Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Asian Fabric

Doot- doot-doot!!!  That would be me tooting my own horn...  I'm very proud to announce my first official appearance in a magazine- Asian Fabric Magazine issue #21 to be exact!

I met the editor of this beautiful magazine at the Houston Quilt market.  She asked me if I would be interested in contributing a project for the very next issue, and of course I said yes!!

The project was made from Kona Bay fabrics and ribbon (the ribbons are to die for.)  Here is the project:
"First Snow Ornament"
The ornament is about 6" in diameter ad can be displayed all year round!

Thanks for lookin'!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas y Feliz Navidad

Happy Holidays to all!

These images from our snow baby scene we put up every year. Each year we add something new- more hand- painted babies, trees, and this year the giant toadstools. Tutorial for toadstools coming soon!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Globe Birthday Cake for Olivia

This past week was my daugher Olivia's 12th birthday.  (That I can't believe she's already 12 is a whole 'nother post...)  Anyhow, we had a Winter Wonderland themed party for Miss Thang,  and here was her Snow Globe cake.  It was such a hit that all of her friends were taking pictures of the cake with their cellphones before we cut it!

If you would like to make (or I should say assemble ) your own,  you will need:

  • One 10" round layer cake from your local grocery store bakery, frosted light blue and piped in white on the borders, white polka dots on the sides
  • Several plastic snowflakes (these happened to be snowflake rings)
  • Winter scene foam stickers (Michaels)
  • (1) 8" round glass 'Blanda' bowl from Ikea ($4.99. Perfectly round and clear.)
  • Large white round edible non-pareils (from cake section in Michaels) or white sprinkles...

  1. Press plastic snowflakes onto side of cake.
  2. Assemble snow scene with foam stickers.  To make scene look good from all angles, I stuck identical stickers together, back to back.
  3. Accent snow scene with edible round white non-pareils.
  4. Carefully invert bowl over snow scene.
  5. Enjoy the compliments!
This would also make a great anytime cake for a snow globe collector.  Just change the scene inside! 

How about having one of the little characters holding a sign for the recipient?