DIY “Cherry Pop Tart” Pincushion for Lorelai Gilmore’s Birthday

It’s that time of year again! The wonderful (albeit fictional) Lorelai Gilmore’s birthday has made its way around again, so of course I have to celebrate πŸ™Œ For those of you who love Gilmore Girls as much as I do, you’ll know how much THEY love Pop Tarts, so it’ll be no surprise why I’ve made them yet another focus of a GG post.

If you’re not as familiar with the show and am wondering why I chose to make a pincushion (other than the fact that I LOVE making them: I’ve already made an ice cream sandwich design, and a Burn Book design, a la Mean Girls!), that’s because when Lorelai first had Rory she used to make all of her clothes.

Throughout the show, she occasionally still hems and alters their clothes throughout the series – and I’m willing to bet she would have LOVED to have had a pincushion that looked like one of her favourite treats! πŸ˜‹ Anyway, keep on reading to find out how to make your own! πŸ™Š

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DIY Rugrats “Reptar Bar” Place Cards

In case you missed the news, Rugrats is making a comeback! With the original voice cast! As a 90’s kid and a big lover of all TV shows, I obviously had to celebrate this incredible news (because no, I am NOT tired of reboots/revivals – bring them ALL on πŸ™Œ), so I made a DIY project inspired by an iconic item from the show: a Reptar Bar.

Whilst I made a craft project this time around, I am definitely up for making a homemade version of a Reptar Bar in the future if you guys would like to see a recipe of that, so just let me know – and I will try my *best* to make one that turns your tongue green, like the jingle says!

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Long-time readers will know how much I love making DIY place cards, and I’m glad that this is my first design of the year as I’m pretty happy with it ☺️ It was a lot of fun to make AND hiding underneath that yellow wrapper is a mint chocolate bar, since Reptar Bars were brown, but known to have “green stuff” in them. I thought that was pretty clever of me πŸ˜‰Anyway, onto the project!

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Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.

I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.

But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat – and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school πŸ™„), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.

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Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point πŸ˜… Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

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