06 July 2010

slacking in the blog department

I have really wanted to update, but I have been so darn busy. I started working at the new D&W Fresh Market in town as a cake decorator. I was only supposed to be part time, but one girl quit and I've been working full time. That on top of taking two accelerated courses, and squeezing in as much knitting and sewing as I can muster, has left me blog postless.

My sister's first baby shower was last week and I made her a quilt, and a tiered cake to match.

This is my first quilt ever. I bought a walking foot for my sewing machine and I really enjoyed working with it. I wanted to do a pieced quilt for her, but there was no time and this animal print was irresistible! I used cotton batting and a white flannel backing.

One thing I need to work on in the future is making my binding neater. It was my first time though, and I should have not rushed so much.

This cake was not my first tiered (see below), but it was my first tiered cake using the pillars. It was a joy to re-create the little animals on the cake. I especially like the little birds! :)

A few recent cakes to share..

This cake was my first tiered cake, which I made at work, for another baby shower. I was really nervous to assemble it, but turned out to be no big deal. A piece of cake, if you will ;) And as far as the decorating, I could make roses in my sleep.

This little guy was modeled after a giant cake that was made for the grand opening of the store. Another first for me, using cake and frosting to make a figure. I love using the airbrush also, so this was a fun cake for me! I would really like to get an airbrush for home in the near future.

In other fun news.. I've just ordered a Kindle from Amazon.
It's an electronic reading device. I have wanted one for a while. I am a huge fan of books, like actual books, but right now I have too much stuff. My room and the spare room are full of yarn. My sewing things and fabric takes up half the basement. And my book shelf in my room is overflowing. I have a full shelf in the basement with cook books and baking books, and a basket full of knitting books. I feel the Kindle will be a helpful device in the space department. I should be getting it at the beginning of next week so I'll let you know how it is!

Happy knitting!

1 comment:

  1. The quilt really turned out well. Yea for the walking foot!

    Those cakes are spectacular! Looks like a fun job, the best kind of work.