Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pretties for my Pretty

Katelynne is finally starting to happily try on some of my tutus and hairbows for photos- for the longest time she didn't want anything to do with them! She was making silly kitty faces but I'm not going to be too picky- at least she wasn't putting up a fight!

Today the weather got into the 70's so we had a good time outside in the sunshine taking photos of bright and cheery frou-frou!

I decided to make another rainbow tutu- one that wasn't "Knotty". I really like the results- I slipped in a few pieces of glitter tulle here and there also which added a nice bit of sparkle.

I don't know why on earth I hadn't made a rainbow hairbow before- but I must say that I L.O.V.E. the results! I am always amazed at how pleasing to the eye it is when these colors are combined in the ROY G BIV order, I can't get enough of it! This bow is a monster by the way- I chose this photo because you can see it is as big as my whole hand!
So many people think "green" for St. Patrick's day, but I have got to say- I think that a fluffy rainbow tutu really says "lucky" when you look at it. After all, the pot of gold is supposed to be at the end of the rainbow...

A peek at all the goodies we made this week, I am really excited about these butterfly clips, they are so cute and can be clipped on anything- not just headbands! I clipped a few of them on the tutu below and I think they would also be perfect for a scrapbook page.

I am still trying to focus on making things for myself and my family, so I am keeping most of these bows or giving them as gifts. There must be something in the water here because almost every single one of my friends are pregnant and they are having girls! I am going to list a few of these items in my Etsy shop as well, so if you are looking for a treat for your own little spring beauty come take a look!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spiffy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

There's a good reason why I named my blog "Decorative Memories"- pretty much everything I make, I want to make it fancy or extra-special in some way. This desire spills over into my baking as you can see :)

If it were a perfect world.... I would make fancy cookies for every holiday, but alas- 'tis an imperfect world and not everyone gets to have beautiful cookies!
I need to mention that the last time I attempted to make "spiffy" sugar cookies (with my bestest friend Carrie of course!) we had to make our husbands eat the evidence- it was that bad! This time around I told Carrie, "It's just hearts how hard could it be to make them look cute?!", To which she told me "don't speak too soon". I suppose she's right, the snowflake cookies we attempted to decorate last year looked pretty bad!

Why did I make butterfly shaped cookies for Valentine's Day? Because this my kitchen. And I can. Or maybe because butterflies and hearts make my little fantasy world of awesome cookies a little bit happier?!

This poor butterfly broke her wing and was therefore deemed to be a defective cookie. I was forced to eat her in order to put her out of her misery- forced I tell you! It was the right thing to do!