Monday, 1 September 2014

Football cupcakes

Football cupcakes
 I have been meaning to post this pictures for ages, but lost them all in a sea of files on my computer. I jyst found them again this morning so I thought I would pop them on now. I made these for my stepdads birthday at the height of world cup fever. He is football mad and when I saw these cupcake decorations in the shop I just knew I had to make him a set for his birthday.
Football cupcakes
 I particularly liked serving them in pairs as then the boot was kicking the ball (and you got to eat two).
Football cupcakes

Saturday, 30 August 2014

New baby cross stitch teddy - free pattern

New baby cross stitch teddy - free pattern
I just wanted to share the nursery cross stitch I made for my new nephew. As you can see his initials were A, B, C which just lends itself perfectly to a nursery sampler. I wanted to rework my ted cross stitch pattern which there is a link to here.
http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/teddy-bear-cross-stitch-pattern.html
In blues as I was sewing for a baby boy. So I chose a bright traffic light scheme of red, orange and green to balance out the design. I enhanced the first initials in bold to make the A, B, C stand out and finished it off in a plain white frame as to not detract from the design. His mum was delighted with it and could appreciate the work as she is a fellow stitcher. I do love making handmade gifts for people and its so nice when it is something I have designed as well as made.
New baby cross stitch teddy - free pattern

New baby cross stitch teddy - free pattern


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fortunately the milk - floaty ball person carrier cake

Just a quick one from me our theme of 'Fortunately the milk' continues and it is influencing a lot in our day to day lives. For example it was my mums birthday and so she had to have a floaty ball person carrier cake. If you have no idea what I'm talking about you'll have to read the book! 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Fortunately the Milk - summer holiday theme

The summer holidays have finally arrived for us and this year we have decided to theme our break around the book 'Fortunately the milk' by Neil Gaiman. Neil's Work > Books > Fortunately the Milk
If you haven't read it, you must. It's a perfect children's book that has little jokes in it for the grown ups. Boys will love it, just like William does because it's packed with dinosaurs, volcanoes, vampires, and aliens. So there is lots of potential for themed activities. Our first day of the summer holidays I introduced William to his own Professor StegFortunately the Milk: Gaiman's kid-novel is a tribute to fatherly ...
 
(one of the main characters in the book) and together we made strawberry milk shakes.


To make our strawberry milk shakes you will need 
300ml of milk 
one banana
half a punnet of strawberries.
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish your straw with a strawberry. 
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