October 31st, 2010 |
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As I told you in an earlier post, my son wanted to be an ambulance for Halloween. I had some requests, so here he is:
In the background is his spider candy basket – not extra legs for the ambulance! The costume is made from 2 boxes and a box lid. I wrapped it with the backside of Christmas wrapping. I used a blue wine gift bag for the windows and printed out the words and symbols. A couple reflectors from the hardware store made it more realistic. The one on the back blinked! My favorite addition – the headlamp and him saying “WeeOooWeeOoo” as the siren!
Here’s a close up of the ambulance:
Hope you got lots of treats today
October 29th, 2010 |
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I made these for a halloween party last week. Super easy – and yummy too!
Recipe is here!
Go make them!
And then eat them.
October 27th, 2010 |
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Wouldn’t it just make you smile to find this trick-or-treating at your door?
My very talented mother made this custom Brobee costume that fit my son perfectly! I love the hood!
This year he wants to be an ambulance…. I’ll post photos soon!
October 20th, 2010 |
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A friend of mine just had a new baby girl and I had to make her a fun quilt but, being a crazy mom, I had a limited amount of time. I am not lying when I tell you that I made this “quilt” in about 2 1/2 hours! I prewashed the fabrics a day or two ahead of time and did the rest in one night.
I started by cutting squares of fabric in different colors and patterns. I cut about 6 each 17 1/2″ square. I cut them this size because I wanted to cut them 18″ and was a little short when I measured. So as you can see, this isn’t perfection – but it works!
After I had quite a few patterns and colors cut out, I arranged them and decided to use 3 across and 4 down in 2 different colored polka dots.
I stitched the top pieces together and pinned it to a piece of fleece. I cut around it to have a perfectly sized backing to the blanket. Since it was a thick soft fleece, I didn’t have to use batting inside.
I then stitched the fleece to the pieced top (right sides together, and already pre-pinned!) and flipped it back inside in. I topstitched around the edges and then I took a break!
Lastly, instead of traditional quilting, I did small ties at each intersection.
I hope Sadie enjoys her new blanket. Her future best friend agreed to model it for a photo:
Try to make one and send me some pictures if you do!
October 10th, 2010 |
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My last wedding cake of the 2010 season was aptly themed for the fall! The cake is a fondant covered vanilla Pound cake with buttercream filling and frosting.
Here is the topper:
And yummy cupcakes:
Some were chocolate and some vanilla. Both were iced with a “pillow” of fondant topped buttercream!
Congrats to Sarah and Bradley!