Friday, June 6, 2014

This year's birthday cakes

For our April birthday, we did a StarGate birthday.  It's a huge round cake with cream cheese icing colored blue and brown.  I used a black icing writing tool for the symbols.




Our March birthdays had saw a rectangle with action figures and a special 40th birthday cake in the shape of an embroidery/sewing machine.





Princess Cake in January - used icing and sprinkles to make it sparkle.



Cow Birthday Cake in December:  I used fondant to make the cows.



Unfortunately, the others birthdays of the season received store bought ice cream cakes from DQ.  We had just moved for the September birthdays and I wasn't up to making a pretty cake so we found pretty ice cream cakes.  How do they get their flowers so perfect?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Football Cakes

Today, we are having an end of season get-together for Z's flag football team.  I offered to make the cake.  I was just going to have one but we had trouble finding the football shaped cake pan (Hobby Lobby isn't exactly a neighborhood store for us) and I found the stadium cake pan at our local Wal-Mart.   When we looked at the cake pans and thought out how much just our family would eat, we decided we probably needed to do two (we did find the football pan finally).  So, I did......

Cake number 1: Football cake: Funfetti cake with buttercream and cocoa buttercream icing. 



Cake number 2: A football stadium: vanilla cake with buttercream and cocoa buttercream icing.  The "people" are sprinkles and I put fall sprinkles on the top because football is a fall sport.  I made the flags out of scrapbook paper and lollipop sticks.  I taped the paper to the sticks.  The "Wolverines" is the name of Z's team.  





Very cool cakes!!  And just so you know that I haven't gone too crazy and it really is for a flag football team -   "Gig'Em Aggies"  - #12 in the BCS polls!  "Whoop!!!"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

World of Cake Decorating

Last year, the local library offered a cake decorating class.  Since we have at least 7 opportunities for cakes, I thought it would be a good idea to attend.  Here's some of the cakes I've made....


Eye of Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
 

Red, White, and Blue for Wonder Woman
 

Dora Rainbow Star cake
 

Rocket for Buck Rodgers


Hello Kitty






Piano with roses for a piano recital
 


The music for violin piece played at recital
 

Baseball birthday
 

Last cake made for class - we were learning flowers with royal icing
 

Royal Icing flowers
 

Cake class creating while learning how to use fondant and our cutters
 

First cake from cake class - learning to use buttercream icing

Saturday, November 26, 2011

ABC Baby Blankets

#1: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine pieced - 2001






















#2: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine pieced - 2003






















#3: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine signed, machine pieced - 2005




















#4: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine pieced, machine embroidered - 2007




















#5: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine pieced, machine embroidered - 2009




















#6: Hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine pieced, machine embroidered - 2011


Friday, November 11, 2011

Lots of projects getting done.

Cradle for our new little one.  The cradle was made by my dad 11 years ago for my oldest and each baby since has used it.  The Clifford is a contribution by Z toward making his brother feel welcome.  The blanket, I made for the baby with fabric selected by Z  and a double row of crochet - my 1st attempt.





Other things we've worked on in the last month or so..... baskets and pillows.












So what's up next?  Dresses for the girls and a vest for the boy.  Also a diaper bag, an ABC quilt, and a carry bag for A's violin support.  It's going to be a busy few weeks.  My goal is to have everything, except all 4 dresses finished by Thanksgiving.  The dresses, I think, will be a good last week project.

The fabric selected for dresses and a vest.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Projects for the week......

1st is a serger project.  It's a basket with serged edges, a homemade bow - using the serger and inserting wire into the serged edge, and homemade napkins. 


2nd project is a crochet edged baby blanket for a little boy.


3rd is a crochet belt.