Sunday, June 24, 2012

100 hours

I've been wanting to sew Little Red for over 4 months now when I first discovered mmmcrafts.  But other things got in the way I suppose.  I started with some of Larissa Holland's other patterns, like the Wee Mice in tins, and Katy Kitty.  So finally after having the pattern since early May I got started this week.  It felt like it took 100 hours to do!  Only because I did 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there.  

They are both up in my etsy shop.  I will be making more for the shop as well as for my own girl eventually.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Made A Cake

I had a marvelous time making this wedding cake. It's the white cake recipe I tried earlier this month, with a butter-cream lemon filling.

The vanilla cupcakes are the same recipe, with butter-cream icing and sprinkles. And the chocolate are Betty Crocker with Duncan Hines frosting!

my friend made all the beautiful stands,
and the chalkboard frame!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Mystery of Mail

We as a generation have seen so much change, though not quite as much as our grandparents, who witnessed items like the telephone and the computer become a standard item in everyone's home. Even with  modern technology today, the postal system (The official service or system that delivers letters and parcels) is still a pretty simple but very ancient concept that we need.  If you don't give it much thought its not very profound, but think about it a bit deeper and it really is quite special.  I for one LOVE getting mail (I like to send it almost as much, but it takes more effort).

So you order something off of etsy lets say.  The person on the other end has to most of the time hand write your address on the envelope, either go to the post office to get a stamp or get it weighed to pay the correct postage, and then put it in the mail box themselves or the post office clerk will do it.  It is a process that has a lot of personal touch.  Its hard to think of it that way when buying something off the internet can be an impersonal thing when all you have to do is give your creditcard info and click "purchase".  The amount of hands that your package goes through must be numerous.  I had to see what the show How its Made had to say about the Canadian postal system, it looks like some pretty cool machines do the sorting, but your letter or package is still handled and delivered by foot or vehicle...pretty fascinating.

I recently got some beautiful felt in the mail!

Isn't it beautiful?
I can hardly wait to craft with it

I ordered these in the mail and am SO happy
with them.  The packaging was very cute, 
wrapped enough to give away without more gift wrap needed!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Make Cake

When life gets hard, make cake. That's what I did yesterday, it is quite satisfying to make a beautiful cupcake with fluffy butter cream icing on top!

I was wanting to test out a vanilla cupcake recipe for a wedding coming up where I am making 80 cupcakes. I used this recipe and I was very happy with the result. Nice and moist, a little dense, a little fluffy. You'll have to try it out, or just hang around when I'm testing out a new butter cream recipe.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thats a Wrap!

Thank-you to all that came by to visit my booth at Scout Vintage Market! It was a pleasure meeting so many new people who share the passion of finding treasures and creating beautiful things!

I've finally gotten things back to normal after the market two Saturdays ago! It only took a week and a bit. And by back to normal I don't mean I've caught up on cleaning my own house yet. I mean I have cleaned and organized my studio, (I'm renaming my "craft room" because really, it IS a studio!) I've created a list of things I need to sew, post on etsy, or make for gifts, and now its just a matter of doing all of those things!

Some new things that joined my list are having a go at sewing with vintage patterns. I picked these up last week while thrifting!

But first I have to make up some Button Cards! (the giveaway on that post its finished, maybe I'll have to do another soon.)

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