Each night as I tuck my oldest into bed, I ask her, "What is one thing you learned today?" Well, tonight I'm answering my own question. Here are two things I learned today:
First, I learned that I need more than two hours to create a Little House on the Prairie cabin birthday cake. Who knew? I made my youngest daughter's dog house cake in two hours, so I gave myself two hours for Laura's cabin. Denied! I tried and tried and tried, but I just couldn't make it work. I called my daughter into the kitchen and said, "Honey, mommy may not be able to make you a Little House on the Prairie cabin cake in time for your party." She said, "Mommy, it's wonderful. I love it!" This is what she was looking at . . .
This is clearly a cake only a daughter could love! I love her even more (although I'm not sure it's possible to love her more than I already do) for saying that. I tried a few different methods, but I finally had to admit failure. Here's a few other pictures of the cake that almost was.
As I was tucking her into bed tonight, she said, "Mommy, can you tell me a story about a time when your mom tried to make you a hard cake and failed." Aw shucks . . . sometimes I hate failure! But in spite of not being a fan of failure tonight, I will be adding this cake to my flickr group celebrating failure.
The second thing that I learned today is that I can make felt bread. Yippeeeee! Success! One piece down . . . nine more to go.
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!