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1  COOKING / Dessert / Vagina Cupcakes NSFW on: August 08, 2011 01:32:28 AM


A bit of back story, one of my lovely friends has endometriosis and she had to have a bit of surgery last week so today she's fit for company so a little bunch of us are going for dinner and so I made these for her!    Cheesy

 
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One without any pubic hair, we where not sure whether to put pubic hairs on or not.

 
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One with it on!

 
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And just for fun, them all boxed up lovely and ready to go.

 
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2  COOKING / Dessert / Holy Batman cupcakes, Batman! on: June 19, 2011 06:14:18 AM


Well, my friend was organising a Comic Con and he put me and my sister on the guest list. And to say a massive thank you I made these cupcakes...



It's just piped buttercream over the top and then I cut out sugarpaste bat symbols for the tops.



I drew a bat symbol onto paper then covered it in sticky tape on both sides and cut it out.  Then I laid it out over the top of the sugarpaste and cut it out with a knife.  It was my first time ever using sugarpaste and it went better than I thought it would.

He seemed to really like them and I was quite chuffed with the finished cakes.  Any c&c's are welcome! Grin
3  COOKING / Dessert / First attempt at covering a cake on: June 19, 2011 06:12:14 AM


My friend works in a bakers (cleaning up mostly) but she was keeping an eye on what the bakers did so we decided to see if we could have at attempt at one of the basic cakes they do.  This is they style they do in in their beginners day course so we hope if we can master this one we can go to an improvers class when it comes round (it's over 100 per class).

It was quite footery and we had to put a bit of sugarpaste behind the boy (only a teeny bit) so it would prop at an angle.   Wink



Since this was a complete first attempt using sugarpaste any comments, criticism or tips at all to make it better would REALLY, really help!   Cheesy

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bridesmaid Invites on: June 01, 2011 04:46:45 PM


So, I got engaged last week while on holiday, I got back today and got straight on my crafting!

I made 5 of these paper doll chain inspired massively by this one http://www.oncewed.com/16446/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-bridesmaids-cards/.



And I have this little invite to go with them...



I'm gonna go and post them all tomorrow - I love them but they've taken me HOURS to do.   Cheesy
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first quilt - but a bit of a cheat... on: May 02, 2011 12:37:31 PM
Well,

my friend in work goes on maternity leave next week so I wanted to make something for her little girl when she comes along in a few weeks.

I just bought a panel of fabric (what a cheat!) that I liked, backed it and put a border in it.



I stitched the border twice, round the wee stripey bit on the panel and then around every other letter square.





The backing on it was a pretty gingham print - I'm pretty sure she'll like it but this was my first attempt at a quilt and I can see so many faults in it already.

Oh well, I'm sure I'll get better when more of my friends start having babies!!!   Cheesy

6  COOKING / Dessert / Red Velvet, Stripey Birthday Cake on: April 30, 2011 07:37:49 AM
So....

It's my friends birthday today and she's havin' a BBQ but last night me and another friend decided to try and make her a birthday cake - we both do bake but this one is something totally different.

I finished it about 10 mins ago (I'm posting while I wait to get picked up to take it away)...this is the final piece....



We where heavily inspired by this I am Baker blog entry http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/04/red-velvet-strawberry-shortcake.html.

From the top...



Without it's clothes on   Wink



Every second layer is red velvet and there's buttercream between each layer - and all over.

Then we covered it...look how lop-sided it is...



So we just waited until that was dry and put more frosting on it to even it out and I stuck a bow I had left over from a birthday present years ago.



Hopefully she'll enjoy it...any C&C's are welcome!

Thanks! Cheesy



P.S.

She loved the cake!!!

Here's an inside shot...


7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Nautical Holiday Tote Bag on: March 07, 2011 07:03:50 AM
So...

I'm going to Portland, Maine then New York for my birthday in May but my job is only part time and I can't really afford to go out and buy new holiday things so I've been picking up bits and pieces from charity shops and accessories in sales so when May comes round it'll feel like I have lots of lovely new things.   Cheesy

Well I'm liking a lot of nautical themes these days but I'm finding no bags in sales or charity shops to put away so I decided to have a go about making one myself.

I recently got beautiful fabric in the Valentines Swap from the wonderful SonjaBoo and so that's what I used (I'm hoping to make high waisted shorts too).



I made the pattern on my own (I'd maybe make it smaller in the future) but I wanted to make sure it was big enough for bits and pieces I'd pick up when I'm away, have pockets to it and also be secure.  The red over the front pocket was a bit of a last minute improvise with my remnants.



I didn't like that it wasn't very sturdy so when I made it yesterday I decided to unpick it and put in more interfacing to make it stiffer.



My pockets and clips.



The bag charm was just a cheap 2.50 one that I'd bought in Primark and was already in my "holiday box" and I thought it made it look a bit fancier.

And just for good measure...my very scientific sketch of what I was after - on a work notebook (working hard that day!  -  Wink )



Any C&C's welcome.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Flat Pack Doll House for our Mum (IMG heavy) on: February 16, 2011 11:54:39 AM
So, after seeing some amazing whimsy houses on here me and my sister Shy decided to buy a flat pack house and make one for our Mum's birthday.   Cheesy

We both love it now it's done but it was a bloody nightmare....it came with almost no instructions and took weeks to finish. 

However, our Mum absolutely loved it and it was nice to do a bit of a joint crafting (we usually craft very different things) although we did have some artistic differences!   Grin

There's glitter round all the window frames and little gems on the railings on the outside but they didn't really show up on the photo's...oh well...

Well, here it is...



Yes, Ariel and Iron Man both live there.   Wink








Individual rooms...there's proper carpet and some "wooden" flooring inside...












This out of scale cake really annoyed Sharon  Tongue



I'd love to have one of my own but I do not think I could cope with building another...the first was hard enough and that was a shared effort.   Grin


C&C's welcome.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My lovely thrifty nautical bedding accessories - Cath Kidston theme - IMG Heavy on: February 16, 2011 02:54:17 AM
So I got a bargain in TKMaxx and bought some Cath Kidston bedding.

I got a duvet cover and two pillow cases (they where still 50 but prob about half the retail price) but after having a nosey on the bag of the packaging I decided I wanted more nautical themed bedroom stuff...but had quickly ran out of money.

So I went back to TKMaxx and got another pillowcase (only 5) that I unpicked and could use for fabric then went to a fabric shop and got fabric to compliment it so I made two little cushion covers (and bought cushions from a charity shop).





With what I had left from the backing of the cushions I made 2 metres of bunting.



And this is it all together in the end...I very chuffed...it wasn't the cheapest thing to do but I love it.  I have 1 half of a pillow case left and I might make a lampshade to match!   Cheesy





C&C's more than welcome.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / P!nk Cross Stitch on: January 04, 2011 12:44:51 PM

So,

I recently moved to a new flat with my boyfriend and I have a huge big kitchen (that I love SOOOO much) and I wanted the whole place decorated just how I'd like it (vintagey/Cath Kidston/Laura Ashley).

Anyway, I love Pink and think she's quite the inspiration, so I made a wee cross stitch and it's now hanging up in my kitchen.

It's a bit squinty and I got the frame in a charity shop and I painted it to match other stuff.



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