January 25, 2011

Inspiring Projects with Flowers and Flours -- A Little Birdie Told Me #4

For my little tomboy's birthday 
I opted for Flour rather than Flowers
with this Lego themed ice cream cake.
I'll be posting a tutorial later in the week.

What did you do this week?

Welcome to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!  If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to strut your stuff just after the features below:

Last week,
A Little Birdie Told Me...

...The guests brought Flowers and Flours


1.  Eye Spy DIY took a pair of pair of ho-hum shoes from the clearance rack at Target and gave them a chic makeover complete with handmade rosettes.  
2.  Protodoom completely won me over with a glittering stylized skull adorned with paper roses.  So original!  So creative!  I dig this gal's style!
3.  Musings From Kim K. appealed to my whimsical side with a beautiful wreath made from coffee filters!  The coffee filters look like delicate, ruffly carnations, and are beautifully accented by vintage embellishments.  
4.  Mural Maker & More shared a step-by-step tutorial for painting daffodils. If you're looking to "brush up" on your painting techniques, Colleen is a friend and mentor you'll want to meet!  


1.  Culinary Adventures with Camilla never ceases to amaze me with her culinary creations.    This week, Camilla shared her recipe for Mint Tea Shortbreads.  
2.  504 Main toyed with my tastebuds with her tantalizing recipe for Parmesan Pull-Apart Loaf.  I've had the pleasure of taste-testing her blissful bread creation before, and now I just can't get it out of my mind!
3.  A Whisk and a Prayer combines two classic sweets in her nostalgia inspiring Oatmeal Cookie Coffee Cake.
4.  "Flour?" you ask.  Yes, flour indeed!  Enraptured with Love and Projects upcycled the lids that come with refrigerator cinnamon rolls to create this heartwarming piece of art.  What better way to round out a week of creativity and sharing, than with the phrase, "It's a wonderful life"?


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  1. Ah! These are all great links! Thanks for bringing together such talent, Jenn!
    My thumbnail is #3! Awesome linky party!


  2. Cute cake! Look forward to seeing how you made it!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my shoe re-do! I love that lego cake and have a nephew who would go crazy for a cake like that!

    Thanks for hosting, I have linked up another project this week, it is #5.

  4. LOVE that Lego cake! I'm linked up at #6 this week: cranberry-lemon cheesecake. Too bad I don't have time to make one before work. ;)

  5. Hi. I just linked up and I'm #8. Thanks so much for hosting and considering me for your feature Ÿ

  6. Hi there! Thank you for the great links - there is lots of inspiration here!

    Thank you for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home. It's great to 'meet' you.

    I'm link number 10 this week - sweet and sour chicken. I've followed your blog and followed you on twitter. Hope to see you at Feed Me Tweet Me again this Friday. Have a great week!

  7. Thanks for hosting again!!
    Love that cake - I can't wait to see how you did it!
    (I'm numbers 11 and 12) :)

  8. Their are some really great projects linked up here. Thanks for hosting. I am #14

  9. Love the Lego cake. Thanks for hosting this again.

  10. Love the lego cake! My son was a huge lego fan growing up. He's a engineer now, but I think it all started with the legos! Thanks so much for hosting! I linked up a little chenille at #15.

  11. What fun links!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring me as well as encouraging me with your kind words! You are the hostess with the mostess!!!

  13. thank you for hosting this fabulous linky....i love seeing what everyone is making :) i love the glittered skull...it makes me want to do something a bit edgy.
    hope you are having a good week!

  14. I'm so sad I have missed your linky! I got hit with sickness and then had out of town guests. NEXT week though!! BTW your Lego cake is out of this world. My son is a Lego nut and I can't wait to see the tutorial!!

  15. Love the cake! My youngest would be a huge fan of that.

    The coffee filter wreath is super cute. I've been looking for a valentines day wreath to make but I think I've procrastinated way too long. It will have to wait till next year.

  16. Such fun crafty ideas ... love the LEGO cake and wish I'd been so inspired for my son's 8th bday.

    My link is #19 ... I have this recipe set to post Friday, Jan 28.

    Such fun!


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