Sunday, May 25

bachelorette cookies

If you are sensitive to lingerie depicted in frosting on sugar cookies, you shouldn't continue reading.

Or scrolling.


My sister's friends are throwing her a bachelorette weekend at a cabin. They have all sorts of really fun things planned. Since I'm not in California yet to join in the festivities, I decided to send a little care package which included these (oh so slightly) scandalous treats.

I got the idea from Pinterest (of course) but made some modifications. Instead of my usual butter cream icing, or even royal icing I saw recommended for such a project, I used some leftover Wilton candy melts in hopes that the decoration would hold up a little better in the mail. Also, the only heart cookie cutter I had was very small, so the candy melts were a little easier for me to work with on a small scale. I would definitely make these little ladies again, but I would have to find a larger and slightly more shapely heart cookie cutter to get the results I want. Perhaps one or two more colors for the icing as well.

I think by now I can share pictures...

Wednesday, May 21

wedding stationary

When I got married, my sister gifted me makeup and hair related wedding stuff. It was her way of sharing "her thing" with me, and not feeling especially qualified to make such decisions on my own, I loved it! This summer it's her turn to be the bride. I decided "my thing" would be her wedding stationary.

I can't take credit for how amazing this looks. A friend of mine is a designer and put together these invites from my basic description of Matt and Cory's style. Another talented friend printed them on his home letterpress.

I decided to address the invites by hand and got really into the calligraphy. It might be a new hobby! (Sorry for the sloppy blurring of addresses, gotta respect some privacy though.)


 Also, if you are invited to the wedding and haven't sent in your RSPV, today is the day!! Consider this your friendly reminder from me. :)

Monday, May 19

woodsy quilted baby blanket

another backpack

One of my favorite projects for little ones is this floppy little backpack. The straps are adjustable and the color and style possibilities are endless (see previous versions here, here, and here). It's a KWIK SEW pattern and comes together easily.

This bag I made for a first birthday and included Mike Austin's Monsters Love Colors book. It's a fun little story about mixing to make different colors. Atlas loves it and we hope his young friend will too!

Friday, May 16

dino hoodie

My model is two years old and this gift is for a little boy who just turned four, but I think the cuteness is evident despite the poor fit. This is a Chico zip-up hoodie from Target. I followed the directions in this tutorial to add felt dino spikes.

pirate cake pops

I was asked to make cake pops for a four year old's pirate-themed birthday party. I had a vision of ocean colored pops designed to look like a treasure map from above. The end product wasn't what I saw in my mind's eye, but I am proud of this little pirate ship.