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 random.org 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 

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