Monday, February 18, 2008

Are you ready for...

Trevor's 4th Birthday. That's how the invitation started. My middle guy turned 4 a couple of weeks ago and we had his party this weekend. He LOVES Gravedigger (he is now the proud owner of 10+) and wanted a Gravedigger cake and since I made his brother a pig cake everyone thought I should be able to make him a Gravedigger cake. Well, after some thinking (alot) and some sketching (of the truck) I decided how to build this cake. Here are the results:

And finally, here is a picture of Trevor with his cake. Can you tell he absolutely loved it? He told me, "Mom that pretty cool and I don't want anyone to destroy it!"

Saturday, February 16, 2008


One of my Valentine's gifts was the Reba CD Love Revival that was only available for puchase at Hallmark. The following is the quote that was on the inside cover:

"To me, true love is the sweetest thing in life. That's why we're all either in love or looking for love. Sometimes you have to work for it -- especially when life gets in the way -- but I believe true, deep love is always worth fighting for."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Revisited

A nice evening was had by all. The kids enjoyed the candy they received from Grandma and of course the candy they received from mom and dad had to wait until today. I made the above cake using this red velvet recipe. I only used 1 ounce of food coloring and omitted the pecans, the kids won't eat them. All in all, the cake was fabulous and turned out much better than it did for Christmas, seen here you have to scroll down to see it.

I did receive some nice gifts and I especially like the book of Angel Stories. If you don't believe, I think after some of these stories you would be a believer.

How was your Valentines?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

As much as I would like to boycott today, I guess I am not able to. The boys had their Valentine's Parties yesterday at school and were so excited. I have a few small things for them, the gotta have SweetTart hearts, Strawberry Creme Heart Shaped Peeps (never seen these before but they love Peeps) and a little M&M dude filled with of course M&M's. No stuffed animals, no purchased card I made them a little heart and I think that's it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's open...

After much thinking, deciding, considering, pondering (you get the idea) I opened an Etsy shop. I am selling under Simple Snow Stitches, which can be found here. I'll be adding more items at a later date, but wow, it does take time. And time for me is very precious right now. I'm trying to juggle a bunch of things. Once I get in the groove, I'll be a bit freer.

This is a picture of what I sent to my swap partner Jennilee. I took part in the Hanging Hearts Swap over at Sweet Goodness Swaps. You can view the some of the other entries at over at Flickr here. Here are two of the items that I have listed at over at my Etsy shop.

And finally, this is one of the dolls that I make. I will be working on getting a few more of these done and listed. I'm not sure how long it will take me, but I will be working on it.

I'm also working on window seat cushions for a friend of mine. No photos yet, but I'll try to get pics taken of them before I send them off. And I'm working on some quilt projects, well, actually I have a big one that I need to finish up before April.