Make Something Cool Every Day in April – (#MSCEApril) Update!

We’re at the halfway mark, so hopefully you are chugging along with your projects! Remember, it’s not about the output, so much as spurring your creative juices. And hey, if this challenge seemed too hard at the beginning of the month, jump in now with just 2 weeks to go (don’t worry, we won’t judge!), and it’s twice as easy! I’ll admit, I’ve missed a couple of days, but all in all, it’s been a great challenge thus far.

So here’s a few of my MSCEApril’s, that I hadn’t shared here:

brothTuesday 4/14: Making/freezing homemade chicken broth. I love freezing broth this way – it’s so easy to just pop in a frozen portion of homemade stock into soups, stir-frys, sauces, whatever. I had a carcass of a rotisserie chicken, some leftover carrot and onion, and put it to good use!

Monday 4/13: A Craft FAIL! Attempted to tie-dye a t-shirt with leftover egg dye.
I wrote the fun up at, the great new blog about sharing our mistakes…

Sunday 4/12: Ooops!…easter and my hubby’s birthday, so I didn’t manage to create anything. But we did have a lovely day with friends!
Easter 09

Saturday 4/11: Much making… I don’t have any pictures but I baked and decorated a birthday cake with homemade cream cheese icing!

FLOWERSFriday 4/10: Party prep meant experimenting with appetizers… puff pastry squares with various topping. Plus I made this lovely bouquet, with a $3.99 bunch of flowers from Trader Joe’s and azaleas from the yard.

PUPPETThursday 4/9: Craft night at Holly’s house! We made puppets for the boys out of my favorite material, old sweaters.. Tutorial on this one, and more examples, to come as soon as I get the pictures.

Wednesday 4/8: Nothing major, just a cute little juggling robot sketch on my party planning list!

Tuesday 4/7: Hmm, maybe I forgot?

Monday 4/6: Robot Tattoo design finished. And guess what? They sent me a picture of the final tattoo!