Monday, November 15, 2010

Crafty Monday

I can't believe it has been several weeks since I have posted on this blog. That's how long it has been since I have been able to do anything crafty! I think my sewing machine was starting to think our relationship was over. I finally decided it was time to get the crafty juices flowing again. My husband and I went to Austin a few weeks ago. On this trip, I designed a quilt for my oldest son. He had requested one over a year ago and I couldn't figure out what I wanted it to look like. I finally got the design down and all the dimesions of fabric needed and cuts needed. I know what you are thinking... Awesome, she actually started on it and is going to share her progress. Nope. I just couldn't get into it today. Although I haven't been able to caress any cuddly cotten fabric lately, I didn't have the itch today either. Today, was tulle day. Yes, tulle. A new addiction. (As if I need any new ones )

 I have a terrible habit of not keeping up with birthday gifts. Every year my New Year's resolution is the same: "This year I will give birthday presents on time." It is now November, only about 46 more days until I make that resolution again. Maybe 2011 will be the year I actually accomplish it. We celebrated our friends' daughter's birthday the other week. Some know her as my "future daughter in law" to my youngest son. She is the cutest little girl. She has big cheeks just like my son. She turned four and I made her birthday cake (another one of my favorite things to do).

She is all pink and "princessy" (is that really a word). She requested a pink cake through and through. So I made a strawberry cake (with fresh strawberries in glaze in the middle) and homemade pink buttercream frosting. This was almost two weeks ago. Cakes I can make on time. :) However, her present was made today. A princess needs a princess dress. She has plenty of tiaras and slippers, but needed a princess dress. Hence, my tulle and a little inspiration from my friend Kirsten.

Her favorite priness is snow white. So a snow white halter tutu is what she got. She was very excited and tickled about her princess dress. I was tickled at how cute it came out and how cute she looked in it.

So a successful Crafty Monday it was. I'm addicted to tutus. They are so much fun and so easy to make. Maybe a tutorial soon... *hint hint*

As this Monday draws to a close so do my eyelids. Have a blessed night.