Sunday, June 14, 2009

MMMmmmm...Cupcakes!!! Yummy!

Cupcakes,one of my favorite little treats to make anytime any for any occasion. This time I made them for a birthday party. I thought instead of trying to find the "right" recipe I thought I would a use two of my favorite cake recipes!! A Vanilla bean Butter cake and a Mocha-chocolate cake. Both are my favorite.The Vanilla bean Butter cake is a dense, rich cake that is almost like a pound cake with a crunchy "crust" with a Rich fudge frosting. The mocha-chocolate cake had a really light and not-to-sweet white frosting. Yummy!! Not sure if I am going to share the recipe just yet. I am thinking about it! I might get generous and share it! Keep on looking!
This is the Sparkeling sugar I used on the top of the cupcakes! It is from a Seattle based company, India Tree, I love all their fancy sanding and decorating sugars. Check out the website, you will see why I like using them. I bought this one at my local QFC, they carry 5 colors at around $5.50 a bottle but it is worth it!

MMmmmm.... The finished cupcakes! They were a hit!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Creative Puns For Smart Minds!

These are some cute sayings I found on one of my favorite websites I follow, I really like these and I know you will too!

1. Te roundest knight and King Arther's round table was Sir Circumference. He acquired his size from eating too much Pi.
2.I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan Island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3.She was only a whiskey maker, but he liked her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated on an Algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5.The Butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

6.No matter how much you push the envelope, It will still be stationary.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, “You stay here, I’ll go on a head.”
14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said, “Keep off the Grass.”
16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, “No change yet.”
17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
19. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
20. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
21 A backward poet writes inverse.
22. In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism, it’s your count that votes.
23. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
24. Don’t join dangerous cults, practice safe sects!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Old Pants, New Skirt!!!!

Well, here is a way to turn an old pair of pants or jeans in to a really cute skirt! I used to do this
as a teenager and I had forgotten how cute it turns out! I have been researching it online
and there are allot of people out there with alot of helpful info about doing this! I had recently
been cleaning out my closet and dresser of some old clothes I didn't want any more. I had put them in a bag and not taken them to Goodwill( glad I didn't) I found these old pants and the insert fabric is from an old shirt!! It was a great match!!!
I started out cutting the pants to the desired length. You can leave it long and just trim off the old hem. I like the frayed look on the hem but you can sew a real hem on the bottom when you are done!

Next you have to cut the inner seams leaving a raw edge,again I like the frayed edge!
Here is the beginning of the front insert, I just randomly sewed together some of the pieces till it fit the front and back opening!

Here I fit the panel in to the front to see if it would fit! Notice the mark on the top seam? I marked it with the wrong pen(not a fabric marker) Oops! and had to put some stain remover on it!

I sewed both panels front and back, I sewed them inside out so the frayed edges were showing,Notice I used green thread, That was all I could find and I think It went with the little green flowers in the fabric!I wanted it a little quirky!! The next one I want to do is a Denim with some cherry and Denim inserts!! I will post more pics later! I also finished Michaella's Blanket yesterday! I will add the pics to another blog post. Thanks for looking and enjoy! Try one for yourself, they are fun :)