I have had this obsession with Fidget's birthday this year. She's turning two, and we got her a little kitchen playset for her playroom. We're adding a faux window. With curtains. And pennant garland. A little table for the middle of the room. Mini pots and pans. I am working on the playroom -- but it's not there yet. This week's work schedule has flipped me over and has me screaming uncle.
But that will not thwart my plans for this:
This little project has been in my mind for a couple weeks. A felt (and wacky thrifted striped polyester) cake. I've had that knobby striped stuff for a long time and I wasn't sure what to do with it. Evidently, it makes decent faux frosting.
Fidget loves birthdays and cakes and the whole spectacle. When we had an early birthday dinner in FL a couple weeks ago with my folks we had to keep relighting the candles and singing, she thought it so much fun.
Just last night I finished the 'boring' part - making the cake body and a couple slices (just wait 'til you see those: chocolate!) but I couldn't wait to decorate the top. I will be removing the pins and sewing those buttons on before I give it to her, promise. Guess what I'll be doing tonight if my office cooperates and gives me the night off? ;)
I'm also very excited about a handmade doll she is getting, thanks to Alicia's craftiness. The plan is to make Fidge a dress to match her new little girlfriend. And that is kind of in progress, too.