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our “lucky” bobby pins

March 10, 2013

It has been a while since I have crafted any hair pretties for my daughter, so I whipped up these little clovers the other day. And when I say whipped, I mean I cut out some felt, made a four leaf clover, thought I liked it, cut out lots more, started to assemble, hated them, and started all over (3 times) until I finally got the finished product I envisioned. I am sharing the finished product with you.

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Once I got to this spot, they were really fast and easy, I swear!

You will need Green felt (not a lot, unless you are going to hate your finished product then restart like I did), hot glue, and bobby pins. And rhinestone pretties if you so desire.

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Cut your felt into small circles, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. I did not use a template, just cut away.

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Make little slits to create four “leaves” and snip a little to round the edges.

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Put a dab of hot glue in the center and pinch it all together to create little folds in each “leaf”.

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Slip a (very) small circle of felt into the end of the bobby pin.

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Put a dab of glue on the felt and stick on your clover.

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Done! I did 7 of each color. Seven is Lucky.

This particular hairstyle is inspired by Moira’s favorite movie, Rapunzel, in which the princess with the long, flowing, blonde hair has her locks braided and decked with little flowers.

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Enjoy!

Anne

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Seuss Celebration: Seuss-O

February 25, 2013

Big Birthday coming up this weekend…Dr. Seuss!  I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan and have used his books over and over again, as a parent and as a speech-langauge pathologist.  I think Theodor Seuss Geisel was a genius.  I am one of a million, I am sure.

In celebration of the good Doctor’s birthday, my friend and some of her neighbors threw an afternoon party with a Dr. Seuss theme for their wee little ones.  I had the privilege of designing some of the printables, creating the decor, and helping to style this spur-of-the-moment party…which I will share this week.

One of my personal favorites included for the party were these fun, Bingo-style, party favor games…

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complete with candy bingo markers.

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You can find the printable for both the Seuss-O game and the calling cards below.  While you are at it, go ahead and print two of the calling card files and you have yourself a little memory game!

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Calling Cards

Seuss-O Printable

I am looking forward to playing this Saturday with my daughter, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Now, go have some fun that is funny.

Anne

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Champagne Cupcakes

February 24, 2013

Here it is.  The most amazing, rich, perfect dessert for a champagne party…

Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes!

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My good friend Krista made these for the Champagne Party  I recently hosted at my house.  She found the recipe over at Sprinkle Bakes.  How I have never stumbled on this site full of delightful treats until now is just crazy, but I can now say I am a fan.

This fun and festive treat is made up of the cake, a champagne pastry filling (which was a wonderful surprise), and a champagne buttercream.  Might sound involved, but oh-so-worth it.

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In addition to whipping up these amazing cupcakes, Krista custom designed the fondant toppers to coordinate with the colors and general atmosphere of the party.  I was doubly excited to find out that Laura from The Sprinkle Box Shop had perfectly coordinated sprinkles to add to the cupcakes as well (have I mentioned yet that she is local, so getting my sprinkles means a quick jaunt out to her and done?).

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I couldn’t be more pleased with how the cupcakes turned out and how nicely they fit into the Champagne Party.  This one is definitely a keeper!

Enjoy,

Anne

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