Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Going to a party tonite and I offered to make these cake pops. My friend, Laura V hadn't heard of them before so I asked her to come over and help. What fun! The best part is having to "dispose" of the deformed ones! Also, dipping orange wedges into the leftover chocolate wasn't half bad.
These are made from a triple fudge cake mix, vanilla frosting, and chocolate candy melts with Halloween candy sprinkles. Yum!
Saturday, October 01, 2011
These things are addicting. They are great for trying new patterns and techniques in an immediately gratifying way. So small, so quick and very cute. I've wanted to try the braid pattern for a long time. Went into my scrap bag and pulled these fabrics out. They don't go together at all but I didn't want to waste good fabric if it didn't turn out. I'll use thinner strips next time. These were 2.5" wide. I especially like the hexie one. I started making some English paper pieced hexagons a couple of years ago, not having a grand plan for them. Glad I could use some here. The Dresden plate one was to practice my echo quilting more. The floral with the green & black borders was made to see what one looked like without binding and the others were to reacquaint myself with sewing bindings. What will tomorrow bring? If I don't join a mug rug swap, at least I've gotten a start on some Christmas presents :)