Hello, all! Long time no post, I know. I'm so sorry, but 'tis the season for college stress and applications! I'll try to post as soon as I can! Also, I am aware my header doesn't show up for anyone. Ughh...such a pain to fix, but I'll get on that ASAP, too.
As you may recall from THIS past post, we had one craft show planned for this craft show season. [We being my sister + friend Taylor] Well, the craft show for me and my sister did not go as well as expected, so we have a ton of these colorful fold-over elastic hair ties left over. As much as I would love to have as many as we do right now and use them myself, it's really not practical.
For all my local/from school/in real life people that I know who reads this blog, I was wondering if any of you would want to purchase some. I know many of you already have, but they do make great stocking stuffers! I love these hair ties not only because of the fun colors and prints that they come in, but also because they are, in my opinion, much more gentle on your hair. They don't leave as much of a crease in your hair as normal hair ties do, and they also are not nearly as much of a pain to take out. They come in packages of 3 and are $2.75-$3.25. I will upload pictures tomorrow of the combinations for all you who are interested. Please get in touch with me within the next few days if you are interested!
My sister and I split the money we make from these hair ties, and (shameless plug) all of the money that I make will go toward a mission trip to Africa that I'm going on this coming summer. I would really appreciate your support in this way.
This is about as Halloween-y as I get. Well, I do decorate Halloween cookies, but other than that, my enthusiasm for the holiday is pretty much zero.
Despite my dislike for Halloween, I will say these cupcakes are pretty cute.
And equally delicious.
This frosting is like buttercream, but it's 10x better. It's an interesting texture - sticky yet thick - and nice and marshmallow-y. It's also nice and glossy, so it looks pretty. Who doesn't love a pretty cupcakes?
1 - 7 oz. jar of marshmallow creme
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
5-6 cups powdered sugar
3-4 T. milk
pinch of salt
In a mixing bowl, cream together the marshmallow cream and butter until evenly combined. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, up to 5 cups. Mix in the milk, 1 T. at a time. Mix in the salt. Add in more powdered sugar and milk if needed. The frosting will be thick.
Makes enough frosting to pipe onto 12 cupcakes (like in the picture above) or spread on approximately 24 cupcakes.
Guys, my week this week is so incredibly exciting that I don't even know where to begin. I plan on posting about all the excitement, but until that happens I want to show you these cookies I made for a wedding about a month ago. I had always wanted to make sunflower cookies, so you can probably imagine how excited I was when I actually got to make some! It was, seriously, one of the most fun cookie projects I've ever done!
Also, is my header not showing up for anyone else? This may call for a blog make-over!
Craft Show season is upon us! Can I just say I love craft shows - selling at them AND shopping? It's so much fun to see all the creative things people are capable of making. It also really inspires me with some new ideas!
This year I decided to take it easy since I'm only doing once craft show. I didn't have a lot of time to sew things this summer, so I decided to just go ahead and make some fold over elastic hair ties. They're super popular right now, and they are so fun and easy to make! They come in countless colors, patterns, and glittery beautifulness.
I ordered my elastic from THIS Etsy shop. Not only is there a ton of selection, but the prices are cheap and very fair. There's nothing I love more than something being cheap!
You may remember that last year I made some zippered pouches. I have some left over, so I decided to add those to my items to sell. It won't be a ton of products, but I'm doing it more for the fun of it. :)
The one craft show I'm doing is with my sister and our BFF Taylor. Taylor has a Facebook page for her little craft business "The Twisted Thread" (such an adorable name!), so you can check her out here! She's good at giving updates of what craft shows she'll be at and the products she's going to be selling. If you live in the area, check her out!