Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cake

I volunteered to make a cake for a Christmas party at my church. It was simple and quick and cute.

All butter cream:

 And my favorite part, the border, I love rope borders, and I really love the two colors being braided.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Simple Christmas Card

I made this very simple card so that I could stamp out a fairly large group of them in a pretty short amount of time (I may have procrastinated a bit this year)

I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

More Halloween

So my first born is obsessed with Peter Pan.
No, really, I mean obsessed. And it's adorable.
So this year it was a no-brainer to make a darling little Peter Pan costume for Halloween. 

My sweet-and-well-intentioned mother said she would buy tights for the costume, and forgot that Peter Pan wears green not brown.
So- it's a bit Robin Hood-ish--- but do you think my munchkin cared?
Certainly not! He was so happy to be Peter Pan.
I actually had to convince him to go get candy- he kept saying "The real Peter (the 'real' one is the one in the movie, of course) doesn't get candy"

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Why, yes-- I am aware that I am really behind on my little blog here.
If I told you I had two kids with another on the way, a busy semester of online classes, and plenty of volunteer time spent at church would you forgive me??

Anyway, I am now going to show you the darn-cutest little Tinker Bell I have ever seen.
 It's my little girl (at Halloween) I made this little Tinker Bell dress this last year and thought my little one was super cute in this fluffy fairy get up.
I absolutely L-O-V-E making Halloween costumes- if I went to buy a Tinker Bell costume it would NOT be this adorable.

I had fun making this- and I'm already jazzed for new costumes in 2011.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nursing Covers!

I have been wanting to try making nursing covers for forever now.
I finally got around to it, and I don't know what stopped me for so long- they were easy and fun to make.

Here are the two that I made:

My own nursing cover (that I got as a gift)  is not easy to adjust- which means I never adjusted it. So when I made these I used a D-ring on the neck strap to make it super easy to adjust. 

And do you ever have to try to discretely look for your missing nursing pad after you're finished feeding? No- That's just me? Well in case you ever do find it difficult to keep track or nursing pads during a feeding, I made some handy little pockets on the bottom corner.

And, of course, I added boning to the neck to make it easy to peak in and see baby.
For sale now- in my esty shop: JLynneCreations

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Cakes

Here are a few cakes I've made lately- I left the sides completely undecorated, I call the 'open-side' cakes.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Selling Stuff

All hair clips come with a 'no slip' grip inside to help keep it comfortably in your child's hair.

Small flower clips .75 cents each (plus shipping if outside Phoenix Area)

Large flower clips: $1.50

Hand-sewn 'yo-yo' flower clips $2.00 each

This next picture is just to give you an idea of some of the kids of clips I've made. But I can also make the ribbon hangers for you, in any colors of your choosing.
Hair Clip display ribbon: $2.00 each

These are just some of the hair clips I can make!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inspired by Dana Pt. 4

Another post about a craft inspired by the Fabulous Dana at MADE.
A little while ago, she MADE some adorable ruffle cards. It combined my great love of card making with my newer hobby of sewing!
So I decided to make a few of my own.

I used some pink and brown fabric I had left over from making all of the bedding in my baby girl's room, and I used a tan card stock for the card.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Inspired By Dana Pt 3.

Okay, one last post about re-purposing fabric.
Again, I thank Dana from MADE for giving me the idea that I don't have to go to the fabric store to buy fabric, sometimes- it could just be lying around.
This time I used a pajama shirt that I NEVER wore, and a pair of pajama pants that had been worn a few times, but they had a hole in one knee.

This time I didn't make a skirt.
I made a bib
Double sided
And not one,
But two matching burp cloths.
Here's the whole set. I actually had enough fabric to make 4 of these sets.
I've already given two away as gifts. Should I keep the others as gifts as well, or sell them when I *someday* get my Etsy store going?

Inspired by Dana Pt.2

I love Dana from MADE.
She is so talented, she has two adorable kids, and she has inspired me.
Among other things she makes an awesome shirt dress. I love that she can re-use fabric and make something so cute.
Here I found this pretty silky scarf for 99 cents.
I cut it up, and layered it with a slightly heavier fabric to give it some weight and voila! I have a skirt:

Cute Right?

