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! 🙂

Skull tea cosy

Skull tea cosy

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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… 🙂

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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