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Birthday Party Animal

To celebrate Ollie's 3rd birthday, I made him a three-layer vanilla cake that was smothered in a heavenly buttercream frosting. And for those that wanted something a little different, there were ice cream cone cake pops which were so much fun to make! They were funfetti cake pops that were dipped in white chocolate on the teeniest cones. So cute! It was an extra sweet day for an extra sweet kid![...]

Valentine’s Day 2018

As a fun lil' project, I thought it would be sweet to have Ollie help me make cards to send to friends for Valentine's Day. His hand was inked and I made a print out of it (and a separate thumb one). After scanning it and adding my silly pun, we ended up with this lovely collaboration. Eat your heart out, Hallmark ;) Pom pom teddy bear was just a little last minute addition to the photoshoot. We made h[...]

DIY Dunkers

It must have been that over indulgent purchase from Voodoo Donut that inspired me to make some plush dunkers of my own to add to my son's toy pantry. He loves playing in his kitchen. His Lego Soup and Wood Block Frittata are out of this world!   They are very simple to make! I used a CD and traced the donut pattern on wool felt, a permanent sharpie to create the grid and stripe patterns and[...]

Bye Bye 2017

Watching the sun set and listening to the tide slosh over the drawings we made in the sand was such sweet way to say good bye to 2017. It was a good year! Much quieter than the last as far as big life events go (having a baby, getting married and moving is a lot in one year!), so it was nice to sit back and just enjoy life without any big plans. In Ollie's fistfuls of wet sand we found sea tre[...]

Tiny Drive Costume

I love Halloween! My new favorite thing to do is to create costumes for my little one (Ollie!).  This year, I chose the movie Drive and made the iconic scorpion jacket that Ryan Gosling wore.   First, I created the quilted look on the satin. After ironing a fusible batting to the back of the fabric, I made straight lines using blue painter's tape and then stitched along the edge with a se[...]