Mar 17, 2009


This is just a quick post to announce that the first of a new item is up in my shop!
I have begun making plush elephants, and believe me, they are probably the most cuddly toy ever! I bought the pattern to make gifts for a new baby and a birthday boy, and when I finished them I knew I *had* to make more! I got permission from the owner of the pattern, and soon I will have my own elephant parade going on at my house! Here are a few pics of the first two that I made:

Here is the first Elephant up for sale in my shop, available now!

I've got more in the works. The next one up will be made of dark gray fleece with bold red and white stripe accents. I also have ideas to make a light gray "Saggy Baggy Elephant"

(remember that book??) and a blue and orange checkered Heffalump

from Pooh's crazy psychedelic dream. I also just stocked up on lots of different colors of fleece, so I can make a wide range of colorful elephants. Yay! I even created some really fun tags to go along with each elephant. Each tag will match the elephant it belongs to, just for the sake of being cute :)

Mar 11, 2009

May the Force Be With You

My mom should earn the title "Jedi Master" solely for this cake she made Jer for his birthday!!!

It started a few weeks ago when she called and told me she had an idea for a cake she could make him, if we were interested. "As long as it's not very big, because there are only going to be about seven of us," I told her. Well, five and a half feet long is a long stretch (hehe) from not very big!!! It was only 4 inches wide though, so it evens out, right? I couldn't say no, I KNEW Jer would absolutely go nuts about this cake, so I accepted the offer!

There are a few Star Wars obsessed people fans in my family, so my mom had help deciding what it should look like. She fashioned it after Darth Vader's lightsaber, which is Jer's favorite.

She brought it over on Saturday before our few guests arrived. We were AMAZED!!! Jer would have picked it up and wielded it, slashing invisible enemies, had I not told him, "Fall victim to the dark side of the force you must not. Cake for eating. Restrain yourself you must." She has made many many awesome cakes before, but this one, I have to say it, takes the cake! I mean, who do you know that can make a cake that measures 5.5 feet long?!

OK... you've been waiting long enough for the pictures, so here they are!

(I had to tilt my camera to get the whole cake in the picture!)

It was the star of the party. A cake to remember! Awe-inspiring, and DELICIOUS to boot!

Mar 3, 2009

Punk Sock Monkey

Just thought I'd share some pics of a custom order I recently finished! The sweatshirt and jacket were sent to me already completed by the buyer. I made the sock monkey and the hat. I loved doing the mohawk, he is such a cute punk monkey!

Tomorrow I'm going to post some pictures of the AMAAAAAZING Light Saber birthday cake that my mom made for Jeremy! It was 5 feet long!! You will not want to miss these pictures!