Thursday, 9 January 2014

Latest Projects

Hello Everyone,

Wow it's been awhile.  Here are some photos of my latest projects, most of them were Christmas gifts.

These were the Christmas cards I made for people this year.
 I got this idea from


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Raspberry Lemonade Crumb Muffins

Recipe Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats

- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries

For the crumb topping:
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F then line a muffin tin with liners and set aside.  Combine butter, unsweetened applesauce and sugar in a large mixing bowl then beat for 1 minute (mixture will look curdled).  Add eggs then beat to combine.  Add milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla then beat to combine.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to wet ingredients in three batches, mixing until just combined before adding the next batch.  Add frozen raspberries then gently fold into batter.
3. Fill prepared muffin tin cups 3/4 of the way full with batter.  In a separate bowl mix crumb topping ingredients together with a fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle on top of muffins then bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool in muffin tin completely.


Monday, 30 September 2013

Flower Art

I got this idea on pinterest courtesy of It's Doable.

You'll need:
- canvas
- acrylic paint
- scrapbook paper (I used a thicker cardstock paper)
- hot glue gun

1. Paint your canvas (I painted two coats).
2. Cut out scrapbook paper into leaf shapes.  I found a leaf template on google, and traced it onto the paper.  You can use a combination of small and large leaves.
3. Arrange the leafs onto the canvas with a circle in the middle.
4. Once arranged hot glue all the leaves down.

Now your finished and you can admire your work.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Salted Caramel Buttercream

Courtesy of "The Cupcakes Diaries"

- 16 tbsp. (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 4 cups icing sugar
- 1 tsp. milk
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce (I used the ice cream topping you can buy in stores)

1. Mix all the ingredients together with a handheld mixer, and mix on high speed until light and airy.  Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Crochet Icord Scarf

I found this idea on pinterest and it uses one of my fave yarns, Ruffle Yarn.  Here is the link;

Here is my completed scarf, worn in two different ways:


Leaf Painting

I got this idea on pinterest from the following link;

Step 1: Paint canvas, you'll probably need to do two coats.

Step 2:  Pick a leaf.  It will need to be flattened for this to work out best.

Step 3: Spray paint on top of the leaf and canvas.

And TA DA!

I didn't have much luck with  my second painting because the leaves weren't flat.  So I decided to spray paint the whole canvas gold, and then I stenciled on the union jack.

Have Fun!