Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
There are two ways to make macaroons, the first ceated a rough shell and the other a shiny finish on the shells; this is the shiny shelled version. Macaroon making is labor of love & takes a lot of patience; this is a little warning to those about to embark on the journey. I have made them many times & often had them split, do not be discouraged, follow every step with precise accuracy and you should be fine!
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
|Image from Hobbycraft Styled by Hannah Read-Baldrey|
Bake a batch of rectangular shaped cookies using a recipe of your choice and allow to cool.
Roll out the white icing and using the template as a guide, cut out rectangular shapes to fit the top of the cookies. Paint the back with a little water then lay the icing centrally on top of the cookies.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Just print out this image to the size you want and lay it over some black card. Cut around the Queens head shape with a craft knife. Spray mount the head onto a contrasting card background ( I used pale blue).
Why not have the Cameo at the end of your table for a right royal affair!
|Image by Hannah Read-Baldrey|
Friday, 18 May 2012
When the sun goes down, add a little ambience to your party with these gorgeous votive holders.
YOU WILL NEED
Selection of transparent buttons
Glass tea light holders
Add a small amount of glue to the glass tea light holder then place a button and hold for a couple of seconds to secure in place, keep adding your buttons until the required pattern is finished working from the bottom to the top.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
YOU WILL NEED
A5 mount board
A4 sheets of metallic coated gold card
White outline stickers
White sticky backed foam
A5 envelopes (enough per invitation)
Optional: Individual letter stamps & ink (for personal invitation message)
Using the template, cut out the crown shape from the mount board using a craft knife.
Lay your cut out crown shape on top of the gold card, draw around the edges then cut out with scissors the number of invitations you require. You will get 2 invitations per A4 sheet.
Using the letter stamps, create your personal text for the invitation, e.g. you are invited to a party, date, time, location and who the invitation is from. Ink and stamp onto the white side of your crowns or you can hand write - using a stamp is much quicker when making multiple copies.
Turn the invitations back to the front to decorate the gold side and using a selection of stickers and foam, decorate your crowns.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
I found these tiles last month in Liberty by Rory Dobner, aren't they gorgeous, at the time I was having my bathroom re-tiled and was thinking of what to use. At the hefty price tag of £37.50 each, I won't be decorating an entire wall with them, can you imagine! However it got me thinking, what would be the best way of creating my own?