Crafts, Pups and Stuff

I told you I would show you, so here goes….

My first cake of this class.  It certainly isn’t perfect, but I had a good time.

Ha ha, cute huh!  We decorated cupcakes this past week.  Didn’t do too well on those, but I took them as a treat to our book group last night and everyone loved them.  I kept a few to put on my tablescape.

This coming week we are going to decorate another cake with the flowers that we will be making at home.

Well, enough of that.  However, I must say that it tasted good.  I had a couple of slivers (just to see what it tasted like) then I tossed it out.  I just can’t see eating a whole cake by myself.

On to my next hobby, sewing.  I finally got my spring table runner all together.

I had to lay it on my sofa as I just finished tablescaping my table (which will be in a future post).

 I love the way it all went together.  I can’t wait to do a tablescape using it.

If you remember my Christmas wall hanging (which it too large to hang so will go over the back of my sofa at Christmas time),  I am actually going to put these together at the same time.  I have all my materials to back them and quilt them so that will be at my next sewing lesson.  I think I might be a little better at quilting than I am at cake decorating.

Thanks to all of you who commented on my son’s cellulitis of his leg.  He was able to make it back to California from our house but ended up in the hospital for the next three days – which included his birthday!  Apparently it got much worse.  I have seen a picture of it and my oh my, it looked horrible.  So deep deep red and swollen.  I won’t share it because you really don’t want to see it, trust me.  He is home now and back to work.  He is a teacher and can sit at the front of the class with his leg propped up.

 Last but certainly not least, the latest pictures of my girls.

Sugar Plum, she always sits so nice when I want her to pose, although she wouldn’t smile!

Ha ha, here is little Meeka who decided her picture would be best taken lying down and ignoring me.  Silly girl.

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  1. How cute are your girls! And that cake looks delicious! Nice work on the design!

  2. Jan

     /  April 20, 2012

    Oh my that table runner sure turned out pretty!!! I LOVE it! The cake looks delish! I think you should donate the cakes to church groups or something (I’m sure someone wants a yummy cake!!!) And the girls…well girls will be girls 😉 They keep you on your toes with a smile on your face!

  3. great job on the cake! those puppies sure are cute!

  4. timchildress1

     /  April 20, 2012

    Love your table runner it’s just lovely! So sorry your son still had problems, but glad to hear he is better now. Your cake is great! Have a great week…look forward to more of your crafts 🙂

  5. I’m very impressed with that cake!!!The runner looks just like spring and summer! You should be so proud of yourself! Adorable puppies!

  6. tweedles

     /  April 20, 2012

    You are such a busy beeee! The cake looks sooo nummy.. And the table runner is gorgeous… You are so talented.
    We are happy your son is finally better- gosh- that must have been very scary.
    Sugar Plum and Meeka are soooooo adorables. Kissys to them!

  7. smiley39

     /  April 21, 2012

    Oh the cake looks amazing. I don’t decorate cakes at all, just smear some frosting around, so I admire anyone that can do anything more. Love the runner too. How fun. I can’t wait to hear about your first time visiting Ross. Such a fun store and so many fun things to explore. Hugs, Marty

  8. Well, Ellen, your little girls are just darling! 🙂 Your poor son! Well, I’m glad he is well enough to go back to work! I know we worry about our kids, even when they’re grown! 🙂
    Now your cake is adorable. I think you did a great job on it! Love the little frilly around the base of it too! Can’t wait to see your flowers next!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you’re having a great Saturdary.
    Be a sweetie,

  9. Hi Ellen, I bet we end up hiting 100 today too. I finally broke down and turned on the air when it hit 85, I love your runner, your points looks so great. I am always off just a tad on some of my blocks. 🙂 I think your cake looks wonderful. If there was one thing I love was cake decorating. Not to mention eating the mistakes. 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by today.

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    The cake looks so Yummy!! I will be right over for some.~~ Your puppy’s are so sweet.!!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week coming up.
    XXOO Diane

  11. Hi Ellen……thanks for stopping by and saying hi……I didn’t know you were in the Phoenix area……I’m meeting up with another blogger from AZ next week……would love to get to know you in person….BTW….I’ve always wanted to take a cake decorating class and never have….yours looks just great.



  12. Ellen,
    So glad you will join the Mother’s Day challenge at Let’s Dish on May 9th. It will be fun to see your mom’s china, and don’t worry about being good enough! We all started somewhere!
    And don’t forget this week, Wed at 7!
    I think your cake is cute! And your runner is very beautiful!

  13. I forgot to say I am glad your ds is doing better. My dh had it a few years ago, and had to go for IV treatments everyday for about 3 weeks! It was ugly!

  14. Your cake is just too cute! I think you did a fabulous job!!
    Love the runner as well, I’m looking forward to seeing your tablescape that you put with it.

    Have a wonderful week!

  15. What a pretty table runner. I know that you’re glad that your son is doing better. That’s scary….my husband had that a couple of years ago. Your little fur girls are so adorable!

  16. debbiedoos

     /  April 24, 2012

    Pretty runner…I have a thing for runners! Your cake looks delish. I have a friend who loves to bake and decorate cakes for a hobby. It is much harder than it looks, as I watched her one day and thought NO way not for me. I will take a piece or two though.


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