August 25, 2009

Happy Accidents

Last weekend, Nick and I went to Country Village for some lunch. I needed to get some yellow polka dot fabric that I knew they had at Keepsake Cottage. Totally by accident, I walked out with these fabrics that look great together!

Uh oh! It happened again yesterday! For realz, I didn't plan it, I just picked stuff that matches, haha. I got these at The Quilt Barn in Pulallup, it was quite a nice little shop.

Now, what should I make with these beauties?

August 15, 2009

Ode to Chicken Girl

Hey, do you guys know Chicken Girl, aka Jannie Ho? She's a super duper illustrator of children's books & other fun things and I'm a huge fan (remember this post?). About a week ago I was checking out her blog and saw that she's got some new rubber stamps available from i {heart} papers. Hooray!

One week later, and I've got a set in my hot little hands. Aren't they the cutest?!

This little squirrel is my favorite.

I whipped up a little tag to show you my sweet stamping skills.

If you want to know more about Chicken Girl, check out these fine sites:

Oh yeah, and here's some really cute corduroy I picked up at JoAnn this morning. Fall is coming!

August 11, 2009

Christmas in 1976

I received a very fun little package yesterday from the lovely and kind Mrs. Kwitty. She happened upon this Wilton Christmas book from 1976 and thought she'd send it along for me to enjoy. I think I'll bring it to my Wilton class tonight for everyone to see. haha, it's great!!!

Check out that coroler doll cake on the left. Nick would flip his lid if he saw that on the counter.

Mrs. Kwitty wrote lots of notes and left them in the book for me to discover. I have to agree with her, that snowman is pretty great.

I love these little Santa cakes, they're super cute! They're made with heart shaped cupcakes.

These are mint patties really pretty. Put them on a modern plate and you'd never know they were from the 70's.

Thanks so much for sending the book, Mrs. Kwitty. I really love it. You're a sweetheart too. By the way, Mrs. Kwitty is looking for some good fundraiser ideas, stop by her blog and lend a hand if you can.

This picture is just to show you that I am actually still making things, besides cake. This is a new bag design I made last week. It's a smaller diaper bag/craft tote. There are lots of pockets and it ties at the ends. I think I'm pretty happy with it. If you want to see a couple more pictures, check it out in my shop. Have a great week!

August 03, 2009

Seattle Weekend

Nick and I had a great time this weekend. Saturday we just got things done, but yesterday we had some fun in the city.

First, we met Jenn and Josh at the Seattle Center for Urban Craft Uprising.

It was a nice show, not as big as I expected, but still a good time. We saw lots of familiar Etsy sellers. Here are a few of my favorite sellers that were at the show...

While we were at the Seattle Center, we thought we'd check out a few of the attractions there. We saw "The Fantastic World of Jim Henson" at Experience Music Project & took a stroll through the Science Fiction Museum.

Next door at the Pacific Science Center we saw an IMAX film and got to make an orca whale at the Mold-A-Rama machine! Remember those?

We had so much fun! What did you do this weekend?