Friday, July 9, 2010

Gone fishin'

I had a blast with this cake... I really hope the lady that ordered it and said that the couple it's for "like to fish" thinks that it fits the bill, too!

Other than the line and poles, the entire cake is edible!
I added the words after the picture was taken.  

Now, to deliver it in the morning! 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What I've been up to...

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.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Apron in the breeze

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!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some Exciting News!!!

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???

If you haven't already, check out my Facebook Fan Page.  You can also visit Jason Kelly Photography's Facebook Fan Page.

And aren't you proud of me for keeping my big mouth shut until I knew it was a done deal??? 
I know I am! hee hee

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Showing off...

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!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Awesome Scentsy Giveaway!!!

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!  

If you head over to Airplanes and Dragonflies between now and the 18th, you can enter to win it, too!

And if you just can't wait until the 18th to get your own, visit to order from Wendy right now!

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The coolest cake... possibly ever

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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Look!

I am so excited to debut my new logo!  I liked my old one, but I felt like I needed something a little more "fun" and something that tied the Rowdy Bunch in. 
Enter my cousin Chris.  He's a graphic designer... he's been doing this for as long as I can remember.  In fact, he designed the logo for my dad's electrical business WAY BACK WHEN.

I have to work on getting the header smaller, it's freaking ginormous a little bigger than I would like.  But I can sew.  I can NOT figure Blogger out to save my life.

It's better now!  But I still can't figure Blogger out! ☺

Isn't it cool though?
 ♥I love it! ♥

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Giveaway Day on Sew Mama Sew

and HOLY COW can you win a lot of cool stuff!

Let's do a list, shall we....

There are a TON, no really, more at Sew Mama Sew!  SO get over there!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Worth the wait!!!

I know, it's taken forever.... but I'd like to introduce you to someone.

Meet Chloe.  

She's pretty gorgeous, huh?

I think so.

And she was totally worth the wait. 
ahhh, bliss. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Well that was fast!

Mama Cubed Creations hit 250 in less than 5 hours!!! Amazing!  Thank you all so much!!!
Congratulations Sherry!!!

Time for another GIVEAWAY!!! - CLOSED

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 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!  
Are YOU a fan yet?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I know...

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. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Blog Guide Book

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?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Last night's project!

How cute is this?

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.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My new gig

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!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Earth Day Adventure

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?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My First Giveaway!!! - Closed

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 to pick a fan to win a free key fob!  So go join!  You have about 10 hours until the drawing!!!  Hurry! :)


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Let them eat CAKE!

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.

The Trendy Treehouse

Friday, April 16, 2010

Katie's Apron

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!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just a little slice....

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! :)


I'll be back later... I gotta run in to town.  I've run out of thread AGAIN!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

So You Think You Can Quilt?

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!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Addison Purse!

Another new design by Mama Cubed Creations!  Fun and functional - what more could you ask for in a purse?

Don't you just love the Michael Miller fabric?  

Monday, April 5, 2010

Doing my part to enable my fellow fabric-aholics!

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!


Friday, April 2, 2010

104 Easter Egg cookies later....

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 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Add one more please!

I got the diaper bag done, and met my "end of March" deadline!

The outside is Carnival Bloom in Brown by Michael Miller, and the interior is coordinating Dumb Dot in Aqua


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whoa! Really???

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!  

And I heart these 3 too.  A lot.  

Monday, March 29, 2010

My Week of Fabric

When you can't go out and play, what's the smartest thing you can do?  Why, buy more toys for when you can play again!  And that's exactly what I did over the last week!

First, I got this gorgeous Honey Bun and Layer Cake from Leah at Burgundy Buttons.  

It's Nostalgia by April Cornell for Moda.  I have some plans for it for my Mama!

Then, the Rowdy Bunch and I took a trip to Idaho for some shopping, and this is what I came home with....

I have plans for all of it!!   What's in there you ask?  Well, I see some bags (gotta feed the addiction) and an apron or two, and maybe some bag accessories.  

And then I went to the mailbox, and found this!

Happiness is a package from Ari at Buttercuppity full of 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda.  I love this fabric even more in person than I did drooling over it seeing it on the 'net.

So now I just need to conquer my fear of the rotary cutter, send the hubby on another business trip, and get to creating!  I am SO excited!!!

I am sure I will have a few things left over for this month's Friday Night Sew-In.  Maybe. 

And in case you're wondering, that's a little over 20 yards of fabric, and then I ordered another 3 last night.  Hmm, I think I might have an addiction on my hands.  Don't tell my hubby, okay?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rotary Cutter - 1, Erin - 0

So I was cutting some fabric yesterday, and had a big OOPS!

About an hour and a half later, I was back home with 4 stitches in my finger, and a slight hesitation to pick up the rotary cutter EVER again.

So there may be a little silence here for a bit.  It's hard to get my thoughts out when I have to chicken peck type!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another "Hip Mama" and Friday Night Sew-In

Time to GET INSPIRED!  with a FRIDAY NIGHT (or morning in my case) SEW-IN!

A friend of mine really liked the diaper bag I made for myself, and asked me to make one for her.  I think it turned out SO fab!  She sure is going to be one hip mama, don't you think?

I think the Michael Miller fabric makes a fun diaper bag.  This doesn't say "mommy" to me at all!

This was my Friday "Night" Sew-In project, though due to few things, I had to do my sew-in in the morning!

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