Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party

Well I think that Natalie had a wonderful Frozen party! She really enjoyed herself and felt like a princess for a day. I had alot of fun putting this together for her and it was worth all the effort of making many of her decorations! It saved so much and was still a hit! There are so many great ideas that are easy and cheap that you can create and make your child's party a great success without spending lots of money. Here is a look at her party. Thank you so much to her Mama, Papa, sissy, Marty and all her little friends that attended! 
(the beautiful cupcake Elsa dress was created by) https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATasteofHeavenCakesandCupcakes/

Friday, December 19, 2014

Drinks for Natalie's Frozen party

Of course every Frozen party has to have the melted snow and glacier juice!! :) Natalie loved helping with this. Here is the link to print the labels for your party! http://likemomandapplepie.blogspot.com/2014/08/frozen-birthday-party-and-free.html?m=1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How to make a Frozen theme Pinata for under $5!!!!

So I promised to post things that I am making for my daughter Natalie's birthday coming up next week. She wants a Frozen party!! So I am going to make a Frozen party for under $60!!!! Yep that is my goal :) 
First thing is first, I just finished her pinata for under $5. (Minus the candy/toys.) 
This was so much fun to make and so very cheap!! I decided I didn't want to pay $25 for one! That is the cost of the Frozen theme. Some were more then that. Craziness I say! So put $20 back into your wallet and make this! 
First you will need these supplies.
  • Box (use the free priority box size 12.25 x 2.75 x 13.375 from your post office) 
  • tape
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • glitter snow flake
  • printer with color ink
  • 1 pack tissue paper ( I found the blue with snow flake print at Walmart for $1.47 6 sheets)
  • Candy

First close your box up. The priority box will have peel and stick on each end. That will close it up nice and tight. Search online for the picture that you want and print it a 5x7 size. Tape your picture onto the front. 
Next cut a opening into the top corner of the box. This will be the fill hole. 
Next you want to take the 6 sheets of tissue paper out of the pack. Take one sheet and cut into long 4 inches by 24 inch strips. Fold long ways. And then cut on fold side all the way across. Once you do this you want to tape the strips onto your box with fringy side at the top. This will make them fall down a little to give it the effect in the picture. Continue this step until you cover the front, back and all sides. It took one pack of 6 sheets to cover the entire box. 

Here is what the strips will look like when you fold and cut them.  
Once you get it all covered add a border of silver ribbon around the picture to just give it a finished shiny look. I added the glitter snowflake to the top front and ribbon hanging from the bottom. Use a zip tie or cord as a hanger. Then fill it with candy!! That is it. Very cute and inexpensive way to have a Frozen Pinata for less then $5!!!! Give it a try. Kids can help! Natalie loves it. <3 

Monday, December 15, 2014

My New Toy

This is a new addition to my crafting toys!! I love it so much. It is a beautiful 1937 Domestic.
I will be doing lots of quilting in my future! :) So excited I had to share it. I have many machines and the machine I do most of my work with is a 1978 PFAFF (the best machine ever made in my opinion!) lol I also have a 1800's Singer for looks. I "Dress maker" display. And a New Singer also a New Brother that just sits in a shelf and collects dust. Yep I like a old machine that can create a perfect stitch and low sound! 
Domestic <3 

PFAFF Hobbymatic 935. It's been my baby ever since I found it. It's perfect,  what I love most about this product is the control and sensitivity of the peddle. It is so quiet!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Real Housewife Crafter:            Sew Wax Paper Treat Bags! I loved maki...

Real Housewife Crafter:            Sew Wax Paper Treat Bags! 
I loved maki...
:            Sew Wax Paper Treat Bags!  I loved making these super easy and cheap treat bags for my rock candy. Also we are trying some new f...
           Sew Wax Paper Treat Bags! 
I loved making these super easy and cheap treat bags for my rock candy. Also we are trying some new flavors this year. :) Watermelon, and eggnog! 
For these super easy treat bags you just simply cut out the wax paper into what ever shape you want, and sew the sides up. (you can even cut out shapes of stockings, stars ect... would be cute also! ) Then make and print your labels onto regular printer paper. Cut out and fold the top of the wax paper over and lay the label on top and sew shut! That easy! Handmade means so much more and you could even make larger sizes to just store your candies in. :) hope this will help you out and enjoy!!! Merry Christmas. <3 
Rock Candy Recipe
 TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups Light Corn Syrup Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside. 

In a large heavy saucepan, combine water, sugar, corn syrup and food coloring. 

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 

Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals.

  • Uncover; cook on medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300°
  •  (hard-crack stage), about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cinnamon oil 
  • (keep face away from mixture as oil is very strong).
  •  Immediately pour onto prepared pan. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • Break the candy into pieces using the edge of a metal mallet. 
  • Sprinkle both sides of candy with confectioners' sugar. 
  • Store in airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.