Friday, January 29, 2010

Felt Sweet Treats

One of my favorite crafts is making felt food! All you need is some inexpensive felt squares, embroidery floss, scissors and a needle! You don't even need a pattern! I just winged it on these projects and used some sparkly tshirt paint as icing for a little dimension and fun!

I also whipped up a super easy sandwich that I will be posting about soon!

They look yummy enough to eat and only took minutes to make...
next up on my felt food to do list is cupcakes. I'm totally intimidated by them but I'm anxious to give it a go!

Need some more inspiration, head on over to the
Flick'r felt food group!
Bee Happy,

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Root Beer Floats

Hubby treated Busy Bee and me to root beer floats last night! This is an easy treat for Valentine's Day! We found the cute honeycomb straws at Target. So fun & yummy!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shrinky Dink Heart Pendant

This is another oldie but goodie!

-One sheet of poly shrink
-rubber stamps and inkpad *OR* permanent marker
-decorative scissors for edging (optional)
-hole punch

Busy Bee made shrinky dink heart pendants today and it was not only super fun, but also a blast in the past for me! We simply stamped a heart stamp with a black inkpad and then colored them in with markers. We used decorative scissors on the edges and finished it off with two holes with our adorable heart punch! Simply add string or ribbon for a fun necklace!

Note: Our designs shrunk to about a third of the original size and took about 7 minutes in a 270 degree oven.

Bee Happy,

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Heart Shaped Brownies

Grammybee and Busy Bee whipped up some brownies today, so we decided to surprise Hubby with some heart shaped brownies. Sure, they aren't perfectly heart shaped - but Busy Bee is super proud because she did it herself. We plan to serve them up with hot chocolate for a perfect after dinner desert date with daddy.

Bee Happy,

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spa Day With A Brown Sugar Scrub

I thought that today would be a perfect day to treat my busy bee to a spa day! We whipped up some brown sugar foot scrub, soaked in a foot bubble bath and painted her fingers and toes cotton candy pink!

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe
-1 cup of brown sugar
-1/3 cup of olive or vegetable oil
-a squirt of honey (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients together and there you have it! The perfect scrub to give your busy bee's tootsies the extra attention that they deserve!

Bee Happy,

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Printable: Owl Treat Bag Topper

Here is an adorable treat bag topper that you can print yourself! It is sized to fit a sandwich bag and perfect for school treats! Contact me if you are interested in a personalized version!

Printable Owl Treat Bag Topper PDF

Bee Happy,

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 Things I Love About You Album

-Shabby Shoppes Ten Things Piece Of Cake Album
-8 x 8 scrapbook album

I made this adorable album for my busy bee in under 45 minutes. It highlights 10 things that I love about her.

Simply purchase the album from the link above and then add your own photos and journaling. I printed my pages as 8 x 10s and had the photo lab trim them to size.

My busy bee loves to look through these albums made especially for her!

Bee Happy,

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Create an I LOVE... Mini Scrapbook

-Mini Scrapbook (we got this one for $1 at the Dollar Spot at Target)or as an alternative trim some scrapbook or construction paper to the same size and staple them together
-Crayons or markers
-Valentine's Stickers or letter stickers (optional)

Create a darling mini scrapbook of things that your busy bee loves! Create a cover with alphabet stickers or scrapbook embellishments. On each page, ask your busy bee to draw something that they love. Then create a title for that page with your alphabet stickers.

This is a quick and easy way to create a keepsake that you'll cherish forever! Be sure to inscribe a love note on the inside to your busy bee!

Bee Happy,
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Make Your Own Gummi Candy

-2 boxes of flavored gelatin (we did Cherry for Valentine's Day)
-3 packets of unflavored gelatin (1/4 oz each)
-1/2 cup of water
-candy molds or silicone ice cube trays (we got ours at the $1 spot at Target for $2.50)

Pour 1/2 cup of water into a small saucepan. Add both the flavored & unflavored gelatin. Over medium heat, stir for about 5-7 minutes until you no longer hear the granules and it's become a soupy mixture. Pour into a pitcher, such as a pyrex. Pour into the candy molds. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Pop them out of the trays!! You can stretch them to remove them and they will still keep their shape.


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Valentine's Day Crayon Shaving Hearts

This is an old school craft that will add some festive Valentine's Day decor to any window in your home!

-Wax Paper
-Crayons (we chose Valentine's Day colors: red, pink, purple, white, gray)
-An iron

Create crayon shavings with a pencil sharpener or with a paring knife (be careful!)

Use a spoon to spread the crayon shavings on top of a piece of waxed paper. Put another piece of waxed paper on top. Place an iron (on the lowest setting) on the top sheet of waxed paper for a few seconds only.
This should melt the crayons and create a large puddle of color for you!

Allow to dry. Trim to heart shapes and attach a colorful ribbon. Hang in a window and enjoy!

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