Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've had this recurring problem that, up until today, I haven't been able to find a good solution to: transporting cupcakes! I can't tell you how many cupcakes have been squished, dropped, flung, and cupcake-napped by little monsters on the way to our destination. Yes, I've seen all the ones at the local craft and baking supply stores, but they all allow 12 cupcakes. Seriously, who only makes 12 cupcakes? Not me. Especially not when I'm making them for a birthday party or family gathering or sewing night. I was so excited today when I found The Cupcake Courier at Costco for $17.99! This is a great deal, girls, because I've only seen them online for $25-$30. So what's the big deal? It carries 36 cupcakes! 36 decorated cupcakes--meaning the frosting won't squish all over the lid or the other cupcakes. And they are so convenient to carry around and put in your car (no more cupcakes smashed into the carpet here!). And they come in cute colors. At Costco they have white, pink and teal. I got the pink one. I'm so excited! So excited that I'll probably make some Lemon Cream cupcakes for sewing night this week just so I can transport them in my new Cupcake Courier. This kinda sounds like an advertisement, huh. Nope, I'm not getting paid for this. Cupcakes just get me a little excited. :)
Posted by Christie at 1:19 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I have been working on a baby shower gift for my cousin-in-law and wanted to post pictures of these adorable baby rain boots that I gave her.
I used a pattern that I bought at I Think Sew a while back and LOVE how they turned out. I'm a little concerned that the pattern was for 9-12 months and the actual boot looks much smaller than that but who cares when the boots look this adorable.
I made a coordinating dress using my favorite dress pattern, The Sweet Little Dress by Leila and Ben but sadly I forgot to get a picture of it all together before the shower.
But everyone loved the booties, they were a hit and will be perfect to keep those little girl's tootsies warm during those Utah winters. Now I need to figure out how to make a pair for myself because I really do LOVE them.
...while I drool! I think every year I am blessed with many Valentines. Some in the form of a boy (my hubby), children, friends and family. This year one of my Valentines sent me a very, VERY sweet Valentine that I was told it had to be used towards being creative and crafty. Well, twist my arm why don't ya. I already had some Amy Butler fabric in mind for a skirt I wanted to make for myself (this will be my first attempt at making something for myself other than an apron. I'm a little nervous. I'll tell you how it goes). But with Valentine love left over, I started looking for dress patterns for Elsie. Maybe something for Easter. Maybe just something fun. I started with my usual online haunts; Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Simplicity, Etsy, I Think Sew. And through my travels I discovered these gems. No, priceless jewels. No, giggle-inducing-take-my-breathe-away adorableness. I discovered Oliver+S. I don't know if I am the last person in the crafting/sewing world to discover Oliver+S but by golly, I'm going to share my enthusiasm with anyone that reads this blog. I can't even remember how I stumbled on these patterns but I am so happy that I did. Just take a look at some of these children patterns.
First off, just the pattern packaging makes me giddy. It takes me back to playing with paper dolls at my Grandparent's cabin.
Each pattern gives me a Anthropology/vintage/not-too-girly-yet-very-feminine vibe and I love it! I'm not going to lie, I want them all. I checked out their Flickr group and saw what people did with the patterns and fell even more in love. You should check out how talented some people are. I can't wait to get my patterns and dress Elsie up like I used to with those paper dolls that my Grandma had.
Posted by Jill Manning at 9:19 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wanna win a $50 gift card to Safeway?! It can be used at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Genuardi's, Dominick's, Carrs, Randalls and Tom Thumb. Check out the details at my family blog and leave a comment to enter! Super easy. The giveaway ends Thursday, February 11th at 11:59pm.
Posted by Christie at 11:54 AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I've been coveting this fabric for quite a while online. It's part of Amy Butler's new Love line. I LOOOVE it. I had to drive out to Phoenix yesterday to get a part for my machine, and as I walked into the store, the collection greeted me warmly. I only purchased half a yard because I have no project at all in mind. Dang it! I should have at least bought a yard.
I was thinking, maybe a shirt for Maddie, or buy a plain fabric and make an apron, or....I don't know. Suggestions? How can I use this Lovely fabric to its fullest potential???
Posted by Jessie Lewis at 6:45 AM