Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Aly's Purse Dress

Spring always brings out the clothing sewing bug in me. Fall and winter are great for sewing crafty things and quilts, but there is just something about all those bright summery fabrics. And it seems like the sewing is not as difficult on summer clothing items, although I'm not sure that's entirely true.
And to make this dress even better, I had enough fabric left over to make another one. So, I FINALLY listed my first item on Etsy!
It is available in size 2-8 if anyone is interested.
I whipped this dress up for Aly yesterday afternoon. I bought the fabric a year or two ago intending to make something for Abby, but then she got really picky about how all of her clothes fit, so I pretty much just quit sewing for her. I'm not going to put hours of work into something I will have to force her to wear at least once so I didn't feel like it was a complete waste of time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lilac Lane Giveaway

Melissa over at Lilac Lane is having an awesome giveaway in honor of her birthday! She has some really great tutorials on her blog too so go check it out!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finally the Cakes!

Yes, I'm still alive in case anyone was wondering. I have just been very busy so not a lot of time for crafting. I started back to school in January and have had to put crafting and blogging on the back burner. Family, school, and work are just more of a priority than blogging right now. I'm not taking classes this summer though so hopefully there will be more frequent posts soon.

I love how the Candyland cake turned out, but most importantly, Aly loved her cake. She had lots of input into the design.
It is decorated with Ribbon Candy, Candy Sticks, Twizzlers, Mike-and-Ike's, Almond Joy, Chocolate Chips, Dum Dums, and Peppermint. The colored squares for the path and edges of the cake are made from Marshmallow Fondant using the recipe posted HERE.

And here is Abby with her Orange and Purple Barbie. She even had to approve the shades of orange and purple to make sure they were ok before she would let me frost the cake. What can I say, the girl loves her Clemson Tigers; makes her Mama and Daddy proud!
I made the bodice of the dress with Marshmallow Fondant. So much easier and prettier than trying to make it out of regular frosting like I did Aly's barbie cake last year.