Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Biarrrrrrthday!

I like making fun birthday cakes. Usually I have an order about 6 months before the birthday and that is all I hear about until the birthday. Osito has his next 2 cakes ordered already. This year Roo said he wanted a plain chocolate cake with chocolate icing. A little dissapointing, but he is growing up so that is what I planned. Well 6 days before his birthday he decides he wants a Pirates of the Carribean cake. First, I already made him a pirate cake for his 5th birthday. Second, I have no idea how to make a (cheap) PoC cake. Third, the 3rd PoC installment was just as bad if not worse than the second, I did not want to pay tribute to that. Then family fun saved me for the second year in a row. With instructions for making a pirate ship. I added black tattered sails, a Princess Leia figurehead, a white sand beach, and one rock/crab. I found a rejected imitation Lego sailor and turned him into Captain Jack Sparrow. Voila! It was a hit.

Below is a picture of last years 8 bit Mario cake. Again Family Fun saved my bacon with the inspiration of Jelly Beans for making designs on a cake.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mossy Green Stash

I frogged a sweater I found at Goodwill. Not sure what this will be but since it is my favorite color, probably a cute cardigan. The sweater was enormous so there should be enough. Cost $6. Goodwill is SO overpriced!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Coolest scripture case ever invented progress report

I have been planning on getting new scriptures for quite a while. Part of new scriptures was designing "the coolest scripture case ever invented." I received new scriptures for Christmas, and since then I have been rejecting ideas right and left. Last week I saw a post on Craftster that delivered the answer to my dilemma "Plastic canvas!"
And so construction began. Technically this will be a tote not a case, but I had decided about a month ago that I would make an embroidered, zippered book cover for the scriptures and a tote of the carrying thereof. I hope to be able to show it off at church next Sunday. Take that Kiera and your clever and perfectly sized basket/tote.

Cute leotard on the cheap

I can't find an affordable leotard for my little prima ballerina. So I snagged this remnant of raspberry knit for a buck and borrowed this pattern that is the general idea. Last night I pulled out my handy pattern making book and altered the pattern to be tight like a leotard. Worked pretty well. Forgot to adjust the sleeve pattern to be puffy so I have to draft that and re-cut it. Also when fitting I cut the leg holes right where I wanted them and forgot to allow for casing - woops. We will see how it turns out. I think I will call it Raspberry PliƩ

Favorite ski sweater transformation

I bought this fabulous 60's ski sweater from Tree on the Roof back before thrifting was cool. It shrunk a few years later. I have kept it for years because I loved it so. Finally I cut it up and made a cool scripture tote to give to Roo at his baptism. I still have a lot of sweater left, I see more projects in its future.