Thursday, September 23, 2010

Doubble Hourglass Blocks

Here is a fun peek at my doubble hourglass blocks. They are so pretty I can't wait to put them together! This quilt will be a good crib size quilt when it's done. I bought most of the fabric at Wal-mart, and I chose them because they reminded me of vintage sheets. I do have one actual vintage sheet fabric in there.

Lovely Gift!


I have wonderful, beautiful, creative sisters and mother. Mer, one of my lovely sisters made this adorable quilt for my baby boy coming in just 4 weeks! It is SO cute and cuddly! It has orange minky backing and I already love to snuggle my baby belly with it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Origami Boxes...

...made with Christmas card stock


My sister at Lorajean's Magazine posted a tutorial on how to make origami boxes from vintage wallpaper. I didn't have any wallpaper so I decided to try wrapping paper and that turned out to be very difficult and flimsy (it was my thickest one). But this 12 x 12" Christmas card stock was thick and sturdy and turned out to be perfect for making boxes.

I didn't dress up my boxes with any ribbon yet but they will be so cute when I fill them with treats and tie them up with cute ribbons, bows and tags. I put my chocolate chocolate chip muffin I was eating inside to see how it would look.

Latest Project: Doubble Hourglass Quilt

I have so many projects in the works and I finally took pictures of one! Ever since I saw this tutorial on one of my favorite blogs I knew I had to make one.


This is my first couple of test blocks.

I am about half way through cutting, and I discovered I can get three blocks from each fabric strip! I really had no idea how much fabric I would need to make this quilt, and it turns out that I will have plenty of this fabric left over to make more fun quilts.

Here is a picture of a double hourglass quilt that I saw at a fun quilt shop at Gardner Village with Mer Mer last Thanksgiving.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Princess Castle Party

Here is my big FOUR year old! And her Birthday celebration!
I have been dying to make this cake! So this was a fulfilment of my dream to make a pink castle cake and I think a fulfilment of her dream cake as well!
This was my first time ever using fondant. I bought Wilton fondant from Wal-mart and colored it pink. It was tricky and I think after some practice I could get better at it. For the towers I frosted jumbo cake cones and regular sugar cones. I had to cut the cake cones to get them to look right and they cut surprisingly well. Frosting them was trickier. The cake turned out fantastic! I loved making it. I'd even do it again.










The boys got prince crowns and swords. The girls put on some dress ups and got princess hats with tulle and a wand.

Queen mommy and the princess. We had an enchanted time!

Castle Party Invites


Just sharing the fun invites I made for my little princesses 4th birthday. The castle stamp is from Stampn' Up, I got way back when I graduated from high school. I had fun pouring on tons of glitter. :) Inside I printed out the party info like this:

"Hear Ye Hear Ye!
By royal decree all fair Princesses and brave Knights of the land are
requested to attend the celebration of Her Royal Highness
Princess (daughter's name) 4th birthday!
Please join us for feasting and festivities at the (our last name) castle,
(address), in the township of (city) on
Saturday September 4th at 1:30 to 3pm.
Please let Queen Mom know if you will be attending, as she has to
prepare the castle for your arrival (phone number)"
I got a lot of my inspiration for the invite from BirthdayPartyIdeas.com