Skull Tea Cosy

My friend Sheryl Gribben suggested I use the 1 Second Everyday to record the progress of my craft projects. The following is my first attempt which I recorded back in June 2014. The project was a Christmas present for my sister (hence 7 months later posting the results!) – a Skull Tea Cosy.

It was an easy first project and only took me 5 days and most of that was spent attempting to unravel the mess I got into when using four yarns! ūüôā

Skull tea cosy

Skull tea cosy

Getting in the mood for Christmas…

Baking from last year but just starting to think about what I should be making this year…

Cupcakes and Christmas cakes are always a winner in our house.

Cupcakes and Christmas cakes are always a winner in our house.

These sugar craft glasses were fun to make (and I found a new use for a parsnip) but I don’t think I will rush to make them again this year:

sugar craft glasses

Glasses made out of sugar

Cake Pops

A while ago I attended a Cake Pops class at 3DCakes and here are the results:

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

I haven’t made them since the course but I think it is because I associate them with making good use of leftover sponge. I really should give them another go as¬†they are a tasty¬†treat and great because they are small (less guilt)! Watch this space… ūüôā

Dog tea cosy

I just couldn’t resist knitting this tea cosy for my mum for her birthday! It was great fun to knit and I now love the possibilities I have of using different colours to make a variety of¬†new characters.

dog tea cosy

tea cosy in the style of Gromit the dog.

 

Empire biscuits

My friend Sheryl recently married and as part of the wedding¬†reception,¬†asked if I would¬†bake her Groom’s favourite sweet – Empire Biscuits. Obviously there had to be a romantic twist!

Empire biscuits with a romantic twist

Empire biscuits with a romantic twist

Baby’s first birthday cake

I was asked to bake a cake for my niece which she could eat on her first birthday! I had never heard of such a thing but took on the challenge and discovered that there are web pages dedicated to the topic! I opted for the Banana and Blueberry cake from www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com with a cream cheese, apple and vanilla icing.

Healthy baby cake

Healthy baby cake

Verdict: My niece loved the cake and grabbed it lovingly with her hands. However for the adults at the party it was just too healthy. I personally feel that if I am going to have a piece of cake then I want it to be sweet and indulgent and I quite like having that guilty feeling afterwards!

 

Whisky Centrepiece

Adding this post for inspirations/reference to other Brides. I wanted to incorporate my groom’s favourite tipple, Whisky, into our wedding centrepieces and came up with the following idea:

My rough sketch using Adobe Ideas

My rough sketch using Adobe Ideas

Our theme was Purple and Ivory so I bought gel balls from eBay (seller karsanm) and added a mixture of each colour into a Whisky bottle. I then had the dilemma of adding lighting to the centrepiece and as I was using water and had to contend with a bottle top, I could not use solutions such as fairy lights or submersible LEDs. Instead I went for an LED base, similar to this and also bought them from eBay (mani3486).

Table Plan

Table Plan

I then decided that the table names should match the Whisky bottle centrepiece so my Groom, Father, future Brother-in-law and future Father-in-law had a year to consume 12 different bottles of Whisky! The end result’s table plan:

Dalmore

The top table – A bottle of DalmoreSkibo edition

The finishing touch to my rough sketch were the flowers, these were provided by Tigerlily in Alness.

A bottle of Old Pultney

A bottle of Old Pultney

Jura

A bottle of Jura


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