Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth day cake pops

I had some left over white candy coating and a brilliant idea to make earth cake pops. My brilliant idea didn't translate so well. I didn't want to have to buy both blue and green candy wafers from the craft store, so I looked up if the white candy coating can be dyed with food coloring and all the websites said yes, use gel color.

I guess what I used wasn't "gel" enough, and it turned the once liquid candy coating into this dough.
I decided to go ahead and try to make it work and cover the cake pops in the "dough" like you might fondant. It worked out okay, but the final result wasn't as pretty as I was imagining from the beginning. (It never does right??)

They were pretty hard to work with, and they don't look exactly like planet earth but the resemblance is close enough. You'll have to forgive me, once again, Bakerella.

Lesson learned: Next earth day, just buy the blue and green candy coating. They would be both easier and prettier.

Happy earth day!

(Edited: For some reason i kept getting spam comments on this post so i disabled commenting. Sorry!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Madeleine Mini Bloomers

Hello! I keep forgetting to post this so here it is.

I've been wanting to sew a romper (or few) for this summer but I figured I should start with the shorts and once I had those down, graduate to the romper. So I started with these guys, and then I did non-pajama shorts, so I guess the romper is next!

These were incredibly easy and gave me the courage to keep going. For some reason I thought even PJ shorts might get somewhat complicated, but I was wrong. These are definitely beginner friendly. You can download the pattern for free here.

p.s. I have been obsessed with Martha Stewart's new fabric craft book. It is AMAZING! And is keeping me busy. Hopefully I'll be back with more from that.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend birthdays

Over the weekend we celebrated my nephews first birthday.

I spent the better part of Friday (read: ALL DAY!) making these. Then managed to take this picture in the car on the way to the party. To say they were time consuming would be an understatement, and they didn't look exactly like bakerella's but for using what I had on hand, I thought they turned out alright. I used round mints for the eyes, jelly bean for the nose and chocolate wafer for the mouth.

And Sunday was our cat Tofu's first birthday. I made him a catnip mouse.

Completely unrelated: I cannot believe this little blog has almost 600 subscribers through google and blogger (and an uncounted amount through regular RSS feeds on firefox)!!

Thanks for caring about what I make and eat and do. I would still be doing it if my only reader was my husband, but I'm glad to know there are others out there too!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Memory lane part 1

I've been sorting through my pictures folders all day. Quite literally.

I'm constantly saving photos of inspiration for fashion, hair, food, paintings, crafts, you name it. But I also take a bazillion pictures a day so to organize it all was a daunting task but I knew it had to be done soon, or I would lose my mind. It is now done! And in the process I have relived some wonderful memories. And I wanted to share.

These are just from a few weeks ago when Georgia hit us with an amazing day. We rode our bikes down to the botanical garden here and enjoyed the pre-spring afternoon taking silly pictures.

Then this happened. That face I'm making says "Yikes! I have to land in 5-inch platforms"

(I don't usually do dramatic post-processing on pictures but I was playing with some new PS actions for the first time on this set)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

In the hustle and bustle of hunting for eggs and devouring candy, let us not forget the reason we celebrate. He is risen!