Guess Who’s Having a Birthday? Cake Anyone?

I’ve never been one to lay low around my birthday.  I’m not the woman who lies about her age, cringes if anyone makes a fuss, hopes it will all pass without anyone noticing.  Heck no!

I want  bunting, and presents, and cards, and lots and lots of fuss!  And cake.  yes, lots of cake.

So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share with you all my dream cakes…

This one is soooo gorgeous.  I adore all the pastel colours.  Whoever Theresa is, she must be well loved to have got a cake like that, don’t you think?

Same with Rita’s cake – look at the detail that’s gone into that!  Even the silver buttons and the embroidery are in icing.  As someone who once made a Christmas cake Santa topping that scared young children, I can appreciate how tricky and how wonderful all this craftiness is.

This one made me grin – the bright colours and the seemingly haphazard way the items are placed on the cake to me sum up a good sewing room – organised chaos.  And just look at that pincushion – how cute is that?

But the ultimate cake for a seamstress has to be one like this!  That’s seriously brilliant.  The only problem is, I couldn’t imagine cutting into it!  I might just have a wee nibble of the bobbin and maybe sneak off with the pincushion and leave it at that…

I think this is one of my total favourites, and I know quilters would just love to get a cake like this.  You should go see what the other side of the cake looks like – it’s quite something to see inside the sewing basket too!  What I love about this one is that it’s so easy to adapt – each square can show something significant – ooh, the possibilities are endless.  I may just attempt one of these some time, sewing permitting.

And since I included a cake for the quilters, I thought I’d best include the crocheters too, cos they’re a feisty bunch and I don’t want to be on the end of an irate hook!  With this cake, it’s the cup of tea and the doily that top it off for me – it says lazy afternoons crafting and just makes me feel happy.

I am thinking you are all inspired to go make something tremendous right now, and all I can say to you is Scary Santa.  But I don’t want you leaving all downcast at your limited icing skills, holy moly no I don’t!  So I found these, too – nice and easy and just as crafty.

Enjoy.  And don’t forget to have a wee piece of cake for me on Wednesday – hip hip!  Hurray!  Birthdays are so much fun!

~Dianne

Chief crafty lass at mooandflo

References:

http://www.thesugarsyndicate.com/portfolio.htm
http://cakesbyrosaleeandangelo.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/sewing-cake/
http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk180/Chippy1968/?action=view&current=Theresas80thBirthdayCake005.jpg&newest=1
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1654801/70th-birthday-cake-sewing-basket-with-patchwork-quilt
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12966/edible-sewing-machines
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2073433/99th-birthday-sewing-cake
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Some Super Size 3 Dresses

I finally had time to make some new stuff this week and treated myself to making some girls’ dresses in really lovely fabrics.  I made size 3s since there have been a fair few requests for that size lately, but there will have to be some 2s and 4s made soon otherwise there’ll be an insurrection.

Anyway here they are, the new frocks.  I sometimes so wish I had a wee girly all of my own – thank goodness for nieces, cyber nieces, and friends’ kids!

butterfly dress

I guess at some point I should also make some trousers for the boys, too, since winter is just around the corner.

~ Dianne