Thursday, November 19, 2009

cupcakes, playdough, and crafting!

If ever a day you'll want to visit the Powers' household, it's today...

We're making cupcakes (with sprinkles) and homemade playdough (scented and dyed with kool-aid) and we're crafting like crazy.

Don't you want to come over?

Alfredo's feeling so much better and we are celebrating that with lots of fun. He's napping now but we whipped up the cupcakes before he went down (with promises of frosting fun and taste-testing when he wakes up!)



While he's napping, I'm working on a swap project and having so much fun with wallpaper Karla gifted me at Silver Bella and angelina fibers (which you can get here). The style of the swap is vintage so I decided to sew an antique lace overlay over the shimmery angelina fibers. These photos don't do them justice...I love how it turned out.




And when we're done with the cupcakes and playdough fun, we're going to make these into turkeys!

I'll show you when we're done. Don't they look like fun already? If you want to play along, it's just as easy as it looks. Trace your little one's hand and cut that shape out of patterned scrapbook paper...then grab a handful of googly eyes, little orange triangles and little red ovals and meet us back here.

14 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I knew you'd do something wonderful with the paper!

christi said...

i found your blog from meg ... i'm really enjoying reading!

Anonymous said...

Amy,
you both are living the good life. I DO want to come over. I miss those days with my children, they are all grown up now. We were very crafty and both kids are now creative and think outside the box as young adults. You are forming a wonderful boy. How lucky he is to have you in his life!
Kim

Holly Loves Art said...

I DO want to come over, Amy!! Just popping by to say hi and to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving! I loved the picture of you and Jessi (on her blog) from Silver Bella. The apron you made is absolutely adorable! Have fun!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Amy~looks like youve been busy since the last time I stopped by. Love the video you made. What a talented gal you are. Have a great day.

paige said...

Hi Amy! This is Paige, Jo Packham's assistant. I love your blog! Would you mind if we added it to the Where Women Create blog? You're very talented:). Have a great night!

meg duerksen said...

yes..i do want to come over. :)
is it ok if i eat more than one cupcake?

Holly said...

Amy, would you share the pattern for the wallpaper dresses?

gina g said...

I wish we were not on opposite sides of the country! Your home is exactly that, a home! I love it! My kids are going to love making turkeys... thanks for the inspiration!
hugs!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

When i fisrt looked at the doll dress I saw them as hanign on a wall ( large ) in a row that would be awsome too!! Very modern looking!!! Cute becomes contempary art ,it is all in the size and placement!!

Terri Conrad said...

Hi Amy

oh my - I see one of my scrapbook papers in those precious little hands . . . the tip-top right is from my Winter Wonderland collection. What a fun project

Terri Conrad

Suz said...

Amy, Do want you to know I am planing on the matchbox. I ordered a little supply and it's not here yet...but we still have time! Hope it will come tomorrow! The thoughts are all in my head...

Classy papers for your turkeys. I love it that Alfredo gets to use the "good supplies."

LillySue said...

Just popped in to see what you were up to and to say.....
Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings~LillySue

Lisa Super said...

I LOVE your blog and check in every week to see what you're up to with the adorable Alfredo! Thanks for all you share!

Lisa