Monday, 26 December 2011


I have been busy getting ready for Christmas like everyone else.  Now it is Boxing Day, I have got time to update my blog and let you know what I have been up to.  I have done lots of cooking:- 
 Mince pies with frangipagne topping ala Gina.
 Cupcakes in various flavours to put into boxes to give as presents.  These were vanilla flavour with fondant topping.
Chocolate cupcakes with Dooleys and whiskey.

Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla butter icing. (below)

A birthday cake for my friend who loves marzipan, so I used a Simnell cake recipe.
A knitted shrug for a friends Christmas present.
A Christmas ring for my lounge.

Then I made one for my daughter.

I offered to help my daughter make the hamper for the local playgroups Christmas fair.  I did not want to decorate the  cardboardbox with wrapping paper, so sprayed it before embellishing it.  Great fun, the house was smothered in glitter.

I had intended making Christmas cards for some of my friends but just ran out of time.  I did make this one inspired by a tree decoration I saw on a blog, sorry, I don't know where I saw it. 
I had to make a card for each of my grandsons.  Kezzy think they look like alien snowmen.
And last but not least, I finished the quilt for my friend to keep her warm, in time to give it to her before Christmas, just!!!I am knitting again, another shrug but I can't say who it's for just yet!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas everybody!!!!!

Friday, 16 December 2011

It's been very quiet here

......................the reason being is that I have been busy working on this quilt for my friend.  I have only one and a half squares left to bead and then I will be able to deliver it to it's new home.  It has taken longer than I had hoped as I had a problem getting the right bugle beads and the few square's that I had beaded when I made this quilt years ago had tarnished badly, so had to re-bead them.  Well worth it , couldn't stand the look of the distressed beads against the very shiny new beads.  Photo of the finished quilt very soon.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Final one of the year!

By the time I got home from work and shopping yesterday, it was too dark to take  photo of my journal pages.  I would have had to use artificial light, which creates too much glare on the glitter.
December, started off being coloured with distress inks and then a colour spray on top.  I wasn't happy with it, so I just covered over with an acrylic gold paint, letting the green show through.  Painted the letters in red then glued and added crushed velvet flock.  Stockings cut out on my Big Shot.  Christmas tree, stamped and coloured before adding loadsa bling!!
Go to Kate's blog, to see more journals.