Friday, January 21, 2011

Yeah, Baby!

This is an order I received from a customer.  Her cousin just had a baby girl and wanted something special for her.   Also, a friend of hers had a baby boy and she wanted to give him something out of the ordinary. 

That’s where I step in.  Gladly. Smile

This blanket was purchased from Babys-R-Us.  I think this is about the cutest boy blanket.  Really.  I am a girly-girl, but I LOVE this.   The theme of the bedroom is reds and different shades of blue.

A little magic from my embroidery machine and we have a very personalized baby blanket.  Love it…. So special!

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I have this strong attraction for anything brown and pink.  I asked my customer if she knew if the baby girl had a color theme in her bedroom.  Pink and brown I was told.   I think I heard violins. 

Blanket and matching burp cloths, IMO, are such a unique baby gift.….. LOVE this combo.  In fact, this was really difficult to part with… I am sure you will agree.

Deep, rich chocolate brown blanket.  Heart.  Heart.

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Look at those ruffles. Awwwwwww.

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What special gifts!  I had SEW much fun and I was paid for my services.

Ohhhhh, I have fabric money. Heart. Heart.

It’s a great way to start the weekend……

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bottomed-out Pillow

Occasionally, you think too much as to what you are crafting-and WHY?  This is one of those projects that I wonder with all the projects I have sewn it has come to this….

My youngest DD hurt her tailbone in gym class and as anybody knows who has had this kind of injury it could take months before it heals 100%.  At school the desk chairs are a hard metal only adding to her discomfort, so yes, the “bottom” pillow is born.

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Sierra picked out the fabric and I picked out the “S” applique!  I guess even a “bottom” pillow has to be fashionable and cute for my 12-year-old……..

Just when I thought I have sewn everything, my DD taught me differently.  Sierra definitely keeps me on my toes and keeps me open-minded ;0

Lesson learned.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mmmmmmmm, Cheesecake

I hope this blog post finds you all enjoying the first few weeks of the New Year!  Here in Arizona, we have had quite the cold spell Christmas week up to a few days ago!  Flannel, fleece, and the warmth of sweet things baking!  The best part of winter, IMO, is the baking season. 

My husband graciously asked me to bake a cake for his boss-for her birthday.  She likes cheesecake-hmmmmm, a woman with great taste!  I ran fast for my recipe binder and found my go-to recipe for yummy cheesecake!  While it was baking my daughter came home from school and said “Mommy, what are you baking?  It smells awesome”.   Ahhhhh,  cheesecake for Daddy’s boss!  “Really, Mommy, Really”

Yes, we could not cut into this creamy, almond-flavored confection. ;(  I add Amaretto to the batter!  My husband just LOVES my cheesecake and I have not baked one in quite some time…. This might be my opportunity(while he has the cheesecake swirling around in his mouth) to persuade him into something I have had my eye on.  Trust me-he’s easy when it comes to food!

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I decorated this with cream-cheese frosting as well and drizzled some melted chocolate on it.  What woman doesn’t like chocolate?  

Yum. Yum.  



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