November 28, 2009

Kennedy's Thanksgiving 2009

Kennedy Family Thanksgiving 2009

We had a great Thanksgiving. I'm so thankful for my husband and 2 healthy kiddos. They make me smile everyday.

I made Mommy and Daughter matching applique shirts. We got a bunch of compliments on them :)
It, also, was Jaxson's first Thanksgiving. He slept most of the time and didn't have a care in the world as he was passed around from one family member to the next.

I am just so thankful for all the great people God has blessed me with.

November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day 2009!

This year for Thanksgiving, I decided to make Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats to take to the In-Laws and My Family's house.

Daniel wanted Cake Balls but I just did not have the time.

These are super easy and fast to make.

All you do is cover big Marshmallows in melted Milk (or Dark) Chocolate and sit on top of the bottom side of a Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie. Then add the buckle with Yellow Frosting.

Fun and Cute!

November 25, 2009

Cake Balls

I think Bakerella is fantastic! My family just loves cake balls! My husband, daughter, brothers, inlaws, and parents just can't get enough!

I never take the time to take pictures of my cake balls because they seem to be all gone by the time I finish decorating the last one. This time I made them wait until I was done ;)

I, personally, do not like cake balls but,then agian, I also do not like cake or chocolate.
I have Madison's approval and that's all that matters.
Look at her enjoying her cake ball!

I used a white cake, with creemcheese frosting, dipped in white chocolate, then drizzled with green cookie icing.

I, also, do my cake balls different from bakerella. I will share my way on another post in the near future.

November 21, 2009

Roll 'em Up

So I didn't think I could do this, but I pulled it off and I love it! This is a Crayon Roll. It holds all your crayons in an adorable carrying case.
The Link above is what I followed to make my Crayon Roll.
If I can make it, you can make it.
What a great stocking stuffer :) I might just have to start selling these. They are just too cute.

November 16, 2009

Less is More. Pillow Case Dress

Pillow Case Dress
My Sister N Law has been asking me to make one of these Pillow Case Dresses for years and I never done it. I guess it was because I've seen so many tacky ones out there. Fabrics that are covered in prints and they add so many ribbons to them, I just never liked them. But then i saw one that was plain and simple and adorable. Click here to see the one I thought was so sweet along with the Instructions on how it was made. I followed these instructions for my Pillow Case Dress and I love it! Another thing about this dress is it is a safer version of the pillow case dress. This one does not pose as a strangulation factor due to the top of the dress being done in elastic instead of having ribbon. The ribbon is sewn around the arm holes instead of around the neck.
Just remember, less is more.
Those printed fabrics are too much for a small little girl.

November 14, 2009

Kids Crafts: Silver Acorns

Silver Acorns! Great project for kids :)
♥ ♥ ♥
Great for centerpieces.
Madison and I went on an acorn hunt today. We had to walk a few streets over to find an Acorn Tree. We collected all the Acorns we could find.
Madison used her Carry Along Treasure Can to hold all the acorns we found.
We used fabric glitter and hand painted them on the Acorn tops.
Set them aside to dry.
Get your handy dandy hot glue gun out and glue the acorns back into the tops.
Look how adorable!
Next time we are going to use loose glitter to make them pop even more :)

Kids Crafts: Carry Along Treasure Can

Madison and I had a great day with crafts today. We did 3 different projects and today I will share the first one. This is a great recycle and kid friendly project (with parents help and supervision).
I also don't know what to call this project.
Carry Along Treasure Can??
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
We used/recycled an empty infant formula can for this project.
Other Supplies:
Anything you want to decorate your can with. We used glitter, ribbon, beads, and flowers.
You Will Also Need:
Measuring Tape/Ruler, Scissors, Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, Paper, and a Pen.
Step 2:
Take off the label of your can and measure it.
Cut your paper to fit around your can.
Step 3:
This is where you and your kids can decorate to your hearts content :)
Let their imaginations run wild.
Have fun and enjoy this time with your little ones. They are only young once.
Madison and I had a wonderful time :)
Step 4:
Glue your decorated paper to the can.
Step 5:
Add your ribbon straps. Flip your can over and hot glue ribbon across the bottom and up the sides. Then tie in a double knot along with a pretty bow. This will be your handle to carry your can from adventure to adventure.
Step 6:
Decorate the lid
We decided to put flowers on our lid.
With the glue gun tip, melt and push through 3 holes to the top of the lid.
Glue flowers in place and cover any gaps with ribbon bows.
How pretty!!!
Come back tomorrow to see the treasures we found :)

November 12, 2009

Today is my Due Date

So today was my pregnancy due date.
Instead of having horrible contractions and my watering breaking I have a beautiful and healthy 7 week old baby boy :)
7 weeks old.... omg... I still can't beleive it.

November 11, 2009

How to make a Tutu Wreath Christmas Ornament

How I make a Tutu Wreath Christmas Ornament.
You will need:

Tulle (I used red and white)
Measuring Tape
Wire Cutter/Pliars
Ribbon (I used red and green)

  • With your wire cutters cut 5 pieces of wire at 11 inches each


  •  Get one peice of wire and make a circle shape
  •  Twist the ends together to hold the circle shape
  •  With your pliars clamp the ends to secure
Repeat the 2nd & 3rd steps until you have 5 circles

  • Decide what colors you want your ornaments to be
  • Cut 16 peices of tulle at 4 inches each
  • Do this 5 times
  • With the 1st 16 peices of tulle wrap and tie the tulle around the wire

This is what it will look like with all 16 pieces of tulle.

  • With your fingers clamp the wire together like the picture shows.

  • With your fingers twist the wire around 5-6 times
  • It will look like this  

Repeat steps 5-7 four more times to make 5 Christmas ornaments.

Just add a bow and you are all done.

November 8, 2009

Froggie Cake

Frog Cake by Raychel Kennedy
I haven't done a cake in over 2 months so I was very excited to dust off my rolling pin.
This is the butter cream Froggie Smash Cake.
The birthday cake is covered in fondant and I made a frog out of fondant as well. I don't know if it looks like a frog or a dinosaur so I was a tad bit disappointed. But he looks cute with the party hat on :)

Happy 1st Birthday, Paeton!

November 7, 2009

How to make an Applique Shirt

Everyone does things a little different. This is My Creative Way on how I make an Applique Shirt.
First decide on a design you want to make. I am going with a neck tie. You will need fabric, t-shirt, scissors, pen, witch stitch, & an iron.

Oh, and you will need a sewing machine :) Draw your design on your fabric. Cut Design Out Use witch stitch and iron your design in place onto your shirt.

Sew the edges of your design all the way around.
Now you have an adorable shirt!


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