Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fat Quarter Pillow Case Dresses

I finally finished the dresses I have been working on. They turned out beautifully. P1070054 This dress is for a friend of my daughter. We were invited to her birthday party on Saturday, so this will be part of her gift. P1070053 This orange and blue one is for my daughter. I will probably have her wear it to the party. I followed this tutorial.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

My other passion and artistic outlet is baking and cake decorating. I'm going to be doing a wedding cake in a few weeks, which I'm really excited about. It will be four tiers with chocolate icing. I'm going to make a big fondant bow for the top and maybe some cornelli lace details. P1040807 Here at some cupcakes that I made a while back. The cupcake is white chocolate with fresh strawberries mixed into the batter. The icing was white chocolate mousse icing with strawberry coulis drizzled on top. And the white chocolate chips sprinkled on top of that. They were absolutely amazing. I'm going to have to make them again sometime soon. P1040809
I have a love/hate relationship with my serger. I hated it last night when I spent about 45 minutes threading and rethreading it after a thread snapped. Then after I finished sewing all my dress panels together in about 10 minutes, I remembered why and how much I love it. I love finishing edges with it. I hate having to zigzag edges of fabric. This is so much quicker. Except for the set up. Hopefully, I won't be having to rethreading it for a long time. I'm almost completely finished with one of the pillow case dresses. It just needs a sash, but I have to buy more thread for that one. The other one is almost done too. I'll take photos and post later.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I'm making a little progress on my various projects. I made the yo-yos for the centers for the flowers I'm planning on appliqueing on the reversible dresses, I finished crocheting one cap for a friend and am almost finished with another, and today I cut out fabric for some pillow case style dresses. No photos of new projects yet, so in the mean time, I'll post pictures of the first reversible dress I made. P1050245 P1050246

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So I finally got around to creating a blog. I want to start posting my various creative endeavors. I'll have to go through my backlog of photos once I get a better handle on Flickr. I'm currently working on a couple of reversible dresses. I need a few good hours of work time on those since I want to do a bit of embroidery on those. My current rate of progress on those is positively glacial. At any rate, I hope to have projects and photos to post soon.