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11  Dr Who TARDIS cake in Dessert by Umbrolly on: June 21, 2008 07:35:53 AM
I made the fish pond cake and thought I'de try something a bit differnet.I have no idea about other countries, but in the UK the TV show Dr.Who is huge, my little sister loves it so I decided to make it the theme of her birthday cake this year.
Here is the link to the Dr.Who site if you don't know what it is about:
It is the tardis on a random red planet

It looks really wobbily in these pictures, I used a different cake recepie to usual and it was a bit too moist, so what started out nice and rectangular went sort of squishy.
This is how I built up the cake for the tardis:

This is how I built up the cake for the base (randomly):

I had planned to make some little aliens on the planet but I had to get to school so there wasn't time.
Here it is all loaded with candles:

I have learned form making this that randomly shaped things are much easier than square things, and even though moist cake tastes better it does tend to collapse.
I would love to hear what everyone thinks... Cheesy
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12  FishCake (literally) in Dessert by Umbrolly on: May 12, 2008 02:36:46 AM
It was my grandads birthday last week and so I made him this cake (he has a pond a bit like it and spends a lot of time sat next to it) it didn't really occur to me until I'de finished that grey isn't really the most appetising colour for iceing Tongue
It is chocolate cake, with buttercream inside, and in and around the pond there is a plant; 3 lillies; some fish food; one goldfish; one bird; creeping wall plant; and a wavy blue (watery looking?) candle. I have made birthday cakes with my mum for years, but this is the 1st one I have done entirely by myself. What do you think?
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13  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 33 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: May 12, 2008 02:27:31 AM
Sorry its taken so long to post this - I've had exams. This is the wonderful stuff I got from Calluna, she sent soooo much, fabric, cooky cutters, glass marbles, rubber stamps, really cute apron (which I have now realised I don't have a photo of so you will just have to take my word for it about how cute it is) and a ton brilliant of paper ephemera.

Thankyou so much calluna
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14  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 33 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: April 18, 2008 03:29:24 AM
I received ephemera, crochet hooks and stitch markers fromfarmgirljane today, she has really outdone herself, everything is lovely:

Cute stitchmarkesr with dolphins on:

My favourite paper:

There is sucha great mix of ephemera that I can't do through it all, but its all great, and she posted out so quickly, I haven't even posted the wish I'm granting yet (will do soon, just need to do some wrapping up).
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15  Its a real live jumper (sweater to all the americans) !!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Umbrolly on: February 28, 2008 02:05:20 PM
This is a long sleeve top made for/with help from my friend chris. Inspired by the teddybear material on the pocket. Its completely from scratch, we used a ready made jumper for a biasic pattern and then just winged it. First time I've made sleeves, I don't know what I was worried about.

Comments welcome...  Grin
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16  Re: Alphabet ATC Y, Z in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: October 30, 2007 03:24:33 PM
i got my swap angel card from crafty_dame, its really cute, and done so neatly, here it is with my one for Z when it is closed:

Sorry the picture quality is so bad.
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17  Re: Alphabet ATC Y, Z in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: October 06, 2007 05:51:11 AM
Here is the card that I sent to minouette, I said I would post it because she is having camera/internet issues.

My camera doesn't seem to like colour very much, so the part that looks red is actually dark pink, and looks much better with the light pink background.
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18  Re: Alphabet ATC V, W, X in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: July 26, 2007 06:32:26 AM
I got my cards from Quazicat and Balkaldina a few days ago, they are both so cute.

V is for Venice --> Quazicat
Balkaldina --> it says "Reggie knew that his X-ray gun was the only thing that stood between the survival of the earth and the end of life as we knew it.
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19  Re: Alphabet ATC V, W, X in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: July 20, 2007 02:27:34 AM
I've recieved!!! Can you believe it - its amazing how fast some Banga posted out. Here is the card she send:

She put a note in saying it was a picture cut out of an old 50's storybook, and the words at the back are maid servies cut from the phone book, I love it when cards have a kind of history like that. This card is just perfect  Grin  Grin  Grin

I'm posting all my cards out today so they should arrive soonish.
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20  Re: Countdown to July Harry Potter Swap! in The Swap Gallery by Umbrolly on: July 14, 2007 03:53:20 AM
SUNSETxVEINS finally got the stuff I sent her so I can post the pictures  Grin wooo

Warning I was very enthusiastic with my camera because I had such fun making this stuff so this post is very image plump.

Anyway here goes, first I made a scarf which I hope she likes because it was the first thing I ever knitted - aren't swaps great for trying new crafts!

Then there was Dobby who I think is about 10" tall:

This is most of the rest of it:

That included - snitch and SPEW pin badges, pocket mirror of Erised, Pigmypuff, Bertiebottsbeans braclet (Polymer clay), the all important radish earrings, butterbear cork keychain, box of charms, necklace and braclet chain for charms, miniture crystal ball (in red box), 2 small amounts of wool - just enough to knit a tiny scarf for Dobby.

This is the back of the Pocket mirror of erised:

These are the things in the little box above:

Back row characters are - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Ginny, Sirius and Dumbledore.Its just occured to me that they look a bit like skittles for bowling, I suppose they could be used for that aswell.
They have loops in their heads so they can be strung from the necklace or charm bracelet. The random objects in front - Hat, Owl, Cat, Pensive, Toad, Broom, Cauldron, Books.
These can be used in the little theatre that the box turns into like this:

And finally, a bookmark for when she reads the 7th book:

Wow that post was long, hope I didn't waffle too much.
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