Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I made a dress.  I actually made it last spring for an event I went to, but I didn't have time to blog about it.  Ok, so I lied.  I did have time, I just didn't have the energy.  So I'm doing it now.

There's not really a whole lot to say about it.  My dear friend Lisa brought me 6 lovely yards of hot pink silk fabric from NYC several years ago and it's been begging to be used, but I haven't had a perfect dress for it, until I found the pattern that, of course, was ALMOST perfect.  The back was too boring, so I added a big bow and then it was perfect.  I have to say that it was really quite lovely to be wearing bright pink when almost everyone else was in black.

This dress took almost as long to iron and steam as it did to sew.

Upon arrival at the "ball."

My hottie husband and me at 2am. I got him to stay out until the wee hours of the morning.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Congratulations 2014 Grads!

I have fun neighbors.  And when I say fun, I mean FUN.  I've gotten to know them over the past 5 years, mostly through theater.  I've had the pleasure of having been in shows with all three of the talented kids of the family.  I first met Andrew when we were in Willy Wonka together.  He was a crazy middle schooler and now he's all grown up, graduated from high school, and off to college in the fall.  Okay, I may be exaggerating a little on the all grown up bit.

Seriously, he's a great kid and I'm really proud of him.  He has a great future ahead of him.  He's a fantastic tap dancer, musician and he's ridiculously smart.

I could go on and on about my neighbors and their wonderfulness, but let's face it, this blog is all about me and my wonderfulness, so I wouldn't want to confuse you.

So I got to make the cake for Andrew's graduation party.  The order was a piano cake with books and tap shoes.  My first thought was how fun!  I mean, when does one get to make a piano cake?  After deciding on the flavor, size and a sign off on a rough sketch, I went to work.

The best part: chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling. I'm sorry, but just YUM!

the cake...


 Did I mention, he's smart?  Pre-law smart.

Congratulations to the class of 2014! 
Now go to college, get a degree, a job and your own place.