Well, here's a bit of a quickie post as I am, customarily, rushing! I promised to show you the extra cakes I whipped up at home, using the techniques I learned on my cupcake course a week ago. Here they are...
I really loved doing the wild rose embossed cakes so I tried them with icing in different colours because for white icing to stand out, you need to use a dark/bright sugarpaste underneath to contrast.
The cakes remain largely intact, partly because I can't bear to eat them, partly because I am trying to cut down on naughty food. One person has no such weighty worries however and dug in with gusto!
I was lucky enough to received a surprise parcel containing some absolutely gorgeous goodies from a good bloggy friend and even customer. Thank you so much, Louise, I was really thrilled. I have a special little something for you too and shall get that off to you when (if!) I am more organised next week.
I loved the fabric and chopped into it straight away and put a square into my crazy nine-patch quilt top. It's coming along but waiting reinforcements from my pal, Donna Flower!
I had to take the car over to Battersea for a service yesterday - dull! However, it was not so dull when I realised I could dump the car at the garage and jump on a bus to Clapham from where I walked to Northcote Road and straight into Living Vintage, of course!
Talking of quilts, look at these vintage stunners they had there, featuring my fave types of ditsy floral 1930's prints.
This one was so lovely, a "friendship quilt" as each lady who has made a block has embroidered her name in the centre of the "plate".
I am also happy to report that I finished the crochet cushion last weekend. I am, as I say, stuggling to photograph it well, and there have been a few other crafty changes to the bedroom so I will hopefully show you all those together next week. Until then, I will tease you by showing you the reverse, made up in a gorgeous vintage fabric I picked up in Ludlow and a few vintage buttons which I think came from my nan's stash.
Now I really must rush as I have a date with Nostalgia at No 1 tomorrow! Have a super duper weekend, won't you...