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,
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.
Anyway! Do I really have time to venture out in other directions with all that I have going on?
Has that mattered up until now?
Well, regardless I am jumping in with both feet!!
Whee......... 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 friend'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 young 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....