Archive for June, 2009

Fabric Necklace

A project I long had an eye on, was Amy Butler’s Fabric Necklace, a free pattern that is available from her homepage. It looked so nice and easy! And I can now tell you: it is! 😉

I finished my first fabric necklace, using a fabric I bought from Ebay for 1.- € (and that’s for 5(!) meters of it).

I altered the pattern a little bit. Instead of first cutting rectangles from the fabric and then cutting the bias strips from it, I cut the strips directly from the fabric, as it seemed like a waste of fabric to do otherwise.

Also, I used wooden beads instead of the Styrofoam balls. As I only had 3/4” ones instead of 1” ones, I had to adapt the pattern accordingly so the fabric still fit around them quite tightly. (I used a 3/4” seam instead of a 1/2” one to sew together the bias tube.)

But, all in all, I think it’s a very nice project. Quick and easy, and nice to look at too. I might just make the next one a lot longer, so I can wrap it around my neck two times. =)

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace

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June 10, 2009 at 14:05 pm Leave a comment

Camera Cozy

My Dad’s birthday present. =)

A camera cozy for his new Sony HD camcorder! I followed a tutorial by sew-mad for most of it, with a small interjection from amy a la mode for the small memory card pocket in the back.

And luckily, it fit perfectly!

Camera Cozy

Camera Cozy

Camera Cozy

Camera Cozy

June 9, 2009 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

Thrift Store Loveliness

A few days ago I passed by my local thrift store and, of course, I found a few things that I just had to take home with me… 😉

A few pieces of very nice fabric for unbeatable prices and looots of ribbons. =)

I don’t quite know how to use them yet but I’ll find a way…

Thrift Store

Thrift Store

Thrift Store

June 8, 2009 at 16:16 pm 1 comment

Recipe: Wasp Nest Cake

A traditional family recipe. Made at least once a year at my Dad’s birthday (it’s his favourite cake).

Quite easy to make and delicious!

Thanks Mum for passing the recipe on to me.

Edit: Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a PDF of the recipe.

Wasp Nest Cake

Wasp Nest Cake

Dough:
200 g quark
1 whole egg
3 tbsp milk
80 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
125 ml vegetable oil
400 g flour
15 g baking powder

Filling:
30 g butter
50 g sugar
15 g vanilla sugar
100 g raisins
100 g grated chocolate
100 g grated hazelnuts

To glaze:
1 egg yolk


1) Mix quark with egg, milk, sugar and salt to form a smooth cream. Mix in oil.

2) Mix flour and baking powder.  Add to cream and quickly knead into a loose dough.

3) Roll out dough on a floured surface into a 50 cm x 40 cm rectangle.

4) Melt butter and distribute on dough.

5) Fire up your oven to 180°C.

6) Distribute sugar and vanilla sugar on  dough. Do the same with the raisins, the chocolate and the hazelnuts.

7) Roll up dough from the wide side.

8 ) Grease a 26 cm spring form (a 24 cm one works as well).

9) Cut roll into pieces (ca. 14). Place in the spring form with the cut surface facing up.

10) Whisk the egg yolk and coat the cut surfaces.

11) Bake for 30 min on the middle rail.

Enjoy!

Wasp Nest Cake

Edit: Should anyone want to print the recipe, here is the PDF: Wasp Nest Cake

June 6, 2009 at 22:48 pm 3 comments

Drawstring bags II

Some time ago a couple of friends celebrated their birthdays and so I prepared little gift bags for them – filled with little goodies.

I made them following a tutorial. But for the life of it, I can find the link. Such a shame, because it was great! I’ll keep looking for it, but in the meantime I’ll show you one that is very close to the one I used: 7 Layer Studio’s Purse Pouch tutorial.

These bags are so cute, don’t you think?

Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag

June 6, 2009 at 21:30 pm Leave a comment


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