Well, as you have probably noticed, things have been a little quiet round here for a while. Of course that doesn't mean I've not been doing anything!
Just the opposite, it means I've been busy creating exciting things I just couldn't share with you. Until now.
You may already know, but very very soon I am going to become a first time grandma! YAY!! And I'm quite excited about it.
I wanted to make something for the expectant mum Rachel and I found a picture of a baby cake on Jill's blog here that she had made which really inspired me.
It involved lots of nappies and more hands than I personally have. And of course I didn't have the right sized embroidery hoops.
The baby is going to be a girl, and the colour pink was requested. It's due date is in 4 weeks, although I have a feeling it's going to arrive a little earlier.
I have used disposable nappies, I think the parents will use cloth nappies but would like to have some disposable to fall back on if need be. Wow, have you ever looked in the disposable nappy isle of your supermarket? It took simply ages to try and work out which nappies to buy. In the end I had to ask a young mother which she would recommend.
It's starting to look pink, can you see where I'm going with this?The bottom layer of the cake finished.
Three layers complete, now I need to decorate my cake! For this I used some layers of ribbon and items of clothing rolled up to look like flowers. I wanted to keep the colours soft so that it actually did look like a cake.
Little pink stretch-n-grows and some little socks for flower buds, and a little green singlet makes gorgeous leaves. And I had to add a soft toy or 2!
So there you have it. The kids had their baby shower on the weekend and I got to give it to them, my version of a baby cake. I think it looks good enough to eat and would happily of kept here for myself to enjoy!
What do you think?
Thanks to Jill for being such an inspiration!