Today is Jackson’s 2 month birthday, and I’m finally starting to feel the stirrings of what seems like my creative itch returning. Maybe it’s the promise of spring, and all things new. Maybe it’s just that it’s been so long, that whatever it is inside of me that says I must make things simply cannot be squelched anymore. I seem to be always full of ideas, but no time lately to give to creative ventures (at least not if I feel like sleeping!). But I’m hoping that will all change with my budding motivation, and the Philly Etsy Team‘s new Thing-A-Week challenge (based on the slightly more commitment-intensive Thing-A-Day challenge).
Anyway, until that happens, most of my creative energy has been put into Max’s party and FOOD! This is what I managed to get done:
Two flag/pennant banners as pictured hanging above Max for re-usable party decorations,
Double chocolate-raspberry birthday cake, as requested by the birthday boy. I used a delicious chocolate sour cream frosting recipe, and the largest raspberries known to man for the decorations. In the middle was a deadly but delicious raspberry cream layer. Only 46 grams of fat per serving!
As promised 6 or so months ago, Bakerella‘s cupcake bites to bring to Max’s preschool. Mine don’t look quite as refined as hers, but they still turned out ok… I didn’t have the right size cookie cutter, so I basically had to “sculpt” them by hand. By the time they were covered in chocolate, they sort of lost their cupcake shape a little. They didn’t last long, though, so they must’ve tasted good!
Also, since we’re on the subject of the coming spring, I’ve decided to do some spring cleaning in ye olde Etsy Shoppe. There’s not much left in there, but if you include “spring cleaning” or a reference to this blog post in the notes to seller, I’ll give you 20% off everything in the store through the weekend. Some of my listings recently expired, so if you’ve been eyeing something that you don’t see anymore, just ask- I might still have it, but just didn’t relist it.
Speaking of weekends, have a great one!!