Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I decided I wanted to make something cute for our family dinner on Easter, so I went with a good, classic creation. Little peanut butter, butterscotch nests with chocolate eggs. I think they're pretty adorable. :)
During the early spring months I got a little into crocheting. I made a few different things, but one of the neatest looking was this cat toy. My friend Melissa tells me that her cats like it better when it is not hanging on the door.
In June my dad had an Open House at his shop. I made cupcakes for the occasion. The colored pieces on top are mint chocolates. They met rave reviews, but I didn't get a picture of the display...
My cousin's daughter turned two in June and I collaborated with my sister, brother and Grandmother to make the cake. It was fun to make a cake with the three of them and the birthday girl loved the cake. It tasted pretty good, too, if I do say so myself. ;)
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I made this business card holder when I visited my sister in Fayetteville, NC. There is the cutest pottery painting shop in their historic downtown.Emily made a ring holder.
Emily's friend Katie made a soap pump as a present for her mom. Emily made other things at this shop during her stay in NC. She's a talented painter!
I decided I would dress up for Halloween in 2009. I didn't know what I wanted to "be", but I knew I didn't want to wear one of the "I'm not wearing anything" costumes. I ran across one of my vintage patterns and an apron that my grandmother had made and my costume was decided. I was a 1950's housewife. All I needed was a fresh-baked something to take out with us...
Anne Marie had most of her costume already, but she wanted a headpiece to go with it. I made the headpiece and veil from a pattern. I think it goes well with her dress!
In January we hosted a shower for Barbara, one of my co-workers. I made the giraffe cake, cupcakes and mints for the shower.
As part of her gift I made a diaper cake. The little koala on top was SO soft! I almost kept him for myself...I have more pictures to post, but I am running out of time. I will try to get back to posting in the next couple days.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The picture able is of my first attempt at writing in frosting. I had a little bit of trouble with the early part of "Congratulations", but I finally got the hang of it. It isn't the most beautiful cake ever, but my boss loved it at her retirement party. I plan on practicing a lot before the next time I try to do something like this.
This is a quilt that I made for my little sister for her High School graduation. (Or at least that was the plan...) I finally got it to her at the beginning of her junior year of college, but I did get it finished. Since she had so many t-shirts I decided not to use any sashing and just sew the blocks together. This is only the second quilt that I have made, so I don't think it looks too bad.
I made this cake with my mom at Easter time. The little lamb never quite got a face or the rest of his coconut fur. He was eaten before that could happen. Overall, I was just happy that the ears and the head stayed on.
Be sure to check out http://www.bakerella.blogspot.com/ to see all of the cute ideas that she has. They're adorable!