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Friday, July 22, 2011

My layer cake....

I originally was going to make the rainbow cake, but I soon realized that I did not have any red food coloring. The would really hurt my rainbow colors seeing as I have no red, orange, or finally purple. Soooo....instead I improvised and created my own version. I think I like my version better! I must say, I am quite proud of this cake. It was one of my easiest cakes that I have ever made. Steps? Simple!:

1. Pillsbury white cake batter mix. Follow directions on the box.

2. Divide batter equally into four bowls.

3. Decide which colors you want your cake to be and apply food coloring liberally into each bowl.

4. Pour batter into designated cake pan. Bake.

5. Take out of oven, allow time to cool.

6. Once all layers are cooled, stake with frosting in the middle.

7. Ice entire cake. EAT!

Will you try to make one of these?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Featured in a treasury...

I was featured in a really awesome treasury!  I love this idea of "Women in Art".  Thanks for the feature!  You can find this treasury here: Women in Art Treasury

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Impossible nest....

Yes.  There is 19 days until my due date.  I am currently in "nesting" mode.  Eighty percent of my new apartment is nested.  I am ready for my little man to come into my home.  There is one exception craft/storage/pantry closet.  It is a big closet, but maybe that is the problem.  I'm sure in comparison to a "hoarder" my closet looks amazing, but I am a bit of an organizing freak.  This closet scares me.  The semi-lack of labels, the non-color coordinated storage bins, and the different sized items randomly stacked.  Will this project be complete by the time my little man is born?  I hope.  How do you tackle clutter?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rainbow Cake...

GOD! I really want to make one of these. I need an occasion though....I could always just make up an occasion. Happy Wednesday? Happy 93 degree day? Happy July 18th? I think this will be next on to-bake list.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More bunting....

Okay....I know I wrote about the bunting craze in my last post, but because I could not get it out of my head, I created a Treasury of bunting. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Okay. I know it has been a year since my store was active on Etsy, but in this last year I feel as if bunting became extremely popular. Did I miss something? Was it featured in a magazine/TV show/website somewhere that revolutionized the Etsy world? Don't get me wrong....I'm not criticizing. I'm weirdly attracted to all of the bunting as well. With the exception of a party, I'm not sure where I would actually use it though. If I lived in that imaginary vintage New York City loft with antique furniture, I'm sure it would look fabulous there. But in my IKEA Florida apartment, I'm not sure if it is a fit.

So in honor of the bunting trend, I've created my own bunting painting....Florida/Nautical style. Now available on my Etsy shop:

What do you think of the bunting trend?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Two new...

Works of art were created today. Amongst the 9 month pregnancy fog and sleepiness, I was able to create two new collages that are available on my Etsy shop. What do you think?

Working environments...

I LOVE my new apartment, but there is a downside: I don't have my own workspace. So when I want to work, I need to get all of my supplies and set up on my large IKEA coffee table. I like working on my coffee table, but I still need a little work corner. I will soon find my corner, but for now, this will have to do:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Antoinett's Cupcakes....

There is something about Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" that stirs up a really happy/warm feeling. I'm not sure if it's the colors, the images, or the music. It is probably a combination of all three. Every time I watch the movie I always want to wear something pastel and eat something delightfully indulgent. Since I am no French pastry chef, I usually just end up creating cupcakes. Are my cupcakes home made? Absolutely not. Pillsbury Funfetti mix and vanilla frosting.

My least favorite part about making cupcakes is filling in the pan with the batter. For some reason, this batter came out a little more thick that usual. After watching shows like "Cupcake Wars", "Cupcake Girls", and "DC Cupcakes", you tend to feel really incompetent when only filling up 12 cupcake spots and it takes you 40 minutes....but I digress. Next is to make the frosting. When I say "make" I mean scoop it out of a pre-bought jar and simply add food coloring to my taste. This is where Marie Antoinette plays a factor. For those of you that have seen the movie, you know of all the pastel colors. Of course my cupcakes had to reflect my influences.

The results? After a little more pastel sprinkles, yummy vanilla cupcakes which won't last more that two days in my house. Especially being 9 months pregnant!

What are your favorite homemade indulgences?

Saturday, July 9, 2011


It's been a while since I've made waffles. When I say a while, I mean about 3 years? I've held onto my Hello Kitty Waffle Maker for years because I always thought it would be great for when I have a daughter. Since I'm having a son instead, I figured I'd better get my use out of it! So instead of my favorite, pancakes, I made waffles. What I love about the Hello Kitty waffle maker is that it pops out waffles in the shapes of Hello Kitty. It also deals out the perfect meal sized plate. Wonderful!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


With my new watercolor paper, it has inspired me to work with collage. My collage is a process in which I enjoy because I get use magazines and find inspiration through color and visual texture. I also enjoy using copyright free antique images. I select an for a couple of different reasons. Sometimes it is an idea I have, or sometimes it is a theme that I am working with. A theme that is constantly recurring with me is "Underwater". Here are a some of my newest "underwater" themed collages available on Etsy:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In the forest....

Four new cards have appeared on the Etsy store front today. The new theme? Woodlands. These have leaves attatched to them with a ribbon. Cute! What do you think?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's the smell....

Of new paper that always excites me. I love purchasing a brand new pad of paper in order to fill creative ideas with. Whenever I get a blank book, it fills my brain with enthusiasm to create something wonderful. This week's purchase? Canson Watercolor 9" x 12" cold press sheets. YAY! I have two thoughts....collage of some sort, or very elaborate landscapes. I haven't decided yet....