I hope you all think it's cute- I think I want to sell this on Etsy. If I ever get around to setting up my Etsy shop that is

Inspired by Dana Pt.1

Dana from MADE has changed the way I look at fabric.
She is always re-purposing fabric on her site and it has made me think about doing the same thing.
This may not look like much but I found a skirt on sale for $1. and it was on sale for a reason

The cut was awful- it wouldn't look flattering on anyone- I mean it. Normally I would have walked away- but after reading Dana's blog I knew it had potential.
I turned it into a two-layered gathered little-girls skirt. I made this in about a 2T size.
So I got a CUTE little girls skirt for just a dollar

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I found a sketch online for a card. I liked the sketch a lot, so I made twenty cards based on the sketch for my card swap- well I forgot to post my card for the sketch challenge, but here it is now that card swap is this week.
Mostly I'm proud of myself for using two patterned papers in one card. I have a small dot pattern in the background, and then I made two versions of the card with two different patterned papers-
I struggle to use patterns, I tend to prefer solid colors- so this was tough for me to use two patterns in one card- and bonus I did it twice- TWO different versions!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Brest Friend

When I had my son two years ago I got a boppy pillow, and I liked it. Then I heard some women say that a brest friend is much better so I got one when I had my little girl a few months ago.
I loved it- it was so much better than a boppy- the only problem was that I had to undo the Velcro when I was done feeding her and if she had fallen asleep it would wake her up.
So I decided to modify my slipcover.
I cut the strap:

Cut back some of the Velcro to leave room to sew more easily:

Then I just folded the fabric over some buckle closures that I got for a couple of bucks at Joann's and stitched a straight line. SO simple!

Now it is so easy to undo without making all the noise of undoing the Velcro

I found out that some of the new covers are already made this way, but if you get one that doesn't have the buckle, you can easily modify it.

Even my daughter likes it

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Cake

Here's a birthday cake I made for my son when he turned two
A toolbox cake, covered with fondant.
I made the tools out of rice krispie treats and covered them with fondant also. I used edible ink markers to write on the ruler.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hair Clip Holders

I needed to find a way to store all of the hair clips I've made for my daughter.
So, I went to Joann's and I bought two matching ribbons, both were brown with pink polka dots.
I got one 3/8" ribbon and one 1.5" ribbon.
I cut the 1.5" ribbon into 18" strips, I folded over the ends about 1/4 inch and just ran a straight stitch across to hold them in place.
I made small bows out of the 3/8" ribbon and stitched them down on to the top of the wider ribbon.
I used small nails to hang them on the wall.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Masculine 'Thank You's

After being laid off a couple of weeks ago, my husband went on the job hunt (obviously).
Well he had an interview today, and he wanted a thank you card to send to them. NO problem! I have tons of thank you cards already made. But, since he interviewed with a couple of guys, I decided not to give him one of my cards covered in flowers or butterflies; instead, I made a couple of masculine Thank you cards, using a few sketches I found online.
First, I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch
Then, I made a card following the sketch from CPS
Here's what my card looks like when it's closed
The right hand triangle opens to reveal a 'thank you' as you go to open the card
And when it's completely open it looks like this:

DIY Dish

So, have you guys heard of DIY Dish? Well go on over and check it out... they are giving away two sewing machines- Yes TWO!!! I hope I win the embroidery machine **fingers crossed**
Good Luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Boy Shower

I was asked to make the cake for my best friends baby shower. And since she always does my hair for free- she got her cake for free.
The shower colors were green and brown, and her theme was mama bear/baby bear

The cake:

A mama bear and baby bear (sculpted out of fondant) walking together.

I used chocolate buttercream for the paw prints, I used round tips of varying sizes, and then I dipped my finger in cornstarch and then gently tapped the paw prints to flatten them down.
Here are some cake balls:

Using the colors of green and brown.
After making the cake I had some extra batter, so I made 12 cupcakes.
I covered them with buttercream icing and then used chocolate icing to add bear paw prints. (I used the cornstarch again here)
The whole she-bang: