A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 315,683
Currently Running With Scissors:
337 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Images
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
1   Eggshell Cups with Chocolate Pudding in Easter by CubanMother on: March 27, 2016 08:09:20 AM
I made these eggshell cups for my family. I decorated them with a wedding theme because one of my twin sons is engage to be marry.
Bride & Groom eggshell cups, Pink Flower Girls eggshell cups for my granddaughters and family wedding party eggshell cups for the rest of the family.





This is how I serve them.


The eggshell cups are very easy to make:
Crack and open the eggs.
Empty the eggshells.
Sterilize the eggshells in boiling water for 3 minutes.
Dry the eggshells
Decorate the eggshells.
Place the eggs cut side up in an egg cartoon.
Pour pudding into the eggshells cups.

The little color spoons are from Daiso (the japanese store where most items are $1.50) that fortunately we have several of them in the Bay Area.

I must confess that even when I like how the eggshells cups come out, I am considering buying a egg topper cracker tool to have a perfect eggshell edge for next year; is the curse of my mild OCD and my preference for uniformity.

Happy Easter!  Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Strawberry Cascarones 2016 in Easter by CubanMother on: March 10, 2016 12:15:28 PM
This is my third year making Easter Cascarones for my granddaughters. Because I only make 2 dozen, 1 dozen for each girl, I make them different each year.



This year strawberry design was really easy to make and they come out very pretty. The strawberry leaves are made with green crepe paper to give texture to the leaves and the "seeds" are painted on with gold permanent Sharpie marker.



The Strawberry Cascarones were already delivered to the girls. They are creating an Easter tradition of smashing Cascarones with their godmother. It has been really meaningful for their godmother because that was one of her childhood Easter traditions and I am happy to make the Cascarones for them.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Crochet Easter Bunny in Easter by CubanMother on: February 29, 2016 01:09:13 PM


This is my version of this adorable crochet bunny pattern: http://www.craftelf.com/crochet-pattern-easter-bunny.html
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4   Valentines Day Crafts in Valentine's Day by CubanMother on: February 13, 2016 05:24:05 PM
These are the Valentines Day Crafts I made for my family.
For my children and their significant other, Valentines Day Heart Paper Doilies Pockets with Dove & Butterfinger heart shaped chocolates.


The red ones are for my granddaughters.


The heart pockets are very easy and fast to make, just hand stitch along the paper doilies hearts. You can hide the stitches union under the bow, but I choose to close it with a bow at the bottom because I didnt like the idea to end up with a torn heart.

Lips and Mustaches photo props.


The photo props are kind of a family tradition, I make photo props for holidays and family parties for fun pictures.

I made these Crochet Red Rose Hair Clips for my daughter and her twin daughters (my granddaughters).


I made these cards for my granddaughters to give to their parents.


These Valentines Day ornaments are in my fathers room at the nursing home he is residing.


This crochet envelope with chocolates and two crochet red hearts is for my husband. I made the envelope without checking which day of the week Valentines day was. I usually make something small to put on his lunch box.


 Smiley Happy Valentine's Day!  Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  Belated Christmas Ornaments - Bride to Be & Political Ornaments - in Winter Holidays by CubanMother on: January 29, 2016 09:56:53 AM
Valentines Day is fast approaching but because I never had the time to post these Christmas ornaments (holiday gatherings and lots of family birthdays in January) I am posting them now; better late than never.

Bride to Be Ornament for my Future Daughter in Law




Political Ornaments for opposite political party family members. We have a lot of fun with these ones and took really funny family pictures with them.




Now, onto Valentines' Day crafting!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  Re: 2015 Tree/Decoration-Along! in Winter Holidays by CubanMother on: December 10, 2015 02:17:55 PM
steiconi, I love your white tree and your teal clock.
kittykill, your pink tree is giving me ideas ... pink is my favorite color! and I think I should copy yours and have a pink tree just for me.
Abberoad that picture is adorable. My 27 years old sons refuse to help me decorate the tree now, but when they were little that was our family activity after Thanksgiving dinner.

We got our Christmas Tree up the day after Thanksgiving.


Today


The Three Wise Men ornaments were a gift from my future daugher in law last Christmas. It's a lovely and sweet gift because she remembered that Dia de Reyes (Three King Day) was my childhood tradition.

Known formally as the Feast of the Epiphany, Da de Reyes commemorates the visit of the three kings or the Magi to Baby Jesus. Boys and girls write their letters to the Three Kings or to their favorite King: Melchior, Caspar or Balthasar and put out something to eat and drink for the Kings and also water and grass for the camels. On the morning of January 6 children find their presents by their beds.
My husband and I decided that because our children were born here in the USA, they were going to believe in Santa Claus and we will keep our tradition of Nochebuena (Chrismas Eve celebration) for our family. It has work out really well for us and our son in law and our sons' fiance and girlfriend love to celebrate with us in Christmas Eve.

These victorian girls are a gift from my husband.



