And a public service announcement for all crafters with children...be careful when your kids get really silent....your one on going project becomes a tangled mess lol!
Oh goodness! Life has been absolutely nuts! Wedding preparations are in full swing...only 29 more days! This past year has gone by in the blink of an eye.
I have found time to work on a few stash busters...yarn foods, dish cloths and stroll working every now and then on the french doily and the star afghan. Hopefully once the wedding is done I will find more motivation!
Honeymoon is planned...we are heading to Mexico and an all inclusive Secrets resort....it will be nice to relax and destress from the wedding chaos.
Beauregard has finally stopped growing at 100 pounds. He is sassy and spunky and has a personality like no other! We had his hips xrayed for displacia and everything came up good to excellent which is a HUGE relief. We are still considering breeding him...need to figure out the next steps for that process, as well a consider getting a second generation our just taking a stud fee. Not sure my house would survive two huge puppies living in it.
Sorry for bring silent for so long....promise to write more often...and post wedding pictures!
Watching the game with friends...made a Ravens - 49ers Superbowl Cake. Marble cake, buttercream frosting...yummy!
Crafting does continue...working on a hat along with a few other small projects and if course still working on Steve's stocking....might be done by next Christmas lol
December already? Missed a few days, but that was mainly due to travel and crazy work schedules once again. Went back to michigan for thanksgiving and had a great time. Made a birthday cake for Steve's brother Sam who just turned 7. Did the wilton pan spiderman and it turned out awesome!
Sharing as well my Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes and ntt Wilton class #3 cupcakes which had some issues due to the frosting I choose to make.
Crafting you ask? Worked on some snowflakes as well as more poinsetta coasters for my Mom.
Happy crafting everyone!
Slowly starting to get out and organize my christmas decorations. With every box I open I find memories of my grandmothers. This box contained some of my Dept 59 houses...this one bought by my Grandma as a christmas present back in 2002 right before I moved to Belgium. Oh what memories these boxes contain....since I did not decorate last year inside, Steve has no idea what is in store lol
Baked my cake tonight for tomorrows decorating lesson....looking forward to it!
I survived the first class...did fairly will if I say so myself lol The class is small - only 3 people which is nice. Spent most of the class talking about different methods and tools, but at the end got to practice stars and decorating cookies....fun! I won a carrying caddy for all my tools....will be able to keep evening organized and in one place now!
I have a few pictures to share from week one. Excited for this wednesday as we will be decorating a cake and learning more techniques...will be good to see how much I progress each week through these classes!
Well if you are going to let them eat cake, it might as well be decorated prettily right? So to make my cakes pretty I have signed up to take the Wilton Cake Decorating class number one at my local Jo Ann's!
The class starts tonight for 2 hours and then also for the next 3 Wednesdays! Super excited about making my cakes pretty! What fun!
Anyone taken these courses or have any advice to impart other than to practice practice practice?
Happy crafting...and decorating! :)
Spent the weekend back in Michigan helping my Dad put up Christmas lights. For those who do not know, my father fell off his roof back in April and has slowly been recovering. Knowing that he should not be on ladders and the roof again, we packed up the car and away we went. The dogs had great fun spending the weekend at my parents - lots of spoiling!
I also started work on my next project...a christmas stocking for Steve! Not sure if I will 1. Get it done by Christmas or 2. Ever get it done, but will have fun with it in the mean time!
Finally finished both baby blankets! Only took 4 months lol One is done using caron simply soft, the other Bernat Baby Coordinates. Both are granny squares with different color patterns and a simple shell border.
Hopefully they like them! We are going over tomorrow to see them so will try to take pictures then.
Have a great night everyone!