Sunday, February 20, 2011

A new sort of creative....

I think it probably goes without saying that I love all things creative. I always have.

From childhood that has been my outlet.
I was never the softball throwing, soccer-playing sort of girl (despite how hard my poor dad tried). I wanted to color, paint, take pictures, sew...(wait! I never said I was good at all the things I tried....a seamstress I am definitely NOT!)

My sis was the same way (She DOES sew). Her talents manifested early and it was clear what she was meant to do. Mine built a little more slowly, took longer to show through. Better late than never, right?

I love what I do! I am so blessed to have the perfect job for me. It honestly just gets better and better. Look at this sweet baby I photographed this past week.

So sweet! Love her.
(rambling, sorry...)

Anyway! Do I real
ly have time to venture out in other directions with all that I have going on?

Not really.

Has that mattered up until now?


Well, regardless I am jumping in with both feet!!

e......... here goes.

For about a year now I have been working on a new hobby/trade/passion/love.... you get the idea.

In ADDITION to my life as a photographer.


Now, I am hooked. I mean totally hooked. I LOVE IT!! Even when I spend hours in the kitchen and wash endless dishes I just can't seem to get enough.

I started small, making some cupcakes for a baby shower my sister had for a friend and getting rave reviews. Then came Christian's birthday, when he asked specifically for a "spooky Scooby Doo" cake (how could I say no??), and then mother's day.

Then, one weekend we went to our f
riend's farm, see my post about it here, for the weekend. I made a cake to take, since we all contribute food. It was a hit. In fact, it didn't last long enough to get a picture.

Who knew!!? I had so much fun with it and people actually like it!? Wow.

Shortly after, a friend who was there that
weekend asked me to make a cake for a mutual friend's baby shower.

Then she ordered another for a bridal shower.

Before I knew it, it was November and I was delivering my first wedding cake and groom's cake.

Now THAT was fun!

I think this is what people talk about when they say an opportunity "fell in their lap."
Honestly, I think God places those opportunities and talents there and I would be crazy not to do what I can with it. Plus, I enjoy it. (did I mention that??)

Here is my latest. I did this one for a baby shower this past weekend. They gave me the invitation for inspiration and let me have creative freedom from there (those are the BEST!) It was for a y
oung lady who does not know whether she is having a boy or a girl and wanted a cake that was neutral, yet represented the possibility of either. I think it turned out lovely.

Am I crazy?


Need a cake? Cupcakes?
Chocolate covered strawberries?


Call me, we'll talk!

Now, be on the lookout. I have had lots of people ask to see pictures of the cakes I have done.

Therefore, I am starting a Facebook page to show my cakes, in case you too might want to take a gander...

"Dixie Belle's cake and cupcakes" coming soon....