Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flower Pillow and a Birthday Cake

I have wanted one of these flower pillows ever since I first saw them in this etsy shop.  I decided to try to make one, so I bought the PDF pattern and made one for Haley's 18th birthday. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be, it just took a little time because the flower is sewed completely by hand. I just love that flower!  I decided to use polar fleece instead of felt for the flower, because I couldn't find the right shade of green in felt.  It was pretty easy to work with and turned out great!  This pillow will look great in Haley's room or her dorm room.  Now I need one to coordinate with the quilt on my bed!

I simply cannot believe that Haley is 18 and headed off to college soon!  Here is a picture of the cake I made for her birthday:

By her request I made a mocha coconut cake, and she said it was the best birthday cake she ever had. (See my earlier post for the mocha coconut cupcake recipe).  It was pretty delicious!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sock Bird

Introducing Sock Bird, my latest design! Isn't he cute? Here's his story:
My parents came to visit us in Delaware from Washington State for Haley's graduation. During their visit, they left their bird in the care of some friends, Justin and Crystal. Mom asked me if I would make something as a little thank you gift for them, so I made some note cards for Crystal, and some cute ribbon bookmarks for their daughter, but I couldn't think of anything for Justin. I asked my girls for ideas, and Haley said, "Mom, you should make a sock bird! It would be so cute!" I said, "Um, not sure I know how to make a sock bird?" Her reply was something like, "Mom. You just make it. You can do it. Easy."  So I did.  And here's the result.

Sock Bird!