Tomorrow my babies will be 10 years old!  To help kick off the celebration, I made them some cupcakes…to hang in their rooms!

Aren’t they just darling??  They are a free pattern design by the very talented Stephanie from Loft Creations.  I love a calorie-free cupcake any day!  Thanks for the cute pattern, Stephanie!  Carol from Carol’s Crafty Creations used the cupcake pattern and made a cute little birthday topper with a cupcake and a candle on top.  So cute! I thought about putting a candle on these, but decided I’m going to embellish them with some cute buttons instead.  I will look for some cute buttons over the weekend.  Of course they are made out of the Bliss fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille.  They will match their new Bliss quilts!!  They look so cute in their rooms already!

The big celebration kicks off tonight with a sleep over.  Lucky me.  Tomorrow will be a family day when I get home from the shop.  Sunday is their birthday party with the rest of the family.  A whole weekend of celebration! With a lump in my throat as I write this, it’s still so hard for me to believe that it’s been 10 years.  It seems like just yesterday Scott and I were scrambling to get to the hospital because I went into labor 7 weeks early!  We were so scared.  We didn’t even have a name picked out for Baby “B” yet.  We had the name Elaina already picked out.  We decided Baby “A” would be Elaina, but what about Baby “B”?  We were so not prepared for that early of an arrival! We decided we both loved the name Alyssa.  Well that was settled in a hurry!  We had a very brief stay at the hospital because I was rushed by ambulance to a hospital that was equipped to handle the complications I was having.  One very scary ride in an ambulance, scary few hours in the hospital and the girls were delivered…healthy and beautiful!  Unfortunately, due to my complications, I didn’t get to see or hold the girls for two days.  Worst two days of my life.  When I did finally get to see them for the first time, they were the most beautiful sight I had ever laid my eyes on!!  Two sweet, tiny little angels.

 I also remember saying to myself “once we get them home, it shouldn’t be too hard.  Seems like they sleep a lot.”  I spent the next 9 1/2 months eating my words!!  🙂 HA!  It seems like we went from that picture in the hospital to this…


Happy 10th Birthday Alyssa and Elaina!


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Sweet cupcakes for two cute girls. Happy Birthday to them and I hope you survive the sleepover!

  • Yvette says:

    Happy Birthday to those beautiful girls!
    Adorable Cupcakes!!!

  • Sunnybec says:

    Linda you have two really beautiful daughters, Happy 10th Birthday to them both. Hugs Linda

  • Lori says:

    Time flies when you're having fun! Happy birthday to your sweeties.
    Love the cupcakes too!

  • Donna says:

    Beautiful girls and Happy Birthday to them! I love the cupcakes.

  • Impera Magna says:

    Happy birthday to Elaina and Alyssa…. AND Happy Birth-day to you!

  • Jocelyn says:

    Happy birthday to your sweet girls! What a blessing!

  • Country Prims says:

    How lovely! Pass on our b'day wishes and hope you all have a great weekend together:)

    Time passes so quickly-we have to pack in the most we can-keep stitchin!!

    Shazy x

  • paulette says:

    How wonderful!! Such beautiful girls…and before you know it they will be off to university and adventures of their own!! ENJOY!! Time passes way too fast!!
    Have a good one…make that two!!

  • Lynn says:

    Beautiful girls! They will be driving before you know it! Enjoy every precious moment with them…..even the sleepover!

  • Anonymous says:

    Precious little girls…you were so blessed to have girls! Wishing you….some sleep this evening! LOL

  • WoolenSails says:

    They sure grow up fast and they are turning into beautiful young ladies.
    Happy Birthday to Alyssa and Elaina!


  • Darlene says:

    Beautiful girls – true blessings!

    Happy, Happy Birthday to them.

  • Joanne says:

    Happy Birthday to Alyssa and Elaina!!
    What a wonderful age, enjoy!!♥♥

  • Cindy says:

    How beautiful they are – then AND now. You are truly blessed, Linda.

    I like your idea of buttons on those cute little cupcakes quilts.

  • Joan says:

    Oh my gosh – what delights you have there…bithday greetings again. How wonderful. Cup cakes are the kind I like 🙂

  • cOto.patchwork says:

    Happy Birthday to Alyssa and Elaina! Cupcakes are beautiful!
    Wszystkiego najlepszego dla Alyssa i Elaina!
    Ciasteczkowe bloki są wspaniałe!

  • Brandie says:

    How sweet! How lucky you are to have them! Happy Birthday Girls!

  • Anne says:

    Happy Birthday Alyssa and Elaina. You are darling! When is your mom going to teach you how to quilt? Or has she already?

  • Candace says:

    The girls will love those cupcakes – and a sleepover will be so much fun (yes, I'd go for the earplugs – lol)! Now you have the next 10 years to look forward to with them! Happy Birthdays Elaina and Alyssa!

  • Nicole says:

    Lovely girls! How blessed you have been. I wish you and your family a wonderful weekend of celebrations!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    Oh Happy Birthday girls – you are going to have one busy weekend. And no sleep for only 9 months after you got home. Ummm hate to tell you, but I had 3 girls and in another 3 years or so you are going to have less sleep than when they were babies!!! Sorry to spill the beans!

  • Sinta Renee says:

    A Big Happy birthday to your girls! I have a special fondness for twins! I have identical twin boys (much older than 10) but they will always look 10 in my eyes!

  • Allie says:

    Happy Double Digit Birthday to your beautiful girls! They really, really do grow up too fast. I can't believe mine are grown and almost grown. Seems just yesterday they were toddling around in diapers…..sigh. Love the cupcakes!

  • Jeanette says:

    Your daughters are beautiful. Time sure flys by so quick. One of my daughters turned 16 the other day & i don't know where that time went. Happy Birthday Elaina & Alyssa. Hugs,

  • Carrie P. says:

    Happy Birthday to your adorable girls. Cherish every moment. They grow to fast.
    Love your cupcakes and Carol's topper is cute too.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    What a story! Your twins are beautiful! They grow so fast, don't they?

  • Carol says:

    Adorable twin girls. Very cute as babies too. I'm sure they love the cupcakes you made for them, now they will be wanting the kind you can eat.

  • Michele says:

    What beautiful twins……happy birthday! What a fun day….enjoy the sleep over :). Love the cupcake projects!! The time goes by so quickly!

  • Carol says:

    Happy! Happy Birthday to your beautiful girls! And a very Happy Birthday to you Mom! ENJOY the weekend celebration…cute, cute cupcakes!

  • Joy McD says:

    Happy Birthday to your gorgeous girls!! It would be so much fun to have twins! Love the cupcakes too 🙂

  • QuiltSue says:

    Happy birthday to 2 gorgeous looking girls.

    I had to laugh at your thought that it's going to be so easy, all babies seem to do is sleep, feed, sleep etc. Oh boy, do we ever wake up to the real world quickly once we're home alone?

  • JanDee says:

    I would love to know the fabric you used for the cupcakes and also that background fabric. I love the colors.

  • Kim says:

    Happy birthday wishes to your sweet girls. 😀

  • Simone de Klerk says:

    When I read this post and saw the last picture the word HAPPINESS popped up in my mind (((o:

  • Mama Pea says:

    What beautiful girls! They are adorable. I love the Silly String idea from your more recent post. Sounds like it was a great weekend. Mine is 6 years old, and I'll be blown away soon by her being 10! I can understand it!