Well, Daddy Cubed and I threw the Rowdy Bunch into the Rowdy Mobile for 600 miles of terror another fun road trip.
Back to Colorado we went. This time for Auntie's wedding!
Before leaving, I made close to 600 pizzelles (an Italian cookie that Meg and I grew up eating) for her favor bags. Daddy Cubed, who loves me enough to package 400 of said cookies but NOT ONE MORE, was busy filling bags while I was running the pizzelle iron.
Her wedding was gorgeous! And so was my baby sister!
The New Mr. & Mrs.
That's about the only picture I have right now. Our camera died right before the ceremony started, which is really sad, because the Munchkin and Gus-Gus were Ring Bearers and were cuter than cute. Well, the Munchkin was a Ring Bearer.. Gus-Gus was sick and wasn't having anything to do with walking down the aisle.
But I also made some of the cutest baby blocks ever!
2/3 of the Rowdy Bunch are slightly miffed that I didn't make any for the other 1/3. But the Peanut's are coming! I just hope I can get a spare minute to make him some before he goes to college he gets much older!
Our road trip home was even more fun than the trip down there. All 3 of the kids were sick, and 2 of them decided it would be fun to see if Mama & Daddy could withstand 200 miles of whining and crying. Seriously.
So Friday was the monthly "Friday Night Sew-In" over at Bobbi Jo and Heidi's blogs... even though Bobbi Jo is doing this month's solo!
Here's what I was able to get done! And sorry for the not-so-great picture. But I live in Wyoming, and if you haven't heard... Wyoming is WINDY! And really, I should just be happy it wasn't snowing. Seriously.
This is a present for a friend's mother-in-law. I love the solid black on it. It really makes the apron!
So usually when something really exciting happens, it's all I can do to shout it from the rooftops. Usually.
I was contacted by Melissa of Jason Kelly Photography awhile ago about carrying Mama Cubed Creations in her boutique in Kingston, Ontario. I am pretty sure I was jumping up and down screaming my head off. I was beyond excited. The Rowdy Bunch all thought it was pretty funny neat, too.
Their Grand Opening is on Saturday the 19th! And I would love to be there... I think maybe someone needs to get a passport.... what do you think???
because I can. And it's fun to share my completed projects with you guys! :)
This was a custom order for a good friend of mine. Shauna owns Shauna's Bowtique, and makes some of the cutest hairbows I've seen. So cute it almost makes Daddy Cubed and I want to try for a girl. Almost.
Anyway, this is her Chloe Bag!
I can't wait until she gets it! And either can she!
So awhile back, I found this blog...Sniffaway. Wendy is a Scentsy consultant. She happened to be doing a giveaway, and I happened to win one of her prizes (a Beach scented travel tin that has made the Rowdy Mobile smell divine!). Well now, she's teamed up with Heather at Airplanes and Dragonflies to giveaway a warmer and a candle bar!
Wouldn't that be festive for 4th of July? I love it!
So the last week has been a trip jam packed with madness bit of a whirlwind. Daddy Cubed and I took the Rowdy Bunch home to Colorado for my little brother's high school graduation. He was my last hold-out on really having to be an adult, but that's a whole nother post. Anyhow, when planning his graduation party, my sister and I tried to figure out what he wanted. My conversation with him went like this....
Me: "What do you want at your graduation party?"
Him: "I don't care."
Me: "No, not good enough. What do you want?"
Him: "A keg."
Me: "A cake?"
Him: "No, a KEG."
Me: "Ha ha. Nice try. Anything else?"
Him: "I don't care."
So, I gave him what he wanted. A keg. Maybe next time he'll be a little more specific.
I freaking LOVE how this turned out!
The Grad and his cake. Can't you just see how thrilled he is to be having his picture taken? But, he did text the pictures of the cake to his buddies, which is the true mark of coolness to a 19 year old.
