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41  COOKING / Dessert / Re: The Cake of Thrones on: June 10, 2013 02:50:54 AM
I had no problems. Aside from the jam running down the side a little, nothing changed. Maybe it's because of the gel like consistency (I guess piping gel is kind of the same, though I never used it before) or maybe my home made fondant does have some good qualities to it:)
42  COOKING / Dessert / Re: The Cake of Thrones on: June 10, 2013 01:02:59 AM
Thank you! He loved it too:)
43  COOKING / Dessert / The Cake of Thrones on: June 09, 2013 10:24:42 AM
My "better half" is a big Game of Thrones fan. And he's having his birthday today (the 9th of June) and he's getting his masters degree tomorrow (the 10th) and the last episode of GOT season3 comes out somewhere in between. So I had to make him a GOT themed cake:)



I made the fondant at home (although I've sworn I will never ever try to make it again a million times before) and it wasn't that good, so the iron throne isn't as detailed as I hoped it would be. The fondant was too sticky and too crumbly at the same time and I could barley cut all of the swords out.
The cake part is supposed to be a homage to the Starks and Winterfell, the red leaves are supposed to be heart tree leaves (I have a fondant cutter for leaves that I got in a crafster swap ages ago and I never used it before. This seemed like a good opportunity:)). The sword and blood (strawberry jam that is also inside of the cake) were just an afterthought because the cake seemed bare, but I kinda like how they look.



thanks for looking and C&C are always welcome:)
44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / faux cross stiched sweatshirt on: April 05, 2013 07:49:20 AM
I really love this new trend of embroidered sweatshirts that have been popping up all over pinterest. But I'm not really good at embroidery by hand, so I made one with a little cheating. I used puff paint instead of thread! And here is a simple tutorial of how you could do it, too:)

You'll need:
-puff paint (textile paint that puffs up when exposed to heat) in as many colours as you want, but If you'll be using my design, you'll need 3 tones for the flower part and 2 for the leaves.
-plain sweatshirt



1. Find a cross stitch design you like. If you have time an patience, the possibilities are endless. But if you're a little less patient/lazy:) , use a really simple one (like mine, you can get it here: https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/0/AACyZu_43NkQ_HUckKEuHd7klR9Fx9_qtwN18vumN9PlLg/12/4041760/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/vzorec.jpg/ku8pYasGfBP928bgd0stHwQQ6bQBOVeGLvRnhmSGoEU?size=1280x960 )


2. Hoop the front side of the sweatshirt, so the fabric will be really stretched and there will be a smaller chance to smudge anything.

3. If you're really patient, you can draw a whole grid with a wash away fabric marker on the hooped area. Or you can do it like me, just draw tiny spots in the middle, in a straight line, 1 cm away from each other (or use any measurement you'd like, the measurement will later bi the size of the X-s)


(*i forgot to take pictures till here, so i just made a sketch, i hope that's ok:))

4. Now start "embroidering". If you've made a whole grid, draw crosses in the same areas as in the pattern. If you were lazy like me, start drawing crosses of the appropriate colour over the marked spots in the one line. Then just add a line above that, a line below, etc. until you're finished. Just remember, the crosses have to be roughly the same size.



5. Leave to dry for the night. It says 6 hours on the paint packaging, but give it more time just in case. Now take your iron and set it to the highest setting, put some parchment paper over the design and iron over it, until the paint puffs up (for 30 around seconds. Also, don't use steam!). Voila, you have a very stylish sweatshirt:)

45  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 Gallery on: March 28, 2013 04:00:54 AM
And here are all the wonderfull things i got from lindyv321.

First a pretty coaster and cup cosy. This part of the package is already in use Cheesy



Then a very pretty clutch. I love the button.



My favorite part: A cross stich embroidered shirt. I pinned something very similar to inspire my partner for this swap. I'm very happy it worked Cheesy



I also got some pretty jewlery.



But wait, I was spoiled even more! There were awesome extras in the package. Gorgeous fabric, matching zippers, stickers, a notebook and my favourite extra: a fondant mould. The planned Easter cake design has just changed! Smiley

46  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 Gallery on: March 27, 2013 10:58:46 AM
So many awesome things in the gallery. I love those tiny monsters! and the fairy house is stunning!
I also got my package from lindyv321, but it's night time here and I'm going to wait till tomorrow to take and post pictures. I hope my partner likes my package as much is I like the one i got:)
47  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 (Signups 1/18-2/14; sendouts 3/20) on: March 20, 2013 01:08:21 PM
I have sent the package out today and hope my secret partner won't have to wait too long... Well my clue is that my partner probably won't get the package for at least a week or so... But I made (amongst others) her top 2 wishes, so I hope it's worth waiting for:))
48  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 (Signups 1/18-2/14; sendouts 3/20) on: March 18, 2013 04:21:07 AM
I think I jinxed something when answering the questionnaire about how the weather is like over here this time of the year. It's usually spring and warm, but we're currently experiencing very heavy snowfall. I'll wait till that stops to go to the post office...
49  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 (Signups 1/18-2/14; sendouts 3/20) on: March 09, 2013 03:27:02 PM
I haven't made anything new, just checking in. I'll be away for a few days, hope I can still finish a bit early since my package has to cross an ocean...
50  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 (Signups 1/18-2/14; sendouts 3/20) on: March 02, 2013 11:07:05 AM
I finished the large today and finally decided what to do for the medium. And for some extras:)
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