Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for December, 2019

Tiger Cake

For Eli’s eighth birthday cake, this year he chose to have a tiger which was a very cool challenge! To give the face shape I used crushed rice bubbles and melted marshmallows to sculpt the ears, brow and nose area. I had to put them back in the microwave a few seconds to soften and resculpt several times. Everything was then covered in a thin coat of buttercream and the orange, white and black fondant gave the detailing. Fortunately the stripes and tail covered up most of the folds and creases I made in the orange fondant when trying to handle such a huge piece of fondant. Anyhoo, Eli was happy on the day and that’s the main thing 🙂

IMG-341059737084120--E44BAB59-AD5B-4C40-B5D6-FF08DE4D48A5IMG-3413IMG-3415IMG-3420

Read Full Post »

Good Old Kombiknit!

I haven’t used this pattern for over 30 years! I still remember going to those stretch knit classes at the Tokoroa sewing centre, where over successive weeks we mastered teeshirts, sweatshirts, placket openings and how not to get your undies in a twist. Making clothes helped make ends meet way back then, and the satisfaction was huge. Fun to have one pattern remaining, just for old times sake, made a singlet for the new wee grandson 🙂

Kombiknit singlet

Read Full Post »