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Monday, August 30, 2010

Mouse Pad

We have an old, gross, once-blue-but-now-grey and stained mouse pad at home so I took it upon myself to make a new one. I found a good pattern and instructions in a favorite book called Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule. You won't find instructions here, but purchase the book and you will! :) It's a great sewing book and I really think everyone who loves to sew, beginners and veterans alike, will find many projects to tackle.

Happy sewing my blogging friends!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fabric Coasters

I know I always say these sewing projects I do are so easy (and usually they are because I tend to pick the easy ones!) but these are SUPER easy!! So you should really try them, because who doesn't need an abundance of coaster??

I wanted to make these for a friends birthday and started looking at a few patterns online. I ended up just combining them all to make my own in the size I wanted. (That's how easy they are!)

I cut my fabric to 5 1/2 inch squares but the patterns I found ranged anywhere from 4 -7 inches -

Fold over each side a quarter inch, iron, repeat and pin together -

Sew a quarter inch seam around the coaster -

And you're finished. I told you it was easy! :)

Cake of the Month

This cake was for a very special boy named Teddy who turned 5 years old on Monday. His absolute favorite thing in the entire world is Lightning McQueen. And so what better for your fifth birthday (and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th too...) then to have a Cars cake! Claire and I worked hard but had so much fun with it. We knew what we were going to do before we started, but ended up adding cones and tires and flags to make it more fun.
We're pretty happy with how it turned out :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

July Cake of the Month

This cake idea was drawn up and thought about A LOT during the month of July but unfortunately was not executed until August! But still, it is considered our July cake and I hope you enjoy it :)

Claire had the brilliant idea to try fondant panels and I think they turned out great!

What do you think of our fourth fondant cake? We love your feedback!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Won...

...my very first giveaway!

Thanks to BonBon Rose Girls, I won three beautiful cards from Blushing Pearl!

I'm so excited to get these in the mail!