Friday, April 2, 2010
A Little Sewing and A Lot of Cake
Today was my big girl's 6th birthday. 6?! I'm not sure where the time goes, but it makes me happy and sad all at the same time. I know all of you with little ones (or big ones) can relate. I still remember the exact moment I first saw her sweet face, all scrunched up looking at me. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I love all three of my children equally and with every bit of my heart, but my big girl changed my life in a way I can't explain (but know many of you understand) the minute she was born. She was so much more than I could have ever imagined she would be as I had daydreamed that 42 weeks (yes a full 42 weeks and 1 day). She was by far my longest labour, a labour that dragged on for days. When she was born I had been awake for over 72 hrs, as in my excitement I had been unable to sleep once even the smallest contractions started. I was barely functioning on lack of sleep, probably delirious, yet could not close my eyes and take them off of her. I'm not sure what type of adrenaline must have been running though my body, but it was good. Memories of her that I will keep with me forever. *sniff*
Ok, now that I've gotten that out...let's eat some cake! Well, we had cake and I would have shared some if I could have.
Check out Bettycrocker.com and there is a video tutorial on how to make this cake as well as so many other cute ones. This site has been my cake resource for the past couple of years. Very good step by step instructions.
Now, for the sewing...
I made the top using the Portrait Peasant Top pattern by designer Carla C. It is a PDF pattern that can be downloaded instantly and purchased from youcanmakethis.com, click HERE.
I did do some modifications to the pattern by adding the shirring on the front (and added it to the back too).
I hope you all had wonderful Good Friday's with your families. :)