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1  Muffins for my brandnew whatnot in Dessert by mitchell-b on: October 13, 2009 04:10:09 AM
Hello fellow Craftsters,

I always wanted to have a whatnot and now, for my 22nd birthday, i finally got one from my lovely bf.
And what is better to induct a whatnot than a bunch of jummy muffins? Nothing of course. So we made cherry muffins with a shot of my good 15year-old whisky and lemon frosting. What do you think of them?

C&C appreciated!

Have a nice day =)
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2  Chocolate & Croissants! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: July 07, 2009 02:22:06 PM
I made these cuties a while ago and thought it'd be nice to share. I was inspired by Lindt chocolates (http://picnicb.ciao.com/de/14725357.jpg). I wear them with a silver necklace, so I can change switch them.

And these earrings... I don't know. I guess I'm obsessed with sweets Wink

Thank you for having a look =)
Comments and criticism is appreciated as always!
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3  Sunny Side Up & Ice Cream Cone Plushie in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: March 30, 2009 02:06:15 PM
I've always loves all those cute little plushies but I'm not very good at sewing so I hesitated a looong time. But today I gave it a try and came up with a sunny side up egg plushie and an ice cream cone with "chocolate sauce" and pearl-"sprinkles". What do you think of them? Do you think I will get better at this? I don't really like the ice cream cone :/ I don't know... Anyway: pics!

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4  Re: Cameo Soap in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: March 28, 2009 04:56:58 PM
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! Smiley

This made me smile - because I have a thing about both soap and cameos, *and* today I made melt and pour soap for the first time ever too, *and* I had decided to buy this very cameo mould from the company I got the m&p stuff from! Great minds think alike :-)

creepy thing is: you possibly won't believe this but I read a bit here and there on craftster a day or two ago and saw a comment posted by you and instantly loved your signature. So I "stole it" and used it for my ICQ status the day I made the soap!  Shocked
And really the same mould? Today I tried the single rose and the vase aaand the cameo bottom without cameo. I like them too, but the cameo is my favourite Wink I'd love to see your creations! When you upload them, could you perhaps send me the link or post it in here? That'd be nice!

back to topic: I just made another one. I used white vanilla for the top again, but this time I coloured the bottom part with cinnamon. Turned out great and added a good smell even though I didn't use very much cinnamon! Sadly in my town there is no shop where I could purchase fragrance oils. I think it's generally difficult to get for example cookie scented or caramel scented oil which you can use for soap making in germany. It's a pity! 

And I have to say: I do have a general cameo obsession. I love cameos on pill boxes, jewelry, soaps of course... I don't know why, but that is the way it is!  Grin

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5  Cameo Soap in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: March 26, 2009 08:55:24 AM
Yaaay! I just finished my first soap ever! I just melted glycerin soap, so I didn't really make the soap, although I'd like to try that too, but I scented the white part with vanilla. The other part of the soap is colored and scented with cocoa powder. I added native coconut oil for better smell. I hope you like it Smiley

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6  HIMYM Barney Embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: February 08, 2009 07:29:54 AM
I stitched this quote (or altered quote as there wasn't enough space for the original xD) for a close friend of mine who is a HUGE Barney Stinson fan (How I met your mother). I gave it to him for Christmas and luckily he really likes it Wink

Here it is! (sorry for the crappy pic :/)
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7  Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Topping in Dessert by mitchell-b on: February 08, 2009 02:04:34 AM
I never ate cinnamon rolls in my entire life before, but I read so much about them and they looked so delicious... I had to try them! I found the recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cinnamon-Rolls-II-2/Detail.aspx
However I decided to post the recipe here, too, although it is not my recipe. I hope I'm allowed to do so, but I personally hate to be directed to other sides for tutes, so I'll simply post it:

INGREDIENTS (24 servings)
    * 1 cup milk
    * 1/2 cup butter
    * 1 cup water
    * 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    * 1 cup white sugar
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 2 eggs
    * 6 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    * 2 cups dark brown sugar
    * 1/2 cup butter, softened
    * 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    * 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 3 tablespoons milk


1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the butter; stir until melted. Add water and let cool until lukewarm.

2. In a large bowl, combine the milk mixture, yeast, white sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

3. Divide dough into two pieces. Roll each piece into a 12x9 inch rectangle. In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Spread each piece with half of the butter, half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough, using a little water to seal the seam.

4. Cut each roll into 12 slices using a very sharp knife or dental floss. Place rolls onto two 9x13 inch greased baking pans. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

6. To make frosting; combine confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add milk gradually until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Spread over warm (but not hot) cinnamon rolls.

I made half of the recipe and it turned out really well Smiley

In my baking pan:

On the plate:

With topping Smiley

And again!

I hope you enjoy it Smiley
Have a wonderful day!
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8  Home made Mushroom Cream Sauce in Recipes and Cooking Tips by mitchell-b on: February 08, 2009 01:51:44 AM
Hey there Smiley
I wrote a lot of exams during the past week and so I somehow forgot to go shopping. I only had store bought potato dumplings, cream, canned mushrooms, onions and instant gravy. So of course the single student called mum and she helped me out with a wonderful recipe:

Ingredients (for one person Wink):
- 1 onion
- 1 small can mushrooms
- 7 fl. oz. (200ml) cream
- tbs butter
- pepper, salt, paprika powder
- 1 cube instant gravy (i don't know if you got instant gravy cubes, as well, but one cube is for half a cup liquid)

Melt the butter in a pan and chop the onion. Add the onion and wait until they are glazed. Pour off the water from the mushrooms and add them to the pan. Reduce the heat and let it braise for about 15 minutes. Then add as much salt, pepper and paprika powder as you like. I suggest you to try some shrooms while you season, but don't forget that you will add cream later on, which needs to be flavoured, too! Stir well, braise for another 5 minutes and then add the cream. Raise the temperature until the sauce cooks and add the instant gravy cube. Stir well and wait for it to dissolve. Try some of the sauce and add some season if it's not spicy enough.

I especially like to eat the sauce together with potato dumplings, escalope, chicken tenderloin, but there are other good combinations for sure Smiley

In the pan:

On my dumplings:

I hope you like it Cheesy
Have a great day!
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9  Re: Hat with mock cable in Knitting: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: January 01, 2009 12:58:42 PM
Thank you addicted Smiley I'm glad you say so!

Another photo:

With the twist worn like this, I think it looks a bit like a hat from the charleston era, doesn't it?
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10  Hat with mock cable in Knitting: Completed Projects by mitchell-b on: January 01, 2009 12:43:59 PM
Hey fellow craftsters!
This is the very first hat I ever knitted and I'm a bit proud of it. I got the book "boutique knits" as a christmas present and couldn't wait to try this pattern. Though I had to use a different yarn, it turned out quite well, I think. I imagined the yarn to be more grey than beige when I ordered it on the internet, but well. I hope the hat doesn't make me look like a granny in this color?! :/

back of the hat

with hair tucked under

Please excuse the silly faces Wink
Comments and critic are welcome!
Have a nice day.
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