Look at all the goodies she gave me too. Thanks Zonda!
This is what I got for my scarf exchange...
It's so uniquely knitted. It came all the way from New York from Joni. Since it was a secret pal swap, I don't have her link yet. I'll post when she sends it to me. She also sent me some tea, chocolate, soap, a tape measure and some buttons. Thanks Joni!
You've seen the scarf I've knitted. Here is the package that I'm sending out to my one yard swap pal:
They recently opened a Bloomingdales here in San Francisco. Today my sister, my son and I took a little shopping trip. Here are some pictures of the newly added shopping mall. I bought a Tokidoki lesport sac mini bag and a new belt. Bloomingdales gives you these big bags when you make any kind of purchase.
Riding home on BART - a picture of my sister & son:
Oh -- look at this family lounge - see pictures here. You can nurse privately and change diapers in this very clean environment. Next time I can take Ava with me.
I did a lot this weekend. I finished my scarf for the International Scarf Exchange. We drove to Sacramento on Saturday for a party and I was able to finish it in that two-hour long drive.
On Sunday, my sister and I made these envelope clutch bags. We got the pattern from here. It was very easy to do. They're good for weddings or dinners...something you just need to keep keys, id and lipstick in. This is our first time using magnetic snaps...not hard at all.
For my cousin's baby shower I made the Billy Reece cupcakes. You can find the recipe here. I'm not much of a buttercream frosting person but I did make it for these cupcakes. FYI: it's the exact same buttercream frosting that Magnolia makes except they add one more teaspoon of vanilla. I wish I had used the cream cheese frosting from Martha Stewart. I may have overbeaten the mixture. I think the Magnolia recipe to me does taste a little better but I haven't made them for awhile so I can't be quite sure. Anyway here are some photos. I also got a new toy... the Williams Sonoma Mechanical Pastry Bag. I was still getting the hang of it so my cupcake decorating wasn't too creative.
BTW: The Gymboree gift boxes make great cupcake transporters.