Frankenstein and Football Cake, Candy Mice, Handbags and Cleaning Tips
Although I haven’t posted much lately – okay, not at all – I have been doing quite a few projects inspired by some Pins from Pinterest.
By the way, I’ve changed the way I post these “pins I’ve tried” to just include the link to the original pin I used for inspiration. I noticed that people have been pinning the pictures from the original posts, but they link back to my blog. I don’t want to make other bloggers mad, ya know?
So, anyway… a few of these are pretty old, but here goes.
My friend, Cricket, has a big Halloween party every year, and we each bring something to eat for the party. This past Halloween, I brought Frankenstein’s monster. Well, a cake that looked like his monster… Got the idea here:
And here’s how mine turned out.
And how cute are these mice someone else made for the party? Looks like they are made of marachino cherries, Hershey’s kisses, chocolate, almond slivers and some frosting/gel for the eyes.
I’ve made a few bags using this pattern that I found here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259168153532307690/
These are a few of the bags I made. With every one I make, the lines get straighter and I’m figuring out the best lining and color combinations.
It’s also been a great way to use the leftover fabrics from previous projects.
For the Super Bowl party we went to, we were asked to bring something to eat, so of course, I went to Pinterest for inspiration.
I used this pin for the idea – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/208291551491796199/
And made this cake. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to want to stay together… lol! (By the way, see that pie in the background? We brought that too – it’s an apple pie from Costco – OMG – best pie ever. Really.)
A great place to find party food is on my pinterest board titled “Ideas for Future Parties”. You know, in case you were wondering. 😛
During our kitchen remodel, I used my boiling water method of removing the paint from the door hardware on the pantry door.
That time I just used water, nothing else. Let them simmer for about 20 minutes, then used an old toothbrush to clean them up. The paint just floats right off.
And finally, I’ve seen this idea all over Pinterest, but it wasn’t until I saw this post from House*Tweaking that I finally pulled the trigger on this project.
We used a kitty door from the Home Depot for this project. The House Tweaking post shows how to do this project step by step, so head on over there if you need directions. (LOVE her blog, btw)
Unfortunately for us, our kitties won’t use the side door, so we have to keep the front of the cabinet open. Ugh. Love the idea though.
So, that’s the latest and greatest pins I’ve tried.
What have you tried lately?