Friday, November 21, 2014

Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies - Colorful Cookies for Any Occasion by isewcute

I made these colorful rainbow swirl sugar cookies the other night because we were woefully lacking in treats since our Halloween candy has been pretty well picked over.

Here is my recipe for my basic sugar cookie dough. I use this for Christmas cutout Santa cookies too!

Ingredients:

2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
6oz cream cheese
5 cups + flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Mix all together & refrigerate for 2-3 hours

I separated the dough by half, then divided one half into equal portions to make the different colors for the rainbow. You can use any food colors you prefer. I wore vinyl gloves to keep the color from staining my hands.

Purple is the trickiest color for me... I mixed bright pink, teal, and a bit of red all together.

Roll out the colored dough in long lines & place next to one another.

Roll out the dough to app. 1/4" thick.

Next, take the other half of your uncolored dough & roll that out to 1/4" thick...then place it on top of your rainbow stripe dough. Smooth it out with your rolling pin & then begin to roll up the dough like a jelly roll parallel with your rainbow stripes, so that way you'll get all the colors in your individual cookie slices.

Then slice your dough like this.... between 1/4-.5" thick.

Reshape your cookie slices to be more rounded & place them a couple inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees F.

Enjoy & share with friends!

For more great recipes & food inspiration, check out the cooking & baking boards at www.craftster.org

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday shopping for unicorn jewelry couldn't be easier! If you're looking for a unicorn glitter necklace, isewcute on etsy can fix you right up with something you won't be able to find anywhere else!

I'm mad about unicorns! In fact, I have a whole unicorn shop section dedicated to my unicorn crafting. I've always adored unicorns, but my daughter is the drive behind the need for me to come up with new designs all the time. She is my biggest inspiration. Whenever she wears one of her custom isewcute creations to school, she is the envy of all the girls.
I've made some new designs this season & wanted to share!

I've been expanding my line of unique unicorn jewelry items & now have pieces like this wonderful winter themed unicorn brooch. This would look gorgeous pinned to a lovely sweater, coat, or purse. It's a fabulous winter accessory...not just for little girls.

I made this little pastel rainbow kawaii glitter heart ring to coordinate with my original unicorn glitter heart necklace.

If you're looking for something that really stands out & will be sure to get you noticed, I make custom unicorn big glitter resin heart rings like this cherry red heart with shiny silver unicorn silhouette! It's a showstopper at app. 2' wide by 2" tall. One of my personal favorites!

I have also created some dangly glitter resin unicorn earrings like these bright rainbow resin hearts! If you don't see them in the shop, or would like a custom glitter blend, message me on Etsy!

It's all about pink, pink, pink with these pretty ponies!

but for some girls, pink just won't do... so I made this gorgeous glittery unicorn necklace in lovely lavender!

I've even created some unicorn nebula jewelry in my galaxy jewelry line.

This colorful rainbow bright unicorn necklace features a white unicorn silhouette, a rainbow palette of various glitters, & stars. It's available for purchase in my etsy shop.

There is also a ring available in a bright colorful glittery rainbow blend!

My winter unicorn necklace is popular this time of year with the changing of the seasons & with winter nearly upon us here in the northern hemisphere.

I've even made a one of a kind Hanukkah unicorn statement necklace!

I have more designs available in the shop that I haven't posted here...so stop by & take a peek if you believe in unicorns or know someone who does!

Friday, November 7, 2014

One of a Kind Resin Jewelry - New Projects by isewcute on Etsy

Cute new lockets I've been working on this week to add to the shop very soon... baby fawn in the snow & kawaii kitten. I've been considering adding solid perfume inside them. I've been having so much fun making new things inspired by my little girl & she would love to find one of these in her Christmas stocking...especially if it were full of marshmallow scented perfume.




If you're looking for a fun little unique gift or stocking stuffer for a special girl, check out my personalized custom name & initial jewelry or my Christmas Winter section of the shop. Many items are one of a kind & all handmade by me.
If you're ordering a name or initial personalized necklace, please get your orders in early so I have plenty of time to work on your custom creation! I may be taking some time off toward the end of December.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spring French Knot Embroidery Hoop Wall Art by I Sew Cute

Oh my poor neglected craft blog! How I've missed you!!! It's been a heck of a year & although I've worked on many projects, I haven't taken any time to blog about them. You could say that life got in the way earlier this year when my youngest was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She is thriving now & I have become used to our new lifestyle in caring for her, so I intend to flood this blog with posts on things I worked on over the course of the past few months.

This is a hoopla I did for a swap on craftster. The swap theme was your favorite season & my partner chose spring. I thought it was a great opportunity to do a hoop in a rainbow garden of wee French knots...which remind me of little flower buds ready to bloom!

First, I wrote the word 'spring' on sticky-backed paper & cut out the letters. I stuck them to my fabric in the hoop (loving this oval shape so much for this project).

