Monday, March 30, 2015

Cookies and Cupcakes for a Masquerade Ball

As many of you know, I am very much so in love with baking and cake decorating.
I think sewing and quilting will always win over cake decorating, simply because quilted items stick around a lot longer than edible works of art.

Recently, I made 3 dozen sugar cookies and 4 dozen cupcakes for a Masquerade Ball event.

I thought I would share my icing techniques for both the cookies and cupcakes, to give all my fellow-bakers some ideas and share some tips, that you may wish to use for upcoming Easter baking!

Here's the YouTube video! Enjoy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an E-mail at
I love hearing from you! :)

Happy Baking!
Love, Tiffany

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring is Coming + Summer Updates !

Hi Everyone!

Is anyone else loving this weather?! The sunshine feels sooo good after this long and bitterly cold winter we have had!

A couple of my students finished some awesome projects this past Saturday, and I thought I would share the photos with you, because I'm so proud of their accomplishments.

Cheryl, one of my adult students is making "Frozen" themed dresses for her Granddaughters. Here is one of the lovely girls modelling her new "Frozen" dress. This dress looks like so much fun to spin and twirl around in!

Wendy, another one of my adult students completed this baby-sized rag quilt. She is amazing at cross-stitch, and has incorporated it into the quilt. 

As for what I've been up to...I've been doing lots of baking lately! And as always, prepping for upcoming spring craft shows and working away at summer project samples.

Speaking of which, the final day of classes for the Spring 2015 term, is Saturday June 27th 2015.

I will be hosting a Summer Open House event, which will provide new-comers with an opportunity to register for summer classes, and as well, it will be a day for all students to choose projects that they wish to work on over the course of the summer. More info to come!

Summer classes will commence on Monday July 6th 2015
Classes will run every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30PM, throughout the months of July and August.
The final day of summer classes will be Thursday August 27th 2015

I will be accepting registration for summer classes, beginning on the day of the open house, which will be held near the end of May. The date is TBA :)

Interested in hosting a "Sewing Birthday Party" this summer?  The details are below!

-The cost of a 2.5-3 hour party is $40 + the cost of each "guest package" (which will depend on which party-project is selected) x the number of party guests
For example, if there are four party guests, who wish to create pillowcases, the cost of the party is $40+ ($15 x 4 guests) = $100

-A maximum of six participants is allowed, with a minimum of three

-There are two party project options. The first option is a "pillowcase party". Where all six party guests will sew their own standard-pillowcase using fabrics of their choice. The second option is an "upcycled denim carry-bag". All six party guests will create a carry bag using denim.

-The cost of the pillowcase party is $15 per guest, and the cost of the upcycled denim bag is $10 per guest

-All six party guests must create the same project (Ex. all party guests make a pillowcase, or all party guests make denim carry bags)

-Parties must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance

-Parties are booked in 2.5-3 hour increments. As this is approximately how long it may take for each party guest to complete their project

-A maximum of three adults may stay to observe the party, but must not interfere directly with the sewing lesson. Sewing machines must be used with caution and with minimal distraction. Even though this is advertised as a "party" it is essentially a sewing class/lesson.

-A minimum of 50% of the total cost of the party package must be paid for upon booking the party. The remaining 50% of the cost must be paid for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the party date. (Acceptable methods of payment include cash, cheque, E-transfer, Visa and MasterCard)

If you have any further questions or would like to request additional information, please feel free to E-mail me at

Happy Sewing Everyone!
Love, Tiffany