Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Leavin On a Jet Plane

Leaving on a jet plane...don't know when I'll be back again......
I'm going to NY!!!!!!!
That's right - fashion district here I come. I'm sew excited to visit all the fabric stores.  #1 item on my list....ZIPPERS!!!!  I can never have too many zippers. I like to use them to make flower pins, hair clips and other cool stuff with them.  And sometimes I actually use them in purses. Sometimes ;)

#2 on my list - CUPCAKES!!!! I've been wanting to try a gourmet cupcake (or 10) from Crumbs Bakery for a long time. I can't wait to have my first bite of delicious frosting. mmmmmmm.

I'm not bringing my laptop with me, so for up to the minute updates on all the NY excitement (and cupcake flavors) follow me on twitter @calicocalidsgns .

  I'll post a recap of my trip after I get back.  Have a great week everyone!!
- Kat  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quilt block cupcakes

When I was in Paducah at the AQS Quilt show, I bought sewing themed chocolates as gifts for my friends back home that were not able to travel to the show.
sewing chocolate!!!!!
 I decided this was the cutest chocolate ever and that I had to buy the mold so I could make my own.
A quick google search helped me with that..and viola...I had the molds.
chocolate mold
 Which means...I can make sewing themed chocolate when ever I want!!  Yippiee!! Two things I love most...combined into a yummy treat. It doesn't get much better than that.

Last nite was my first time using the molds. I only made the quilt squares, but they came out perfectly...and I used them as toppers for the chocolate cupcakes that I made for tonight's embroidery club picnic.

#YUMMY.  I can't wait to share them with all my friends at embroidery club tonite.

- Kat  :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

French Fries and Fruit

I am not the healthiest of eaters. The fact that I just became Mayor of McDonalds on Foursquare proves this.

DH & I spent Sat with our niece and nephew. After a morning of swimming, sandbox digging and giggles, we told them we would take them to McDonalds for lunch. Both kids promptly responded with shouts of "EWWWWWWWW".

Wait, What? This is not the response DH & I expected. Don't they know their Auntie is MAYOR of McDonalds?? Nope. The kids wanted PB&J sandwiches with fruit.

Ummm fruit?????  Luckily I had diced pears in the fridge. Also being a lover of smores I always have graham crackers on hand. And I had recently made an apple pie & I had 2 left over apples (thank God for apple pie).

The kids enjoyed their PB&J's with side dishes of graham crackers, pears and apples. I made DH & I the same identical lunch. After all, if the kids weren't going to eat fatty, salty chips, then neither were we.  When DH was still hungry he had a 2nd sandwich rather than reaching for the chips like he normally would have done.

Looking back later that nite, I realized that I hadn't even missed the chips. Sorry Chips.

When I went grocery shopping yesterday I bought apple sauce instead of M&M's.

Hmmmmm. I think maybe this weekend the kids taught ME something. All I know for sure is that I'm really looking forward to pears and graham crackers with my lunch today.   :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter . Hugs!! – Kat