I have tons and tons of buttons. Most are from my mom collecting them through the years. I started making these little flowers, as to showcase some of the cooler buttons. And turns out, it's a somewhat addictive little craft. Each flower is different, and you can mix and match any color felt or button you want. They are held together with green wire. I am thinking about making a wreath for my mom out of them. We will see if I can get enough done...
I made these cakes for my cousins wedding this past weekend. The wedding cake is my first wedding cake that I made that was covered with fondant. It is marshmallow fondant. It was work intensive but alot of fun to create. My stomach muscles are still hurting from rolling out the bottom layer. The cake flavors were white cake with strawberry and bavarian cream filling.
I panicked at the last minute that there wasn't going to be enough cake for everyone, and made a grooms cake. The cake flavor is chocolate with peanut butter filling, chocolate icing, and the San Francisco logo was cut and drawn on marshmallow fondant.
I made this cake last weekend for my future nephew. The cake part was vanilla, and I filled it with fresh strawberries (picked that morning) and whipped cream. The green grass was buttercream and was all piped onto the surface. I carved the soccer ball shape from two 6 inch round cakes, and it is also filled with strawberries. The soccer ball is covered with marshmallow fondant. This proved to be slightly challenging because I cut all the shapes out, and had to fit them onto the sphere shaped cake. The colors were red, green, and white (ran out of black dye), Italian colors. I made the little orange cones out of fondant also. The flags were a last minute addition, and I made those from tooth picks and construction paper. Everyone loved the end result, especially the 10 year old birthday boy!
Here are a couple new bags I put together last week. I made them both with vintage fabrics that I found years ago at a thrift/antique store. The owl is punched needle point. They bags were not made from patterns, just cutting and sewing. I am really pleased with both the results. On the green and purple bag, I added bunched circle flowers (which I have been addicted to making recently), and I added some very cool old buttons I found in my moms collection. Constructive criticism appreciated
So, I have to go to my cousins baby shower this weekend. I wanted to make them something that they will use. I came up with reversible baby bibs. I used scraps that I had already and fringe from two pairs of curtains. I am really pleased with how them came out. I did not use a pattern. Two of the bibs have reinforced velcro closures and the paisley has a tie closure. Also, the pink and green bib with the fuzzy balls around the outside was sewn around the edges three times, along with however the factory sewed the fringe together. Those little guys aren't going anywhere!
I made these pillows for my sister 7 years ago, thought it appropriate to finally get pictures of them today. They were actually her maid of honor gift from my wedding. Anyways, each pillow is created from 1 1/2 inch squares-120 squares total for each pillow. The first picture is a group shot of the four pillows and the next two are close-ups of just two of them. They took forever, but I love how they came out.
I just finished this cake for a party we are going to this evening. The whole cake is decorated with buttercream icing, except for the leprechauns. The leprechauns are made out of fondant and the rainbow is made out of edible rice paper. I colored on the rice paper with edible markers. I basket weaved the outside just to make it look fancier . Enjoy, and comments always welcomed.
Last Friday, my friend and I spent the day making our own hexapus. We saw the hexapus that enakitty had made and we loved it! Please take this as the finest form of flattery enakitty I also spent a snowed in weekend making four more. There is one more hexapus not in the picture, but I am having trouble uploading the picture. These are fun to make, but they do test your sewing patience when you are sewing the legs, and trying to get all the seams at once. Enjoy!
We bought a house this year and this is what I did to my youngest sons wall and floor. Our house was built in the mid 1800s. His room used to be part of the attic but the previous owners turned it into a bedroom 30+ years ago. Anyways, I ripped up very nasty mustard yellow carpet, sanded the wood floor and painted it his favorite color. I would have like to refinish the wood floor, but they are in shabby shape. His walls are all sloped and that white rectangle is his sky light. I painted while sitting on a very short stool. Enjoy, my son definately has!