Monday, April 19, 2010

Fabric and Cupcakes

Over the weekend my daughter and I went to look for fabric for a purse I'm making her.  When we walked in the store she saw a bolt of fabric (floral yardage on top) and immediately fell in love.  She had picked a fabric from the "Hunky Dory" line which I have been wanting to use for awhile now.  The next thing I knew, we had picked out enough fabric for a quilt.  How is a mother to say "no" when a daughter asks if you'd make her a quilt?  We forgot all about the purse fabric.

I'm in the planning stages for a bridal shower I'm giving in June and have cupcakes on my mind.  I just came across this recipe for rose frosting where you actually use rose water.  Have any of you tried this?  I might be forced to make a practice batch of cupcakes, as horrible as that sounds.

I've been picking up platters for the shower when I see them.  I was out with Joyce and found these at Goodwill for under ten dollars a piece.  Aren't they pretty?

I will have to wait to share about all my shower plans since the beautiful bride, Chelsea, reads my blog.  I'll just give her a little to keep her intrigued.  Showers are so much fun!

Be joyfilled,


  1. You daughter is so blessed to have a mom that can make her wonderful things like quilts, something she will be able to keep and pass down someday. The fabrics are beautiful (and your page is so pretty too)

  2. Beautiful platters. The fabric will make a wonderful quilt.

  3. The fabrics your daughter picked out are lovely! They will make a beautiful quilt...and purse? LOL!
    The shower looks like it is really coming together. The cupcakes sound divine. We just might need that recipe.:)

  4. Beautiful fabric Renee, and the cupcakes look scrumptous, I think I would make a trial batch though never heard of using rose water for baking, but then many things I have never heard about, lol so try it and let us all know how it tastes. Have a Marvellous Monday.
    Hugs Barbara

  5. It sounds as if you have a lot on your plate (or platter!)! Those platters are charming and the cupcakes sound intriguing!

    The fabrics your daughter chose are lovely and I am already becoming impatient to see the completed quilt! LOL! Have ya'll chosen a pattern?

  6. Looks like your table setting will be beautiful. Can't wait to see it!

  7. Chelsea is a blessed bride to have you giving her a shower! I know that it will be so beautiful and special, because that is how you do every project that you pick up.

    Just remember, my little friend, always try to enjoy the process, the journey, especially when you are going to a class to make a bag with your friend Joyce. Ha ha

  8. What beautiful fabric! And so special that your daughter was able to choose her own for a quilt that you will create for her. :o)
    Your plates are adorable and goodness those cupcakes look delicious. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  9. I love the fabric (then again, I seem to love all fabric...) I'm sure the quilt will be gorgeous. Maybe there will be a little leftover for a matching purse?? Maybe a skirt?

  10. Renee,

    That fabric is amazing! Can't wait to see the quilt.

    Knowing you...that shower is going to be beautiful and everyone there will be blessed!!!

    Have a great time at the bag class!

  11. Renee..the sneak peak of the shower is making me itch with excitment! I cannot thank you enough for putting it together for me :) Super excited...what fabulous fabrics as well :)

  12. Love the fabrics. They remind me of various flavors of ice cream or Italian ice!

    A bridal shower sounds like fun and I like the cupcake idea too.


    P.S. Pretty blog banner!

  13. Great fabrics for a quilt! What a jump from a purse to a quilt! I love it.

    Those cupcakes you are going to try look beautiful.

    (BTW love the new look of your blog and your header!)

  14. I enjoyed your story about the fabric store. I have had the exact same thing happen with me and my daughters!

    I posted about baking cupcakes today! :)


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