Friday, May 18, 2012


I am so excited about this post that I couldn't even think of a proper title, only an emotion and an action.

 AGHHHHHH!!!!!=deliriously excited screaming.

Why so excited? Because this Mother's Day, a dream of mine came true.

KookyKrafts was one of the first shops I discovered on etsy, after becoming a member a couple of years ago. Full of crazy, colorful and, well, kooky, faux cake sculptures, vintage doll parts and chenille sculptures, KookyKrafts is described in the store's tagline as "Martha Stewart on acid". So true, and so good. I wish I could buy the whole store ou! (Oh if only I were independantly wealthy...) Beatrice Moore, the shopkeep and sculptor extraordinaire, has the most fabulously quirky talent I have ever seen. Her cake sculptures are definitely a unique niche.

I have been stalking her shop forever, as I just haven't been able to decide on just one cake to start my collection out with, because I love them all so much, but I finally took the plunge and ordered myself a fascinator and a teeny cake as my Mother's Day gifts this year. And yes, I order my own gifts for most holidays, because The Husband never knows what to get me and is practically computer illiterate(BY HIS OWN DANG CHOOSING), so he just tells me to get whatever the heck I want. So I do.

Upon opening my package from Beatrice, I literally let out a squeal of excitement and mirth. These pieces are amazing! Even better in person than the fantastic pictures suggest. The cake is just too real looking, and the vintage decorations are just too adorable. I'm not sure why I picked the baby cake-maybe my biological clock is trying to tell me something?!?! And the fascinator is just too much fun. You literally cannot be unhappy when wearing it. The vintage bump chenille is just so festive and oozes carnival charm. The little bit of "frosting" and sparkles in the middle add extra sweetness and texture.

I could not love these little beauties more.

Can you tell I am excited?!?!

Seriously, these are two of my favorite gifts EVER. If you have a quirky mom, wife, girlfriend, mother-to-be, WHATEVER in your life, check out Beatrice's shop. And if you are lucky enough to live in Phoenix, you can VISIST HER BRICK AND MORTAR SHOP!!!!

And then I'll probably have to stab you out of jealousy.

Totally kidding. I'd never stab anybody.

Unless you bought out her whole shop, you greedy bugger you. Then I'd have, like, legal grounds for inflicting bodily harm unto you.

Or something like that...

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