Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Candies and Cupcakes

My sweet tooth is really acting up today and it probably doesn't help that I just discovered this amazing website/blog! They're mainly a cupcake decorating supply shop but they also have a blog which is pretty neat and their stuff is quite cheap!

I want these button molds so bad! I want to make pretty chocolate buttons, but alas I do not have the money for such an item at the present, so I'll just admire the pictures.
They also have these really cute Cupcake Wrappers!
Did I mention that they have neat recipes too? I'm gonna make some of these Alice themed Shortbread Mushrooms later in the week! Hopefully this shortbread recipe won't end in disaster like my shortbread buttons which landed me with a mangled finger.
That's it for now but I'm going to leave you guys with some pretty cupcakes to brighten your day and excite your sweet tooth. 
Have a nice day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Alice in TeaLand

I made this bracelet a few weeks ago after being inspired by some Alice goodness but have yet to put it up in my Etsy shop because I find it so pretty.

What do you guys think? Should I put it up or keep it?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Injury and Updates

Hey everyone! So I finally got around to fixing up my Etsy button on left side panel as you can see and I'm still working on making a few Rock, Paper, Knit blog buttons which will hopefully be up and running sometime this week.

I might be bit slow in getting things done because I injured my finger pretty badly yesterday while making shortbread button cookies. Those hand mixers can be a bitch...
So unfortunately there won't be a recipe how-to on those anytime soon, but luckily no blood got into my delicious batter, so I still got to make regular shortbread cookies but I think button shaped would have made them taste even better; just a theory.

I'll be adding a few new items to the shop, hopefully sometime in the afternoon, but definitely check it out! I have a pair of easter themed cupcake earrings for sale!
Since I won't be able to make new jewelry items for a bit, I've been thinking of adding some knitted items to the store, what do you guys think? Specifically: arm and leg warmers as well as a few ideas that have been running through my head.

Out of curiosity, have any of you guys ever gotten stitches or really mangled something? What was your experience like?

I'm taking a sick day and staying in bed with my laptop and bandaged finger until my nurse gets back, aka David.

Have an injury free day!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

10 Things I'm Loving This Week

I'm always adding to my Etsy store, so keep looking! I have few easter themed items going up later  tonight. But now enough of Etsy, I feel like it's been dominating my life lately, so time for a bit of fun! Here's what I've been enjoying and loving as of late.

10. Mad Men. I am MAD about Mad Men; horrible pun intended! I never watched this show despite all the rave and Christina Hendricks being in it. I don't have a TV but I like watching streaming series, especially when I'm doing stuff like cooking or being crafty. I like the background noise and its nice to watch something else while I'm working with my hands. My love is ever growing for this awesome show and did I mention that Christina Hendricks is in it? She's really the only reason I gave it chance, because as soon as she appeared onto the screen my attention was all on Mad Men. Also, Mad Men photography is greatness.
9. Food Blogs. I've been meaning to add this to the 10 Things list for a while now but somehow I would always forget. Food blogs are utter greatness, but be forewarned: looking at them will make you hungry and make you want to create amazing food. I like to call these blogs: food porn and you'll see why; the food photography is fantastic! What I wouldn't do for a Nikon D90...le sigh. So for your enjoyment, here are a few of my favourite food blogs:
8. Making Cupcake Earrings. I'm having so much fun making different kinds of cupcake earrings right now and I have a bunch of "flavours" floating in my head but am always open to ideas! Here's my favourite cupcake earrings thus far; I even made a pair for myself.
7. My New iPod Case. I've been meaning to share this for a bit now, but anyway...David went to Toronto a couple of weeks ago and brought me a lovely little gift: a new ipod case. I LOVES IT!
6. Bento Boxes. Before Chirstmas time I was obsessed with these! I even made my own grown up versions everyday for school lunches. It took me forever to make them but they were so fun and looked really good and colourful. Here's a few pictures of some outlandish art bento; some moms in Japan actually make these daily for their kids!
5. Domo-Kun. Haha, oh Domo, I love that crazy fuzzy little guy. Seriously, I squeal when I see anything with him on it, except for the last picture, all I have to say is: weird...
4. This Picture.
3. We Heart It. I've been going to this website a lot lately, mostly for inspiration but also for when I'm bored. So many pretty pictures!
2. Alice Inspired Photography.
1. Paper Art.
Well that's it for now, I'm leaving you all with a summer time picture as it's currently snowing here and I long for green grass and sunshine.
Have a nice day,