Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas crafting

Just a few things...

amigurumi reindeer!

Amigurumi reindeer for dave. pattern by me.


Gingerbread hacienda. made from a kit, which, with the frustration of building gingerbread houses is really the only way.

Christmas Stocking

Retro christmas stocking! this is one of two that i crocheted. pattern from Crochet Today.

Christmas tree star topper

sweet star for our christmas tree. tin foil and hot glue. xoxo


lillie wishes i was petting her instead of whatever the hell this on the floor is... (stocking before before it became a stocking)

lots more on my flickr page!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Quick holiday baking adventure update

i've been calling them meringue cookies but that's deceiving as there's no real cookie. meringue candies is probably more appropriate? followed this recipe, and here's how they turned out.


More on the flickr page.

I think i can call them a success! They take a long time to make though. I wanted them for Christmas which was a Friday but wouldn't be home Christmas Eve. So I made the meringue Tuesday and baked them. The recipe says let them sit in the oven over night, so I did. Then Wednesday I came home and dipped them in chocolate and crushed peppermint, then let the chocolate harden over night. These cookies were nearly 3 days in the making!

It was the first time i used my cake decorating set and first time i used a pastry bag ever! I made a mess... Come to think of it, it was the first time i ever made meringue too. I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone else make meringue before! My piping skills are a little sloppy, but I'm pleased with how they came out considering!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

i should be going to bed...but gingerbread!

i have quite few photos to post, and perhaps soon i shall. I'm working hard on these stockings. i have one finished already, so i think i can manage a second one before christmas.

anyway, just wanted to share these i found on free people's blog. if i had the patience, i'd make them myself.

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