I am a mom of older children and have noticed that the time has come when I do not have the hustle and bustle of little ones constantly around my feet and life now seems to be a bit of a let down. Well life has changed and now I have more hustle and bustle then ever. I am the Grammy Nanny to my 3 grandsons.
I was savoring the time that was mine and now have to share it with everyone all over again. The growing pains are upon me again and trying to define who I am again. The upside is that I get to cuddle little ones again! I still haven't truly learned to hug myself yet nor to be understanding to my own feelings. Did anyone notice how hard it is to be nice and understanding to yourself? That being said I hope that you will be part of my journey into yet another part of my life.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I have also completed a shirt that I think I like. It was not the original pattern that I wanted because JoAnne fabrics did not have it so I bought the New Look pattern and could not find a review on Pattern Review's website either. I had to cut a 14 and grade it to a 16 at the hips.

I was originally going with the yellow buttons on the yellow band for the front.

I really didn't like that there was absolutely no contrast. I found the black buttons in my stash and thought it looked much better.

I am enjoying an awful lot of blogs and feel pretty stupid by not sharing them. I did start a Pinterest board that has some of the blogs that I have found intriguing and fun.
Here is one now that had beautiful wedding imagery http://stefansisters.blogspot.com/
This sight has some awesome cupcake recipes and nice pictures of them http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/
This sight also has amazing cupcake and all kinds of recipes. Very well put together, clear directions and pictures of the steps and outcomes. http://www.foodsnots.com/
So, I made cupcakes for a work end of season BBQ and I used the Foodsnots and Ming Makes Cupcakes sights for the recipes.

This is the vanilla with chocolate icing and a cherry on top

This is the brown sugar cupcake with home made caramel inside and drizzled on top of vanilla icing.

This is the peanut butter chocolate chip cupcake with peanut butter icing and chocolate drizzle.

Here is the tray with all the cakes together, everyone was happy with the way the tray looked and thought that I bought them. Everyone loved the caramel ones and I didn't come home with any leftovers there were only a couple of them left at the picnic.

I tried to make the Blackforest cupcake but I am not sure what I did wrong but it ended up in an epic fail.

I have been working on becoming a Wilton Method Instructor which means I will be able to teach how to decorate cakes and such at the Michael's store in Holmdel. I am so very excited to be able to do this. I am going to practice on my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Hi I have been pretty busy, I went to Pattern Review NY weekend and had the best time! I tried to finish my bag but didn't do so well. I only got the body together and the front done. I did finish the bag and am happy with how it came out. These are the pictures.

I met the most wonderful women and a man. The speakers were amazing and I even bought a book with a signature. I am so glad to go. I couldn't manage enough energy for Sunday though :o(.

Here is Swatch from Mood Fabrics. He is such a good doggy.

Here is Deepika with Kenneth King, the speaker on Saturday. He was very engaging and so funny. I loved every moment of
the day.

Kenneth King made his slacks and jacket out of amazing fabric and he even made the bag in the picture.

This is me with the author