September 29, 2010

Baby season....

I have reached the point in my life where babies are being born, it seems by the dozens right now. I have been busy trying to whip out as many cute little goodies for my friends. Here are a few things that I was able to get finished up...

I love the way this little quilt turned out. It's a whole fabric quilt. The numbered fabric is from Ikea and I quilted all around each number. It took longer than I had expected but there was no piecing so it was still fairly a quick quilt start to finish.

Here is a close up of all the quilting.

Here is a small zigzag quilt with some fun car fabric for my friends little boy. I used the same technique as my quilt along zig zag quilt, half sqaure triangles. They are quick and super easy. I quilted along either side of the zigzag seams. It make a cool pattern on the back but unfortunately don't have pictures of that to show :(

Ok well I must confess this next one I didn't do, but I learned how to make one. My aunt in Ecuador created these cute overalls along with all sorts of other cute knitted and crochet things. She makes up the patterns all on her own and I was lucky enough to get some private lessons during one day of my trip. I haven't had the chance to put my new found knowledge to work yet, but since winter is right around the corner and knitting is my winter "sport", this is going to be the first project I tackle.

Here is my last baby inspired project. It follows another one of my quilt along techniques and patterns, Charming Minky. I needed this one really quick so it was started and finished in two days. I think that is a record for me :)

I do love making baby projects in general. They are fun quick projects that always look absolutely adorable on the baby it was intended for. I have just ordered a cute hat pattern from Adrienne Kinsella and some baby shoe patterns from Sweet Pea Patterns. I'll be having more baby fun in the upcoming weeks.

Have you been baby crazed as well?
Take care mucho,

September 28, 2010

Bake off...

So it has been crazy how cakes I have had to bake lately. It's almost been a cake a week.

First there was my mom's 60th birthday. We hasd an awesome surprise birthday party for her with the color themes of pink and brown. I decided to so something a little simple but fun...

Two weeks later was my friends baby shower. The theme in her nursery was jungle animals. I researched on Flickr (my favorite source of inspiration) and came across Bella Cakes to create this...

My favorite little animal was the little elephant...

Then not even a week later was my husbands birthday. I must have a theme for his birthday... just my thing for some reason, so since he was receiving all work clothes related gifts (per his request), he got a Hugo Boss shirt cake.

It's hard to see some of the details of this one since it is mostly white :( It was also made a little on the mini side. It was about 4" x 7" since there were only a few people who would be eating the cake (I hate having too much left over cake in the house since I am usually the one to finish it... ALL).

The cake baking and decorating hasn't even ended. I have two more cakes to do in the month of October. I will be showing you those after they have been made and probably eaten :)

Hope everyone has had a delicious day!

Take care mucho!

September 10, 2010

Um... yeah so where have I been?

OK so I know you are probably thinking what in the heck has happened? I mean I have been on a long two month + hiatus.
Well it has been crazy busy around here. There was a nice trip to visit family in Ecuador, my mom's 60th birthday, the start of a new school year, I ran and finished my first (& probably my last) half marathon, and my husbands b-day. Needles to say it was hard to find time to blog about all the crafty happenings, but there has been some crafting around here. Starting tomorrow I will catch you up with all that has been made. For now, here is a photo review of the last two months that have flown by.

Hope this gets you interested in reading more about my adventures in the days to come.
Take care mucho,