Decorative Dinner Napkins

Decorative Dinner Napkins

This is another project that can be used for Valentine’s Day or for any other festive occasion. All you have to do is pick out ribbons that match your theme. I used white dinner napkins and sewed on three different types of ribbon to create a set of napkins that will instantly upgrade any Valentine’s Day tablescape!

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating

For me, holidays like Valentine’s Day are the most fun to prepare for because they give me an excuse to make corny, heart-filled crafts and bake delicious treats. I also love that the prevailing color scheme of the occasion includes all shades of reds and pinks. With this in mind, I made heart-shaped cookies and went all out with the thematic decorations.

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A Handmade Book for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up next month, I am sharing my mom’s gift from last year. Putting this letterpress printed book together was a multi-step, somewhat improvised endeavor and I loved every minute of it. There is no one who deserves all the effort that went into putting this together more than my mom!

After printing the text on a Vandercook press, I painted the pages with watercolors. I used a modified accordion style binding and finished it off with a hard cover (made of extra thick chip board) covered in beautiful Japanese paper. I covered the spine of the book in Japanese paper that I added a tie-dye effect to, the colors of which match the coloring on the interior pages.

Here are some of the interior pages. Click on the images to enlarge them. 

Now we’re on to this year’s gift…!

sorry, Mom, no spoilers here 😉

V-Day Cupcake Toppers

V-Day Cupcake Toppers

These are such a fun way to add extra flair to Color Pop Cupcakes (or any cupcakes, really) that I just posted about. And they are so easy to make! All you need are toothpicks, tissue paper and a glue stick. Scroll through the photos below for a step-by-step guide on how to make these cute little cake accessories.  Continue reading “V-Day Cupcake Toppers”