Now that prom season is all but over, I thought I'd take some time to post the odds and ends I've been working on but didn't blog about.
I was able to keep up with Bethany's shoe quilt block of the month. I think my working title is Her Best Foot Forward. It's actually Angie Padilla's "Shoes". I've been having lots of funs so far. I'm using an invisible machine applique method with applique paper and glue, then stitching it all down with monofilament.
I asked Bethany what stilettos she wanted. Her immediate response was black with gold heels. Apparently, she'd put some thought into the idea already. She does work in a shoe store, afterall. I wasn't sure how that would look considering the quilt is in pastels but, I'm totally feeling it! I'm calling them her prom shoes.
Don't you love the flip flops? They represent her trips to Florida with some friends. I used ribbon for the tops and they're loose so that it looks like she could just slip her feet right in. Eventually, I'll do a hand stitching around the sole, just like you see on real leather flip flops.
These are ballet shoes. I'll add a draw string bow on them to make them look more authentic. She's just finished her dance season this last weekend. Lots of tears for the both of us.
I haven't been baking a whole lot but when Rich and Sierra went to an Anime convention in Chicago, I sent some Circus Cookie Cupcakes with them for my nephew and family that they stayed with. I used the same recipe as the strawberry cupcakes except I used crushed cookies instead of strawberries. Delish. Even Ethan ate them and he doesn't love cupcakes.