Thursday, 27 June 2013

Cake day

Last night was cake baking day
I made hubby a banana cake cos its his birthday today. He likes this sort of cake but wouldn't let me put candles in it! He's taken it off to work today and has threatened to eat it all himself! well, it would be 3 of his 5 a-day!

I also made 24 little sponge cakes (see how good they look when all poshly boxed up! there is a second box underneath but as it looks the same i didn't bother to snap that!)
These will get yellow butter cream tonight and a green frog
Bom bom bom, Bom bom bom, Bom bom bom bom bom. Win or lose, sink or swim, One thing is certain, we'll never give in
I made cakes like this last year (blog post) . Apparently both of my children had to go to the headmistress to show the cakes off and show the ladies in the office! (they have both been sent to the headmistress before, when they had their jubilee outfits on and their teachers thought they looked amasing).

I think the frogs are slightly more rubbishy this year but hay-ho, they'll only get eaten!
(The school jumper is yellow with a frog on so it looks like i've made an effort!)

In other news i had a folksy order! (WOW)
A crayon roll, in floral.
did i have one made up in floral - NO. pirates, trucks, sweeties yes but floral -NO
Cue me rushing about getting wadding cos i didn't have any and rushing to sew it up!
came out nice though!


Monday, 24 June 2013

The made in an evening dress

Hi all,
Well, we had a busy weekend. Tiny had her first dancing award presentation on Sunday. I asked which dress she was wearing and she suggested she NEEEEEEEEEEDED a new one!
We checked out the fabric cupboard and i remembered this

I picked it up at last years festival of quilts and it has finally been made into a cute dress, in less than 6 hours, complete with procrastination too!

complete with matching black and white buttons which I'd picked up at the same time as the fabric from the button company.
Tiny likes it very much but she enjoyed getting her balloon more! the award didn't excite her as much as her pink balloon!
yes, shes in pink pumps!


Thursday, 20 June 2013

On a go slow.

I'm on a go slow. My get up and go hasn't just got up and gone it's packed its bags and left for good! Perhaps its having a nice holiday somewhere and didn't invite me!

I just seem to be flumping on the sofa most evenings and not moving.

Its been ages since i last blogged, I've missed my blogs birthday and every thing (but then again i managed to forget my own mothers birthday too! Sorry mummy)

So as a light reintroduction i have my birthday tee-shirt to show you - its from my best friend - please excuse the boobs!

(unless there is cake)
I finally made my friend (who's birthday is in march) her birthday present. I bought her the fabric and asked what she wanted making from it. A frilly apron she replied so this is what she got.
Its hard to see but it has frills round the bottom and along the top. a pocket which i managed to pattern match, and the reverse has a pink polka dot on.

The only other thing i managed to make was the 'stage' for tinys finger puppets (which I've been helping her to glue)

So, i have some alterations to do and then i have to decide whats next...... a skate dress for tiny or a birthday dress for my little niece (and yes her birthday has gone by but i did manage to send a card, almost on time!)