Happy Easter!

Mar 31, 2013

Happy Easter, all! Have fun eating nothing but robin malt eggs all day, because that's what I'm doing! ;)
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." -John 2:19
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Mar 30, 2013

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I love Canary Lane Photography!

Inspiration + Updates

Mar 27, 2013

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This week, I finished Lissa's brand new blog design. I love how it turned out!
Also, Reader's Digest featured my Sock Bunnies from last year! I am absolutely thrilled!

What have you been up to this week?

My Mini Piñata

Mar 25, 2013

DIY Mini Pinatas
Whenever I have spare time, I take a look at my "must do" Pinterest board where I pin projects I will actually do (!!!). I discovered a tutorial for mini piñatas and took a shot at it. I wanted something fun + modern to match my room, rather than your typical festive + bright piñata, so I made my piñata white. This project is 100% inspired/made from Jordan's mini piñata tutorial, which were made as party favors and are oh so adorable. I made mine a little differently and used it as a decor piece. Let me show you how I did it:
1. Cut two identical donkey shapes out of a cereal box. Now cut strips about 1.5" wide and tape them along each side of the shape. I had to wing it for the ears, because the original tutorial didn't separate them. Basically I cut out eight more square pieces and assembled them to create two tiny boxes. 2. Cut long strips of tissue paper, and fold them in half. Then cut slits down the 'open' edge (not the edge that's the crease of the fold) and glue them on the donkey form. The head and back were tricky, so I just cut + glued individual pieces instead of wrapping. 3. You're done! This project took me about four hours to complete because it took me a while to figure out how to make the form then wrap it. Just load up on some Netflix shows and you're good to go! 

One thing I would have done differently is using white tape instead of gray. The glue I used made parts of the tissue paper see-through, so there are some darker areas because of the tape showing through. Except for that, I love the way it turned out. It's perfect as a bookshelf gem or a decoration for a party!
DIY Mini Pinatas

Catch Up

Mar 16, 2013

So... It's been a while! Sorry I randomly took a break from blogging. I've been pretty busy and stressed out with too many things I signed up for. Anyway, we have a lot to catch up on!

First of all, you might have heard by now (with all of us sad, sad bloggers) that Google Reader is closing down in July, and most likely taking GFC with it. :( There are still several ways to keep up with A Creative Cookie. My favorite blog-following site that I use is Bloglovin'. And you can still totally hang out with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime!

Second, you might see a few (small) changes around here. Oh - and I've been working on products for the shop! There will definitely be some cute things in there before June (finally!).

And third, have a good St. Pat's Day! I hope you're wearing green ;)


Mar 4, 2013

ski liftski lift

 Last week I went skiing for the first time ever, in the most beautiful place ever. I admit... I was pretty bad at first. I took a lesson beforehand so I wouldn't kill myself going down the bunny hill the extremely steep and scary slope. I got really warm (I wore three layers of pants and shirts... this AZ girl has problems!) and pulled off layers every ten minutes. BUT, after a little practice and deciding to give it another try, I did a slope (a real slope!!). It was so much fun. :D (fyi... I had really short skis!)