I've been searching for a nice apple cake recipe now for some time and while I've found a couple that are pretty good they're just not quite what I'm after....... this one that I made on the weekend is exactly what I was looking for! It was so good!
The recipe came from one of my favourite blogs....
I was recently asked to make a birthday cake for the children of someone I work with..... I was really pleased when they wanted a rainbow cake as I've been seeing lots of them around blog-land and was keen to have a go at one myself.
I kept the decoration on the outside simple....
just piped buttercream and some bunting with the children's names on it.
It seems most of the sewing going on in our household lately is by the kids - I've haven't been getting much of a look in at all. I had intended to do some sewing of my own on this particular day but Miss 14 had grand plans (thanks Pinterest) which of course had no pattern..... needless to say, I spent the day drafting up a pattern for her and guiding her on how to put it all together. Totally worth it don't you think?
A Snow White apron - that looks like a dress.....
never too grown up to be a Disney princess!
She especially wanted one that went all the way around.....
Miss 14 has been busy lately with her Sock critters - they've been selling really well in the coffee shop where she works so she's had to do quite a bit of re-stocking! Unfortunately I've missed taking photos of a lot of them but I did manage to get some before they all went out the door.
3 Little Kittens
And of course a Monkey - which is how they all started!
This version of the Country Keepsakes 'Totti' doll was made by Miss 14. It was her who originally purchased the pattern but instead of making it on her own It's usually easier to make one each so that if there's anything tricky in the pattern she can just follow along with me.
This jelly roll race quilt was made by Miss 14 from a very special jelly roll that had belonged to my Aunty Linda. She was delighted that it earnt her a champion ribbon at the local show recently which certainly made the very late night beforehand when she was madly stitching the binding down worth the rush.
They're not colours I would normally use for a quilt but they look great don't they?
I can't believe I haven't put a post on here for 4 whole months.... time sure flies doesn't it?
Since I've got a bit of time this afternoon I'm going to schedule several posts that I should have posted over the last few months.
First on my show & tell list is the minion birthday cake I made for Master 11 back in July - I was pleased with his choice this year as it was a nice easy one to make for a change. I just used the instructions on the Betty Crocker website here, but instead of using the packet cake mix I used my tried and tested butter cake recipe.
Another finish from our Quilting retreat..... Chevron Quilt top!
Not the best pictures... I always have trouble photographing white quilts
I think I saw a picture of one of these on Pinterest. No instructions I just pieced it together from two Heather Bailley "Fresh Cut" - 6" charm sqare packs and some white homespun... very easy, although some of those points did give me a little grief. I think it was worth it :)
Now I just have to find some backing and send it off to the quilters.
This pic that I pinched from the Club Quilt blog shows the colours much better: