Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Polka Dot Pleated Sundress

A few weeks ago my little sister was getting rid of some old clothing and other random things, so I asked if I could look through her stash before she dropped it off at goodwill. I scored several shirts, a few skirts and a comforter. I have no need for a twin sized comforter, but I loved the fabric so I deconstructed it. I wanted to make either a skirt or a dress for Madie and as soon as I saw this tutorial for a pleated sundress on Crafterhours yesterday I got straight to work!
I did mine a little differently. I didn't do the growth pleat hem, instead I cut my lining fabric about 2 inches longer than the top fabric (since the polka dot fabric was a little bit see through it needed lined). I also added two bows to the middle of the bodice.
This was my first attempt at shirring something and it was WAY easier than I expected!

I LOVE IT! I'm pretty convinced that I need to try and make a matching one for myself.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ruffle Butt Onesie

I used this tutorial from Crap I've Made to make a onesie for my friend who had her baby in April. I used a  red fabric with white polka dots and think it turned out super cute. Next time, I'll definitely set up the serger though!
Apparently I didn't get a picture of the actual ruffle butt part, but you can kind of see the ruffles peeking out from the side in this picture.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Super Delicious Chocolate Cake

Today is my older sister's birthday (happy birthday, Kristi) and when I asked her on Saturday what kind of cake/treat she wanted at her celebration yesterday she told me to surprise her. I immediately thought of two recipes and after further review of the ingredients I decided that this one sounded more like her. It's called Praline Turtle Cake from Ur Baking Me Crazy! I would post a picture of the one I made, except I just ate the last piece...yum! So here is a picture of Hannie's cake. She left out the pecans but I HIGHLY recommend you put them in.

I didn't exactly follow the recipe...I used a boxed cake mix with a cup of sour cream for added moistness instead of baking the cake from scratch. It was so good and I'm totally bummed that it's all gone now. However, I've been inspired by this recipe and if what I have in mind tastes as good and I think it's going to, I'll post the recipe and pics in the next few days. And even if my experiment doesn't work out, I'll definitely be making this cake again!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Winner!

Since I never heard from Gabby, let's visit random.org again...

True Random Number Generator  7Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Who is the new winner of the $40 CSN Stores gift certificate?

Lori, who said: "If I were to win, I'd buy some sort of Kitchen goodie :) Probably something fun like a waffle maker, or maybe more practical like bread pans. I've been wanting to make banana bread for some time now. "

Congrats Lori!

Happy 4th of July!!!