Monday, May 3, 2010

Favorite new craft project

I was checking out www.sew4home.com the other day and they had this fantastic tutorial. I love these types of flowers so I thought I would take a crack at them. I bought quarter yard cuts of several different organzas and satins and took them to my friend Jill's house for craft night. At first I really tried to stick to using the template but you quickly realize this is a very forgiving process so we just free handed the petals and melted away. I only caught one petal on fire so that is not too bad. (make sure you have a bowl of water to toss flaming fabric in!) Overall we all loved the project and all of the flowers turned out great. So great project, very relaxing, satisfies those latent pyro tendencies and good results right away. A 10 in my book! Oh- plus it is cheap. Quarter yard cuts ran me about $1.50 and you have enough in a quarter yard to make a lot of flowers. (The lovely flowers are sitting on a piece of fabric from my Party Dress line that comes out so soon! I will show more projects with Party Dress soon!)
We had an awesome roller skating party for my sweet eight year old on sunday. I LOVE rollerskating! They had adult speed skate for a bit so we all got off and watched these women go flying by. There was this one woman with this darling bob and she was speed skating sideways. I am not really sure how to describe it but she had all of us Moms secretly wishing we could be roller derby babes like she apparently is. I ran into her later and I told her how awesome we all thought she was and turns out she is in her fifties (did not look fifty whizzing by us!) and she is getting her hip replaced in a month. Whoa! I took the shots of the cupcakes in the car on the way. I adore the plastic roses from www.layercakeshop.com . They have expanded and have a new website. I love that site- so many fantastic baking things. Makes you want to bake all the time. I have to say that this frosting is the best frosting ever. I am not a fan of really heavy butter based frostings. This is whipped ganache. You heat cream, melt chocolate in it (good dark chocolate) add some vanilla and then chill overnight. In the morning you whip it for a minute and it makes light lovely so yummy frosting. (light? with those ingredients? I know but it feels lighter...) I have a bunch left over in the fridge so I just may have to make another cake this week. My sweet neighbor has a wicked sweet tooth so I know he won't mind if I end up baking.




8 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They are so lovely, at first I thought they were real stones with little droplets of water and water lily type flowers on them. TOO PRETTY!

Michelle said...

The flowers are lovely! But I think that, you should dress like a derby girl next time you're at the Rink. Let us bloggers give you a derby name and you can pretend!

Stephanie said...

I so want to be a roller derby girl, but I don't think I could handle getting banged up. Cute cupcakes and flowers :)

Jill Bagley said...

we should go to roller derby sometime. we can decide who is a little bit country and who is a little bit rock and roll!!
it might inspire and further my mullet fantasies!!
ha ha !! your husband was so confused when i was asking him about getting a mullet. he couldnt tell if i was serious!! it was funny.
I am in LOOOOVE with those flowers. not because i am thinking of all the fun things i can do with them, but its such a relaxing craft . its like the equivalent of drinking wine ( not that i would really know about that) but im guessing its that relaxing.
im a flower-a holic!!!
loved the cupcake flowers. when you find another use for them , you have to post it :)

Maija said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Mo!! Thanks for the link. The cupcakes look so delicious!! Come be my friend on my blog and enter a giveaway!
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Violet Craft said...

Love the fabric flowers Mo!

So funny - my 8 year old had a skating party too. We're all horses and skating around here.

Can't wait to see the line printed!!! Congratulations!

Valerie said...

Okay, I'm going to have to bust out some flowers soon. That project has been on my to-do list for a while, but I'm glad I read your tip about the bowl of water before I attempted any. Knowing me, I would need that bowl of water, haha. And you already know, I not-so-secretly want to be a roller derby girl! Minus the ghastly injuries, of course...

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