Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Everafterflora: Wedding Flowers for a very Special Friend

     I have been in heaven for the past few weeks making these Everafterflora for a sweet friend for her wedding.  First of all, I was thrilled that she would trust me with her flowers, and second, I rediscovered skills learned over 40 years ago. One of my favorite jobs from my past was that of apprentice florist.  I learned the basics of corsage making with fresh flowers, and those skills magically came back to me while I was making these boutonnieres,corsages,and wrist corsages.  These flowers and leaves are all hand-made and custom-colored, a skill that I recently acquired.  They are as light as a feather, will not crush, fade, bruise, or die like live flowers do.  Everafterflora are a permanent keepsake of your special day.  By the way, there are 10 groomsmen boutonnieres, 2 father boutonnieres, 2 mother's corsages and 12 bridesmaid's wrist corsages.  It was loads of work, but I was truly in heaven.  Happy Wedding Sara and Krys!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Alex's Wedding Cake

     There's nothing I like better than making wedding cakes for those I love.  This cake is a simple buttercream design, with fresh flowers on top.  The cake itself was fresh lemon with fresh strawberries in the middle.  The day was wonderful for Alex and her mom, Tami.  Thank you for allowing me to help make your dreams come true.  I LOVE making cake!

Friday, April 17, 2015

First Everafterflora

This is a picture of some of my first Everafterflora.  These flowers are light-as-a-feather and are a great permanent keepsake from your special day.  I love making flowers and I'd love making some for you.  For other examples of my Everafterflora, click on  "Everafterflora" on the right side of this blog under Labels.  Thanks for perusing!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Welcome Home Missionaries

     A couple of weeks ago my good friends Carrie and Steve welcomed James, the first of their twin sons, home from his mission. To celebrate his return from the Ohio, Columbus Mission, I made these Shirt, Tie and Badge Weecakies, along with some Ohio Peanut butter Buckeyes.  The little black badges are unique to our missionaries.  They identify missionaries as representatives of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints.  James' mission report was awesome...He was so excited to share his experiences and


  This week, Carrie and Steve welcomed their second son, Christian, home from his mission to Uruguay, South America.   I again made Shirt, Tie and Badge Weecakies, and then added this Uruguayan Flag likeness to the celebration.  The true flag has more stripes and the white field and sun are actually in the upper left corner, but I thought that this was an OK way to recognize the country of Uruguay. (Remember, these are very tiny cakes) What is really funny is that my own husband served his mission over 40 years ago in Uruguay, and he is originally from Ohio....a double connection with the twins.  

       What better way to celebrate than to add mini-strawberries and double-dip chocolate to the mix.  We are excited to hear all about Christian's experiences, and to shake his hand.  Wow!  It doesn't seem like they have been gone for two years but it's GREAT to have them back.  Happy Homecoming Day!  
        Welcome Home Missionaries!