Wednesday, December 30

The Cake Girl

Sunday afternoon at our house is usually devoted to the Food Network Challenge show. We especially love the cake shows. And it has rubbed off on our 4 year old. So when I saw this on sewmamasew I knew I had to make it for her for Christmas.

I never found a box to put it in so I just left it out. On Christmas morning, she walked right past all the other presents and went straight to it, and exclaimed "A WEDDING CAKE!". Yay! She gets it and likes it!

I bought some plastic people to go on the cake at the same shop that sold the foam cake dummies. They are a big hit! The layers I have here are 6" and 8". I have a 10" layer to add, and a lot more felt to make in different colors and shapes. I think I'll add to it as she gets bored with what she's got. The 8" layer is cut into wedges, which we've been served over and over...

Thank you Lier at ikat bag!!!

Thursday, December 10

Sushi Roll in a Bowl

We tried something new for dinner tonight:

Except some of us didn't eat it in a bowl. Instead we wrapped it up and ate it in roll.

We served up rice, carrots, cucumbers, nori sheets, rice seasoning (chopped nori and toasted sesame seeds), eggs (omelet style, cut in thin strips) and your choice of soy or teriyaki sauce. Oh and teriyaki fried Spam. What can I say... we live in Hawaii. My family likes Spam.

So... the pros: a fun, hands-on meal. Our older daughter had a great time putting together her meal, picking and choosing what she wanted in her sushi roll. Any meal that gets my kids excited about eating veggies is a winner! The cons: next time we'll swap the Spam for grilled teriyaki chicken, won't forget the avocado, and need to get some Japanese mayo.

Sunday, December 6

Ponytail Scarves

This year a certain ribbon-wearing niece of mine is getting
She loves to wear ribbons in her hair, and since she is on the brink of teenager-hood I thought she might get a kick out of these.

Each is about 20 inches long, and made from fabric I had in my stash.

It was a fast, easy and very fun project.

Now I'm trying to think who else I could make these for...