Penguin pillows! So cute.
recycled packaging for cupcakes, cookies, and macarons
This is a fantastic way to repurpose all of those plastic water bottles, as well as to use up scraps of cardboard. And it’s an opportunity to consume your collection of washi tape or pretty ribbon that have been patiently waiting at the bottom of your craft drawers for the day they are given purpose.
I picked up my 3-pack of washi tape at Daiso for $1.50 back in August when I was in California. A combined 48 yards! What. A. Steal. Hundreds of these little packages can be made with a $1.50 inventory of washi tape. What’s sad is that our households may actually go through that many plastic bottles in a year. At least this project grants the plastic bottles another calling in their lifetime before they hit the landfill.
For use of two water bottles (ideal for a row of homemade cookies and macarons):
1. Cut off the bottom of two plastic bottles to preferred length. Fill with treats.
2. Attach the plastic bottles together with tape.
For use of one water bottle (ideal for one mini cupcake, but also great for a smaller serving of cookies and macarons):
1. Cut the bottom of one plastic bottle to preferred height. Trace on cardboard. Cut cardboard circle.
2. Place cupcake on cardboard circle. Cover with bottom of plastic bottle. Make sure the plastic bottle sits on top of the cardboard circle. Affix tape around the plastic bottle and cardboard circle.
If you do not have washi tape, you may use double-sided tape covered with decorative ribbon.
Make sure to bake your cookies, macarons, and mini cupcake to fit the diameter of the water bottles. I haven’t endeavored in baking macarons, so I splurged on half a dozen for the sake of this post. Really. Sweets for blogging’s sake!
Ice is so…cold…at least compared to a normal human body temperature…so cold…
I apparently accidentally queued some things to this blog that were meant for my craft blog…
That’s what I get for trying to queue things in a hurry right?
I apologize :(
I saw a knitted pouf through tutoralizer, but I’m not good with knitting…Soooo I googled crochet poufs and found this one :) I think it might be my next project, if my first one goes well!!
(The web site is http://ofcatsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/knitted-pouf-part-1-inspiration.html)
(Source: meganlucas, via fromtheseaoftranquillity)
hexagon pillow by rettgrayson on Flickr.
I see all these new people joining… is anyone interested in starting up another CAL? Shoot me an email and let me know.
My mom saw these in her vogue knitting book. :’< They’re so pretty.
Heres another stunning view.
(Source: , via daintyloops)
Free pattern download (via Drum Roll Please! The Grand Launch! - welovefrenchknots)
Hey! I hope everyone is well! The CALs from last month are still going on, as not too many people reported any FOs and I’ve been a lazy bitch and haven’t checked in with anyone *ahem* I figured our CALs seem to turn into two month affairs, so… yeah. I let it go on and on >__>
Soooooo we’ll start discussing stuff for next month’s CALs next week. Or are people just not interested anymore?? :/ I’d appreciate feedback on this.
Hook on, Hookers!
My finished Crocus scarf. As you can see, I decided not to go a second time, so its super skinny, but I love it!
Here it is in .pdf format. Sorry for the bad picture quality… our scanner here at work sucks and the pix were originally in black and white. The pattern is clear though.
Happy Hooking! (Arrrr!)