{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Indescribably Beautiful

 That was the view from our church parking lot on Palm Sunday morning.
Happy
With all the projects I had on my plate this Lent, getting the book ready and also knitting some things for gifts and our etsy store (to be posted this weekend), I knew I wasn’t going to be able to make three matching Easter dresses for my girls.  Instead I settled on two new dresses, as Miss Munchkin is benefitting from her sisters’ largesse of hand-me-downs and wore a dress with smocked pinafore that my mother-in-law made for Princess when the latter was a year old.  So I asked my mother-in-law  if she’d be willing to make dresses if I provided the pattern and  material. She was all too happy to comply!  She’s a much better seamstress than I am anyway. 😉  I’m great at 2-hour projects–it’s all I can manage in this season of life!  😉  Anyway, the pattern is this one by Carina Gardner that I bought at the end of last summer but never got to use.  The material on Princess’ dress is the A is for Annabelle line from the Tasha Tudor Store and Sunshine is sporting a dress made from the One is One line also from the same.
Real Funny
I am going to boast in this one.  I, Haus Frau, Wrecker of Cakes and Failure at Icing, finally succeded in making one work!!!  Further, it was the infamous three-dimensional Lamb Cake that my family attempted to make every Easter and all but one year managed to have it 1) fall apart when the mold opened or 2) lose an ear or both or 3) lose it’s head.  I thought to try it for kicks and using this cake recipe and this icing recipe*, I managed to keep it in one piece until cutting.  And yes, I e-mailed my parents every hour to let them know it still stood.  They are glad I’m not on Twitter. 😉
The peas and carrots are actually from Jelly Belly and are mellowcreme.  It’s an evil mind trick, really.  Sunshine had a few of these and then had some real vegetable peas in her aunt’s seven layer salad, and then spit out the vegetable in disgust. Great.
And someone was quite impatient for the official cutting of the Lamb cake.
All in all we had a most Happy Easter surrounded by family and extended family, and fun with cousins and more sugar than we need.  And more than we’re going to have next year, so here’s my reminder to myself:
DON’T EVER BUY FOUR POUNDS OF JELLY BELLIES AGAIN. 😉
*did not use real corn syrup but the alternative.

7 thoughts on “{pretty, happy, funny, real}

  1. Happy Easter to all of you! And Congratulations on your book! What a feeling of accomplishment you must have. I finished reading it and it is a very heartwarming story! I’m sure there will be more books in your future, perhaps a sequel?

  2. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the book! Thanks! 🙂

    I have dabbled a bit with a sequel idea–probably more news on that score when summer begins…. Thanks for inquiring.

  3. I kind of recoiled in horror when I saw the peas and carrots on the cake platter… I’m REALLY glad you cleared that up.
    Have you seen those meat loaves made to look like cake as April Fool’s jokes? I don’t think I’d ever get over it if someone served me one of those. Hahaha.

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