September 27, 2011


I don't like the idea of just buying a bunch of stuff for people for their birthdays. I always feel like I should make at least one of the gifts. So this year for Jacob's birthday I decided at the last minute to paint him a picture of the temple where we were married. I am definitely no artist and working with 99 cent Crayola paints probably didn't help, but it's made with love!

I like watercolors, because if it ends up a little sloppy, you can just pretend its "impressionistic" or something and that you did it on purpose.

September 23, 2011

Yellow Wedding

My cousin got married here in AZ, but her family and the groom's family were both from other states, so we threw together a quick, inexpensive luncheon for their wedding day.  The centerpieces were yellow squares of material from Hobby Lobby (99cents), some petals, tissue paper flowers that were so easy to make, and a picture of the couple (frames were 3 for $2.50 at Target).

I made the cake and topped it with a yellow tissue paper flower.

 Behind the serving table, we hung some lace that my mom already had, and I made fan circles out of scrapbook paper.  I also got a wreath from the dollar store, made some fabric flowers out of scraps, and added a letter "M" ($1.50 at JoAnn's), and hung it on the backdrop.
For the sign in table, we borrowed a yellow bird cage for cards, and put a yellow candle by a framed  picture of the bride and groom. 
For very little money, and not much time to prepare, we pulled off a cute little reception for their big day!

September 14, 2011

Gingham Top

I got this (60s?) pattern about a year ago from ebay. I’ve been wanting to make something with it for a while, but kept getting distracted by other projects. Finally I decided I was going to make a blouse from it. I always seem to make dresses and don’t end up wearing them very often so I thought I’d try my hand at a top.
I saw a blue gingham sheet at DI and decided it would be the perfect fabric. So I started my top and then school started and life got crazy, but I finally finished it!
I never got around to making a little ribbon bow like the pattern said to, so I put a little bow brooch there instead.

September 3, 2011

Antique Wedding Cake

I bought some lace molds to make this cake. The hard part was that the molds don't make clean cuts around the edge of each piece, so that work was left to me. All the decoration is fondant, with the exception of the brooches.  This took  three days from start to finish, and my kitchen was a total powdered sugar disaster by the end!