Monday, November 28, 2011

What I did on Black Friday

Black Friday seems to be the official start of shopping for the holiday season. I never went out shopping before last year on Black Friday because I thought it was too filled with commercialism. Well last year I woke up at a unheard of hour and trundled myself to the mall during a snowstorm and hate to admit it but I became rather wrapped up in the fun of it all and had quite a good time actually. I even saved a ton of money on the deals I ran into. Admittedly I spent more than I probably should have but I probably was not the only person in the mall that did that. I thought about going to the mall on Black Friday this year but just well wasn't as enthused as I was last year. So, I decided to try to make our holiday a little more homespun this year and have started making gifts for family and friends. These are some placemats that I have been working on to give as gifts. I hope the recipients will enjoy them!
For more ideas on home-made holiday gift making look at Colleen Babcock's website where she posted several links to different gift making tutorials
You can also find a nice tutorial on how to make a felt ornament along with several other homemade ornament ideas on A Creative Dreamer's Blog by clicking here Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Blushing Bride

I went to deliver the wedding cake topper to my friend Annie and her daughter Anastasia at their bakery Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Cafe in King Ferry, NY last Thursday. As you can see by the photo they seem a little pleased with the topper. While I was there Annie sent me home with some of her amazing cheesecake samplers for my husband Bob who doesn't have to follow a gluten free diet. He loved them! She even sent me home with some absolutely delicious gluten free cookies and muffin samples. So if you are looking for a gluten friendly bake shoppe for delicious baked goods, good coffee and tea, and warm friendly service check out Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Cafe at 982 State Route 34B in King Ferry, NY.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wedding Day

Miss Pretty Kitty and Mr. Honey Bear are all set for their big wedding day! The only last minute detail left is their glasses. Good thing because the wedding is this weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Happy Couple

Mr. Honey Bear's tuxedo is finally done! That was quite a challenge since I have never designed and created clothing for a male doll before. He is wearing the fourth tuxedo jacket I made. The other three are in the dead tuxedo pile. Now I am off to embellish!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Miss Pretty Kitty in her wedding dress

Miss Pretty Kitty in her wedding dress. All she needs is her veil and flowers. Now its time to work on Honey Bears tuxedo!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wedding Cake Topper

I am in the process of making a wedding cake topper for my friend Annie's daughter's wedding. I thought I might share what I have come up with so far. As you can see the bride is Miss Pretty Kitty and the groom is Mr. Honey Bear. He is wearing his dressy high top sneakers for the wedding! I am sorry Annie but I couldn't bring myself to give Miss Pretty Kitty sneakers to wear with a beautiful tea length gown so I gave her dainty little white flats to wear. Today I will work on costuming the pair.