Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chronicle Books

Another must-see of mine was to visit on zee Honeymoon was Chronicle Books; they publish all of my favorite crafty books. I love Chronicle Books for the types of books they publish, not only the crafty ones. They carry authors with like-minded quirkiness as myself. I picked up these while there: Softies, My Quotable Kid, Listography, and Bear in Underwear for the lil one. She loves that book! The illustrations are adorable and it is such a funny book. A bear in tightie whities = genius! I recommend My Quotable Kid to any parents out there. My child says the most random things so I like to jot them down in the My Quotable Kid journal, as well as on Twitter so I can share her craziness with everybody. Feel free to follow me here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Belated Baby with Bow & Arrow and Wings Day! I signed up to bring the cupcakes for my daughter's class party for Valentine's Day. I had so much fun making them for the Halloween party, I figured why not? I've been bad and haven't been posting as often as I should. But these were the cupcakes I made for her Halloween Party. My daughter loves Candy Corn, so they were quite perfect and easy to make too.

We had a cupcake making party at the bestie's. She's more than awesome at specialty cakes so I knew she'd have everything necessary to make awesome cupcakes. That and its always a good excuse so we can get together. Her sis, who is a teacher, came by to make cupcakes for her class too. There were cupcakes everywhere :)

For the Valentine's cupcakes I didn't do anything fancy per se for the actual cakes but I dressed up the presentation a bit. My family and I recently watched The Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'Hoole via Netflix (we are avid promoters of Netflix; if you don't have Netflix you are missing out!) Whilst watching the Tyto Owls I fell in love with their cute heart shaped faces and decided to use them as the inspiration for my daughter's valentines for her classmates. I'm big on themes so I made coordinating cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers as well. I may post printables in the near future, or sooner if there is a demand for them :P

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's only been 8 months...

I'm only almost a year late on posting this but whatevs. For our honeymoon back in June the hubby and I went to San Fran. There were a couple stops on our agenda that we wanted to visit. One of mine was the Britex fabric store. Being a fan of both sewing and Project Runway I became educated on wonderful places like Britex. Four wonderful floors of fabrics and notions. I was particularly smitten by their collection of Liberty fabrics. The 3rd floor was particularly my fave since it consisted all of notions; trimmings, buttons, and anything else fun.I ended up walking away with some lovely oilcloth and ribbon trims.