June 16, 2009

All Over the Place

Nick and I went on a little expedition on Sunday to see an exhibit of this man's work (which was so cool!), and did a little shopping too. We're still trying to get to know the Seattle area.

I think I've told you about my thing for fake food. I made this cheeseburger over the weekend. Isn't it cute? I thought I could stitch the pieces together and use it as a pin cushion.

I got the pattern for the cheeseburger from this book. There are some great patterns in there. I might make a chicken leg or some chocolate chip cookies next. hehe The author has a blog too, check it out here.

Happily, I sold out of the original round of coupon organizers I put in my shop, so I just made 3 more. Now, I need to get to writing the sewing pattern. If you want to see more photos of these, they're all listed on iSew now.

While Nick helped Josh do some destruction on Saturday, I went on a little quilt fabric store hunt. That turned out to be a complete bust, but I did end up with a few things. Those 3 on the right are from Pacific Fabrics in Everett, WA.

I've been very strong lately and have purchased almost no new fabric. Believe me, I don't need it. But sometimes, you just can't resist a few new things.

I've had my eye on the animal print forever. Not sure what it will become, but I love it! I must thank Nick for sitting through a visit to Keepsake Cottage Fabrics yesterday.

Now I'm back to stocking my shops, painting every surface of my new house and trying to save for a (desperately needed) new kitchen. Did I mention I'm taking a cake decorating class too? I took a one-day class back in November and loved it. This class will go for 3 weeks. I've got to bake a cake now too. phew. Busy times.


Christina J. said...

You've been very busy!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Hahaha, yes. You already know this but I also share your love of fake food. Its weird! Lovin' the hamburger.

Its wonderful to hear you are taking a cake decorating class- I predict some cool cake pictures here in the future!!!

LizzieJane said...

This looks like one of the burgers from my little eatery at Mt. Rainier! Great job it looks yummy. It's good to hear that you are getting all settled in your new home.

Junie Moon said...

I'm so impressed you made that burger and laughed out loud when you said you might make a chicken leg. Too funny!

The cake decorating class is fun, I just finished the first class last month. There's a lot of homework, make a cake each week, prepare it, make all the assorted icing colors, and so on. But oh what fun it all is. Did they tell you to cut out the practice sheets at the end of the book and laminate them? That helped a lot, just practive, wipe it off, and try again. I have much more to learn but am enjoying the process.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

You are a busy little bee! Love all the new things, the hamburger is adorable (and I like that apple on the cover of the book!)

I applaud your restraint on the fabric purchasing (I know how difficult it is!) and love that cutey pie animal print.

My Mom was a wonderful cake decorator. I used to love to go through her portfolio of cakes she had made (she did it as a professional side job). She always loved playing a part in all those special occassions and would take a pic of the table right after she would get the cake all set up at the party. I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as she did!

Smiles, Karen

p.s. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the words of encouragement--I really appreciate it ♥♥♥