Saturday, March 26, 2011

feeling {bridal}


This is my only post today that happened a reasonable amount of time ago to blog about, but that's the way life goes!  And now I'm caught up on blogging about my creative time as of late.  :)

This morning I made a red velvet cake for a bachelorette party.  I am excited about how it turned out... simple, classy and elegant.  The bride's colors are a pear green and chocolate brown, so that's the reason for the green!

 I found the inspiration idea for this cake online.  My favorite part is the white butter cream details.  Lovely.

oreo cupcakes!

In February I made these little guys for a Valentine's dinner and dance we went to with couples from church.  They were yum-o.  I love the whipped cream frosting instead of butter cream.  It's simple, light and airy.

I made a few modifications, but basically followed this recipe at Annie's Eats (which is a fabulous food blog if you're looking for one!).

a little pillow makeover

I wasn't a huge fan of the pillows on our couch so I decided to break out my NEW old sewing machine and make them over.  I got the sewing machine for Christmas... it's Manly Man's grandma's machine from years ago.  I never got to meet her, but have heard wonderful things about her, including the fact that she loved to create things.  It's fun to use her machine to do the same thing!  :)

And here's some photos... a before:

And an after.  Please note the wrinkly grey one that my husband was lounging on while watching March Madness about 23 seconds ago until I made him and his "I-had-Kentucky-beating-Ohio-State-in-my-bracket-didn't-you?" behind move for a moment.

I made a few mistakes, but am pleased with my first pillow project since an enlightening 7th grade "Family Consumer Sciences" class with Mrs. Christensen.  I like that the colors are more "me": light, modern, and casual.  The large pillows I made reversible.  The small pillow I made using an envelope pillow tutorial found by my friend Jenny, who is a rockstar crafter.  So simple, I'll definitely do it again.  I have a few more pillows to make for our Omahoma, stay tuned!

long overdue... another ELMO birthday!

Beautiful Haven celebrated her second birthday months ago now and I have yet to blog about it!  Fail.  She also wanted an "Elmo cake" that we made a bit more girlie in purple.

Elmo is always fun to make, especially when there's an adorable kiddo who will get to enjoy the cake on their special day.

Happy birthday miss Haven!