So my last giveaway on Mama Cubed Creations Facebook Fan Page went over very well. So well in fact, that I am having another one! As soon as there are 250 fans, I'll use random.org again to pick a winner. What are you going to win? I haven't decided yet! How fun is that?? Oh, and we only need 25 more fans to do the giveaway!
it's been awhile since I've posted anything new. BUT I had to show this off! I think it might be my favorite Addison purse yet. It's a good thing Michael Miller isn't a real person, or Daddy Cubed might be in trouble.
But look..... just look.
Sigh. It's so pretty. If I didn't have another gorgeous bag in mind for myself, I don't think I could put this one in the etsy store. But I do, so I will.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, that's Daisy Dream on the outside and Candy Dumb Dot on the inside.
Have you ever wondered what other blogs there are out there in Blogland? I know I have, but I am really not all that good at navigating around to anything other than crafty blogs. But now there's one central place where we can go to search for fun new blogs. The Blog Guide Book is like a Yellow Pages of Blogs! Happy searching!!!
P.S. I am under the "crafting and sewing" and "handmade" categories! Where are you?
It's a camera strap cover I made last night! Since I'm not quite cool enough to have I don't have a DSLR yet, it's for a friend who is cool enough does. Ruffles are addicting, though. Think I can convince the Rowdy Bunch and their dad that ruffles are very manly? Yeah, me either.
Like I don't have enough going on, right? Well, anyway, I am now going to be a contributor on "a little etsy love". It's a wonderful blog that showcases amazing talent on Etsy! And the best part? All my posts are going to be giveaways! So you want to make sure you go over there and follow so you have more chances to win, huh?
I'll be there on Wednesdays, so make sure you come say hi!
The hubby and I decided that we'd take the Rowdy Bunch on a short road trip this week to Yellowstone National Park. We are fortunate enough to live about 120 miles south of "the Park," but we haven't been since before the Munchkin was born. Yeah, yeah, I know. Anyhow, we tried to go today, okay, happy now?
Yes, we tried to go. Turns out that this week there isn't an entrance fee to any of the National Parks. Which is great - if you live near the West or North entrances of Yellowstone. If you live near the South entrance it royally sucks isn't so great. We got up this morning still, loaded the Rowdy Bunch into the van, and off we went. Did I mention it was rainy and overcast? Were we going to let that deter us? Never! A quick stop for junk food nutritious and wholesome lunch items in Jackson Hole, and we were back on the road again. We drove, and drove and drove.... couldn't see the Tetons because of the clouds. So now I can say I've been to Grand Teton National Park, I just haven't seen them. Yeah, I'm cool like that.
We drove until we could go no further. We respectfully obeyed the "Road Closed" signs someday maybe I'll be a rebel, and had a picnic in an empty parking lot. The boys ran around for a little while, but the clouds were looking more and more ominous, so we packed it up. Good thing too, because it started snowing on us. It didn't stop until we got home. Welcome to Wyoming in the Spring.
I think I have pictures I can upload... will have to check those later, when I find the camera!
Oh and I need a nickname for the hubby.... got any ideas?
I can't believe I forgot to post this here! WHOOPS!!! Anyhow, today, on Mama Cubed Creations Face Book Fan Page, I will be using random.org to pick a fan to win a free key fob! So go join! You have about 10 hours until the drawing!!! Hurry! :)
So I don't have any new sewing projects to show you today, but for good reason. I spent Friday and Saturday making 2 1/2 sheet cakes for 2 different events. I lost a little bit of time on Friday because the Peanut decided to keep me on my toes and run a 102 degree fever 2 days in a row with no other symptoms. After our RSV ordeal in February, I didn't want to risk anything, so off to the doctor we went. No idea what was wrong with him, but he seems to have knocked the fevers off.
Anyhow, back to the cakes....
The first was a Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberry Cream filling, covered in Butter Cream.
There were pink footprints all around the side of the cake, too. Cute, huh?
The next one was for the First Communion kids at our Church. It was 1/2 white, 1/2 chocolate, and also filled with Fresh Strawberry Cream filling covered in Butter Cream.
