Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining 36 Sewing & Craft Projects 12 Desserts

Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining 36 Sewing & Craft Projects 12 Desserts

Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1607055600

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining 36 Sewing & Craft Projects 12 Desserts

Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1607055600

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In this book, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the heart of social gatherings for special occasions—expressing your love for family and friends in the DIY spirit of decorating, baking, and sewing. Discover how easy it can be to plan and create stylishly themed parties for all ages without breaking the bank. Have fun stitching and crafting creative décor projects along with matching party favors for your guests…plus, each party theme comes with its own signature dessert recipe. Dozens of sewing and no-sew projects for all skill levels, ranging from chic and elegant to festive and whimsical.

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needs. The Schedule After you have worked your way through The Checklist (page 6), make a shopping list of additional items you may need, such as chairs, place settings, and supplies. Determine a rough schedule for the party preparations and the event itself. Note when you will need to heat food, cut the cake, or start a game. Now is a good time to do a walk-through. Pretend you are a guest arriving at the party. Which items will need to be rearranged, cleaned, or repaired so that the

turn, and press. Figure 4 5. Fold in the raw edges of the opening and pin. Topstitch all the way around the cross ″ from the edge. 6. Fold the cross into a box shape, pressing each fold to give it shape. It may help to place a small cardboard or ring box in the middle as a mold. Tie the ribbon in a bow, adding a name tag as desired. REBECCA’S RECIPE: Petit Fours Petit fours conjure up images of elegant parties, ladies’ brunches, and high teas. Although they look fancy, these tiny

hour (and up to overnight). You can wet an old towel to weight them down so they are totally submerged. 2. Protect the floor with towels if needed. Select a branch with a sturdy stem, and wrap it around the inflatable ball. You will need to hold the branch in place with your hand until you have secured it with a zip tie. (The branch will not magically stay there!) The first 2 branches are the most unwieldy, but after you have a basic structure, the rest will go quickly. Select a second branch,

INGREDIENTS Makes 2 pies, 9″ each. 4 cups graham crackers 1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted 1 cup chopped pecans (optional—if you omit the pecans, add another cup of graham crackers) 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 envelope of boxed whipped topping (Look for the boxed powder in the baking aisle at the grocery store. I used the Dream Whip brand.) ½ cup cold milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cans cherry pie filling DIRECTIONS Preheat

Thread the 2 acorns onto the ribbon. Wrap ribbon around napkin and tie in the back. Poke the leaf stem through a hanging loop to keep it in place. REBECCA’S RECIPE: Tiny Pecan Tarts I will never be able to eat a pecan tart without thinking of Mom and her well-loved tart pan, along with the old tin containers she stored the pecan tarts in—or rather, the tins that I would sneak pecan tarts out of. The heavenly smell of sugar and pecans would beckon us downstairs so that by the time the

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