Monday, November 26, 2012

Some news & what I've been up to

Hi Lovelies,

Today I have some exciting news to share with you all :o).  I made the design team for Try Stampin' On Tuesdays!  How exciting is that!  Ok not so much of the exciting for all of you, but trust me I'm doing a Happy Dance over here!!!!  I told my dh & he's like meh.  Told one of my non-blogging buddies when I found out & she's like WOOOO HOOO!!!!  Family gotta love 'em ;o).

So what else have I been up to?  Well I went to my first crafty group on Sunday with Helen.  She invited me & I had a wonderful time.  I didn't take cards, instead I took a Mug Rug I needed to finish binding for one of Emsy's teachers.

I machine appliquéd the balloon & machine quilted this Mug Rug.  I'm not much for hand sewing, mainly because I don't have a lot of time for it with a two & a half year old monsta kidlet running around.  I got most of the binding done at the  craft group & managed to finish the rest last night.

I also made some of these super yummy & very easy to make Mini Puddings.  They are so easy to make & if you go here you can make some too ;o).  I've made them for at least the last 3 Christmases & the girls love to "help".  They are fantastic to take along to parties, dinners etc at this time of year.  The only thing I find is, if you live in a hot climate like I do.  It's best to keep them in the fridge until you are ready to serve them up.

Then when I got home I attempted to make these cute snowmen for Emsy's class today.  Here is our version.  I figure for a first attempt they turned out pretty good.  Next time I think I will try putting the marshmallows into the freezer for a bit first then adding copha to the white chocolate so it's more like Ice Magic.  I had all sorts of troubles getting the marshmallows to stay on the sticks after dipping them into the chocolate. The parents probably hate me for dosing their kids up with sugar, but I got heaps of thank you's from the kids this afternoon & Emsy loved giving them out.

So that's it from me today.  I'm off to start tea in a minute.  Let's hope I don't try to burn my house down again!  Tupperware & stoves don't mix - go figure ;o)

Happy Crafting everyone xoxoxo


Dawn said...

I'm doing a Happy Dance here too Paula. Congratulations. Your Mug rug is super cute, loved the your mini cakes and your snowmen are fabulous. Can't wait to see your DT samples. Go Girl!

Judy1223 said...

Paula, you SHOULD be excited, that is such wonderful news!!! Congratulations on making the design team...I look forward to seeing what you create for them!

Lin said...

Congratulations, Paula - I share your excitement! And love that little quilted mug rug - her teacher will, too!

Alice Wertz said...

Congratulations on making the team, Paula!! so excited for you! =) your hot air balloon is so pretty, Paula! that would be a wonderful gift! and your cute little snowman makes me smile! sooooo cute!