Thursday, November 22, 2012

Craft Time With the Girls - Baking Sugar Cookies

I don't know if I posted this before but I got another job as a nanny. I help care for a two year old and, occasionally, a five year old. I really enjoy this job. The girls are just so cute and pleasant to be around. I mean, they are very independent and they like to do crafts. So once a week the girls and I pick a craft.

Yesterday, we made sugar cookies and the frosting as was a mess but they turned out well enough. The week before we made non-bake cookie dough. Before than we used polymer clay. And before that we made masks out of paper plates. This coming week (Monday) we are going to make Salt Dough Ornaments or the Baking Soda Ornaments. Probably the one that takes less time because the girls don't like to wait. I'm super excited about it.

So back to the sugar cookies.
I found a recipe on pinterest and decided to use it for the cookies. It also had the recipe for frosting. The girls decided to make their own frosting.

Here is a really bad picture of them.

Yeah, the frosting is wonderful, isn't it? I had to sneak in a bit of blue because it looked like a gross greenish gray color. And these cookies are huge. I let the girls put them on the cookie sheet.

They taste good but they don't look normal. At least they had fun. The link to the cookie recipe will be added below.

Where I got the recipe.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Art Journaling and Clay

I've been rather busy these last few weeks of not posting. I got a job as a nanny...again but I really enjoy working for this family. The girls are so cute too. I started working on an art journal. A different one. This is one I made from a book and I've already finished two pages. One is a little more complicated than the other but that's just how these things work.

 The pictures aren't that great because I took them with my phone rather than my camera. The quote is a writing quote. I don't know how well you can see it in the picture but in with it right in front of you can tell that it's a castle. So my sister says.

The other thing I have been working on are Zentangles. Here is my first one.

This was just a trail thing to see if I liked it and I did so I decided that I would continue to do it. I bought some pens to do it with. I'm trying out different kinds and the Micron pens are probably my favorite so far.

Another thing I was doing was making clay charms for my shop since the one year anniversary is coming up. I'm going to have a sale. It's going to be either a buy 3 get one free or buy 2 get one free. That's just for charms. My other items are going on sale as well. I will give more details tomorrow when I post a bunch of stuff about it. Cyber Monday is also coming up. I'll be adding more new items to my shop but for now here are a few of the newer items I have. They are part of my On the Rocks series (which is an original idea). Here are more Alcoholics and they all have a story that will be posted in the listing.

 I don't promote drinking or being an alcoholic, just so you know. This actually started off as something silly between my sister and me so please don't go telling me that this is offensive.

Oh I also have an instagram. I'll put a button somewhere on my site but my username is lifeatemymuse if you want to follow me.