Lots of fun Valentines Day shenanigans happening this week...including a "fun with fondant" party, where I have invited a few friends (and by friends, I do mean actual adults and not stuffed animals/bowling pins which often substitute for companions around here) over to try their hand at icing cupcakes like professionals. Guaranteed to be a few laughs here...don't worry, I'll post pictures. We are even going to attempt to cover a regular sized, heart-shaped cake in fondant, and after my last go at it, I'm thinking this is going to be ha-ha funny. We'll see.
I have a book club meeting here tonight and there are dust bunnies the size of tumble weeds all over my floors, so I don't have long, BUT...wanted to leave you with one of my favorite Valentines Day projects. I actually made these for the girls last year, and they still fit. Gotta love it when cuteness meets practicality. Plus, I originally created these out of jeans my girls had grown out of in length, but not in width...so I feel this project is resourceful in all kinds of ways!
May I present...bell-bottom ruffles.
So easy...basically taking a ruffle and adding it to the end of a pair of jeans. I started to type it all out, and then realized there are a few steps to it that may not make sense without a visual. So, if you're interested, let me know and I will talk you through it! If you sew, you probably have enough info to recreate it for yourself...in which case, happy bell-bottoming (and yes, that is bowling pin kitty and her BFF, L, pictured below)!!