Monday, June 29, 2009

Clutch ... finally!

I got a new toy two weekends ago, but I'll save that for another post. Anyway, the toy prompted me to create something different. Here's a peak at the cute mini clutch made from a pattern by Keyka Lou (love her patterns) using Amy Butler fabrics:

It truly is "mini," as my cell phone, ID and some cash fits into it.

Hmm ... I wonder if I'll ever start my Guava Girls shop on Etsy? Been wanting to for ages now! But in the meantime, Sister #5 already demanded that I make one of these for her. I promised her I would before she returned home to Kauai ... but, she ended up going back without a clutch! And since I'll be taking a quick trip to Kauai this weekend, I better end here and go start on her clutch!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Finally done!

The cows are done! I stayed up late last night to put the finishing touches on these fellas:

Sorry, the photo isn't the greatest ... shot late last night! They'll be moooovin' on over to the shop soon.

Sew what's next? Little pink piggies! I'm off to find fabrics and start on them right now!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend update

We have baby sister in town (sister #6 ... yep, HUGE family!), so been busy entertaining and not doing much crafting. Sister #5 is celebrating her 21st birthday tonight, so we're alone with baby sister. But I am about a step away from finishing off these little fellas:

The photo's a bit blurry, sorry! They just need a bit of embellishing and they'll be ready for the shop (which I'm S-L-O-W-L-Y stocking). These ornaments were made using a Patti's Ratties pattern and I plan on making the piggies, butterflies, puppies and kitties, too! I just need to find some more time!

Off to do more entertaining ... via Blockbuster!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mail Call

I discovered McMaster & Storm a while ago and loved all their goodies. So, because I'm so enamored with everything French, Italian, European, etc., I decided to try out their Italian stapler. So cute! I had hoped for the pink stapler, but OMG ... the teal is perfect! And I scored scalloped scissors with real scallops, not just waves. Can't wait to try that on a doll dress. And all the freebies from Kara. Yum!

Oh, and the packaging was like getting a birthday present all over again! And my b-day was months ago (don't remind me).

I think I'll need to order again!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More Wedding Bells!

So as you can tell from the last post, more wedding bells were in store for me. If you remember, sister #1's wedding took place in November. I did the wedding cake and most of the desserts. And I recall saying that her wedding cake was my first and last. Yeah, you can read about it here.

Well, sister #2's wedding took place in April. And you guessed it ... I did the cake and desserts again. Oh, and I was the unofficial coordinator for the day. Oh my gosh! It was a very stressful day with not a moment to sit and relax. I don't know how wedding planners do it! That is one profession I'll stay away from. But all in all, the wedding turned out great.

The wedding itself was very casual and very D-I-Y. Despite that, we had everything looking so classy! All the details that we took months and months coming up with was pulled together and everyone was very impressed. It really looked as if we were doing this all our lives. Little did anyone know. We fooled 'em all! Hahahaha!

So about the cake ... actually, I did cupcakes. Over 100! Half were chocolate, half vanilla. The cutting cake was a simple square with two layers using the rest of the chocolate and vanilla batters. The frosting was a buttercream from The Cake Bible. It held up pretty well. I won't even mention how many pounds of butter I went through. For the desserts, we settled on tangy lemon bars, fudgy chocolate brownies and creamy lemon cheese squares. All in keeping with the yellow, black and white color scheme! Unfortunately, like the last time, I took no photos. I was up for more than 24 hours trying to get all the baking done. And then headed to the reception to get everything set up. I guess the lost sleep was worth it ... everything turned out great.

Here's a quick peak of that day ...

Wedding held on the windward side of Oahu:

Flower girl Josey checking on her mums:

Ring bearer Ashton with ring pillow designed and crafted by me:

The couple right before their vows:

A table centerpiece:

The couple's "cake" made by yours truly (thanks for the pic Josh!):

The cut cake:

The newly married couple letting loose:

The end.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blog silence

Hi there ... I am still here. Anyone out there? Heh heh! Yes, it's been a couple of months since my last post. And before that? Don't ask. But I'm back and thinking that I should start using this blog thing again. Why the long silence? Well, it has to do with more wedding bells. Sneak peak:

Stay tuned ... more to come!