Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY: Turn T-Shirts Into an Infinity Scarf.

This no sew project is so easy, you could do it in bed
I know, because I did! 

What You'll Need: 
Two old shirts, scissors and a glue gun. 

A glue gun is for an optional step, so it's optional. 

How To:
Step 1:
Cut the shirts all the way across, right under the sleeves. 
I didn't draw a line where I wanted to cut. I just eyeballed it

Step 2:
Cut both shirts in half alone the hem line
Step 3:
Cut strips about 1 inch long along the edge of both shirts
Step Four:
Tie the strips together. 
This will be inside, so don't worry about how ugly it looks. 
this is the out side of the scarf. 
Then I took a band of extra material i cut off and tied it around the part that I knotted. This is optional. 

You can either repeat steps three and four on the other end and be done, 
OR do the following steps for the other side! 

Step 5:
Cut both shirts into three even strips about 3 inches long. 
I eyeballed it, so it isn't exact. 
Also. Note the Hello Kitty socks. 
 Then cut each of those into three even strips
(Which I apparently forgot to get a picture of)
Then Braid! 
Each step should have three braids
Step 6:
Hot Glue the braids together
Just put a line of hot glue over one, squish the other one to it, and cut off the excess
Step 7:
Wear it. Enjoy it. And take lots of pictures! 

PS: This is my first tutorial..EVER! So any, and all, feed back is greatly appreciated! 

Monday Check-Ins

Obsessing over:  How great my (finally) finished tattoo is and this scarf I am working on. 

Working on: A Sugar Cookie scarf, cupcake cozies and brooches...Oh and becoming a better blogger. Hence the Monday Check-Ins. haha
Thinking about: How tired I am, and how I can convince Kevin to make me some food.
Anticipating: My mid-afternoon nap! I have the whole week off of work, so I am excited for a week of crochet and naps. 
Listening to: Gossip Girl on Netflix
Drinking: Water, but debating getting a Soy Chai from Starbucks to wake me up and get me started on my crafting
Wishing: Starbucks delivered. I VERY rarely have coffee, tea and never drink soda...but a Chai Tea sounds SO delicious to me right now! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Adriana Bakes


All of my ingredients. Except for the powdered sugar. I just realized as I was posting this I forgot to include it in the picture. OOPS


My most favorite ingredient! 


Hello Kitty cupcake liners, OF COURSE! I actually bought these a while ago and have been dying while waiting for a reason to use them! 


So, the cake. I usually use a chiffon cake for this, but I decided to change it up a bit. I combined and sifted all of the dry ingredients and set it to the side. Then I mixed the vanilla, butter and sugar until it created a smoothe paste. Then I added a little bit of the dry mixture and once that was completely mixed I added the milk and eggs. After they were fully incorporated I added the rest of the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time. *Do not wait until each third is fully incorporated before adding in the next. You don’t want too much gluten development. Once the dry mixture was fully in there, I added the coco powder. 


Then I used a 1/4C measuring cup to scoop the batter into the liners.


Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, rotate and bake for another 15 minutes


I also changed up my frosting too! Since I went with a heavier cake than I normally do, I wanted a lighter frosting. So I beat 1lb of butter and 1/2teasppon vanilla until it was soften and smoothed. Then I added powdered sugar until I was happy with the sweetness/constancy.From there I added two drops of green food coloring. (The lighting in my kitchen is TERRIBLE so the frosting looks yellow in all of the pictures, wah) Once I got it to a color I liked I added one drop of mint extract at a time until I was happy with the amount of mint, then I added two more drops because as the frosting sits and settles more the flavor becomes more subtle.  


Into the piping bag went the frosting! <3

Then I cut up Andes Mints (YUM) to a size I was happy with


Sprinkle cut up mints on top of cupcakes