Sunday, 3 July 2011

cupcakes and memories

in the spirit of "finishing things" and encouraging my reluctant mojo, i revisited an almost-quilt top that i was given when a friend died in September last year.  i haven't been ready to work on it before, but today seemed like a great day - the sun is shining and am feeling refreshed.

i was pleasantly surprised to find that the quilt top was closer to finished than i remembered - the centre was finished, one border was attached and the other 3 borders were cut.

with a soft smile on my face and memories in my head i finally finished sewing those last three borders on to Phyllis' quilt.
and of course my little quilt helper was there to assist
a little bit of fun was also had in my kitchen today (vanilla cupcakes with lemon buttercream icing and a little lemon zest over the top)...
this is my first attempt at piped icing!!

lessons i have learnt...

1. make sure that your finger isn't anywhere near the "on" button when you have lifted your beaters out of the bowl

2. dont buy a piping bag set from the supermarket - the darn thing leaked and had horrible nozzles (it is now in the bin)

3. if i am going to do these semi-regularly i need to get a mix-master

4. decorating cupcakes is FUN!!

it's wasn't as hard as i thought it was going to be, but i think i would have been a LOT easier if i had some decent tools to work with

busy bag

i think my mojo is slowly creeping back.. i have been working on a few little projects, and i think that working on something and getting it finished is really helping me to get motivated again.

here is my latest little project, it's called a "busy bag".  i think i will add a few sewing items to it and use it for the next quilt "gift swap" that i am in...