Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ombré sugar dome birthday cake

Happy birthday to my husband!! It shouldn’t take more than 4 hours to bake a cake, but when you are making several shades of your own sugar domes and need several trips to the store, sometimes things can get out of control. That’s right, crazy wild baking cakes on a Friday night!

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Burlap Shmurlap

I don’t pretend to be a whiz kid at sewing so upfront I want to confess that this DIY could not have been done without the help of lovely mom, who is a master seamstress grande dame.  Thanks momma!

Materials I used:

2 NILS stools from Ikea – $44.99 each

Coffee Sack from a local flea market – $1

Amazing mom as seamstress

First, I measured out the pattern and how I wanted the image to appear on both stools. Because I used only 1 coffee sack, the prep work was important!

We cut the burlap bag down one vertical seam to measure it out on the stool. Mom hand-stitched the corners using thread from the burlap that we originally cut away (so the thread matched the fabric). She pinned it together and hand-stitched the 4 seams on each stool to perfection!

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