Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to school roundup

We have been in school now for 2 weeks but know that a lot of schools are only just starting this week or very late last week. We had such a fun time celebrating back to school that I just knew y'all might love to celebrate it too. Hey any excuse for a cute table setting and sweet cupcakes is a good day in my book ;)

These were the sites I was inspired by for our fun day. I hope they inspire you as well.

Adorable cupcakes  no tutorial. just image. sigh :(

Darling table setting by Apartment Therapy

Personalized drink cozies by Finding pins and needles

Back to school party tablescape by Spaceships and laser beams

Adorable colored mason jar pencil holder  by LilLuna

Ruler Plant pots by She knows parenting

What a great idea, A girls lunch for after the kids go back to school by The Kargis family

These are such fun ideas and could be great for end of school year thank you'd as well.

Happy Baking,


A few fun pics of our day. Would love to see yours too!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Holiday Bakery Order Form

Are you local to the Austin area? Would you or your family/friends love some help with the madness of the holidays? Do you need yummy brunch options or lovely hostess gifts? Hosting a holiday dinner party? Don't have time to bake for the annual cookie exchange?

Let me help you with all of that and more.

I will be taking pre orders for holiday pies, pie-lettes, tea breads, cookies, drink mixes, and cake pops

I would love to help make your holidays easy, smooth and delicious without the work.

I am working on a self fill form to come but wanted to get this up in case y'all were starting to think of your holiday plans. You can email me your choices, special requests and order info directly to  I will also create a new page along the tabs at the top for you to find this information and order any time.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

I can't wait to work with you

Order Details are as follows:

  • Apple
  • Apple Cranberry
  • Pecan
  • Mincemeat 
  • Apricot
  • Winter Peach
Standard Pie $12 
3 Pies or more $10 each

Gluten Free or Vegan $18
3 specialty pies or more $15 each

  • Pecan
  • Mincemeat
Half Dozen $10
2 Dozen or more $18/dozen 

Specialty - GF or Vegan half dozen $15
2 dozen or more $22/dozen

  • Pear Pecan
  • Gingerbread
  • Pumpkin
  • Apple Spice
Loaf $8

  • Soft Iced Biscotti
  • Dipped Biscotti - chocolate, chocolate with nuts, white chocolate, white chocolate with nuts
Dozen $8

Drink mixes:
  • Chai Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Cocoa 
2C Jar $10

Cake Pops:
  • Special order only 
  • Order by the dozen
  • Multiple flavor options available. Please make general requests when placing order. We can make final plan after we speak (or email)

$5 flat rate in the austin area per delivery not per item.

Pick up and delivery not available on Thanksgiving Day11/28, Christmas Day 12/25 or Boxing Day 12/26

Special requests will be accommodated whenever possible. Example: no nuts, no cinnamon, etc. Please give 48 hours notice for any special order items including Gluten Free and Vegan pie & pie-lette orders.

Thank you so much for your order we are very excited to bake your holidays special

Gingham & Cherries

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sewing Machine Maintenance

Afternoon y'all

I have been having trouble with my sewing machine lately. When I opened it up I realized just why that was...

I hadn't cleaned it out.

I painstakingly picked out all the fuzzies, snipped strings and oily muck and wow let me tell you what a difference it made.

I should have been a bit more observant while taking the machine apart as I have had some tweaks to make since putting it all back together. I did end up consulting my manual and it is happily humming right along now, spic and span.

I am thinking I may not be the only out there that has this dilemma, so for your ease and benefit I have found a great little article from a cute sewing blog, Sewing School,  that I'd love to share with you here. This is a great little DIY tutorial that can apply to pretty much any machine. Go carefully and pay attention to what/how the pieces came apart so you won't have trouble putting it back together.

Tutorial: basic sewing machine maintenance cleaning and oiling

Best of luck and happy clean machines!

Gingham & Cherries

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good Morning Sunshine!

A new Sweetshop Half Apron up in the shop!

This absolutely darling apron stole my heart as it came together! I hope it steals yours too.

A happy yellow and white gingham with vivid green waistband and ties. Edged with the cutest little yellow tulip lace you ever did see ;)

Come take a look at this little ray of sunshine, perfect for any spring garden party!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pink Spring Ruffles Sweetshop Half Apron

Perfectly springy and oh so timely. This apron is joyous and happy and so very ready to host a fun gathering. A sweet blend of pink and blue, florals and swirls and absolutely covered in ruffles! Too much fun for one little posting

Come take a look. It just might make you smile!

Ruffled Sweetheart Sweetshop Half Apron

Flutter with love! This darling apron is all ruffles, hearts, love and kisses.

Would be perfect for a wedding or shower, valentines day, anniversary or plum any day to show that special someone some love, especially you!

Complete with handy little pockets.

I hope you love it as much as I do ;)

Blue Lagoon Sweet Shop Half Apron

A fun new sweet little apron. Images come to mind of a sparkling seashore, a prettily set table strewn with seashells, candelabra and pearls. Lovely mermaids perched atop driftwood stools munching on cakes and sipping tea.

Perhaps no mermaids will attend your next party, but you sure can look sea swept pretty in this teal swirl and green polka dot apron.

Add a little whimsy to your life.