This is the second part of my mini-series “Complete sweater upcycle”. In this tutorial I will show you how I made an easy zipper handbag from the bodice of a sweater.
I decided to give our girls creative suitcases for Christmas. And I wouldn’t be the Creative Mom if I didn’t think instantly about not buying them but making them. Fortunatelly, I had two great shoeboxes at home.
Scratch Off (Valentine) Love Card
Are you looking for an original idea for a card for St. Valentine’s Day, anniversary or birthday? Try to make this scratch off card with my tutorial.
Salt dough keychains
My girls decided to make small gifts from salt dough. Do you know this miracle? It’s a great alternative of plasteline or play d’oh. You can dry or bake it and the result is pretty hard and resistant. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a keychain from dried salt dough.
Flan is a charming little Spanish dessert! It’s easy and fast to make and it tastes sooo good! And if you also like coffee, well then, this recipe is for you! I’ll show you how to make traditional coffee flan as well as a few alternatives.
Simple Gift Bags
Looking for original gift bags? Just make them yourself!
This year’s Christmas cards are inspired by the poinsettia plant.
Pillow-shaped Gift Boxes
Nice giftbox easy to make. Pick a paper with some nice pattern to bring it to the next level.
Traditional Linzer Christmas cookies
Baking cookies at Christmas is like a national sport in my country. Housewives compete over who baked the most types and the most ridiculous amounts of each type. The Linzer cookies are something you always find on a Czech Christmas table.
We are all big fans of Totoro in our home, especially Mina who would love to watch this beautiful Japanese tale every day. She wished a Totoro cake for her birthday and it was up to me to deliver.
Sacher Cake Pops
If you ask me, one of the greatest Austian inventions is the Sacher cake. So why not make Sacher cake pops?
“How many times to we go to sleep until…” countdown meter
Lately Lily has been measuring everything by how many times we have to go to bed until the event comes – birthdays, holidays, Christmas… my mom started making the girls these simple and effective meters which help them grasp the time concept better.
Paper Plate Face Masks
There’s never enough creative activities once the autumn weather arrives. This spring I needed lots of them because with the new baby’s arrival we were also visited by a series of kids’ illnesses which meant spending a lot of time indoors.
Grandma’s Knedliky with povidla and poppyseeds
Food was one of the reasons I enjoyed staying with my grandma. There’s one particular dish that I will always remember. It’s called povidlové knedlíky (plum marmelade dumplings) or also pěry and they’re filled with special kind of thick plum jam called povidla and coated with ground poppy seeds and powder sugar. It’s usually eaten as a …
How to make a Halloween brain cake
“Braaaains!” – does this quote sound familiar? If so, maybe you know the movie that inspired this Halloween brain cake. We don’t really celebrate Halloween at home but we won’t miss an opportunity to put costumes on, make an original cake and have some fun. And so I bring you my first Halloween tutorial for …
Blind Map for Teaching Geography
This map is a great way to teach kids (and adults) some geography. It’s a blind map on which you pin flags, names of the countries, cities, rivers….I went with the map of Europe but you can choose any part of the world. The main part of the map are the country flags that stick …
Before our new addition to the family arrived, I managed to sew the gilrs some new summer dresses. And because of our new addition to the family I didn’t manage to get more then one pair of the dresses photographed. Anyway, here are the dresses, our girls like them a lot and maybe you’re looking …
Traditional Czech Kolace
Koláče (read kolache) are a traditional Czech pastry traditionally baked at Easter or kermis, nowadays any time. They are made with yeast-dough and filled with marmelades, poppy seeds, cottage cheese and povidla (thick plum marmelade without gelling agent).
Tip for a trip: Nosislav
If you find yourself in South Morava and you are looking for an easy trip in the nature where you can take even a city pram, Nosislav is the place to go! Moreover, if you’re a geocacher, it’s a double win.
If you’ve known my blog for a while you probably know that I make my kids birthday cakes. My oldest daughter is especially demanding, this year she came up with the idea of the “penguin cake”. And it was up to me to figure out how to make such a cake at home with usual …