The Rosary beads and Bible are both made out of fondant. The Bible is a cardboard box. I had considered making it out of cake, but it just seemed wrong to eat the Bible! I was very impressed with this one.
Last month, I made an apron for my sister's BFF. Well, I posted it on my Face Book fanpage, and one of my friends loved it. It was a very "Katie" kind of fabric, and she asked me to make one for her. I wanted to try a few different things I'd seen on other aprons, so luckily, Katie trusted me enough to give me artistic license on her apron.
There's the end result. I LOVE it! I still don't feel bad ass enough think I could pull off the skulls, but the style of it I love! And it's so much fun to be able to say that it's a Mama Cubed Creations original design!!
Oh, and nap time is a beautiful thing, especially when every member of the Rowdy Bunch sleeps at the same time! This is what I did yesterday -
Lila Tueller's Eden Plumage in Buttercup is on the outside, and Kate Spain's Verna Damask in Budding Green is on the interior. Doesn't this just scream Spring???
And because I had two orders for cakes for this weekend, my Friday Night Sew-In was more like a Thursday Afternoon Sew-In! Some day I am gonna sew on a friday night!!!
So awhile back, Melissa at Lilac Lane asked her readers to send her some yummy bread recipes so she could try them out on her family. Guess who she's featuring right now? Yep, yours truly. Go check them out. They are to.die.for breads. But I better not let my hubby see this, or I'm gonna have to make him bread today! :)
Well, I don't.... not yet anyway. I've only made the one table runner for my sewing swap. I know the basics, but don't have the patience am not ready to tackle anything bigger than that though! However, Melissa at Lilac Lane is competing in "So You Think You Can Quilt" and they are already on Round 2! I love Melissa - she's got some great tutorials both on her website, and on Moda Bake Shop. And for the next little while, you can go vote for your favorite quilt in the "SYTYCQ" competition.
Those are the gorgeous quilts you can vote for here. Have fun voting!
So I LOVE LOVE LOVE Leah over at Burgundy Buttons. She's got great prices on her precuts and stuff to begin with, but NOW she's going to start carrying some fabric by the yard. She's currently trying to figure out which 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda bolts to buy. If you get in on the presale, you can get the fabric for $6.80 a yard!!! She's also got some other yardage right now that is cheaper than my LQS, plus you can get 10% off if you buy it today and use the code "hoppy" at checkout!
I was asked about making some cookies for the kids at church, rather than having an Easter Egg hunt after Mass on Sunday. The boys love to help me bake, so yesterday we fired up the Kitchen Aid.
I used this recipe from CakeCentral, and used Jell-O Cheesecake instant pudding. The cookies are wonderful. I didn't freeze the dough before or after cutting it out - I don't have enough freezer space right now (which is kinda scary, cause we have 2 chest freezers, too!). I used LOTS of powdered sugar under the dough for rolling out (works as good as flour without drying out your cookies) and then used a piece of wax paper on the top. Cookies are decorated with a slightly thinned out basic Buttercream frosting.
All I can say is oh boy am I tired. I had to wait for the boys to go to sleep before I could decorate them, so I didn't get to bed until about 1:30. And the hubby got stuck in Cheyenne because of the snow storm. I need a nap!
P.S. Don't you love the silence of pictures? You'd never be able to tell every other sentence out of my mouth started with "No, don't......" There's a reason I don't have any pictures of my 2 little chefs helping me.
And while you are at it, go see what other neat projects there are over at Tam's so you too can
So I was just thinking about this last month. It's hard to believe it's the day before the end of March! Seems like it's gone by fast. At least until I think about how busy I've been sewing this month.... Since March 1st, when I got my Brand New Baby, I've made: 10 crayon/marker rolls 1 diaper bag 1 tote bag 3 aprons 2 chef hats 1 journal cover 2 wonky journal covers 1 quilted table runner and a partridge in a pear tree. Well, not really the partridge in a pear tree, but I did do the rest of it! :) And if I have my way, I'll knock another diaper bag out before midnight tomorrow night! I heart sewing!