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Friday, April 18, 2014

Delicious Lemon Bars

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

I LOVE Lemon.  It is so refreshing and always reminds me of spring.  So of course, when the the weather is cold and I am thinking of spring, I make me some Lemon Bars.  Super fast, super yummy, and a favorite.

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

First, you'll make the crust.  Combine the flour, powdered sugar and butter in a bowl and cut the butter in.  I use my fingers, but you can use knives or a pastry blender.

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

Then press the mixture into an 9x13 pan.  Bake it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend.  This is the trick to getting a really smooth topping.  Very important!!

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

Once the crust is baked, pour the egg mixture over the top and bake it again for 25 minutes.  Then sprinkle with powdered sugar while it cools.

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe at GYCT

So Yummy!!!


Delicious Lemon Bars

2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1/3 c lemon juice
1 Tbsp. lemon rind
1/4. c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix flour and powdered sugar in a small bowl and cut in butter until the mix clings together.  Press in a 9x13 pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Make sure not to overcook.

Mix eggs, sugar, lemon juice, rind, flour and baking powder in a blender until thick and smooth.  Pour over crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cool before cutting.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Bunny Cans Craft

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Had so much fun making some Easter Bunnies.  It is always great to do a craft with the littles.  This one is super fast too!



Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Materials Need:
Can for each person
Construction paper
Scissors
Glue
Markers
Cotton Balls

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

First get your bunny ready.  Cut horizontal strips of paper the length of you can and wrap them around the can and glue.

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Make bunny ears with your construction paper.

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Slide the ears between the paper and the can.  

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Draw a face and then cut out strips of paper for whiskers.  Glue them to the can

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

On the back, glue on the cotton ball for a tail.

Easter Bunny Cans Craft by GYCT

Fill up your bunnies with treats, Easter eggs or flowers and enjoy the spring!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Princess Party Dress from Mandy K Designs

Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

Super excited to share with my readers today this ADORABLE Princess Party Dress Pattern from Mandy K Designs.  Amanda is one of my designer friends.  I have helped her get her last 2 patterns ready for sale.  She is super sweet and super talented.  Make sure to check out her other patterns in her Shop:  Mandy K Designs.



Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

Okay, so about the dress.  It is inspired by the movie Frozen.  However, it is perfect for any little princess you might have.  It has 3 sleeve styles and a cape that can be permanent or detachable.  I like that part.  Especially with little ones who get dirty.  You may not want to always be washing a cape!!


Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

For mine, I had some Sofia the First fabric.  Had it for a bit but wasn't sure what I wanted to use it for.  However, when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to use it.  Many of the dresses where much more formal and made with satin and tulle, but for my 15 month old, not a good idea.  Sofia Won!!


Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

A little more casual look, but I love how it turned out.  The front is flat with little peasant sleeves.  It has a flat front with pointed bodice.  Which is really what makes it Princess like.  Super cute.  Plus there are all those gathers on the skirt!  LOVE IT!


Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

The back has elastic casings which is where the customization for your little one comes it.  Great way to cinch it up if you need to for a skinny minnie.  Overall, it is a great pattern and super fun, especially when you are all done!  


Princess Party Dress at GYCT Designs

Make sure to go check it out!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer Contributors Wanted

Calling all bloggers!!!

We are looking for some Contributors, for our Organize Me!!  Sizzlin' Summer Series.


What does that mean?  You would be asked to share how you get organized during the summer.  Can be anything!  Organizing your sewing/craft room, putting together a party or kids activities, getting a guest room ready, an organizing printable for a vacation or holiday.  You name it, we'll take it.  If you are interested in what has already been done, check out last years contributor posts.

If you are interested please email at 
getyourcraptogether (at) gmail (dot) com

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Signature Style

Junebug and Leggings

It is finally SPRING!!  Or at least it has been for the last week.  So that has helped me be motivated to get some spring sewing in.  As I was thinking about what my signature style is, I kept going back to simplicity.  I personally am not huge on all the ruffles and frills that a lot of people are.  For special occasions, like Easter or Christmas, that may change.  But overall, I like classic pieces that can be used for many different occasions and pair with many different items and then maybe add a special touch.  Thus, this outfit was born.

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

I started with the Junebug Top from Craftiness is not Optional.  I wanted the tunic style to make it more of an everyday item and because the little one is constantly moving and the style is best for that.

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

Next, I decided to make some leggings.  I hand-dyed the leggings.  I usually buy several yards of white 4 way stretch knit and then dye them so I can get several leggings out of it for the entire season.  Check out the tutorial on how to make and dye your own leggings.  You can also grab the size 0-3 leggings pattern for FREE.
Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

For the top, I used this adorable aqua polka dot fabric I found at JoAnn's.  Then grabbed these sweet heart buttons.  I think they are my favorite part of the top.

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

My other favorite feature of the top are the sleeves.  Cute little puff sleeves with the elastic around the hem.  They really make the top so feminine and sweet.

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

Along with hand dyed leggings they are ruched on the bottom for a fun change.  They are a bit longer then I might usually do, but this girl is growing so fast hopefully they will last us into the fall.  (Crossing my fingers)

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

She can really move these days!!  I can't believe how fast these little ones grow!!

Spring Signature Style by GYCT  Junebug and Leggings

I love the combination of the aqua and pink.  It is so girly without being over the top.  Such a fun project.  I have really enjoyed sewing along this season at Project Run and Play.  Make sure to check out my other projects.

Project Run and Play Season 9 Sew along by GYCT