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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sweet Treats....

I'm taking a little break....
from blogging.

Summer is flying by...
I need to take some time to get ready for my craft fairs....
check my display and make repairs and touch up some paint
so it looks fresh and new.

Try to find new ways to display my creations.

Look at inventory see what I have and what I need....
see how my new things will fit with the old.

I want to leave you with some pictures.

First some sweet treats.
This is a candy store in Vancouver.
I should stop looking at that
Everything is looking soooo good.

I listed a bunch of items on ebay.

some penny rugs and stitched pillows...

A little bit of winter... 
think snow to keep you cool.... 

and  some wool applique pillows. 

I'll be back in a couple of weeks.
I don't want to miss our birth month!
All 5 of us have birthdays in August.

This year I will 24 on the 53rd of August!

It doesn't sound so bad that!
Does it?

Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Just Love Sunflowers!!!

Now that summer is here I'm thinking fall.
I know I should enjoy the nice warm weather but...

I Just Love Fall!

And what comes with fall but
Sunflowers and Pumpkins!

 These are my punchneedle pins.

 They are desigined by me.

Punched by me.

 All hand stitched with a hand stitched pin back.

I love punching these pins!
I just listed these on ebay.
Click here to see them.

Oh, I hear laundry calling....

Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Have You Tried Making Cake Pops Yet?

You have to try making cake pops...
they are so much fun!
My niece and I made these for the 4th of July picnic.

You need a box cake, frosting, sucker sticks, melting chocolate and jimmies...
sprinkles if you're not from Wisconsin. 

Make the box cake according to directions for a 9 x 13 pan and bake.

When it's completely cooled break it into pieces and then small crumbs.
Add about 3/4 of the container of frosting to the crumbs.
Mix well.
 Take about a medium cookie scoop of the dough, roll it into a ball and place it on a lined cookie sheet.
When you're finished place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 15 min.

While the balls are cooling melt your chocolate.
I made my own double boiler to melt the chocolate
by adding water in small pot and then putting a glass bowl on top.
Put the chocolate in the bowl and bring the water to a slow boil.
The chocolate melts pretty quickly this way and you can keep it warm so its easier to dip.

Take a stick and dip about 1/2 inch of it into the chocolate and then into the ball.
I put the pops back in the freezer to harden the chocolate.
This helps the stick stay in the cake ball.
After about 10 minutes you can dip your pops in chocolate,
tap it on the side of the bowl to get rid of excess chocolate
an add your jimmies.
I used a Styrofoam block to place my pops in while they cooled.

I haven't figured out a good way to show the cake pops off but
I love how they look on this tray.

They are soooo yummy!
Give them a try!
Checkout the Bakerella website to see what you can do with cake pops.

I also added a few things on ebay,
Click Here to see them.

Enjoy your day,