Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
My friend Heidi is expecting a mystery gender neutral baby, and this is the cake I made for her shower. There aren't a ton of gender neutral colors besides green and yellow, so I decided to add a bit of brown and orange and do an autumn cake. I know, I know... autumn is SO last season, but I do like the finished results. Special thanks to Janell for sharing her techniques with me ♥
So here is the breakdown of the cake:
6-inch top tier of Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
9-inch bottom tier of Chocolate Cake with buttercream frosting.
Covered in Marshmallow Fondant and trimmed in satin poppy flowers and ribbon. Hand painted with amber cake luster dust.
The fabulous recipes are courtesy of Janell, my amazing cake decorator of a sister, and believe me, her cakes taste as amazing as they look. (She just won 3rd place in a Halloween cake decorating contest. Way to go, Janell!)
PS... want to know how I kept two little monkeys out of the kitchen when making this cake? I pulled out all our Christmas decoration boxes from storage and told them to have at it! I had ornaments, tinsel and lights hanging from every doorknob, lamp and chair in my house. Guess it would have helped them if i put up the tree first :)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I made this for my sister's husband's brother's fiancee Alisa (did you follow that?). It's a "keep" and "toss" wedding garter set. I bought the charms from a fabulous Esty seller called PinkSupply. Allow me to explain... Alisa is a cop and is always packing heat. I liked her from the moment I met her. Way. Cool. Chick. Anyhoo, I'm also making her bridesmaid dresses, which I'll post in a couple of weeks...holsters not included. Stay tunned.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
There was a whole cake leftover, which was good because cake is my all-time favorite breakfast! Chug a glass of whole milk with it and you've got your carbs and dairy covered for the morning. Oh, what a blissful meal... maybe I'll make it my lunch, too.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I am by no means a quilter, but I definitely have gained an appreciation for the art of quilting by making this quilt. It all started last May when I came up with the brilliant idea of making a “Summer Quilt” for our bed. It gets stinkin’ hot here in Houston, and I thought, “Gee, I’ll just make a fast and simple quilt to use just in time for summer.”… FOUR months later, I finally finished. The actual piecing of the quilt top only took me 4 hours. So far, so good, right? Then I basted the batting and backside together, bought myself a 14-inch quilting frame and started hand quilting. What was I thinking? I already know that I’m not a patient woman, so what made me think I could finish quilting a queen-sized quilt at anything more than a snail’s pace? Long story made short, after 12 hours of hand quilting, I went to the store and bought a walking-foot. Two hours later, I was done quilting. I must admit, I love the vintage look of hand quilting much better than machine quilting, but for my “simple summer” quilt, I threw up my hands and said, “screw it!” So all you quilters out there… I am in awe.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
*Update: My Business Bib Pattern is now available for purchase in my shop.
My first consignment gig! Scribbin' Sisters just opened a retail store in my area and they wanted to set up a baby boutique corner in their shop. My friend Janna hooked me up and will be selling her adorable baby items as well. Anyhoo, I adjusted a consignment agreement to suit me (pulled from the wonderful etsy forums), and I passed off 12 bibs to the store owner yesterday.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
So here is my rad husband and stinkin' cute kiddies. My husband Denzil is a CPA and counts beans all day so I can stay home with our kids and feed my sewing addiction. My oldest kid, Denny (4) is totally obsessed with Star Wars right now. When his little sister (Ashlyn, age 1) crys at night, he goes and lays down next to her and sings the Star Wars theme music to help her go back to sleep. Ashlyn adores her big brother. Sure, they drive eachother nutso every so often, but for the most part they're buddies.