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Baby Rattle Cake Pops & an Elephant for Baby Maylin!

So excited to announce that my dear friend Emma and her hubs Nate welcomed Baby Maylin into the world last week!  She is so precious and I cannot wait to snuggle with her in November :)

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I wanted to give Maylin something special so I made her an Elephant Softie.  A cute little stuffed elephant that she can play and cuddle with for years to come!!

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It’s so adorable I’ve decided to sell it in my Etsy Shop!!

And unfortunately I could not attend the baby shower earlier this year, but I sent goodies.  Yup, you guessed it: cake pops!  And not just any old pops… gluten free baby rattle pops!

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Welcome to the world Baby Maylin and Congratulations to Emma and Nate!  You’ll be such amazing parents!

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Copycat Pottery Barn Pillows

When I saw this tutorial for Pottery Barn Poinsettia Pillows by Crafting in the Rain (on Pinterest, of course!) I knew I had to make them.  I made five pillows for a Holiday craft exchange party and everyone loved them.  I used a light grey sparkly fabric for my pillow, white felt for the petals, and silver jingle bells for the center.  I added an extra detail – I outlined my petals and sewed a line down the middle.  It was the perfect finishing touch.
  This is a very forgiving craft project so go for it!  It makes a beautiful decorative pillow.
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Autumn Craftiness

Thought I’d take a quick break from sugar crafting and post some of my craft projects I did throughout the Fall  :-)
My Autumn wreath.  
Still haven’t taken it down because I love it so much!
I made these napkins for my bestie Meagan’s birthday!  I’m still not a pro with my sewing machine but these were great practice!  
I used this tutorial from Skip to My Lou to make them.
Here’s my Thanksgiving table decor!  Ah my cornucopia basket is to die for!  I also made the two fabric pumpkins (see I told you I’m craft woman… I can’t just pick one hobby!)
Although it’s past Pumpkin time… I used this tutorial from a Navy wife I met here in flight school: Diary of a Preppy Mom.

Thanksgiving just ended up being the two of us.  But that didn’t stop me from breaking out my fancy tablecloth.  Or napkins.  Or silverware :-)

Our amazing feast.  14 pound turkey roasted to perfection!  Sweet potato pecan casserole.  G-free stuffing! Veggies.  Gravy.  And mmmm Pumpkin Mousse!  (not pictured boo) 

Oh, and here are my ugly turkey cake pops.  That were way too heavy and fell off the stick.  They have a hole on the top of their heads were the stick was so I call these the Turkeys ready to be cooked for Thanksgiving dinners haha.  Sad.

Wait for my Christmas craft post.  This girl has been one busy bee  😉