Next, I began stitching little French knots all around the letters...being sure to not stitch into or under the paper letters. They were masking off the word for me. I used maybe 30 or 40 different colors of floss in this project, but you could use your favorites in any color combo you choose.

This is how it looks after removing the paper letters. I think I may do this again. Making the French knots was so relaxing in a time of much anxiety & like knitting, I found it very calming & zen like.

I hope I've inspired you to give this embroidery method a try! Happy stitching!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring is in the Air! I've been crafting some new glittery Easter & springtime goodies!


I have been busy, busy, busy handcrafting many brand new one of a kind Easter egg glitter bunny necklaces for spring 2014! I have already listed many of them in the shop!


There are some super cute resin glitter hearts with adorable chicks, bunnies, & more embedded within them, along with real candy sprinkles & oodles of sparkly glitter!

I will continue to craft fabulous gems for every day wear as well. You can always find something unique & sparkly at isewcute on etsy!


Welcome spring!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year y'all! Hope that 2014 is fun-filled & full of crafty adventures!

<3
June

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Unique Resin Winter Themed Jewelry with Snowmen & Snowflakes Handcast in Resin by isewcute on Etsy



I've listed some more brand new wintery goodies in the shop! Sweet snowmen & sparkly snowflake resin jewelry handcrafted by my very own hands. You can't find these anywhwere else, which makes them fabulous conversation pieces!





New snowflake ring design in winter night black:


I'll be adding a couple of fun penguin items to the shop soon as well.



Stay sparkly!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

(Ugly) Sweater Weather Etsy Finds - Holiday Christmas Party Shopping Fun

I'm doing the happy dance because etsy featured one of my holiday necklaces in the 'etsy finds' email today!



There are so many fun items featured, so check it out!



My family & friends have asked me what I'd like for Christmas & I've given them links to some of my etsy favorites. I haven't been so excited to receive Christmas presents since I was a little kid & it makes me happy that other folks like me are going to be making some extra sales! *giggity*

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues with Colorful & Unique Handcrafted Glitter Resin Jewelry by isewcute on Etsy


I cannot believe how fast this Autumn has seemed to zoom by! It feels like I was only just crafting for Halloween...and now Thanksgiving week is here & I have so many new handcrafted wintery delights to share with you!

I'll be working on adding items to my 'seasonal/holiday' section of the shop when I'm not hanging out with family or helping out in the kitchen with holiday meal preperations this week. You know what I'm thankful for? Glitter!

I've crafted some new unicorn items for the 'unicorns & horses' section of the shop as well. My new giant unicorn rainbow glitter heart necklace is a showstopper...it is so big & incredibly stuffed with oodles & oodles of twinkly glitters!
My new winter unicorn necklace is representative of the beauty & magic of the season. I handcast several blue glitters with my sweet little unicorn silhouette & added in real sugar nonperils sprinkles for the 'snow'... it's enchanting!
One of my lovely customers did a giveaway recently on their facebook page & my cheeks hurt from smiling at all the sweet things that folks had to say about it. It's also one of my personal favorites currently! If you live in the Staunton, Virginia area... please stop by Pufferbellies Toys to see some of my unicorn & custom initial jewelry available there!

I'll be introducing some fabulous new snowflake statement cocktail party rings & several new snowmen pendant necklaces & pins! Who doesn't love a cute holiday pin in cheery red or silvery blue?
There will be galaxy post style earrings & neon rainbow dome earrings to match my galaxy line & many other bright glittery pieces already listed in the shop.

If you would like a personalized initial necklace, ring, or a necklace with your sweetie's name... please get your orders in early! Right now I'm at a 1 week out turnaround time to create & ship new personalized items. They take a little longer to ship due to making them at the time the order is placed, but I'll do my best to accommodate your needs! Custom creations are my favorite to craft & I'm open for custom orders through the first week or two of December, then I'm going to pull those listings so that I may spend more time with my children & recharge my creative batteries.

New pieces will be listed as I can get them photographed, so check back often so you don't miss out!

Hope you're staying sparkly!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy to share that isewcute on etsy had an item featured in the etsy finds email entitled 'Orange You a Tease' on August 23rd!

This is my harvest love glitter ring. I handcast each heart from resin & a mix of various orange glitters & then mount them to an adjustable silver plated ring, so it fits most. It's avalable all through the fall season from 'back to school' to Halloween & right on through Thanksgiving. It's a great way to add a little sparkle to your Fall wardrobe fashion style. It also makes a great gift for someone with a fall birthday or anniversary!




I'm so tickled to share that this piece has also been featured on 'Glitter and Nails'... a fun place to check out the latest nail art beauty trends in France!


I'm starting to craft for the long winter months ahead, so if you'd like to peek at what I'm up to, please become a fan on facebook!
isewcute on Facebook: www.facebook.com/isewcute

Here are a couple more photos of the harvest orange ring to show how much this piece sparkles! I love it!


Stay Sparkly!