July 14, 2009

5 things


1. I wish I would have seen these before the 4th of July. They're way cuter than the plain old fruit skewers that I brought to our family celebration! (photo from http://www.makeandtakes.com)

2. I've decided that if I had any free time, I'd make these. Not because I need more coasters, but because there's something about them that is enticing to me. Much like these baskets that I had the craft class attempt . . .with little success. (photo from http://www.howaboutorange.com)

3. My birthday is less than a month away and I want one of these. For real, people. I'm not kidding anymore. (photo from http://www.apple.com/iphone)

4. I did make these for our family's 4th of july get together and they tasted great. Unfortunately, I only had black cherry jello and no mini-chocolate chips, so they didn't look as cute as the one in the photos. If you decide you want to make them, contact me first because getting the limes out of the peels is harder than it looks. I can give you a few pointers. (photo from http://www.chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com)

5. I purchased this cute little bag from an etsy shop called Knitty Bitties. My thought was that a smaller bag for the summer might mean less clutter build up and that maybe it would be easier to find things in my purse. While that theory has proven to be anything but true, it's still cute and I still love it.


Elisa said...

The coasters look cool . . . I may try this in my spare time!

ann said...

I tried the coasters and the end bit was pretty difficult to do -- folding them over correctly.

One of my coasters had funny edges and the other one seems to be too thick (I used a magazine with thicker pages). I'm currently trying to flatten the thick one because it has nice edges.

ann said...

I made two more coasters today. I like them better 5X5 rather than 6X6.