Gifts, Gifts and more Gifts

First of all, let's say Happy Birthday to M2 who turned five on Saturday!
She is such a fun-loving kid. She opened her presents and was truly surprised and thrilled with each and every one. She requested a strawberry cake with vanilla icing. I delivered. Keep in mind that home made organic vegan strawberry cakes and no added coloring are NOT pink. So her response was "Wow, nice...it's not pink, huh?" I think she (and the rest of the skeptics) were thrilled with the taste though. I should really write down the recipe before I forget it.
I still didn't manage to finish my doll for her but she will get the first one as soon as I finish them. I DID manage to make her a new Maezy dress in a print that she loves and a little matching dress for her doll. (Note my awesome ballooning skills.)

It was such a great day for her. She's getting to be such a big girl. Pretty soon she'll be in Kindergarten! Yikes.

And our gift receiving doesn't stop there.
I entered into one of the One World One Heart giveaways on the Pumpkinhaus blog. And I won! I couldn't believe it... I never win! I got this great 'little lumpkinmaus' figurine named Marcy (unrelated to my Lumpkin, but just as fun:) AND as a great surprise bonus Dani threw in some beautiful tye-dyed T-shirts and pinwheel barrettes for each of my gals. It was such a fun package to open. The girls got so excited about it. Here they are modeling...

and here's my new little Marcy paling around with one of M1's beeswax snails...

I think maybe Mr. Snail sleeps inside her little belly door at night when we go to sleep;)

And last but not least,
I picked up my new yarn from Rachel-Marie last week for a custom sweater order and it was beautiful as usual. It's my first time using the Autumn Patchouli and it's crrrrazy pretty!

I was happy to discover that she also gave me a couple more of her beautiful hand dyed yarns as a gift. I think I'll incorporate the purple into the sweater (pictures coming soon!)

I'll leave you with my (finally) finished Orange Frogfest sweater (also made with KDG yarn). It turned out really cute but MAN did it give me some grief. I would have to charge $500 to compensate for the mamahours I put into that thing, but it was a good learning experience.

Hopefully, I'll list it in the shop soon. (don't worry it won't cost that much;)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful gifts we have recieved!
(And for my family that's reading this, check out this Chet and Edgar update.)


mandi said...

oh- i know that sweater gave you headaches, but it is SOOOOOOOOOO cute!
and, you probably already know this, but we juice beets to make pink for the cakes around here. just in case your ever called upon to make yet another strawberry cake!

sarasophia said...

Kudos to you for making your daughter a vegan organic cake! Hopefully you will post the recipe?

I would love to give it a go.

<3 sarasophia

p.s. DARLING sweater!

Cheilita said...

nice looking cake! mmm. cake. and the sweater looks so pretty!

pumpkinhaus said...

Mmmmm.... yum! Strawberry cake sounds so good right now! lol!

I am so glad that the girls had fun opening up the package!! Thank you so much for entering my blog giveaway... I have really loved meeting you, you have such a sweet little family!

~ Dani

Jessica said...

A dash of beet puree or beat juice will make the strawberry cake look red, it is the trick used in strawberry yogurt (instead of red #4 or something). Glad to hear the party was a success.

Julie said...

Happy birthday to your little girl! Your Maezy dresses are so cute.

Victoria said...

She is such a sweetie, happy belated birthday!
The cake looks yummy and I love the paper umbrellas!
Looking forward to see the wonderful magic that you create from Rachel's gorgeous yarn!