Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kawaii Teddy Bear Bento

I love this bento box shaped like a teddy bear head.
I used the cutest little sandwich cutters that also have a piece you can press into the bread to make an animal face. Adorable! :)

Slouchy Hat

Here is my latest crochet creation. A black and silver/gray slouch hat for a friend. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Healthy Bento for Kindergarten

Super cute Hello Kitty Bento Box :)

Kiwi, Blueberries, Carrot & 2 Japanese Jellies

4 Tiny Hello Kitty PBJ Sandwiches & a Winnie the Pooh Egg

I got the bento box and egg mold in Okinawa and lucky for us my friend went to California and brought us back 3 big bags of the Japanese Jellies (like Jello). Yum!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School Bento

Strawberries, carrots and Japanese jello. Yummy!

Star shaped egg and Hello Kitty sandwiches. :)

She loved it and ate every bite!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Super Kawaii Sandwiches & Cheese Bento

Made for my daughter using cute little sandwich cutters with faces you can press into the top of the bread. I also used letter cutters to cut her name out of cheese. She LOVED it!!! :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Summer Pinwheel Hairbows

I used the tutorial here to make these!
I made about 15 or so all at once. Now my daughter chooses a new one each day to wear to school. Very easy to make and so darn cute!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teddy Bear Tissue Box Cover

I bought this pattern on etsy a year or two ago but it appears the shop is no longer there and I cannot find the "Amigurumi Sweet Crochet Company" who sold this pattern.
 Therefore I sadly cannot post a link to where you can buy this pattern.
But I am glad I got it when I did!
 I made this as a birthday present for my friend.
I hope she likes it!
I made one for myself a while back and it is one of the only items that I have made and kept for myself!
The kids and I love using it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder??

To my blog followers. I am sorry I have nothing new to post.  I recently went back to college full time and it has left me with no free time to crochet or craft.  But the good news is my creativity has another outlet!
Through my classes I am able to play around with my photography! YAY! So I may not be posting here as much, but I hope to be posting periodically on my photography blog located here : 

Wish me luck in school! So far it is amazing and I am so glad to be back at it and SO glad I took most of my prerequisites when I went the first time! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Surprise for My Kids

I knew the kids were gonna come home from school all sugared up with more candy & treats in tow so I decided not to get them a box of candy or Valentine treat. I decided to make a fun heart shaped dinner for them to celebrate Valentine's Day and to show how much I love them.  My homemade heart shaped pizzas were a huge hit! They loved the pizzas and the thought that went into preparing them. 

Here's how to make some special super easy heart shaped pizzas for your kiddos!

Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees.

Take flour tortillas and cut them into heart shapes.

Lay tortillas on a baking sheet and spread them with pizzas sauce.

Sprinkle pizza cheese over top of the sauce.

If you wanna get fancy, like I did, cut the pepperoni in to heart shapes.  I used a tiny "cookie" cutter that I usually use to make bento box lunches. I then took the scraps of pepperoni and hid them under the cheese and placed the cute pepperoni hearts on top of the cheese.

Add any other toppings your kids like to the pizzas.

Bake in oven for 5-8 mins. Keep a close watch, the tortillas brown up quickly.

And ta-da! Heart shaped pizzas!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Amazed by a Four Year Old

Last night Bella just sat down and went to work with her scissors and crayons.  She made this on her own NO help from anyone! Yet again, I have been amazed by my four year old! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yummy Vegetarian Goodness

So I've been meatless for 8 months now and LOVING it! I just tried out a new recipe that was so yummy! It is in the Taste of Home magazine's October/November issue.  It is called Moraccan Vegetarian Stew.  It was a bit spicy, but I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy. ;) It includes zuchini, chickpeas, butternut squash, potatoes, tomatoes & carrots! A meal full of healthy yummy goodness!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's FAH-REEZING Outside!!

So we finally made it to Oklahoma. We are getting settled in our new house, yay! It has been super cold and Bella so loved my hat I made from April Draven's convertible hat pattern that I had to make her one! I used Sensations Rainbow Classic Pattern yarn which is soft and thick.  I have been wearing the one I made myself and I love pulling my hair through the top! It looks so cute! Anyway, here is the hat. It only took me a few hours since it was for a preschooler. :) I highly recommend this pattern! It is super easy and the hats look so nice! People won't believe you made it yourself! :)

Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will be posting a lot more now that we are settled again. :)