Aug
20

Well not quite the sweaters themselves but we tuned some basic sweaters with letters for the girls to personalise them a little. They turned out so nicely they got a lot of lovely comments on Instagram so I though I would share the easy tutorial. I bought the very basic pastel crew necks here. And the Liberty print monograms I have bought from Liberty of London whilst visiting there, but you can probably find cute monogram letters from any fabric store. Then it´s as easy as ironing the patch on as you probably already guessed. My kind of tutorial that is. The sweatshirts were so inexpensive that after they are small I might just cut the letters out and re-use them.

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Have a great day!

Lattemamma

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Aug
16

My sweet Cotton Candy was so lovely ( it happens sometimes that they surprise you with being extra sweet and thoughtful). She was browsing through Pinterest for crafting and baking ideas and saw a tutorial for teddy bear cookies. ” Mama I must make these for Bubble Gum for her first day of school, she would love them!”. As you may well know her little sister is a teddy bear lover. And a must is a must. Who am I to tell her no. So I helped her bake them the night before and they turned out so cute ( I even shot a video tutorial for her own use and we had so much fun). Her sister had them waiting for her after her first day of school. Although they were presented in the morning so she knew she had something cute and cozy waiting for her at home. I thought they were so adorable you may also want to make them. Ours did not turn out quite as firm and small as the ones in the original recipe so I thought it´s probably a good idea to cool the dough before baking and perhaps even again after the cookies are made in to teddies before they go to the oven. Also we flattened the ears and the nose a little. I would perhaps not flatten the nose at all. It looks funny when raw but while it´s baking it flattens enough naturally. Regardless of our little mistakes they turned out so cute and delicious. But these would definitely be yummy also made from a healthier oatmeal cookie recipe ( I think we will try this recipe next, it would be great for a breakfast cookie to grab on the go too). This one was very sweet ( and buttery) but delicious. We used chocolate chips as the eyes and the tip of the nose, not m&m´s as the recipe calls for but I think next time I´ll try this with a healthier recipe and with raisins as the eyes and nose. The how to and recipe is from here.

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Aug
8

Confetti Bowl

by Sofia   -   in DIY projects

Cotton Candy is the crafting queen of my family. She seems to always be browsing through Pinterest or YouTube for new things to craft. This time it was a confetti bowl. 

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You need a balloon, mod podge, a sponge, confetti and a vase or a glass to hold it while it dries. First you blow the balloon and cover the round side with mod podge for a bowl shaped area with your sponge. Then you add confetti all over in abundance. Then you put another layer of mod podge on top and leave it to dry overnight on the vase or glass. Then the next day you just break the balloon and you have a bowl! Quite easy!

Have a fun day!

Lattemamma

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