So, I had a busy summer. I spent a lot of my time volunteering for Craft Lake City, a non profit organization that supports and promotes Utah crafters and artisans. Primarily what I have been doing for them is helping to fill plakats (the German word for billboard) that are stationed along the sidewalk on 300 South near West Temple in Salt Lake City. Click on the picture below to see the blog post at Craft Lake about this project.
This year and last year my husband's summer office party included a mini cupcake wars. Last year, I made the Fancy Pants Cupcakes, which were amazing! This year I decided I would try my hand at hi hat or chocolate dipped cupcakes. I am proud to say that these cupcakes won first prize! They were gone before my husband and I got to the cupcake table. Try them out and let me know what you think in the comments.
The construction of this page hasn't had any issues, the update here is just the pictures. They needed some touching up. Originally, I found this babushka page when looking for inspiration and essentially duplicated it, but added my own flare. I'm quite pleased about how it turned out, however, there was a bit of a snare that turned into a learning experience for the rest of the pages. By the way, I did create a boy version of this page that features woodland creatures.
I noticed the other day that my posts have been really heavy with dessert recipes, so I thought I would post a fun little craft to do with kids. Yesterday, I got to hang out with 3 of my adorable nieces and we made these little bracelets as we walked home from the park. The idea came from Skip to my Lou. Basically, you cut a piece of duck tape, then put it around the child's wrist with the sticky side out. Then, attach flowers, leaves, grass, sticks, dirt, whatever strikes your child's fancy!
So I am pretty sure that this is the last of the pages with an update in the construction of the page. I will still be updating the rest of them, but more to edit the pictures, not so much editing the instruction. Ultimately, though, the purse has left the book, but is still the crayon container of choice.
Last march, I shared a recipe for Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries and Caramel Sauce. I decided to see if it would be possible to turn this recipe into cupcakes. It turned out pretty amazing, if I do say so myself...
Most of the lace up quiet book pages include a shoe and weaving pages are usually pies or just strips of felt. I wanted both of these pages, but I couldn't find anything that I really liked. While perusing quiet books on Etsy to gain inspiration, I came across the Monster Album. A couple of days after first seeing this little book, it hit me, monsters under the bed!
The inspiration for this AMAZING dessert came from Tarte au Chocolat noir et Caramel on Mon petit bistrot, a French blog. I simplified the original recipe and added a cheesecake top to soften the decadence. I also added coarse salt to the caramel layer, again to balance the flavor.
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!