Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Made these rainbow cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day.

A bit labor intensive and they make fewer than they would if you just made cupcakes like the box says, but look how cute they come out!

We topped them with gold cholate coins.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jillian's Dress & Cake

This is the dress two of my friends bought for their daughters and have been adding a candle to every year. I had a really hard time with the $70+ price, and I thought maybe I could make it myself. I knew I could make the jumper, but wasn't too sure about the applique.

With a lot of help and encouragement from my friends Gretchen and Paula, a mom from St. George's who did Jillian's name, and some finishing help from my mom (who always comes to my rescue!), I made this:

It is no where near as perfect, but I am so happy with it!

Next up was a cake. Kellie loaned me her cake decorating tools and expertise so I could create this:

When I care enough, I make it myself!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Christmas Craft

I like to make little crafty gifts for my girlfriends for Christmas. Usually it's because I find a cute craft and need an excuse to make it. It's also because I like to let my friends know how much they mean to me (without spending a ton of money!).

This past Christmas, I made monogram stationary:

It was VERY simple! I printed out the monogram on cardstock (I buy 110 lb 8 1/2 x 11 paper by the ream at the office supply store because I use it in so many of my cards. You can just cut any 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half to make two small cards.). Then I added some bling. Easy!