Author archives: Maysem

Wood Love Bird Cake Topper

This past weekend I attended a wedding for one of my dearest friends. She asked me to make the cake topper for her wedding cake. I gave her a few ideas, and she fell in love with the wood love birds with a message. I can’t take credit for this idea, and you may have seen these toppers around the web. The ones I have seen, the message is imprinted […]

Easy Tote Tutorial

I think I’ve mentioned I’m a fabric hoarder. I see. I like. I buy… whether I have use for it or not. I admit, it has gotten out of control. So I’m on a mission to start downsizing… if possible! Some fabrics were intended for a particular person, so I decided to start with those. I purchased this one for the little ballerina in the family… my niece Lianna. I […]

Embroidery Hoop Name Banner

I love embroidery hoops, and I love seeing the different ways they are used. With all the inspirational embroidery hoop art out there, I decided it was time for me to get crafting with some hoops. So I did… and I made an embroidery hoop name banner for a friend! This was a fairly simple project. The most time consuming part was the hand embroidery.. and it didn’t help that […]

I'm Hooked on You {Purse Hook Valentine}

The Sharpie mugs I shared in the last post were supposed to be the last of this year’s Valentine’s Day ideas that I had for you. That was until I saw this purse hook in Target’s bargain section over the weekend. It wasn’t my first time coming across them, but it wasn’t until this last trip that a light bulb went off! If you haven’t figured it out by now, […]

How Do You Take Your Coffee? {Personalized Mugs}

Surely you have seen all the Sharpie marker on glass crafts out there. I’ve been wanting to give it a try for some time, and finally did! Apparently the Sharpie marker on glass craft is not a sure thing. There have been some hit and miss for some who have already experimented with it. Meaning, after being washed a few times [in the dishwasher in particular], it’s not necessarily permanent […]

Milk Bath & Cookie Scrub {Valentine's Day}

I’ve been having fun putting together some valentines. In case you missed my latest Valentine’s Day creations, be sure to check them out HERE. Today I have another one for you. This one is all about pampering your valentine with milk and cookies… spa style! I put together a little milk bath and cookie scrub gift basket for Suraya’s teacher. Initially I had thought of just making a sugar scrub […]

Hey Cupcake, Be My Valentine

The first tutorial I ever shared with you all was how to make a “cupcake” candy. That was back in 2011! I had made some as welcome baby favors when my niece Sofia was born. I also used the idea for a girls’ summer camp craft class using small mason jars and cereal. Lastly, I made an apple version for Suraya’s 2nd grade teacher as a back to school gift. As I […]

For the Key to My Heart {Valentine Key Chain}

I am a sucker for cute.. and handmade cuteness even more. When I saw these too cute for words handmade “house” key chains on Flickr, I knew I had to make one… but a Valentine’s Day version instead! And of course I couldn’t resist including a cute phrase to go along with it… For the Key to My Heart. I know, I know… I can be cheesy sometimes. I’ll just […]

Props to U Valentine!

This school year, Suraya’s school decided edible treats were no longer allowed for school parties or for birthday treats. You can imagine my disappointment. I LOVE edible gifts and especially LOVE packaging them. The first thing that always comes to mind where school parties and birthday treats are involved are edible treats… sweet ones of course. I blame that on my sweet tooth. :P However I had to think outside […]

Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

Can you believe we are already talking about Valentine’s Day? It’s in stores… it’s all over Pinterest and blog land too! So I thought why not join in on the fun. It’s a holiday full of cuteness… and I can’t resist that! I thought today I’d start out with some of my past Valentine’s Day ideas that I have shared with you. Last Valentine’s, I had a cookie decorating itch… […]