Monday, March 30, 2009

Rag Denim Quilt

So, the handprint quilt...Huge money-maker for the PlaySchool Auction in May...3 of them needed by the 9th...Here is number one. I have only made one other quilt in my life, a rag quilt for Peekaboo out of flannel. Did some research online about the merits of using denim for this application, so thought I would give it a go. The denim pieces are just denim backed with flannel. The handprints are done on lightweight canvas, so I put flat batting in between. On the back I made the denim pieces backed with purple, the handprints are backed with a purple/pink/cartoon car flannel (just to add some colour!!)

My carpet has billions of little pieces of string from cutting all the edges-good grief!! Only 2 more to go! I don't know which will give out first, my scissors or my wrist....

Friday, March 27, 2009

I am a Duff wannabe!!

Do you watch "Ace of Cakes"? Duff is the pastry chef and his shop "Charm City Cakes" rocks...I want to get hired there. Until then, my measly little kitchen will have to do! I made this cake for Sherry's baby shower. The monkey and the corners of the board are the characters in her crib set. Cute, yes?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How did this happen anyway?!?

Those of you who know me well, know that I am a "jeans and t-shirt"-type gal. I cannot for the life of me figure out what happened to my daughter...!?!?! How did I manage to get a tutu-fairy-twinkletoes-ballerina? As you can see, the tendancy goes waaay back!!

Regular high heels are bad enough...plastic high heels for toddlers? A broken ankle in the making....
This dress requires some hips!!

Daddy got her this purple princess dress in Edmonton-and boy is it a fave!! I have already had to sew it twice. You would think the costume makers out there, realizing that the costume will be pulled on and off seven or eight times a day, would make the things a bit more resilient!
It appears that the fairy-bell-tutu-princess disease is catching!! Here she is, infecting her friends! A harmless day of crafts and building blocks deteriorated into a "princess dance festival"!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tinkerbell Cake

A friend of mine heard that I have a knack for cakes, and she asked me (on Thursday) if I would make a Tinkerbell Cake for her daughter's party today! I said sure, why not? I have nothing else to do!! :) Anyway, here are some photos.

I love the first shot-Tink in pieces!! Looks slightly bizarre!It turned out pretty good.
The more often I work with fondant, the more I learn. She kind of sank a bit....But, the 3 and 4 year olds liked it-that is what counts!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My lapse in 'Blogging"

My good friend, Kara, has been chastising me for my 'blogging'. I told her that I am fairly certain that she is the only one who reads it!! It is just as easy for me to email her directly! But, in all fairness, I should continue to update-just in case!
The kids are fine. Ezra has had a monster cold for over 4 weeks-ugh. I am not fully convinced that it was 'just a cold' - I had him into the clinic and into emerg...I was told, by our astounding medical staff (when we actually had some in town) that it was 'just a cold', 'he doesn't look sick', and MY FAVE...'oh, he is just teething' AAAAHHHH!!! I tell ya! Frustrating! I feel horrible for the poor, little guy-he has been miserable. I don't want to say the words out loud, but I think it might be letting up.....cross my fingers.
I have been conned into adding to my already overloaded life...The Play School that Peekaboo attends is non-profit, and it gets most of it's money from fundraisers thoughout the year. The last one is an Auction held in May. Each family is responsible for providing an appetizer, a dessert, 2 things to be auctioned off and they must help the night of..... crazy, yes? If you don't fulfill your "commitment" they cash a $100 cheque that you were to give at the beginning of the year. After considering what was expected, I had begun to think just letting them cash the cheque would be cheaper, and easier.....Then, I got the phone call.
"Hi, is this Tigger?"
"Ummm, who is this?"
"I am Tiffany. I am in charge of the Play school auction"
"Ummmm, O...K...?"
"I was told you were crafty"
OK, let's stop right there....crafty? Like a fox? Nope, not what she meant.... Apparently every year they auction off quilts with the kids handprints on them. These things go for major money, I am not kidding. Last year one sold for over $1000!
You can see where this is going, can't you? Somehow, by the end of this phone call, I am making 3 quilts-yep, 3! One for each class, doncha know?! How do I get myself into these situations? Cuz, making 3 quilts is easier and cheaper than just letting them cash the damned cheque!?!?!