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1  vegan: 21st birthday cake (elderflower and golden syrup) & rainbow cupcakes too in Vegetarian / Vegan by ruthie tuesday on: August 13, 2008 04:38:04 AM
hey everyone,
yesterday was my 21st birthday  Grin so for a meal out with friends i made elderflower and golden syrup cake (deliciousssssss) which is vegan, but then i decorated it with buttercream icing, which sadly i didn't use soy butter for since we didn't have any at home and i didn't have time to run out and buy any! but the cake is vegan...
anyway, onto the picture

and here's the recipe for the sponge

1lb self-raising flour
4 dessert spoons goldern syrup
1tsp bi-carb
7oz sugar
8floz/200ml sunflower oil
250ml elderflower cordial
250ml apple juice
1. sieve flour and mix dry ingredients
2. add wet ingredients gradually and mix well
3. pour into lined tin, place in oven for 40minutes at gas mark 4.
4. tada! your cake is ready.

and here is a picture of rainbow cupcakes i made for my friend gracie's 21st, because she lovvvves the rainbow
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2  Re: "I Don't Give a Hoot" Cupcakes in Dessert by ruthie tuesday on: July 31, 2008 02:39:40 PM
i really adore owls too and your cakes inspired me to make my own version!

and here's a link to my post  Smiley

ruth x
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3  owl fairy cakes in Dessert by ruthie tuesday on: July 31, 2008 02:38:03 PM
PentacleSeven's "i don't give a hoot" cupcakes https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258394.0 really struck a chord in me, since i too love owls, so for a girly "wine and pizza" night (which descended into junk food heaven) yesterday i decided to whip up a batch.

however i don't have easy access to oeros  Sad so improvised with piping butter icing in different ways.

here are all my little owlets

and a close up

and me about to enjoy one!

whaddya think?
ruth x
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4  birdish duck mobile for friend's 21st birthday in Completed Projects by ruthie tuesday on: July 19, 2008 01:58:33 AM
hello everyone,

if there is a better forum for this post then do feel free to move it.

it's one of my best friend's 21st birthday today and she adores ducks. well i decided to make her a duck mobile, only it turned out that the ducks are more generic bird-like. oh well, i still find them cute, she'll understand.
in fact, i secretly want to keep it and hang it from my wardrobe doorhandle, but shhhh.

here it is laid out on my bed

all materials are recycled, and mainly from freecycle woop i love freecycle!

ruthie x
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5  HEART cake for sister's birthday! in Dessert by ruthie tuesday on: July 19, 2008 01:31:56 AM
i am so very proud of this cake since so much love went into it that i wanted to share it with all you good good people.

it is a classic victoria sponge but instead of jam&buttercream icing it has chopped strawberries and piped whipped cream inside, and to decorate too.

and i found the candles from paperchase, my sister loves hearts so they just screamed out at me "buy meeeee"!

without further ado:

side view

top view, yes that's a cream heart filled with strawberries!

here she is, making wishes!

it tasted gooood.
ruthie x
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6  the last dinosaur in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by ruthie tuesday on: April 04, 2008 03:40:13 PM
please say hello to the last dinosaur in existence. he is a little lonely but has two birds friends for company

i made him for The Last Dinosaur, a uk band www.myspace.com/thelastdinosauruk
do drop them a line if you feel like it, i heavily recommend their music. and if you say "ruthie tuesday told me about you guys" then you would be ANGELS. hehe.

glad to hear any comments
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7  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by ruthie tuesday on: March 30, 2008 04:15:52 AM
hey everyone.

retroharmony - the colour is BEAUTIFUL.
cheera - nice hawk, it really suits you and is feminine at the same time.
nesse - your colour and cut suit you SO SO MUCH. really!

right, onto my own barnet. well i have not been to the hairdresser's in years, i just trim split ends every so often, i feel that long hair suits me best. here is a pic from a while ago (november?)

and these two are truer to the current colour - which i dyed myself, i think it was a feria colour boost thing

i don't straighten my hair too often, (however i usually straighten the ends) because i like a gentle curl & i think it compliments my face shape...
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8  my Parisian man's painting. i call it "dead mermaid" in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ruthie tuesday on: January 18, 2008 04:37:20 AM
hey everyone.
my boyfriend, Cedric Charleuf, is an artist out here in Paris, and i love this painting so much that i had to show you all. sadly my camera is a bit ancient so the pictures don't really do it justice but you do get the general gist of the colours/richness/sadness of the work. right, enough waffling.

i'd love to hear your thoughts
ruthie tuesday
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9  owly gloves, classy gloves and some goosey ribbon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ruthie tuesday on: December 19, 2007 01:06:32 AM
hello all.

a recent move to paris ( ! ) has meant that i haven't been crafting much lately, it's all been a bit hectic. however i have been getting off my bum in the past few weeks because of christmas!!

firstly here are some owly gloves that i made for myself since it's so cold here. the finger parts look funny and wavy when they are not on my hands!

i love them so very much.

on a recent trip home i showed them to my mum, who adored them too, and requested some ruthietuesday gloves for herself. being a classy lady i got some classier limey green gloves for her, turquoise embroidery thread and bright pink swarovski beads - sadly the colours are quite washed out in these pictures, i'm not a technolowizard,  so you'll just have to imagine the prettyness : )

this one is quite dark but you can see the length
this one is a bit lighter (still washed out! imagine warmer tones people)
and here for detail - the idea is that the swoopey scrolls meet each other at the wrist, i.e. continue from one glove to the other.

i found some adorable swiss style goosey ribbon/trim, and as a gift for my eldest sister i have attached it to the front of a fitted black cardigan i think she'll swoon over (she loves fitted black).

from afar

and the trim up close (so cute!)

that's all for now. merry xmas everyone!

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10  appliqued tops for mum's birthday. lots of pics! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ruthie tuesday on: April 28, 2007 10:45:16 AM
for mum's birthday i wanted to show her how much i care about her by spending a lot of time and effort on her present. so without further ado, here are the three beauties

and two close ups of the owly dear

and even a lil birdy on the back, seen from behind

and a close up of him!

hehe sorry for the vast amount of photos, i got quite camera happy, like a new parent.

what do you think?
ruth xxx
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