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: