In December, there were some great small baking items at Dollar Tree, including a quarter size baking sheet. In January, however, it was back to disposable aluminum pans. I headed to the Ross next door and used a handy dandy store credit coupon to buy a mini muffin tin.
Here's where we board crazy train -- woo woo! Making felt cookies is bad enough, but somehow the work load seemed to double when flat cookies turned into round cupcakes. Luckily I found a tutorial, and was on my way to Crazy Town.
12 mini cupcakes later, I determined that maybe being crazy isn't so bad after all. They came out so cute! The gift was completed with a dollar store rubber spatula, some gift boxes bought using the rest of the Ross store credit, a hot pad and mitt from the Target dollar section, plus some paper baking cups I've had just about forever.
But wait -- something was missing. An apron! The train chugs away from the station once again as I make my way to JoAnn to find cupcake fabric. All told, however, this simple apron design took 20 minutes to make -- the express route.
Next stop: a scarf
Working on: A scarf. Actually not as crazy as it sounds.