Ladybug Birthday Cake

As I said before, I don’t have many occasions to make a cake that I can experiment with the cake decoration… so making this cake for my little one 3rd birthday was a big deal to me, not only because I got the chance to decorate it but also because this was the 1st time for me to make her birthday cake. For her 3rd birthday cake, the theme is ladybug… I also made her dress with ladybug theme, I will post it later.

 

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This was my 1st time to make fondant figure, ladybug… got the idea from pinterest. Lesson: wear gloves when mixing the color, it’s hard to clean once it stains our hands especially with red and black color.

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ladybug cake 1

 

ladybug cake 2

 

The buttercream I used was American buttercream which is mixture of butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. I’m happy with the final result, more important I’m happy that my daughter loved it.

 

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Rose Bouquet Butter Cream Decorating – Anniversary Cake

This is a special project to me, not only because this is our 10th anniversary cake but also because I’d been looking forward to decorate a cake like this. To be honest, I don’t have many occasions where I can experiment with cake decorating… we only have 3 birthdays and 1 anniversary in a year, often times we celebrated it during our visit to Indonesia which means we had the cake from the bakery there. So moment like this is quite rare.

I’m a big big fan of butter cream decorating, it looks delicate soft and elegant to me.. well I also see many fondant decorating which are very cute and lovely but it never gives the same awe as when I see butter cream decorating.. what I mean here is when I compare them apple to apple in size and theme. But of course fondant can provide you with more possibility given its flexibility.

 

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The hardest part was not the flowers part, it was how to get the smooth cover on the cake. There is tutorial about using Viva paper towel to smooth it which I will try next time.

10 anniversary cake 3

 

I had so much fun preparing the flowers… my best friend said to me that it’s actually kind of our me time and stress relieve, since we both share about the same hobby and passion (craft and art), and she is totally right.

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Happy anniversary to us.

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DIY Sewing- Batik & Embellished Linen Christmas Stocking

I was very excited with this project and couldn’t wait to see them above the fireplace. The complete tutorial can be found here : http://blog.fabricworm.com/2010/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html

Initially I was planning to have them all in linen fabric but later I found out it’s only enough for 1 stocking. While digging my fabric stash, I saw this mocha color batik and decided to pair it with the linen.. so here they are!

 

stocking 1

 

I did snowflake beaded embroidery to add some sparkle on the linen fabric.

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Also made mini wreaths.

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DIY Felt Donuts

My second felt project, Felt Donuts… they look pretty real to my little one she thought they are really for her afternoon snack 🙂

This is very fun project to make, you can personalized the frosting and sprinkles or toppings to whatever your imagination tells you.

 

Felt Donuts 1

 

The main material is brown felt for the donuts, as for the frosting I used whatever left over felt I had… you can also use scrap fabric.

Here is the tutorial, the pictures aren’t too good since I made them in the night.

 

Felt donut 2

  1. Prepare the felt for the donuts and frosting. For each donut you need 2 brown felt and 1 frosting. People usually use Disc as template, for this donut I cut it a litte bit smaller.
  2. Cut the outer edge of frosting felt to irregular shape, attach the sprinkle or toppings( buttons, felt pieces, beads) then sew the piece to the brown felt as pictured.
  3. Put another piece of brown felt on the top, sew the outer edge together.
  4. Flip inside out.
  5. Fill it with stuffings and hand sew close the inner edges.
  6. Done!

 

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Crochet Chrysanthemum Pot Holder

This is a very pretty crochet pattern I got from RedHeart, here is the link: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/pretty-petals-potholder

I made this 2months ago, almost forgot to share it with you.

 

chrysanthemum pot holder 1

 

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DIY Sewing Chair Slipcovers

Clipcover 1

This was the sewing project I did for my friend to rescue her chairs. The chair is still in good condition except for its seat area, as you can see the leather cover is slightly ripped. She needed a cover to protect them as her kids like to explore they might use the chairs as their creativity project and causing further damage 🙂

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Slipcover 2

First I made the template for the areas that have curve, drew it on large paper (this one was large shopping bag). Then I transferred the template onto the fabric. For the straight sided area I just measured and drew it directly onto the fabric. Next step was to sew all the pieces together. Didn’t take much time as I initially thought, really enjoyed making them.

 

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DIY Rustic Picture Frame

Recently we just changed all the windows in our house, there were old one pane wood windows original to the house when it’s built. I actually like those old windows, though they look old and outdated but they were full of characters. Considering how much energy wasted if we keep using them, we decided to changed it, and our power bill went down right away the next month after installation.

I kept one window, picked the best looking one, and use it as picture frame. Instead of refinished it I used it as it was after cleaned it thoroughly. I like how its scratch, old paint, chips, dents, holes tells the story of it existence. Thank you for being the window for this house for 24 years and I’m grateful how it now serves its new role as Rustic Family Picture Frame.

 

Rustic Pic Frame 1

I printed the photos in black and white 6x8inch, I think this is the best in this project… Sepia will do well too.

Rustic Pic Frame 2

 

Make a mat to get a center and uniform position, so you don’t have to measure the frames one by one.

Rustic Pic Frame 3

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Love how it turned out. Hope this inspires you!

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