Monday, November 7, 2011

Where have I been?

Well, my blogging has been spotty lately, at best, but I'm going to try to do better.  I could ramble on and on about my new wonderful High Blood Pressure (sarcasm) and the meds I've tried that didn't work and cluster headaches, plus all the other health related stuff that's been happening, etc.  But what fun would that be?  
One thing that I'm not going to do is say that I'm feeling better, because I don't want to jinx myself.  The last post I made where I rambled on about feeling better caused me to immediately feel like crap. 
So, lets not do that again.

Anyhoo, I'm going to attempt to do better.

The Studio show that I did on Saturday was great.  Thanks so much to Sharon and Tana for inviting me to participate. 
The crowd was really good that morning but thinned out quite a bit in the afternoon.  I SOOOO enjoyed spending the day with such wonderful local artists and crafters.  I got lots of tips and sold some stuff.  How great is that?
Plus, one really nice lady that I met sold me a bunch of her fabric stash (because she is downsizing) and I'm totally in love with my new giant box of fabric.  You rock Gwenna! 

I've already talked with my husband about how we can redo my closet in my sewing room to make it more efficient.  I promise to take before and after pics and post the progress when we get started on it.

But for now, I want to show some pics of my son's b-day that took place about 2 weeks ago.
He turned 13.  I swear he was just 3 last month.
His b-day was on a Wednesday which is chapel day at the school  he attends.  So, on his b-day, he had to wear his church clothes and tie.  Bless his heart.  When I asked him what he wanted for breakfast, he said butterflies.  So, this is what I made.

He also wanted a white cake (I used my Heavenly White cake recipe that I've posted here) and he wanted it to look like a Lego brick.  I'm sure I've mentioned before what a dismal cake decorator I am.  But I'm always willing to try.  I did lots of internet searching and looking at pics and this is what I came up with:

I wanted to use fondant because I wanted the cake to be nice and smooth but I'm no expert fondant roller or anything plus my hubby and son have decided that they don't like the taste of it.  So, as a substitute, I researched the Paper Towel Method.  I think it turned out pretty good and it was a lot easier than rolling fondant. 
I made 2 rectangular 9x13 cakes which I stacked so that it would be a layer cake.  Then I used Ding Dongs for the round "stumps" on top.  I covered them all with blue buttercream icing - you have to use a buttercream icing that will "crust".  This is the recipe that I used - except I left out the almond extract because I used that in my cake.

My happy b-day boy.  He got just what he wanted - a Wii and lots of games.

Happy Birthday to my young man.  He's almost 6 feet tall and his shoulders are getting wider every day.  Sigh.


  1. Tricia, your butterfly breakfast looks wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures of your closet. I've already washed approx. 4 yards of my new fabric and re-stacked the rest of the new with my stash. (Thank goodness it fit in my shelving and I didn't need a rolling bin!!)

  2. Tana - You're way ahead of me. All I've done is take it out of my trunk and put it in a box. :)

  3. hey! your sons a fucking pussy, i mean what fucking teenager wants butterflies for breakfast, and c'mon hes still playing with legos, my 5 yr old brother grew past that a while ago. And omg hes so ugly, probably wont be seein any girlfriends anytime soon unless they look like fucking shamu! And for your sons sake dont show any of his bday photos to anyone he will probably get bashed at school and by his neighbours, o and i looked at ur shop,all i can say is WANNABE CRAFTER AND DESIGNER!!! lots of love, ur best FUCKING friend


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