Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Newsboy Cap Winner

Yeah, we have a winner for the Newsboy Cap!!  Eunice Beshears from Cheeky and Choccy is going to sew the hat.  Thank you Eunice.  Here is a picture of one of her hats from her shop, that I am totally in love with.  All of you out there who love patterns this one looks super cute!!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Newsboy Cap Pattern Tester!!

It is time again, I have a new pattern that I am needing someone to test it out for me.  The Newsboy Cap pattern fits head sizes 16" - 20".  Pattern has full color photos to walk you through each step.  The hat is fully lined with an elastic in the back to help hold it on.  Little girls always have the funnest outfits and tutu's, why can't the boys look just as cute!!
I am needing any one willing to try this pattern out for me.  You get the pattern for free, and it is sent to your email address.  I just need the pattern completed within a week of you receiving it, and all the critics you are willing to give.  I will end the contest at midnight of Friday June 25th.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Baseball Ice Cream Cake

I don't think I have ever concidered myself a fantastic chef at all.  But I definately love new recipies and any excuse to cook for family and friends.  My baby boy just had a birthday, and I have tried to make something fun for each of them for their birthdays.  My son loves playing with all of his balls, so my other kdis and I decided to make him a baseball cake.  And of course, if you can add ice cream, why not!  So with the guidance of my friend, my kids and I gave it a try.  Check out my friend Sueann's recipie blog, it is fantastic!!!  Here is an ice cream cake she made that was so cool looking!!

Here is how I made mine, keep in mind I am no professional!

  Ingredients and supplies:
1 box cake mix, your choice (I used Devil food)
21 boxes of ice cream, your choice (I used Mint Chocolate) - softened
Frosting (I made my own, I like the flavor the most)
Orange and black or brown food coloring
 Round bowl
Cookie sheet
small samdwich bag
1.  Bake the cake to package directions, in a large cookie sheet.  Let cool.
2. With your round bowl, line the inside with saran wrap.  (this I may have forgotten about with out Sueann's help.)
3.  Cut cake into small pieces and line around the edge of the bowl.

4.  Cover and freeze for at least 20 min, until cake is firm.
5.  Add the softened ice cream to the bowl.

6.  Cover and Freeze for at least 2 hours.
7.  Flip cake over on serving plate, the saran wrap will help you pull the cake out.

8.  Ice the cake with orange frosting, I had to set mine back in the freezer before step 9 for 20 min.
9.  Using a meat clever (thank you Sueann for the idea!!!), pat at the frosting to make it look bumpy like a basket ball.  Using a small sandwich bag filled with your brown or black frosting, make the lines on the basket ball.

So easy and so fun!!!  Have fun if you give it a try!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thank you!

I just finished leaving feedback to a few people who have purchased from my shop on Etsy.  Every time I have left feedback, I have thought to myself how thankful I am for their support.  Sometimes I feel like on the computer it is hard for us to fully express ourselves to others.  In person we are able to show our appreciation on our faces.  And I don't know if some of you other stay at home moms feel the same way.  I tell my husband all the time that have become really bad at having adult conversations.  I am much better with my kids, and I don't know where along the way I lost that, oops.
Any way, I just wanted to let all of you that follow my blog and support my shop, THANK YOU.  Really, I am so thankful for all the support I have received from everyone.  Some people started out as strangers and have become friends.  How lucky are we to be able to get to know more people through all these creative links!!  I am truly blessed!  THANK YOU!!!
I am not so good at getting my own pictures but I thought it was a fitting smile for this post.  Here is a cheesy smile for you!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pattern Tester winner!!

Thanks to those who were willing to help test my sewing pattern for the purse.  I will have more patterns I will need tested soon, so please come back to check in.  Anna,w ho left me a message on facebook won!  Congrats Anna, and thank you!!