Friday, August 23, 2013

A b'day and a finish

What a busy 2 weeks it's been. There was so much work at work, at home. everywhere. Just seemed endless!! But looking back am happy and satisfied with whatever happened

So, let me start with the birthday. V turned 9 on 19th!! My little baby is now 9!!

It has been 2 years since we had a party for her birthday, and this year she was sure she wanted one. Not just any party, according to her she wanted the "best party ever", whatever that meant.

I had already decided that I wanted to move out of my comfort zone and try something new for her birthday cake. So, I ventured into trying a shaped cake
I did not have a cake board big enough to hold the cake. So, I had to prop it up on a circular tray. The cake was yummy and the kids just loved it. It was a basic vanilla sponge with buttercream frosting.

You can view a video of how to make a simple butterfly cake here  It is really simple

V and I made ear-ring for the girls as a return gift.

And guess what dear friends.. I have finished my cottage series!!!

Atleast the stitching is all done. Am soooo thrilled with finishing december, but can't believe that the series is over now. I will put up a picture of all finishes once I proper finish them into ornaments.

I am going to pick up seashells again now. That's about it from me today friends. Till next time.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir


SewAmy said...

your December cottage is adorable. I can't wait to see them all together.

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing December! It's been enjoyable to watch you do the series.

Happy Belated Birthday to V!! She's so pretty in her blue dress. What a beautiful girl.

Annette-California said...

Happy Birthday V! her dress is so beautiful and she looks like a princess:) The cake you made is soo cute, great job. I bet the girls were thrilled with there new earrings. Your December cottage is Gorgeous! Congrats on your finish.
love Annette

Nima said...

Happy Birthday to little angel though it is too belated..I loved the idea that you both together made handmade return gifts...very thoughtful