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Sweet & Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste!

08/17/15

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photos by Jared Smith

You guys, we have another exciting event coming up on August 28th here in the studio! We teamed up with Aces of Taste to host a Sweet & Savory dinner along with some other local favorites, Maple & Love, Honeychild’s Sweet Creams, and Tout Suite! We’ll be serving some fun combinations that feature our love of macarons, like this play on chicken and waffles featuring my hand drawn waffle macarons from this brunch idea.

Of course we never let a studio event go by without just as many photo-ops as there are sweets, so prepare for a pretty and tasty evening! There are only 35 seats, so go ahead and grab your tickets right here, and we’ll see you next week for dinner!

Sweet and Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste - Houston, TX - Sugar & Cloth - Macarons - Chicken and Waffles

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Cucumber Mint Cooler Recipe & Free DIY Workshop!

08/14/15

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photos by Jared Smith

Well friends, today is a great day! Not only are we teaching you how to whip up this cucumber mint cooler recipe, but we’re also teaching a free DIY event at our studio in Houston, TX with Skinnygirl® Cocktails on September 3rd! Yes I know, we’re excited, too! We’re only offering 25 seats though, so be sure to RSVP quickly to reserve your spot!

We’re going to be sipping cucumber cocktails, making DIY patterned glassware, enjoying sweets and bites, plus sending you on your way with an awesome cocktail kit to celebrate the Skinnygirl® Cocktails Tastemakers. You really can’t beat that for a free Thursday night, am I right?

For those of you that aren’t in Houston to be able to enjoy the cocktail action with us, we’ve got an equally awesome Summer sipper for you to enjoy with this cucumber cooler. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing all of the details after the event for you to be able to create your own shindig right at home…
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Round Top, Texas

10/10/13

DIY floral headpieces in round top A few weeks ago I got to experience my first ever Texas Antiques week in Round Top, Texas. It was amazing! It’s seriously twelve miles worth of dreamy, vintage goodness. I almost passed out with excitement. Instead I refrained and just glue myself to the car window like an overly excited pup as we made our way to the Langford Market tent.

I’ve done several DIY events with Langford before, but getting to make floral headpieces at the show was hands down my favorite event so far. Oh, and we stayed on a horse ranch, no big deal.

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royers pie haven texas Royer’s Pie Haven is possibly the best pie that’s ever happened to me, and I’m not joking. It’s also the most adorable little cafe, which I’m never opposed to.

 

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DIY // Recycled Cardboard Pendant Lights

08/15/13

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

If you’re a fan of going green (or just things that are almost free), then this DIY recycled cardboard pendant light is totally for you. This week’s DIY even at Ikea was based on “recycle, reuse, recraft”, and I think we did that pretty well!

I wanted to create a pendant light that had simple lines that anyone could put together yet still kept and interesting shape, so I came up with this somewhat crazy, jailbreak type of design. Add a few Edison style light bulbs (super cheap here), and some spray paint and you’re golden!

Materials: 

  • 1 Medium sized cardboard box or cardboard sheet
  • Scissors + Exacto knife (preferably a desktop paper cutter if you have one)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 25 Watt lightbulb (25 max wattage so that it isn’t a fire hazard)
  • Ikea pendant light kit
  • Spray paint and electrical tape (optional for decoration)

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

1. Make two 6×6 inch squares with a 1.5 circle in the middle. Using an Exacto knife will make cutting the circle much easier, or you can cut a small “X” in the middle and just punch the cord set through.

2. Cut eight 1 3/4 inch x 9 1/2 inch long strips to use as the sides of your light.

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

3. Measure and mark a 3/4 inch long line a 1/2 inch from the top and bottom of each strip. Then using scissors, cut out a thin slit. This is how your cardboard sides will fit onto the top and bottom of your pendant, so make they’re just big enough to fit onto the cardboard squares. Too big and they won’t hold in place.

To speed up the process, you can use the first strip as a template to mark where to cut the others.

4. Lay one square piece flat, and begin slipping the strips onto all four corners. Then slip the tops of the strips onto the remaining square.

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

5. Fill the sides of the pendant with the remaining strips, spacing them as evenly as possible.
6. Paint your assembled pendant light, and once dry, slip the light kit through the top circle of the pendant, and secure it by threading the safety loop on the other side. This will keep the pendant in place and will be strong enough to hang from.
7. If you’d like, you can create stripes or patterns on the cord using electrical tape and scissors to add color or extra personalization.
DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

 

 

 

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