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1  Piglet, Fairies and a First Birthday cakes! in Dessert by chloesmum on: April 30, 2012 01:06:18 AM
Hi all,
These past few months has been pretty full on with birthdays and, of course!, cake making! I have three daughters whose birthdays are all within about 37 days, and this was the first year I've been game enough to attempt fondant. Having said that though it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

My now 2 year old LOVES Piglet from Winnie the Pooh and has a special pink blankie that she won't go anywhere without so the design for her cake was easy enough! I made a simple butter cake (GF) tinted pink in 3 layers with chocolate ganache sandwiched in between (to look like Piglet's tummy). I covered it in green buttercream icing and made the decorations out of fondant. It didn't turn out exactly how it looked in my head but I was happy with it and the birthday girl had the hugest grin when she saw it! I bought pre made white fondant from the supermarket and coloured it using food colouring and heaps of icing sugar Smiley

My 4 year old is into fairies at the moment and has been given a few fairy books lately so that seemed to be the route to take with her cake. I googled pictures of fairy cakes and came up with a Fairy Toadstool theme. This was a (GF) chocolate cake baked in a giant cupcake pan and when it was cooled I inverted the base and covered it in homemade marshmallow fondant. This by far exceeded my expectations and I am really proud of how it turned out! It did take while to decorate it, but that's to be expected with three kids clamouring to help out! lol.

And now onto the last cake Smiley My baby turned one today and I wanted to make something simple and easy. I went with a "1" shaped cake covered in white marshmallow fondant with pink butterflies. I had a bit of trouble getting the corners of the sides smooth with the fondant covering - hence the ribbon- but I think the overall effect was pretty good, especially being only my third time using fondant!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations and please feel free to comment! Smiley

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2  I love curtains! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by chloesmum on: January 09, 2009 11:33:34 PM
Hi all. This is my latest creation - I found the tutorial on here although I can't seem to find the link right now. As you can tell from the title it is made of curtain fabric and the lining is black calico. It has a snap closure, I originally wanted to make it with a zipper but ran out of time (and guts!! haven't tried a zipper in a bag before).

On to the pics....

I added three pockets on the inside for my wallet, spare nappy for my daughter and the wet wipes case.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day.
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3  Corset Jordy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by chloesmum on: October 05, 2008 04:48:05 PM
I found out the other day that it was my sister-in-laws 19th bday in like 2 days time and I was going fabric shopping that day, so I thought "why not make her a bag?". The only problem is is that she doesn't like using bags. So then I thought "maybe if it's the RIGHT bag.....?". I picked out some material (dark blue denim and chinese brocade) and started sewing....

First attempt:

little pocket inside for her over-used cell Smiley

After making this I decided that I didn't like it with the stars - it sort of looked a bit little-kiddy-ish.


I got out the trusty unpick and started again...

Second Attempt:

(hubby being a very uncooperative model)

The ribbon I used was twice as wide and I couldn't find anything narrower so ended up folding in half and putting a seam down each side.

I gave it to her yesterday and she loved it! I really like how it turned out the second time Smiley

Thanks for looking.
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4  Re-usable Lunch Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by chloesmum on: September 28, 2008 06:41:32 PM
Hello all. My mum's birthday is coming up and I had no idea what to get / make her. I was looking in Philip Wright Fabrics in town and came across this really cute fabric and decided that I'd use it to make her a lunch bag to take to school with her (she's a teacher's aide).
So here it is.
  The fabric... I love it Smiley

  The bag.

I got the idea and tute from stefmsu's post.

Thanks for looking.  Smiley
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5  Messenger-style Nappy Bag (lots of pics) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by chloesmum on: July 19, 2008 02:41:04 AM
Ok, so I was looking for some tips on making a messenger style nappy bag awhile back and I came across Craftster. After looking through a few tutorials I decided to have a go at making one myself.
This was my first attempt, which I use for myself. The grey material is the scraps from a pair of curtains I hemmed and the butterfly motif is made of felt.

Front flap

Side with bottle holder

Back with pocket

Front pocket for wallet, phones, etc...

Inside front pocket

Inside bag

After making this bag I wanted to make one for my step mother-in-law who just had her little baby and i tweeked the design a little bit and came up with this one. Sorry there's no pics of the front with the flap closed- DH took the pics just before I gave it away and I forgot to check to see that he'd taken them from all angles  Embarrassed

Back and top

front with flap open

It also has a bottle holder on either side. No pics of them either sorry  Sad

Any comments or suggestions are most welcome  Smiley
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