Sunday, 26 July 2015
In my last post I wrote about the Superhero Party Rings that I tested in preparation for the tripolatas' 5th birthday party. On Friday I made a very small batch of marshmallow krispie treats. I set them in cake pop molds because I didn't think ahead and prepare something larger to set them in. In keeping with the superhero theme I coloured these green (Hulk) and red (Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America). They were of course very easy to make, but were very sticky, the red ones had a bitter after taste, which I believe is from the food colouring.
I also made some royal icing to use in place of the icing that I had used when making the party rings. I coloured this green and used it to cover some of the green krispie treats and a couple of biscuits that I had in the cupboard. I only wanted to test the recipe as it uses corn syrup in place of eggs, it set very well so I will use this in place of the other icing when making the party rings.
I'm also going to use royal icing to decorate the krispie treats. As the red food colouring has a bitter taste, I will leave those plain and just decorate the top according to each superhero. The Hulk krispie treats will be completely green, then I'll use sprinkles and black or purple icing to decorate it further.
So that's two treats down and a few more to go. Next I will try out Superhero Power Sticks
I tried these again, yesterday afternoon, and find them too sticky for my liking. I'm thinking that it might be best to coat them with candy melts and do superhero krispie pops instead.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
It's the tripolatas' birthday in a couple of weeks and throwing them a birthday party for the first and (according to Mr U.) last time. There isn't really a theme for the party itself but most of the food will be based on superheroes.
I asked each of the tripolatas who their favourite superhero was, tripolata 1 said Iron Man and Bumblebee from Transformers, tripolata 3 also said Iron Man for his first choice and "Hulk Smash!" as his second. Tripolata 2 chose Spider-Man and Captain America.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Yesterday I finished working on the Cowl Cardi (I'm still thinking of a name). Even up to the point of working the last stitch, I was still worried that it wouldn't work in the way that I had envisioned. As it was late I had to wait until this morning to pin the piece together and 'Thank You Lord' it worked. The size is great, the drape is perfect and the stitch pattern on the cowl is noticeable without being too out-there.
Monday, 29 June 2015
For the past few months I have been working on a new crochet project as part of the 'All In One' line. I'd been making great progress, and up until Saturday, was 75% of the way through. It was then that I realised that the cowl portion of the cardi was not working. It was too stiff and so wouldn't sit properly, this is how I want it to look.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
After weeks of testing the Ijeoma Ruana Wrap is now ready to purchase from Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy. I've also added it to the PDF Patterns tab, where you can purchase or download (for free) all my patterns. This has been the largest of all the items that I have designed and I'm so happy that it's now out there.
I've already started my next project, a sort of oversized crocheted cardigan (pictures coming soon) and hope to be able to work on this consistently so that I can finish it as soon as possible.
Monday, 30 March 2015
As mentioned in my last post, this period is very important for me and my family and to celebrate I've made some delicious treats for everyone to enjoy. My second Resurrection Day recipe are these Mini Bites, along with my Chocolate Domes they are sure to make any celebration just that little bit tasty.