Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photo of the day: Tiny Bird

First time climbing a tree...

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Location:Front Yard of emergency Glenwood

Monday, July 18, 2011

Photo of the day: Lizzy

She likes to get comfortable...

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vegan ice cream, no such thing!

I love cake, and birthdays are the best times for special cakes. Keeping this in mind I wanted to make an extra special vegan cake for B for her birthday. Only an ice cream cake would do. "But wait",you say to yourself, "vegan ice cream cake doesn't exist!". It does according to The Gluttonous Vegan

I followed her directions as best as I could...

I couldn't get B out of the house long enough to bake the cake part, so I ordered three round vegan cake layers from Simple Kneads Bakery. They even stored them in the fridge for me!

My prepared cake box and rice ice creams...

Step 1: Bottom layer of cake

Step 2: Spread vanilla layer of ice cream

Step 3: Layer two of cake

Step 4: Strawberry ice cream layer

Step 5: Top layer of cake, freeze, and hide.

Step 6: Put icing on the cake (I did this part with an access card in the front seat of a car in the dark, because Kate and I lost the knife. I wanted the cake to be a surprise, so I made it in the yarn store and then left B's party to spring it on her. I left the icing to the last min, hence the car icing fiasco.)

Step 7: Eat! (There are not any photos of the finished cake because people ate it, but believe you me it was fantastic!)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sometimes not following the directions can work out alright too.

Here is a monster print box bag that I just finished sewing up for B. It is a soft fleece printed with monsters eating cars. This hilarious fabric was a birthday gift from my fantastic friend Kate, and I have been waiting for the perfect project for it. I even have some left so that I can make one for myself too.

I used a bright orange zipper and an inner fabric that is variegated shades of purple with glitter and black stars.

It is a good sized project bag, with lots of room inside for yarn or notions.

To make this bag I first used the tutorial on Make It Modern, and created this...

Ok, I know it's not a box. I cut the corners the wrong way, because I didn't follow the directions. There was another one that I made, but I messed it up and it was an undesirable shape. So while I was making the aforementioned box, I wanted to change the construction a bit. The tutorial has the selvage (the folded over bits that make the seam) exposed inside the bag. So with some experimentation and the help of some other tutorials, I figured out how to make the inside flawless too. New ones to be posted later, I have been busy.