Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress

LNtuxedodressI recently tested the Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress pattern.  This is a great pattern for knit fabrics, and perfect for any time of the year. This dress would be great for school, or play and my daughter says it’s very comfy!  I tested a size 10, shown here, and we like our dresses a little long, so the length was perfect for us.

This dress is a quick and easy sew, and has several options. It has several sleeve variations, and can be made to include side seam pockets, make it with or without the ruffle or bib front. With such a great variety, each dress can have a totally different look  to it!

This pattern will be released on June 12 and you can find it in the Love Notions Etsy Store and for the first week, you can use the code  tuxedo   for a 15% discount.



The Firecracker Dress and Tunic

I had the opportunity to test this great summer pattern. Hana loves it, and has already worn it a few times!!  This is a pretty easy sew and the results are super cute and fun, perfect for warm spring, or hot summer days. She has also worn it with a t-shirt underneath, when it was a little too cool for just the straps.

You can check out GYCT Designs for more photos showing off this cute pattern, which you can see would be perfect for the 4th of July.  You can find the pattern here: GYCTDESIGNS on Craftsy

Here is the finished dress on Hana


Pattern Testing: Princess Party Dress by Mandy K Designs

My daughters are currently obsessed with the new movie “Frozen”. Well, I guess that most little girls have this same obsession right now. Anyway, they both wanted an Queen Elsa dress for dress up. I recently had the opportunity to test a pattern for Mandy K Designs, before it was released for sale. The pattern is called The Princess Party Dress and is available on Craftsy for purchase.  Here is my take on the dress, this is for my 7yr old. She loves it, and it fits really well. This pattern would be perfect for any of those “princess” dresses or costumes that your little one asks for.



Minecraft Cake!


French Macarons

I tried my hand and baking French Macarons, and I was pleasantly surprised that it actually worked!! Now, they aren’t perfect, but I was pleased at how well my first attempt turned out!. I used this video and recipe “Beth’s Foolproof French Macaron”


Now to practice a bit more, before I make them for an upcoming baby shower!!

Last Summer Cake

This cake was for my dear hubby’s birthday, his request!  This was a fun cake to do, and not difficult at all. I used 4  6″ layers, with a half sphere layer on the top. It’s covered in marshmallow fondant, with fondant and gum paste accessories.  Thanks for looking 🙂


Summer baking and decorating

Busy summer here, with kids, projects and activities. I have made a few cakes this summer, so instead of posting each individually, I am going to post photos with a brief description.

angrycakepopcake Angry Birds Cake pops cake.
angrybirdcake Cake that went with the cake pops
squirtle Squirtle pokemon cake.
pinkleopard First Birthday Cake plus smash cake
leopardcookie 1st birthday cookies, glaze
firstbdaycookie more 1st bday cookies inspired by
21stbday kitkat cake
brave Brave (without figures) inspired by cakes seen on