Thursday, May 24, 2012

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

We took Cora to her first baseball game the other night. I think she was overwhelmed by the sights and sounds. We didn't get to stay for the entire game, but we had a great time. Here are a few pics from the night...

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Organizing A Hairy Situation

Cora's hair accessories were out of control. When she first started getting hair clips and barretts I'd put them in a little bowl on her dresser and it was fine. A year later, there were just too many for the little bowl, so I decided to organize it.

For my supplies, I used a plain 16 x 20 artist canvas, ribbon, and staples. I chose brown and golden yellow to coordinate with Cora's room.

I cut 6 stands of ribbon, each at 25 inches long. I then measured and stapled the ribbons 2 inches apart to the back of the canvas.

Staple the top and bottom and cut off any excess ribbon (if any) and the back should look like this...

Flip over and you're ready to add your hair accessories.

Have a great day!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yum Yum Dim Sum!

Back in December, we took Cora to The Children's Museum and stumbled across this little Asian play area.

It was the first time I had seen Chinese play food. I really wanted to buy a set for Cora, but they didn't sell it in the gift shop and I couldn't find a dim sum set online. I guess if I wanted her to have one, I'm going to have to make it. Here's how it turned out...

Siu Mai

Dumplings, Mini Egg Rolls, and Bao

Banana Leaf Sticky Rice

I really love how these turned out. I may have to make sets for my nieces and nephews.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

This was my 2nd Mother's Day and my husband did a wonderful job of making it a special day. He had a delicious breakfast waiting for me and he planned a surprise lunch with my best mommy friends.

Wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Playing With Food

Since we built Cora a new kitchen, it was only right that she had some food to make and serve. I did a little research and found a great tutorial on making easy foods out of felt.

Here's how mine turned out...

For my egg, I sewed a topstitch around the yellow, but left a small opening so I could stuff it with batting. Then I sewed it closed.

For the pancakes. I sewed the butter to the syrup, then the syrup to just the top layer of the pancake. Then I top stitched the pancake to a plain pancake. I like having 2 layers because it makes it more durable.

Making the pasta.... I didn't have the fancy scissors like in the tutorial, so I just cut my jagged edges with my regular scissors. It made a mess, but gosh these turned out cute.

Doesn't it look like we're really cooking pasta?

Breakfast is served!


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