Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy October!

October is finally here!  I'm a big fan of Halloween and I can't wait to get started designing the 2017 Halloween cookies!  But before I do, I need to post some spooky treats from 2016.  That's right - I forgot to post them.  So here they are: a cute Ghost Cake (inspired by Cuteology Cakes), some fun cookies (inspired by past year's LuLaRoe designs) and some yummy Zombies! 









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Monday, October 2, 2017

Simple DIY Tornado Costume


I don't sew.   I don't like to spend a great deal of time on homemade costumes and projects.  Pretty much all DIY costumes I make are put together with a hot glue gun! 

Here's how I made a quick and easy tornado costume for my little guy last year:

What you'll need:

Tomato Cage (I used the larger size)
Wire Cutters
Pool Noodle 
Tulle
Felt or Fake Snow (I used the pieces of snow that you can find around Christmas time)
Hot Glue Gun
Packing Tape or Duck Tape
Ribbon
Spray Paint

1.  Cut the tomato cage to the appropriate size.  Remove the bottom pieces - you don't want the metal portion of this costume to come down past the bum, so that your child can still sit and walk.  Cut off top rows of cage based on height of child. 
2.  Cover sharp edges.  Slice open pool noodle on one side and cover top ring.  This covers any sharp areas and also makes a shoulder cushion.  Use tape to secure pool noodle.   I covered the bottom ring with bubble wrap.  Use tape to secure bubble wrap.

3.  Add shoulder straps if needed.  I found that the open area at top was just a little too wide to rest on my son's shoulders properly.   I added two pieces of 1" ribbon across the shoulder area.   Just time eem' and knot em'!

4.  Cover outside of cage in felt.  Use hot glue to secure.  Add more felt as needed to create your "fluffy" tornado shape. Use hot glue to secure.  I didn't use fill here because it is harder to secure with hot glue.  When making the bottom part of the tornado, put it only in the front so that the child can still move their legs.   Cut arm holes after covering.
 
5.   Wrap cage in tulle and secure with hot glue.  Wrap, wrap and wrap some more.  Until you've achieved the spinning tornado look.

6.  Spray paint entire tornado.  I used a little black to get the grey color. 

7.  Add details (optional).  We grabbed some farm animals from the dollar tree and hot glued them to the tornado. 
 8.  Put it on and SPIN! 
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Tada!  You have a Tornado Costume!

Happy October from the Maglich Family!
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Camera, Photographer, Logo Cookies

 
The weather here has been amazing!  It's the end of September and the temp outside is 90!  Typically, it's cool around here for the beginning of Fall.  Believe it or not, the kids were outside in the sprinklers yesterday.

Unfortunately the warm weather doesn't put me in the Autumn mood.  I want to wear boots and sweaters and drink pumpkin spice coffee!  I'll be posting some Fall cookies and of course Halloween cookies next week, because warm weather or not, October is almost here!

In the meantime, I still have oodles of Summer treats I haven't posted.  I'll be getting a few photos up here and on my fb page.  If you haven't already, be sure to like my fb page - there will be a holiday giveaway in coming months.   Happy Fall!

The camera and logo cookies have hand painted details (watermark logo) made with Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color.  I prefer to use Americolor for most painted details.  I mix it with water (occasionally I use vodka) to get the right consistency and color.  When I'm making watercolor backgrounds I use quite a bit of water to blend the colors.  Vodka dries too quickly in my experience to blend.   For the lenses I first painted on silver and then added the other colors on top.  For the black, I use airbrush color that does not need to be diluted. Americolor Black Gel tends not to dry fully and smear.   Black and White coloring products reviews coming soon!

Products used:
Americolor Deep Pink Gel Paste
Americolor Electric Green Gel Paste
Americolor Teal Gel Paste
Americolor Super Black Airbrush Color
Silver Pearl Dust

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Last But Not Least - Summer Catch Up Post 3

Finally!!!! I was asked to make Harry Potter cookies!  It's even more fun when you're really into the theme of the cookies you are making.  And equally awesome I got to make Honey Bee cookies.  Maybe not quite at cool as Harry Potter, but I truly loved this set.  The last photo is a match to invitation (by SG Graphix - who also designed my new logo) set.  These are always challenging, but give your party treats a really unique design. 










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