Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun dresses!!

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

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!

Dora cake returns!!

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!