Showing posts from May, 2015

DIY paper doll face and speech bubble from Bloomize

More origami crafts! This time it's a DIY paper doll face and speech bubble tutorial from Clara of   Bloomize. So many crafting possibilities for this clever tutorial. I can actually imagine myself making these cute origami doll faces for cards, scrap books, journals and handmade gift wrapping.

The weekend is here too. Have a good one!

Printable Origami Kokeshi Doll from Zakka Life

Aww, how could I have missed this lovely printable origami kokeshi doll from Zakka Life? It's so cute! All you need to do is print, fold and play. And oh, Jessica has a  new book Fun with Washi! Visit Amazon to score a copy of her book.

Happy new week sweetlings!

Recipe: Baked Vanilla Lemon Sour Cream Donuts

I love this baked donut recipe from The Semisweet Sisters. The addition of sour cream and lemon flavor gives it a lovely, cake-y texture. Dipped in vanilla glaze and sprinkled with candy confetti, it becomes a wonderful snack time treat.



1/2 cup sour cream1 large egg1/2 tsp vanilla extract1/4 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup sugar1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 tsp baking soda1/8 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp lemon extract


1 1/4 cups powdered sugar1/4 cups milk1/4 tsp vanilla1/8 tsp lemon extractInstructions:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease  a donut pan with oil. In a bowl, whisk together sour cream, egg, vanilla, oil, & sugar. Add flour, soda, salt, & nutmeg (optional) & stir together until well combined.Fill donut pan with batter & bake for 12-16 minutes or until the top is springy to the touch & the sides are turning golden brown. Remove from oven & let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.In…

Sharpie away!

I think industrial super permanent Sharpie markers work really well for personalized ceramic projects. Unlike the permanent Sharpie variety, the industrial variant  remains permanent under most chemical washes and extreme heat and steam up to 500 F. Of course, to make everything foolproof, pop your ceramic ware into the oven  at 400 F for 30 minutes after the ink dries.