Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby Blanket

It isn't my first baby blanket, but it is the first full sized one I did.

After I took the photos I realised how great the waves looked, I wasn't sure about the multi coloured wool in the middle but it made a really cool effect.  The recipient seemed really happy and showed her work mates which makes you happy inside. I really hope she did like it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Icing Class

 I have been attending a basic decorating course, I have found most of the classes boring apart from this week as I got to use my creativeness instead of following an old fashioned cake book. (so to speak) They said the course has been updated but I don't think it has in my eyes.  Anyway we got to do cupcakes yesterday my favourite thing to decorate.  Here is what I come up with.

We learned how to do leaves, If I only got one (leaf tip) earlier I would have realised how easy it is, you most try it if you haven't, so much fun.

I also sprinkled them with glitter dust.

And I used wilton colours to get them bright and vibrant.  I may have to add them to the butterflies for some effect. When I perfect them I will post it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cupcake love

I love to pipe icing, and I have been looking for a tip that is 5 point star in a big (1M  type size) they are hard to find. My mum gave me a small one which is great for small cupcakes as below.

I was told I can get the same swirl out of a 1M and a 2D but I can not figure it out, so I added fondant butterflies instead.  I get a great reaction out of these butterflies so it may have to be my signature.

 I gave these to my hairdresser as it was our last haircut together, and I hadn't finished the blanket I was going to give her.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baby Blanket

I didn't finish the Baby Blanket on time as a had a few set backs this week, I will finish it by next week. It is quite funny as the person I am giving blanket to is doing the baby's room in similar colours that I knitted. I was worried that she may not like the colours so it was great to hear.

Anyway here is the progress.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Busy Knitting

Well I am busy knitting so not much to post, but I am baking today as I start a basics decorating class tonight. First is cookies, I hope that it isn't too boring but I was told I had to start from the bottom like everything in life I guess. So until tomorrow I will be baking,decorating and knitting my heart out.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Have Wool Will Knit

I have new wool, I have been trying to get to the wool shop for 3 days I went two mornings in a row before I realised in summer she opens at 10 am instead of 9 am like winter. So I had to wait to go at night which I did now I have wool, yippee I am happy when I have wool.

Not the colours I was first thinking, but I do like a bright colour for little ones. It is a New Zealand wool that can go in the washing machine so that is perfect for a baby as hand washing can take time.

 It took a few rows to see the pattern, at first I wasn't sure. It is growing on me. I like the colours the unsure part is the multi coloured wool, I think it may have been better a solid colour.

It is another Debbie Bliss pattern, I really like her wools and the way she does her colours. It was meant to have 236 cast on stitches but because I am using different wool I cast on 200 it is still alot but worth it.

Anyway I only have another 14 days to finish this see you next time.