Feather washi tape cake toppers

IMG_5157I love baking desserts and sweet treats and if you’re the same, why not finish your delicious creations with fun, handmade decorations.

I took a piece of white card stock and covered a section with random lines of brightly colored washi tape. Then I used my Feather X-Large lever punch and punched shapes through the card stock and washi tape.feather collageTo finish, glue them with a hot glue gun to a wooden cocktail stick.IMG_5137Easy!

The dessert I made is a traditional English recipe, using homemade meringues and fresh raspberry cream. It’s called Eton Mess and you can find the recipe here.IMG_5161

 

New Fabric Alert – Faux Suede by Spoonflower

IMG_2877Spoonflower have recently added a new fabric to their repertoire and it’s going to be a hit, let me tell you! Their new faux suede is an upholstery weight, 54″ wide, napped fabric with a stain-resistant finish. Basically that means it is the ideal choice for covering chairs, cushions, stools, ottomans, benches and any other upholstery project you can think of. Not only that, it has proved a success for making beautiful bags and totes and even clothing, giving projects a luxurious and tactile finish. I used it to whip up this quick Kindle case, and with a little of Pellon’s Fusible Fleece between the layers, it’s extremely padded and protective.

Of course, it’s also the perfect fabric to test out your Fiskars Amplify Fabric Shears!IMG_2903

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Cardboard Box Arcade

IMG_1547We are well into the throws of summer here, and between trips to the beach, swimming lessons, picnics and playdates, my kids are always looking for an opportunity to be creative at home. Having the kids work on making a cardboard box arcade will provide hours of fun and entertainment as well make memories to last a lifetime. My children are able to do most of this with minimal supervision from me, but if your kids are smaller, you may want to help with cutting cardboard boxes as they can be very tough!

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