with chalkboard paint and then write the name of the plant directly on the pot with chalk. I'd like to try it with the entire pot painted in chalkboard paint and use a chalkboard pen to make sure the writing is clear and dark enough. I think it'd be perfect for a small indoor herb garden.