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Monday, February 2, 2009

Sock flowers....cupcakes....fruit tea!

I finally worked on Emily's corsage for the baby shower today! These socks are not my favorite to work with but they were so inexpensive that she will keep the corsage as a keepsake and not disassemble it. I finally shaped them into something that resembles a flower I think! I need some pretty leaves to add in and will be adding ribbons and a few charms.

The picks are slowly but surely getting finished. I decided to have pink trimmed ones too!

Remember the cool Fiskars paper punch that I showed you?

Well, I'm not sure if they are on sale at your Michael's but the ad that was just emailed to me this week for my area says that all punches are 40% OFF!!! So you can use your coupon for something else :)

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments about me posting so much about the shower. I always just share on the blog what I'm up to in my life and love doing it ~

I still have to gather all of the ingredients of what I'm making for the food. I'm making my sour cream/buttermilk poundcake batter and using it for the cupcakes! I hope that they turn out good. You can find the recipe on my blog HERE if you'd like to give it a try, it. is. DIVINE!

Homemade spinach dip with crackers, fresh strawberries with cream cheese/marshmallow creme dip, mixed nuts and a vegetable tray with ranch dip. I love buying the classic ranch packet and making the dip recipe! Oh and I'm going to make Fruit Tea which is amazing tasting but thought I might buy the Red Zinger Celestial Seasonings brand to make the sweet tea base so it would be pink!!!

To make the fruit tea you use two family sized tea bags (I'll use about 7 of the reg. size) steeped in 2 cups of water in the microwave for 4 min., add one cup of sugar and water to fill a one gallon container. Then take the one gallon of sweet tea and add 1 big can unsweetened pineapple juice, 1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate and half of a two liter of ginger ale ~ it's delicious!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday sweet friends!!

xxoo, Dawn


Joanne Kennedy said...

I love seeing everything you are doing because I'm going to be giving a baby shower soon and I love your ideas. Where did you find that cute baby to use for picks?


Rustic Tarts said...

Your sock flowers look wonderful Dawn, this will be one super baby shower!
Thanks for stopping by to say hello - I have a little idea for Valentine's Day on there today, if you are interested.

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, Just to say hallo, your tea sounds heavenly, ill try that , i wish you a wonderfull monday

XOXO Dorthe

Lori said...

Dawn, it sounds like you have all the details ready for the shower...the tea sounds wonderful...and red zinger will make the color pretty too, i love that tea...

Sally L. Smith said...

My daugther-in-law, with the 7 children, makes this regularly. She used to serve it to the children almost every meal until she had about 5 kids. Now she conserves a bit. She leaves out the ginger ale for table use but I'll have to tell her about the ginger ale to fancy it up. She's a Southern girl, too--Tennessee.
Love the pink!--Sally

Vee said...

You did a wonderful job of turning those little socks into flowers. I'm learning so much here.

Megan Chamberlain said...

Everything that you are doing for the baby shower looks so beautiful, I am sure it is going to be the most amazing day. The fruit tea sounds fantastic, I will have to try it, just have to find a similar tea here in the Uk.



Utah Grammie said...

The tea sound wonderful, the menu is perfect and the socks? Darling! You only get the FIRST grandchild once you know -so enjoy every minute of this - you all deserve it!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Dawn, Well, Sat. is the big day!!! You and I both are pretty busy right now! Parties YEAAAAAA!!! I love the flower corsage, you know I've never made one, I guess it's time I learn! OH THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!! TALK TO YOU SOON DEAR FRIEND!!! Blessings Allways, Deborah

sandra said...

Dawn, Everything is so beautiful...this is going to be one amazing shower! Do you ever sleep? I hope Emily knows how blessed she is to have a mother-in-law like you!! Have fun Saturday...looking forward to the pics.

TattingChic said...

Those are adorable!


Dawn, On my sock corsages I took the green sock and folded them to look like leaves! I was not to crazy about the $$$ store socks either...but the price was right,right? Your cupcake pics are divine...this shower is going to be so fun!

Barb said...

Good morning Dawn.
Everything is so cute, and really coming together. I love that you share what you are working on.
I love the picks on the pink paper.

Thanks for the tip on the punches!

Have a super day.
Barbara jean

Charmingdesigns said...

I am giggling and thought I would share this moment...I was multitasking, catching up on blogs and talking on the phone...I clicked on your blog...not paying attention when the "sox roses" showed up. I'm thinking to myself Oh OH oh...I've got to tell Dawn about these...then scrolling down, realized it was your Have a wonderful day!! Laurie

kathy said...

Dawn , How so so sweet is this corsage -- It is going to be a dreamland -when you hang it all - and add all the other beautiful decorations -food sounds so so yummy !- also love the idea for candle mats -- I bought lots of these chipboard designs last week - , but had not thought of that - What a cute idea -- bring son more inspiration -- XOXO _ Kathy ♥-ga

Pat@MyTatteredElegance said...

Your fruit tea sounds wonderful! And all you goodies are precious. Can't wait to see the pics of the shower.
The Crop-a-Dile is on sale. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I love visiting your blog for the inspiration and it just makes me happy. I am awarding your the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please visit my blog for details.
Nancy and keep up the wonderful work.

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Dawn,
I sure have missed visiting and I see you have been busy getting ready for baby! I was in the bookstore on Saturday and guess what I saw? Your apron on the cover of APRONOLOGY!!! Congrats on making the issue and the cover!!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Everything looks great for the shower. I know you have really enjoyed working on them.

Tutti Chic said...

love love love these sweet flowers! you are going to make this shower one to remember with all your sweet creations! :) chris

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Hi Dawn,

I have just found your blog via Shawn at Country French Antiques. I love your work and you have such a lovely style. Come and visit my blog in Australia, I have a few blogs on babys. I just love your little flower socks, just perfect.

Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia

flatwoodsfolkart said...


Everything is beautiful!!! I have to have one of those punches! I am always inspired when I visit you.



alicew said...

Dawn, that corsage is too cute! So creative with the little socks...and they do look like flowers! I want you to plan my future baby!

Sharon said...

Dawn, I think you are the most creative person and the most generous with your ideas. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your blog. Sharon

Trish said...

Yummy . . . I'm going to borrow your recipes for the tea and for the pound cake. Thank you so much for sharing!

Mandi said...

Your ideas are sooo divine! I'm planning a shower and am inspired by your ideas and pastel color palette. Can't wait to see photos of the shower!

Julie said...

What a busy -- and crafty -- grandma you have been. The shower is going to be lovely.


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