Sunday, 18 November 2012

Breaking the post drought

What a busy year. It has been so busy I have had so little time to do much craft at all. As Christmas is approaching I am going to attempt to do more, however, as I have decided to do some homemade presents this year.

I was going through some of my craft supplies last night when I discovered a slab of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. The kids decided right then and there that they wanted to have a go at making their own soaps......right NOW! So I scrounged up a few basic supplies (colour, fragrance, and other additives) and, with a little help, they set to work. Here is what they came up with:


My son made the orange sea themed soaps and my daughter made the pink girly soaps (of course).

I think they did pretty well :)

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Blog a nutshell, I've been busy with life in general and not a lot has been happening craft wise. in fact this may be my last blog post as I am just too lazy/preoccupied with other, more important things. But here are a few things I have made recently anyway:

From top left, clockwise: Red Sea Princess, Shroom, Mobieus Cowl, French Day Hat

Monday, 30 May 2011

The craft of cake making

I admit I am not the best cake maker. In fact I struggle to put out a decent "looking" cake even though it might taste delish! So when Ned asked for a birthday party this year with a Porsche cake I freaked out a little. He then changed his mind and asked for a monster truck cake. So I did a bit of research and turns out it isn't all that hard to make a decent monster truck cake. I found a really good Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe that was pretty simple to make and brought some tools and a bit of fondant (I'd never used it before) and away I went. Here is the final result:

The main green icing for the truck and black for the wheels is actually a chocolate buttercream icing and the fondant was used for the rest of the decorations. The birthday party theme was "superheroes" so I coloured some of the fondant and made a "SuperNed" logo to go on the front of the truck:

The cake was a big hit at his party. The kids were wanting thirds!!! I must say, with the chocolate buttercream icing it was rather yummy.

Making this cake I did see how someone could love doing this for a living. I had so much mess though that I think once or twice a year is more than enough for me. Have a look at the cakes on flickr that other people have made though; absolutely amazing!!!