Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY Project: How to Make Toadstool Colored Pencils

Looking for the tutorial on how to make these charming toadstool colored pencil favors?  The DIY has moved (along with all the other content on the blog) to its new home at Tikkido.  Here's the direct link.

Friday, October 28, 2011

DIY Project: Toadstool Stools

Painting circles is hard.  At least circles that look like actual circles, not the lumpy freehand amoebas that look more like my two-year-old's drawing efforts.  When I decided to paint unfinished wooden stools to resemble classic red and white toadstools, I knew I needed a crutch to get those circles just right.

I bought the unfinished footstools from my local Michael's and Joann Fabrics, strategically buying them one at a time with my 50% off coupon one week.

Then a coat of primer, and I was ready for the design.   To get those perfect circles, I simply traced around round cookie cutters with a pencil.

A jar or a glass would work equally well.  After that, all you need is a little red and white paint and you'll have a whimsical toadstool stool, a pint sized seat just the right size to go around a coffee table, and utterly adorable in a child's bedroom after the party.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Project: How to Make your Own Custom Glass Plates

Looking for the customized glass plates tutorial?  It's moved to our new home on the web at!  Here's the link to the full tutorial and all the pictures.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Real Parties: A Fall Gnome Birthday Party

Are you looking for the Gnome birthday party?  The blog has moved!  This post is now available at  And check out all the new content while you're there!

Featured on the Amy Atlas Blog! A Sweet Fall Gnome Birthday

What a great delight and honor to be featured on the Amy Atlas blog today!  I had so much fun designing this Gnome party for my friend's daughter.

Come back tomorrow for all the details--and later this week, of course, many tutorials!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sneak Party Peek

I'm furiously working on the last-minute details for my daughter's 8th birthday this Saturday, but I have a ton of exciting stuff coming up!  Here's a little sneak peek at the invitation:

Can you guess what the theme is this year?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DIY Project: How to Make Glitter Playdough

Looking for this?  The blog has moved to!  Find the full tutorial over there, and join us for lots of creative new content.