Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

0 Lemon and white choc cakes x

I wanted to do some baking the other day because I had some baking bits from my friend on my birthday. 

Here are some of the things I used...

Milk Chocolate

Edible wafer daisies

In they went...



If your interested I followed this recipe but I made lemon Icing and did bits of white choc within the cake but you could try the other way depending on your preference. This recipe has done the opposite to what I did.

For the cupcakes:
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature (we used Ella Valentine eggs)
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 125ml milk
For the white chocolate buttercream:
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g white chocolate, melted
You'll also need:
  • 12-hole muffin tin
  • 12 cupcake cases

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a large, clean bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate large, clean bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in the lemon zest.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. Add half the flour, then half the milk and fold in. Repeat with adding the remaining flour and milk, then fold in again.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases filling ¾ of the way and bake for 18 mins or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  7. For the white chocolate buttercream: In a large, clean bowl cream the butter, then gradually add and stir in the sugar until smooth and creamy.
  8. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and continue creaming until fully combined.
  9. Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes using a piping bag and then, garnish with lemon zest and grated white chocolate.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

2 Decoupage

Decoupage is the name of two things, one is where you build up one image to make it 3D, the other is overlapping several peices of tissue like paper on a surface. That's what the final G.I.C.W is gunna be!
You can find the special papers for Decoupage at craft stores like Hobby Craft or The Range...
Make things like this,
Turn wooden letters into wall art. Using vintage comics and decoupatch glue.
A letter of your name
Love these bangles!!!
Funky stool,
On boxes
Comic Table x
Atlases are a cheap alternatetive to the tissues
Old Clocks
Here are the supplies to buy!
Decopatch Paperpatch Glue/Varnish 150g
the glue/varnish
Decopatch Extra Small Brontosaurus
a surface
the paper
Instead of the papers use
  • Tissue Paper (very cheap to buy)
  • Atlases
  • Newspaper
  • Comics
  •                                                              Music Note paper
                                                            Anything thin enough will do

and then,
  • Dry-clear Pva
  • Varnish or clear nail varnish (watered down)
That's all for the Get Into Craft Week. Remember there are loads more crafts out there!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

0 Beading

Beading Is one of those crafts that is very therapeutic! Make necklaces, key-rings, earrings basically any thing.

It looks great on bags!



Beaded Bracelet. #bracelet #etsy


Beaded Wrap Bracelet

My fav!

Floral beaded necklace

Try making your own fashion statements

beaded necklace

Tones of beads to choose from

beads beads beads

Beadlings are great little things to make from sead beads-

Take a look at this video on my friend and I's Youtube channel. It shows you how to make a Beadling butterfly.


This is the type of book you should buy for more of the Beadling patterns...

Hope you liked the Ideas,

Friday, 26 October 2012

0 Quilting

I've only recently got into quilting, and it's a really nice craft that creates a nice air-loom. You can make various patterns-big or small all with your 'stamp' on it...

quilts, quilts, quilts...


quilts quilts quilts

Quilts quilts quilts

There are some great ideas for quilts online and in books so if your short of inspiration check them out! They look great on beds and are deffinatly cosy.
Look at this video for an idea to do with jelly rolls...


Also you can do this with your jelly rolls,

jelly roll pillow

Jelly roll cushion

love it!
Sophie Jelly Roll

I'm making a quilt using this pack but in 6x6 squares.

Hope you've felt inspired


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