I have the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments or the 12 wheels of cheese as my daughter calls it =)


I always have a Nativity set under the tree. With 20 Nativity sets now, the collection keeps expanding =)

Coffee table Nativity


End table Nativity


Bookcase Nativities. Yes, I am a Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie nerd Wink


Dinning room divider Nativity


Fireplace Nativity
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  Its a Small World 5th Birthday Party (Image overload) in Party Planning by CubanMother on: August 17, 2015 09:36:12 AM
My twin granddaughters are starting kindergarten today!  I cant believe it! These five years are gone so fast. This year their birthday party theme was Its a Small World.

Cant take credit for the cake, it was ordered.
Cake table with girls cultural heritage dolls (Mexico, USA, Cuba, Germany and Japan). Poster ordered from Overnight prints.


I made the cupcakes. I took the Oriental Trading Co. Kids of the World line and made cupcake toppers matching the kids graphic of the favor boxes. I took one of the girls graphic and frankensteined =) to create an American cowgirl and a Cuban girl.


The centerpieces were dolls around the world. I found a bag of vintage Arco Dolls of the World in my local thrift store for $ 9.99. The bag had 6 Greek dolls, 2 Scottish dolls, 2 African dolls, 2 Italian dolls, 1Dutch doll, 1 Sweetish doll and 1 Polish doll.
I wanted to highlight the girls cultural heritage (The girls have maternal Cuban grandparents, paternal Japanese Great-grandmother, German Great- Great-grandfather and Mexican Great-grandparents), so armed with the glue gun, ribbons, lace trims and craft pearls I turn 4 of the Greek dolls into a Cuban doll, a Mexican doll, and an American doll. The other Greek doll was dress up with a red kimono from another doll that I bought at the same thrift store another day. The second Dutch doll was turn into a German doll by using the skirt from the second Italian doll and some lace trim.

Italy


Scotland


Holland


England


South Africa


Denmark


Poland


I took this picture from Disneyland's Its a Small World ride as inspiration to design the centerpieces and wrote Hello, Friend and Family in the language of each doll.


Favor Boxes The favor boxes, crayons and passports are from Oriental Trading Co.  Small world globe balls from eBay and DIY Its a Small World coloring book.






Countries Station Table Kids traveled with their passport to get a passport sticker stamp and a souvenir from each country:
Japan Origami paper


Germany - Pretzels


Mexico Lucha Libre Paper Masks and Calavera Paper Masks




Cuba DIY Cohiba Cigar Box with Cuban Cigars (twist candy bars with DIY cigar labels)






Food:  Cuba Cuban Macaroni Salad
          Japan Sushi California rolls
          Mexico Mexican-style grilled chicken
          Germany Frankfurter (hot dogs)






Photo Props Table with hats and props from around the world.


I designed the party invitations by borrowing Disneyland Paris Its a Small World 50 Anniversary celebration schedule poster. Coloring book cover, photo props sign and favor boxes tag were designed by using other borrowed Its a Small World graphics.


The girls dresses took over two months to plan because the You and Me fabric from the Good Earth Collection by Alexander Henry is discontinued; I was able to find only yard on Etsy. Then I found the Out to Sea fabric with a world map print by Sara Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics and by combining both fabrics I designed a simple Its a Small World summer dress.  Even when it cant not be seen, the top part of the dress is lined with the Hello fabric in blue (the print is the world Hello in many languages) from the Good Earth Collection by Alexander Henry.


It was so much fun planning and making all the crafts for this birthday party. Next year I have a wedding to craft for, my son is engaged to be married and the bride likes my ideas, yay!



Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
8  Call the Midwife Crochet Baby Blanket in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by CubanMother on: July 11, 2015 11:07:08 PM
Being a fan of the BBC/PBS show Call the Midwife, I love all the vintage clothes, props and crochet baby blankets from the show. Searching for a crochet baby blanket pattern on line, for my nieces baby girl, I found the pattern for this crochet blanket from their 2012 Christmas Special. Here it is, in hot pink splendor! (Bernat Softee Baby Soft Red yarn)





Call the Midwife screenshot & blanket pattern by littlemonkeyscochet.com


And because I love photo props, I made her a Crochet Shell Headband, Diaper Cover and Baby Slippers Set and two Lace Crowns.






Every little girl is a Princess. Every Princess needs a Crown, or two!




Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
9  Animal Faces Cascarones 2015 in Easter by CubanMother on: April 04, 2015 07:22:32 AM
Last year was the first time I made Cascarones for my granddaughters.  They were a smashing success =) so this year the Easter Cascarones are back!





To make them different from the flower decorated cascarones of last year (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432884.0, this year I decorated them with little animal faces embellishments.

These are some of the eggs that the Easter Bunny will bring to my family  Wink




Happy Easter Everyone!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
10  Easter Peep Diorama - PBS Sherlock - in Easter by CubanMother on: March 18, 2015 04:27:16 PM
We have a Easter Peep Diorama contest going on in the family.
This is my Peep Diorama: BBC (PBS) Sherlock 221B Baker Street Living room.

Because I am a Sherlock nerd fan, I search and found the wallpaper for both walls of the Living Room. I also included the A-Z London Street Atlas guide from the second episode, The Blind Banker and of course Sherlocks violin.

 I like the way the mirrorover the fireplace mantel reflects the famous wallpaper.

The books on the coffee table are, Fingerprints Analysis and Understanding & Crime and Criminology.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Vermicomposting
It's a bad week to be a seal...
Flower Power!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.