...for little darlings & their darling mommas

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Few New Creations!

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of posts lately.  Life is very full right now.  
We are in the process of closing on our house back in SC and searching for a new one up here.  
Also trying to squeeze out the last bit of summer and start school at the same time!  And it's not leaving much time for sewing, much less blogging about it!  
And I am kicking myself for not showing you the apron I made for a friend last week.  

Secondly, SPOILER ALERT!  If your name is Stephanie and your mom is coming to see you this weekend, you might not want to read any further.  ;)

So, here we go...this is a gift I made for one of Emma Cate's ballet buddies birthday.  This is the first I've made of one of these.  My kids have a couple of them and love them... 
so, I took a hand towel to make the hood.  Attached a simple polka-dot ribbon and attached the hood to the towel.  Pretty easy... and pretty cute.

Added some ballet slippers...

And her name... really liking this font!
And these are a gift for a friend's grandchildren.  I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  

First, for the princess!
 This is the full size towel.

 the full set, bath, hand, and wash.
A closer look at the crown
 A closer look at the Castle
And for the boy...
 The full set!
 A closer look:

And I am officially closed for business until Sept!  
We will not have internet access for a while, so if you have a request go ahead and send it, but don't be surprised if you don't hear back from me quickly.  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Somebody's Getting Married!

Wow... it's been a busy weekend!  We had a birthday/graduation party Friday night, and I co-hosted a bridal shower Sat night, which ate up a lot of the day Saturday, preparing food. 
I actually got quite a few projects completed last week, and I am hoping to find time this week to actually share them with you.  
For now... you get to see shower fun!

I love to cook, and I especially love to make beautiful food.  This shower was a great excuse to try out a few fun recipes.  The theme was "color", so I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
The first is a Pampered Chef cake recipe that I have had for about 8 yrs and always wanted to try... but just never had the occasion, or wasn't brave enough to attempt it.  
Here it is:  The Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Torte
 I love the simple beauty!  Now it did take a little bit of time to assemble, but that was fun anyway!  This cake used a pound cake box mix...shhh, don't tell! ;)

The next dessert I did was a modified Tuxedo Brownie, also a Pampered Chef recipe.  I love PC, great when you don't have a ton of time, but still want the "wow factor"  
I wanted to use raspberries instead of strawberries, and I added a mint leaf for extra color.  
What do you think?

I made an apron for her shower gift.  My sister-in-law likes to tease me about being so "domestic".  (her words)  I can't wait to throw that one back at her!  ;)  Sooo, I made her an apron... as girly and cutesie as she is!  I hope she prepares many wonderful meals for her family in it. 
 I wish you could see more detail in this pic... but I am not a photographer.  I added a string of pearls around the neck, my personal favorite touch!  And the white ribbon across the middle is actually ruffle-y on top and bottom.  I think she liked it!

And just a sneak peak into the fun.  My very creative co-host, Jen (sister of the bride) came up w/ a game where we split into 3 groups.  Each group had to design either a bridal gown, mother of the bride gown, or a flower girl dress.  So here are the creations!

 Not too many people could be a beaming beautiful bride 
in tissue paper!!  Katheryn definitely pulled it off :)
 Mother of the Bride!
 And Emma Cate loved... 
I mean LOVED being dressed up.  ;)  
I think she's as close as one can get to being a "Professional Flowergirl"  This will be her 5th wedding.

Quick shot of the food table... note the easy and colorful decorations hanging in the window, made by my sister that have now been used and reused for a baby shower, birthday party, and now a wedding shower!  You rock, Bekah!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

no news is good news ;)

Sorry for the lack of posts the past couple of days... I have been busy working on new projects... "me" projects.  The problem is I don't want to be the model in the photos.  haha ;)  will get posts up soon... so be watching!  They are super cute and very affordable!