Friday, June 11, 2010

Kid Stuff

This was made by the Birthday girl herself, my new eight year old.

This was made by my artistic 12 year old. I think I will get her into cake decorating.

After playing around with fondant and practicing making cakes, I had some different colors of fondant that I didn't need. So, in an effort to abate boredom at our house, I let the girls use it like play dough. They had a lot of fun with it. I had to remind them that they couldn't eat it at this point. ;-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Baby is 8 Today

My youngest daughter is 8 years old today. Where does the time go? I made her cake. It is my second attempt at fondant and my first attempt at layers. I am pretty happy with it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I finally got my potholders finished and packaged. Very, very late. I feel terrible and have apologized to the recipient. I think they are cute and cheery. I am showing you pics of them. I would show you the ones I received, except, I didnt receive any. Oh well.

Now I am off for more 'catching up'

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My First Practice Cake

I have decided to try my hand a cake decorating. We have so many birthdays during the year with five daughters and if I could make pretty cakes, I would make more for special occasions and holidays. I have wanted to take the Wilton class, but havent been able to make it work with my schedule yet. So I used my Michael's coupons and started collecting supplies and have been watching You Tube videos. This is my first try at fondant. My youngest daughter's birthday is in a few days and I hope to make her one with several layers, just to prove I can do it. I just wanted to share it with you. It was really fun.

Happy Sewing...and,

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I am So Behind

I wish I could tell you all that is going on in my life right now. Unfortunatley, I can't. I will in the coming months, so stay tuned. Right now I am drowning in my 'to do' list. I have lost 2 verizon emails that I have had for over 10 years. I lost them in the divorce too, It just took a year for it to take affect. I had no idea, of everything that was connected to those emails. So, if you have been trying to reach me and couldn't, that is why.

I also have packages still in my car, that need mailing. Oh my goodness, I am behind in everything. I have to leave in a few days to go to Pennsylvania to be a bridesmaid for a good friend's wedding. I still dont even know how I am going to pay for food and lodging. I bought my non-refundable airline tickets and have paid for my car rental, but the ex is still way behind in child support and I am struggling to say the least. I havent finished making my dress for this event either.

I have a daughter's birthday coming up. A sewing summer camp to plan at my local Hancock's and much, much more. I wish I could tell you all, but there are some prying eyes who read my blog and I don't want to share some things in my life with him.

The day I return from my trip to Pennsylvania I am beginning the HCG diet. I read about it years ago in Kevin Trudea's book, The Diet Cure. I was disappointed back then because HCG wasn't readlily available in the U.S. without going to a costly clinic and without taking injections. I have now found out (from users on You Tube) that it can be taken sublinqually and obtained very inexpensively, if you order from the right pharmacy. I have spent many hours researching it and I believe it is safe and worth a try. I don't want to take up space on this blog to discus that, but I will probablly document it on another blog. I will give you that link if I do.

Well,it is 5:30 am on Saturday, I had better get started on all I need to do. One step at a time. That is what I keep telling myself.

Happy Sewing, Friends!