Friday, July 23, 2010
Have I mentioned my obsession with the Goodwill store near my house? I mean, I have to stop there at least once a week to snoop around and see what good stuff other folks have given up. This is so something my mother would do. I never in a MILLION years thought I would enjoy this. Walking into a junky thrift store makes me all but break out into a rash. But the Goodwill store, at least MY Goodwill store is organized. By color. Which is fun for me because for some reason this works with my brain and doesn't make me feel like I am surrounded by junk. The kids love it too because if they see something out of place, they go "Hey, this belongs in the blue aisle!" and they put it back where it belongs :) Keeps them occupied while I browse, so YAY for that! Oh, and in my defense, I probably donate twice as much to Goodwill as I purchase. Just had to point that out. I wouldn't want to be accused of being a clutterbug. I hate clutter.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ok, I am DYING to have one of these! The possibilities for cake decorating are endless! Not to mention, it's red! I got my Cricut Expression off of HSN. I am not a home shopping person, but I heard they had the best deal. Well, now they have a Cricut Cake bundle right now, and if you order one they say you get this adorable apron too.
Is that cute or what? Very 1950s, which I love!
And, check out these cakes you can make with this thing!
These cakes are amazing.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
For my sister's baby shower, I really wanted to try cutting gum paste with the Cricut. There is a new machine called the Cricut Cake, but before they came out with this, cake shops used the regular Cricut Expression to cut gum paste and fondant. The first step was to design the cake. Sticking with the elephant theme, I layed everything out on SCAL:
My mom and I hosted a baby shower for my sister today, and I was in charge of the party favors, so I thought I'd share these project ideas. I love yellow and gray together, so I decided to go with that for the color scheme. I also did an elephant theme, which is kind of an inside joke between my sister and me. These were so fun to make, and once I figured out exactly how I wanted to design them, they came together pretty quickly.