Love Story 3 column

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just a Little Something...

If you haven't already heard, bandana dresses are probably the easiest and quickest sewing project for little girls. Last summer, I started collecting bandanas (2 of each) for the day my daughter would be big enough to wear them. Depending on your child's size, these dresses should start to fit when they are approx. 12-18 months old. Annelise is 19 months now, so they are just the right size for her.

Here is a tutorial I've posted previously with all the instructions.

And here are the 3 bandana dresses I whipped up during naptime a few days ago:

The petite floral and patriotic star bandanas are from Walmart, and the damask bandanas are from Hobby Lobby.

These are so easy to make - especially for beginning sewers - so I hope you'll try one!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Patriotic Cake Balls

Okay, so clearly the Fourth of July was almost a week ago. I'm just getting around to showing you the yummy cake balls I made for our family get-together.

When I saw this cake mix and frosting in Target recently, I knew cake balls would be perfect!

I'm not going to give you the instructions for making cake balls, since you can just google it and find tons of tutorials. They are very easy, but it takes several steps, so allow about half a day to complete them.

Here are how they turned out:

So festive, don't you think? (These are just a few of them. The whole cake mix made about 44 balls.)

Here's how the Funfetti mix looks on the inside:

I hope you had a great Fourth of July, celebrating with family and friends. Happy birthday, America, and God bless us all!

Happy crafting,