Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rock n Roll Half Marathon

I'm so proud of my husband for signing up for the Dallas Rock n Roll Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® on Sunday, March 27. If you are not a runner like myself, please come out and join the spectator circle with me! There will be live bands and lots of supporters to keep you company. Hope to see you there! For more information please visit http://dallas.competitor.com.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rock Star Baby

Ever since Rock n Roll couple Gwen and Gavin introduced the world to their bundle of joy Kingston, I have had an itch to create a rocker themed baby basket. Fortunately for me, my dearest and closest friend decided to design her new baby boy's nursery in rock star colors Black and Red. Although I am familiar with the popular pattern houndstooth, I never considered anything other than checkers for a rock and roll theme. Suddenly I was at a stand still because everything I have every seen in the houndstooth print just seemed so posh and classy and I was struggling to find my skater boy inspiration at the site of any houndstooth item. I have an obsession for personalization so I decided to create my own version of houndstooth rocker style. I started with none other than paper of course. I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with paper and when I found this red houndstooth wrapping paper during the holidays, I couldn't be more than thrilled. Instantly I was headed in the right direction and it seemed as if this project was going to be a piece of cake. Then suddenly, my houndstooth wrapping paper became my only find for days...then weeks....then months. Suddenly two weeks until the big day, I realized I had nothing in hand but wrapping paper. I guess it was back to diaper cake basics for this gift. I felt a loss of creative juices and refused to settle for an ordinary cake that I started to take long walks around some of my favorite shops until I mustered up some sort of inspiration for this gift basket. Suddenly I decided to take the musical route and create a drum, fill it with a few baby essentials and call it a day. The only problem with my fabulous idea was me and my insane need to incorporate my fabulous houndstooth find. Finally with moments to spare, I have completed a personalized and unique gift basket for Rock and Roll baby Chris. Hidden inside the drum are a few baby  boy outfits fit for a musical protege. In order to expand on my fascination for the houndstooth print I created a baby wipes holder clutch, pacifier keeper, pillow, and baby burp cloth. My favorite part of the basket is the Baby Wipes Clutch which every mom needs!  To be honest, I don't own any houndstooth pieces, but I think my home will be filled with houndstooth after this little project. 




Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Luck of the Irish

       Are you getting tired of the diaper cake idea and are looking for a fresh and creative idea for your baby shower gift needs? Here are my recent baby shower baskets designed by yours truly. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I have decided to add a touch of green to these creations. These baby essentials are packaged to make cute flowers or delicious looking cupcakes and would be a great gift for any mommy-to-be. A hint of green can be added to a gift for both boys and girls. Congrats to all the families welcoming a new bambino soon. Please feel free to email sugartiradodesigns@gmail.com for any questions.







Just  because I have a love for pink...I had to add my latest pink basket! The bottom is actually a tutu and  keeps the baby blanket and doll hidden secretly underneath the tower of cupcakes.