I have been making Peekaboo clothes for a while...but I needed a new challenge. I found it.
These are patchwork dresses. I decided it would be fun to cut out a bzillion little 4" squares and sew them together into fun, dancy dresses. Yep. That's what I did. I cut out a bzillion squares...then had to sew them all back together again....with gathers. Good thing she LOVES them!
I made two for Peekaboo, then decided to share my insanity with others. This cupcake/ice cream cone themed dress was made for my neighbours 3 year-old daughter. I love the colours.
The best thing that I can say about these dresses is; though they take a lot of time, they don't take a lot of money. These were made from 'fat quarters' that are sold for quilting. They are usually sold for a reduced rate, as they are the remains of bolts (pieces too small to be sold by the yard) I think my next dress will be 'upcycled' from some thrift store finds....stay tuned!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Black forest cake-yum! This is for an Anniversary. It is a 3-layer chocolate cake with homemade sour cherry filling and whipped cream between the layers. It has fudge icing on the tops and (of course) marachino cherries for decorations! Delicious!
I have begun decorating cakes again, here in the 'south'. I wasn't sure I would get many responses (with there being actual bakeries here!) but have done 3 cakes in 3 days!
This is a Dora cake for "Samuel". I search the town for a Boots figure, but none to be found. So, I made his face from fondant and put him on the front-seemed to look good.
It is a chocolate fudge cake, with chocolate buttercream-yum! Word is, Samuel stood on a stool staring at it up on the counter, and it was tasty too!