Monday, July 27, 2009


a friend of mine posted a meme in her blog that read:

Here's the deal:

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year (2009).
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a mixed CD. It may be a poem. I may draw or paint something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? (I sure don't.)
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

And in return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make something for 5 others.

so here we are. it is that meme right there that gave me the idea to start this blog. i ended up being the first person to respond and, after posting the note on my facebook, i now have five promises to fulfill. with this blog i wanted a means by which to document my crafts and show them off to people other than the recipients. since this blog has yet to fulfill it's purpose i figured it was time to start. expect these projects to start popping up.

Friday, July 24, 2009

a little boxy pouch - finally!

third time's a charm! here's my first successful little boxy pouch. i'm giving it to my mother-in-law.

sooooo much improvement over the initial attempt.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

lemon raspberry cupcakes

here's what i did:
  • made a box of lemon cake mix following directions on the box for making 24 cupcakes.
  • let the cupcakes cool on racks.
  • blended raspberry preserves and some fresh raspberries for filling.
  • once the cupcakes were cool i filled them with the raspberry filling using a #230 wilton tip.
  • i whipped vanilla buttercream with the rest of the raspberry preserves and piped it on the cupcakes using a #12 wilton tip.
  • topped with lemon zest and a fresh raspberry.
they turned out to be very sweet and refreshing.