Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bieber Fever

It's been almost a month since I created this cake. So, I guess now would be a good time to post it.

There is definitely a story to it. I had my cakes, fondant and icing done way ahead of time. Thank Goodness! This was my first commissioned cake, and I wanted everything to be perfect. Guess I should have paid more attention to the date on the invitation.

I thought the party was on Saturday night, but it turned out to be on Friday night. So as soon as I grabbed the kidlets from daycare, I hauled booty home to create the cake. After my major panic attack and with the help of my wonderful hubby, this is the end result of working fast and furious for about an hour and a half. The bottom part was supposed to be piano keys, but we just ran out of time. Other than that, I think it turned out rather well.

I will post more pics as soon as I get them from my client.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cute as A Cupcake

Today happens to be my niece's birthday. She had a party this weekend so I decided to make her something special for the day. I made her a skirt with a matching shirt.

I got out some of Audrey's skirts to get an idea of how I would like to design my skirt. Then, I went to town. I decided I wanted a skirt that had a flat waist band in the front with elastic in the back. I just kind of winged my pattern. I got this fun fabric at Wal-Mart from the clearance bin. I made one skirt, and let Audrey try it on, and it was too big for my niece. So, I made another one. I don't know if it fits her, but it was smaller than my first attempt.

I decided that I needed a fun shirt to go along with my skirt. So, I did a search on the internet for cupcake images. I then took that image made an outline that I could use with my silhouette. This is my first project with my silhouette, and I am happy with how it turned out. I appliqued the fabric onto my shirt, and sewed around it to give it more staying power. I love how the fabric mimics the lines on a cupcake wrapper. I also decided to add a little bling for sprinkles on the top of the cupcake because what little girl doesn't love bling.

I hope she enjoys her outfit, and I plan to make a lot more in the future.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pulling Into The Station - DEF Stop

Ok, so we had ABC the other day. Let's get to the DEF's.

First off, we have a stop in the kitchen. Please visit Domestic Sugar.

Just look at this pretty Dorothy and Todo cookie that she designed. (This is for my SNL who loves The Wizard of Oz.)

Our second stop takes us to a crafty place. Please stop by Eighteen25.

Take a look at this fun book bag she made.

The last stop on our adventures today is to a place where paper abounds. Please visit For The Love of Paper.

Take a peak at this card she created.

Hope you liked the stops today. There's a little bit of everything in this stop.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pulling Into The Station - Color Stop

Today's stops are full of color. There are only two stops, but they pack a punch of color.

The first stop is full of wonderful creations. Please visit Delia Creates.

Right now she is hosting a series called Color My Summer. There is a post everyday which features a project that showcases one main color. Here is the most recent project.

Our next stop is one where there are brilliant designs. Please visit Kojo Designs.

She is also doing to Color My Summer series on her blog. Take a look at the latest project.

Please stop on by these wonderful places. You don't want to miss all the color projects.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Buckets 'O Fun

This is just a quick post on how to put a little wow factor into gifts this summer season. We had three birthdays to go to last weekend so we were quite busy around here. My simple and quick gift was from Dollar General.

I took a cute sand bucket and filled it with all types of pool goodies like goggles, pool sticks and beach balls. Instead of tissue paper, I bought a cheap plastic table cloth and cut it up into several squares.

For my gift tag, I took the shovel that came with the bucket and traced it onto orange paper. I then included the birthday person's name and who it was from. Real simple, yet real fun.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pulling Into The Station - ABC Stop

Ok, so the title is so stupid when you find out what it stands for. I just went through my list of fav stops and picked out three that started with A, B, & C.

First up, get that list started because you will want to make these projects, too. Please visit An Evergrowing List.

She post different projects that she finds on the web that she would like to try herself, like this one.

On this second stop, if you stop and listen quietly, you just might hear a little chirping. Please visit Blue Cricket Design.

At this stop, there are tutorials and several guest posters. Just look at this cute bowtie that was created.

Lastly, let's stop by for some awesomeness. Please visit C.R.A.F.T.

Just look at this cork map she made to mark all the places she's been.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have fun at these stops until next time.