Saturday, June 18, 2011

Diana's Cake

My dear friend, Diana, had a birthday this week. As you know, I live in beautiful Monterey, CA. And work in the Salad Bowl of the world, Salinas. So, one of my clients is a huge strawberry grower and brought me some beautiful strawberries when he heard I was making a strawberry cake for Diana. He loves her almost as much as I do. I made some wonderful chocolate covered strawberries with them.

Since I used whip cream for the frosting, after I made the cake, I had to put in the fridge. And it caused some of the chocolate to get spotted, as you can see in the picture.  I will have to figure out how to do this a bit better but it was DELICIOUS.. And isn't that what really counts?? If anyone can assist me on how to avoid the white spots, I am all ears. Leave a suggestion in the comments section.

Can't tie a bow to save my life, so I just put a knot in ribbon.

The only issue I really had were with those Pepperidge Farm Pirouette's. I purchased 4 cans and if anyone has purchased those before, you know how pricey they are. Which would have been fine but 95% of them were broken and could not be used. 


sew many ways

Monday, June 13, 2011

Butterfly Swirl Love!

I just love this fabric so much, I made two birthday banners for two friends whose birthdays are this week. I just love how it came out!

Excuse the pictures. I just hung it up in my sewing room.

The i kind of looks like an r because of where I placed it. But I still love it!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another Happy Birthday Banner

Well, I made another birthday banner for a friend of mine late last night. I just love this fabric. Its part of the Butterfly Swirl collection from Windham Fabrics. I purchased mine from my favorite local fabric store-Beverly's Fabrics-

I love how it turned out and know she's gonna love it.

I will post another picture once I put it up. It was way to late last night to pin it up and take pictures.. but so excited to post it.