This past weekend Olivia celebrated her 3rd birthday. And her only request was to have Barbie on her cake. So after browsing online, we decided on a Barbie butterfly cake. (I apologize for the picture...my camera settings are way off and I can't figure out how to get them back to normal!)
Chocolate cake with an oreo filling and buttercream frosting
I was feeling a little ambitious, so I decided to make her birthday present as well. (My new sewing machine has given me a little boost of confidence in my sewing abilities. Not sure if that's good or bad). I found a great tutorial at Living with Punks for a floor pillow. After looking at the prices for bean bag chairs, and then the price for making my own (the filling for those chairs are ridiculously priced!), I decided this was the thing to do.
I think Olivia was very happy with the results and I already have a request for 5 more! Hmmm...maybe I shouldn't have made it myself...just teasing!
It was actually much simpler than I expected it to be (and I am by definition a novice sewer). And it was quite fun to see it all come together. The original size seemed too small when I started getting things together to make this, so I opted for 24 inch circles instead of 17. It made for a big floor pillow, but it should last a long time that way.
Now on to my next ambitious project...