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January, 2013

Baking

The Power of the Crimp

By On January 22, 2013

Last night’s cake decorating lesson was all about sugarpaste. We covered boards and polystyrene dummies with a layer of sugarpaste and also learnt about embossing and crimping. The picture shows my crimping… Read More

Fashion

Rose & Polka Dot Nail Art

By On January 21, 2013

Through the magic of nail art pens I’ve created a homage to the Cath Kidston shabby chic style on my fingernails. I used hot pink on three nails and used a Model’s… Read More

Fashion

Knitted Headband Tutorial (Reblog)

By On January 20, 2013

truebluemeandyou: DIY Three Strand Knit Cable Headband Tutorial from Concreate here. This is a clear how-to cable tutorial using 8mm or US 11 needles and she tripled the yarn (instead of one… Read More

Crochet

Owl Be There: Crochet Doorstop

By On January 20, 2013

Here’s my latest crochet doorstop. This one sticks pretty closely to the original pattern but uses ombré wool instead of two different yarns. I used a 5.5mm crochet needle and the wool… Read More

Cake Decorating

A Sugarpaste Rose by Any Other Name…

By On January 18, 2013

I recently bought some FMM Petal Rose Cutters from partyanimalonline.com and couldn’t resist testing them out. First I mixed some Gum Tragacanth with sugarpaste to make flower paste and then coloured it… Read More

Crochet

Crochet Doorstops: Adding to the Menagerie

By On January 13, 2013

A new member of the family. I’ve adapted the design to make a trunk and floppy ears. The elephant uses Patons DK Smoothie wool in cream mix.… Read More

Baking

Topiary Cupcakes

By On January 12, 2013

These cute cupcakes use a chocolate cupcake and buttercream recipe from Juliet Sear’s Cake Decorating Bible. They are baked in silicone flower pot muffin cases from Lakeland. Using Holly Green coloring I… Read More

Baking

Christmas Cake Design

By On January 10, 2013

I’m currently enrolled in ABC Level 1 Cake Decorating at Trafford College. This is my first assessment piece – a Christmas cake. The assessed elements of the cake are: Coating – the… Read More

Crochet

Crochet Cat Doorstop

By On January 7, 2013

I’m particularly proud of this one as it’s my own adaption of an existing pattern. Using Patons Smoothie DK wool and a 4.00mm hook this is crocheted in the round, padded out… Read More

Knitting

Owl Mug Cosy

By On January 6, 2013

Mug cosies are a really cute way of adding personality to plain mugs and make huddling over a winter brew a pleasure without burning your hands! This is another quick make that… Read More

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