My first batch of iced cupcakes with butter cream roses. I made a small batch of chocolate butter cream roses too. Who had the chance to be my test subjects / guinea pigs to taste them? Hmmmm you know who you are. I reduced the sugar in the cake recipe and the chocolate butter cream is actually less sweet than the normal butter cream. I thought the cake was a little dry and the muffin tray was too small for the paper cups so they were a little deformed. I only had one proper muffin tray. Will do better next time. Cake decorating could also be improved. Roses looked oversized but when I put them into individual packaging they do look pretty. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of that one, too excited to give it away.
If you love tatted lace, jewellery, plants and anything handcrafted, come back often. I will regularly post items that are made by me, plants that I grow and interesting things that I photograph.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
August 2009 Giveaway
This tatted heart pattern is by Teresa Woods. I tat these often because I just love how simple and pretty the pattern is. I joined two hearts using split rings and made a book mark. You could also tie it round your wrist or use it as a choker round your neck. I think it would be long enough if you had a small neck.
All you have to do to participate in this giveaway is tell me what other colour you would like to see this in and how you would use it. Just leave a comment before 1st September 2009 and your name will be placed in a draw. Tsuru will pick the winner.
What's the giveaway? You guessed it, a similar bookmark/bracelet/choker in the colour you indicated.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
New shuttles arrived
Monday, 17 August 2009
Peek into August Project 1
Friday, 14 August 2009
A peek into August Project 2
Ice the cake and pipe in the stars to make a pastel rainbow. One star each time and my fingers were aching by the time I finished.
Make wavy clouds at the bottom of the rainbow, not a pot of gold. Pipe in the clown and put on it's head.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Glimpses of Project 2
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Glimpses of Project 1
Sunday, 2 August 2009
August is here!
I have been patiently waiting for August for some time now. It is because I am starting some new projects this month. Hopefully one or two will be successful. Will show glimpses of it while I progress. I am excited!