today my mom and sister are flying in for the weekend for some much needed QT and to do some fun baby shopping and prep. so excited to have them here to help me and see all the stuff i've been working on over the past couple months.
the last time we were all three together in nyc was 2007
i've been wanting to make a colorful baby mobile for a while now and finally got around to it this weekend.
i cut the flat part off of two hangers and used pliers to make loops on the ends, then attached them with thread at the cross point. i made a handful of 3D diamonds in two sizes and tied them at different lengths to the base. TA-DA! kick ass baby mobile
if you're looking for me this weekend there's a good chance i'm at home getting crafty on baby room decorations. after traveling and working a ton i'm ready to not leave the house and make things cute. side note: totally trying to hide art supplies in the baby room as decorations. sneaky sneaky
we had a small dinner to celebrate chris's birthday yesterday, so naturally i had to make a cake. this year i decided to make a shark to go along with some other aquatic themed gifts. here's how i did it:
i made two cakes in different sized bowls and one cake in a flat round cake pan and cut them at an angle to make the head look like it was coming out of the water. i steadied the cake by adding wooden rods down through the top to the base. while i was sculpting the shark my caking-partner-in-crime, andrea, worked on making teeth out of white fondant. i stuck toothpicks in the ends of each 'tooth' so they would stick into the cake once it was time to add them to the head. i started with the base colors then added details and the jagged teeth. we finished it off by painting red food coloring 'blood' to the ends of the teeth. BOOM shark cake want to see more? check out other cakes i've made HERE