Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Still Alive..

Hello, gosh what a week I ve had !!!!! Keep saying this lately don't I? lol, but honestly I was.
The Launch of SWUS went with a bang last Friday and we are having so much fun already, we had nothing but good feedback from the attendants which is a wonderful thing as we were pretty nervous about meeting their expectations, and we are only a few days into it. You can still join in the fun as all the projects will be available on the site until the end of May. Here s a photo of my first class a hinged box with 5 fresh cut decorated notes.
The colour combo is Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue and So Saffron, the fresh cut notes are decorated in similar colours for a coordinated look. This class planner is now available as a single purchase. For £7.50 you will get a PDF with step by step instructions and clear photographs, a list of all the materials used as well as a shopping list so that if you are a demo you can easily at a glance price your class. Use the buy it now button below if you would like to purchase this planner

I also had to make a Christening cake for a sweet little angel called Charlotte. I designed this two tier creation in white and Pretty in Pink. I have used SU pretty in pink striped grosgrain ribbon to edge the tiers as I though it looked more stylish then the satin one I had for cakes, and a few piped dots were all the decoration needed, I was really pleased with the result and I am hoping Charlotte's mummy was too. When we first discussed details I was thinking of pink bootees with white ribbons but Christine asked if she could have white bootees with pink ribbons instead, I couldn't see it at first but I am so happy she did ask for white as I think they are a better choice definitely. Here s a close up

Bottom tier was a fruit cake the couple kept from their wedding day (frozen for the last two years), and the top was a plain vanilla sponge with luscious vanilla butter cream. It looked so very cute and stylish. Then Saturday straight after work we travelled down to London for the weekend to spend some time with this little chap and to chill out a bit.
Not sure about the chilling out bit I returned home shattered he sure is energetic and he s idea of an early morning and mine are miles apart, 6.30 he was up and straight into our bedroom looking for us and shouting Mimi and Pete, not impressed as there s only one 6.30 in my life and that s pm not am, but surprisingly I was fully awake at the first sound of his sweet voice, I do love him more than my own life I have to tell you, he is Mimi's precious little diamond. We are in Hyde Park here and he was going through the routine of one of his favorite nursery rhymes. Something on the lines of 2 little sausages sizzling in the pan... here is ready to do the *POP* bit, bless him.
Right then I am sorry for my long absence once again, hopefully I will be a better blogger from now on. Hugs Monica xx

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  1. Oh bless you Monica, you're doing such a fab job making so many people happy. The on-line workshop is wonderful - the best £15 spent on craft ever!

  2. He is adorable so cute!

    The works shop has exceeded my expectations I don't know about yours! (it is wonderful fun! & so profeshionally done, a credit to all three of you)

    And The Cake Errr.......... speachless how on earth did you make the booties you are one cleaver lady and I am very suprised you don't see both 6am & 6pm you pack so much in to one day!!!

    You are very inspiring in all that you do Monica.

    Love Dawn xx

  3. Another amazing cake Mon, you are clever :) Hugs, Steph xxx

  4. I have never seen a hinged box before. That is very clever. I love the color combo that you picked.

  5. Monica, you are so talented and funny! The cake is just gorgeous! (So is Luca).
    And as for Stamp withUs! - well it's brill - lots of 'bang for your buck'! as they say, carry on the good work!

  6. Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing cake Monica, you are so talented and I just adore your hinged box and cards, they are beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing them.

    Vicki x

  7. Great cake Monica-I keep telling you to pop a few scones in with my order but every month they're never there! Must be my postman..will see if he has crumbs round his mouth this month! Glad you had a super time with Luca too.

  8. What a cute little guy!! The cake is fabulous and awesome!


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