My creative space: A Gift

cushion

This is a sneaky peak of what I am working on at the moment.  It is one of two cushion covers I am making for a thank you gift for a really special friend.  I have used a beautiful marle grey wool and embroidered a word on each with red stitching.  I have finished the two fronts, now I just have to join the backs on and put on the Zip.  I still to this day dread zips even though I have sewn 100's.  I think it's because I am too lazy to change the foot.  Pathetic I know.

I have felt very nervous creating these cushions because I am not sure if she will like them or not.  It's not like you can give an exchange card or anything.  I will soldier on and pray for the best.  I will reveal more once I have finished and given them to her.

bunnies galore

Here are my bunnies finished for this charity.  I feel a bit embarrassed about them but my girls assured me that they absolutely loved them and a child is the best critic.  Let's hope the children who receive them like them because that's what truly matters.

On another note, the sorting out of my house is coming along slowly.  I sorted out the garage the day before the christening.  Which was rather crazy because I was so exhausted and had so much organising to do but I am so glad I've done it now.  I am in the middle of changing the kid's bed's around now.  Which is rather exciting because I can start to decorate their rooms.  I just have to find the Allen Key to dismantle the cot to transfer to the other room.

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The Christening

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christening 2

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christening 7

Just a few photo's of my son wearing the christening gown I made a few years back. He is the 5th child to wear it. All my girls wore it on their christening day. My husband was opposed to his son wearing a dress but I stuck to my guns and my little boy wore my treasured heirloom to be. It was really sad to put it in the wash for I know it will be my last time I will use it and could be years and years before it could be worn again.

christening farm cake

This is the cake I produced for the event. The afternoon before it just struck me I needed a cake. I have done this every christening, remembering last minute I needed one. You would think by the 4th one I would remember...  So I rang up my husband and told him to buy me a sponge so I could decorate it. He bought home 2 round sponges (I was thinking square).  I was so excited that I could finally decorate a boy's cake but had no idea what I was going to do.  It came to me in the middle of the night.  So in the rush of the morning I started on my farm cake. So easy and simple but oh so effective!

farm cake

This is the side view.

The Orchid's on the cake are from my wedding cake. It is my take on the old tradition of saving the top tier of the wedding cake for the first Born's christening.  I have taken some orchids from my wedding cake and use them for decoration for each child's cake. I have done this for every christening.  The challenge this time was how to use them on a boys cake but I think I covered that one.  I was so chuffed with it considering it took me no time at all. The longest part of the whole process was making the icing and what scrumptious, delicious icing it was.

My 2 year old had no problem hoeing into the flowers which was covered in 6 years of dust.  Mmm yum, not!

On another note do you like my new look on the blog.  I had Lindsay Nicole Design do me up one of her existing blog templates.  I am very pleased with it Lindsay!