Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monogram Mania

So this all started with a crayon monogram pin I saw.  "What a great idea for teachers!"  A teacher friend poo-poo'd my idea, stating - "just give them gift cards, they don't want homemade stuff."  I made one for my sister and brother in law (both teachers).  After making them I could not help making some for my son's teachers.  They are too stinkin' cute!  And judging by my sister and BIL's reaction to their gifts (and requests from their teacher friends) I think I made the right decision!

I then wanted to make a monogram for a friend and the babysitter, but crayons no longer seemed appropriate... what about buttons?  I think they came out nicely :-)  Oh yeah, and the grandparents?  "Mimi" and "Papa " monograms were a big hit.  And then, of course, was the surprise, my fiance is being deployed next month, we're now getting married in 11 days, not 7 months!  I made a beach inspired monogram for this crazy couple!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fruit Turkey

A turkey made out of fruit!  I found this Fruit Gobbler recipe at Disney's Family Fun website (they always have so many cute ideas here!).  I think the adults at our Thanksgiving feast were just as intrigued as the little ones.  The only drawback is that people were so hesitant to eat the fuit masterpiece!
Body = Melon (cut a slice off bottom to make a flat surface)
Head = Bosc Pear
Beak & Tail Feathers = Cheese
Snood, Feet, Side Feathers = Peppers
Eyes = Raisin
Tail Feathers = Grapes

Assembled with bamboo skewers and toothpicks.