Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Snowman & Rudolph Cupcakes!

Just call me Martha!  I made these easy cupcakes for my older son's holiday party at school. 

Here is the first batch almost complete, just have Rudolph's mouth left to put on.

Here is the second batch, my hubby even made a few. 
Can you guess which ones he made? 
 Another view.

Baking and making cute stuff is not really my thing, but when you have kids, you have to roll with it.  This was really easy to do and now I am looking forward to doing Valentines Day cupcakes for the kids. 

I just googled 'Christmas Cupcakes' and got hundred's of images for inspirations.  Baked normal cupcakes, iced them and then added candy, pretzels, cookies and frosting in tube to make faces.  Super fun and easy. Almost all ingredents were purchased from Coop.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Swiss Fun Friday Find - Chairs!

Just found these two matching wood vintage carved chairs for only 100 CHF here!

Check out the detail!  I would love to paint or have these stained black and place in my bedroom.  Someone please buy these before I do and get into trouble with the hubby!  Will post pictures of rooms using these chairs next week for inspiration.

Happy Weekend,

UPDATE:  Owner of the above chairs has just lowered the price to 70CHF for both chairs!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Need a Dinning Table Fast in Time for Holidays?

Here are my top 2 recreated table and chair picks in the VAUD area and it's a mix of Anibis, FLY, Ikea, plus a little DIY.

The inspiration picture #1:

 (Does anyone know the source for this picture?)

My table and chair picks:

With 4 to 6 of these chairs from for only 179CHF each.

Inspiration Picture #2:
 image via Lonny

My table and chair picks:
 This 2nd hand table from (don't look at chairs) for only 400 CHF

With these 6 second hand chairs from set for 400 CHF or less,
as this is with the dinning table.  So they might sell just chairs for less.  Either way anibis
has these chairs posted all over the place.

I would recover chairs with this IKEA fabric for only 8.95 a meter.
Easy DIY reupholstery job, just need staple gun and a good eye...

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Baby Blanket Almost Done

...and then my sewing machine went on the fritz.  Argggg.  I am hosting a baby shower tomorrow evening for a good friend.  Now I am not going to be able to have this almost completed blanket ready in time.  So disappointed and mad at my machine.  Bad sewing machine.

Ok so previously I posted about these fabrics here that I purchased from this Etsy seller here.

 Michael Miller - Pretty Stripe

Halfmoon Butterfly in black

Then I did this to the two fabrics:
Then my sewing machine stop putting out.  Typical.

Why was I working on a baby blanket the day before the baby shower you ask. Ahh, it was because the minky fabric for the back of it just arrived this morning.  Will post picture of the finished product if my machine decides to starting working again.

Happy Thursday,