Sorry for the fotos... as you know, last minute shots with my digi just with electric light and no time to control ^^
Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2010
I found these great papers at our chinese super market.
They are something called "Weihpapier" which I would translate as blessing paper. Aren't they beautiful?
I made one with the silver and one with the golden paper.
As background I used grey cardboard, black cardboard and an old bookpage.
Just look at the texture!
Mh.. have to think what else to make out of this paper! Any ideas? Want some too? :)
Montag, 27. Dezember 2010
Most of the time I don't like to show the things (even the sweets) before the arrived at the persons they are thought for. So here we go with my christmas sweets. But some of them are adaptable for other occasions.
Like my zebra brownie! Just a normale brownie with dark chocolate and a "brownie" with white chocolate baked in an open jar. After baking I instantly closed the lid (Yes, it is hot, be careful!) so it will be durable for a long time. Not that brownies are really durable... that is against their nature of being tasty ^^ The brownie will get a new consisty compared to a traditional one because most of the moisture stays in the jar. It is a little bit more creamy... don't know how to describe it better. But a little bit like a new kind of brownie.
The next sweet was an idea I had while talking with a friend. Snowball apples!
Just use organic apples which were grown without the use of pesticides. I mean you want to eat the apple skin! Wash the apples and put a wooden stick in them. Just cover them with melted white chocolate and cover it with desiccated coconut. All the little flakes...!
I love the look! A snowball!
In a nice wrapping... :)
And of course I had to make some melting snowmen! There were so many in the last linking parties that were so adorable and cute that I couldn't resist.
I just made cookies out of shortcrust (does it really say shortcrust in english for this kind of dough?). The icing is powedered sugar with lemon juice (I love that taste!). The heads were marshmellows which were for 15 to 18 seconds in the microwave at 600 W. The faces and co were painted with a sugar paste.
And now please forgive me... I just added too many fotos of the cookies here! ^^
In made one double crochet stich in every needle stich. Only at the edges I put two double crochet stichtes in the needle stich sites. I just played a little bit until I found out which number of stichtes worked.
Yes, I had some problems catching the real colour... sighs. I haven't seen the sun now for some time and especially pink and violett are difficult to catch for my camera with artifical light. Just you know: The pink is a real pink! ^^
And the third pillow: With a lot of circles made out of felt! I don't know how long this will last but I think the look of the pillow is worth a try ^^
Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2010
...it is cold.
But my cats know how to use pillows and blankets. They really snuggle under a blanket and love to sleep this way ^^
...but is has to be very cold before Bisu wants to hide under a blanket. Most of the time he sleeps like this!
PS: The three first fotos are from Dean. My third cat Grusel tries to sleep on my lap when it is getting cold. Blankets are nice but why use a blanket if you can use a human insteadt? ^^
PPS: Although it looks like Dean is a short hair cat he really isn't. His hair is longer than 3 to 4 cm, it just lays flat on the body most of the time (same with grusel). But now with the winter coat / under coat the hair goes straight in all directions that is why he sometimes looks like a stuffed teddy ^^