Not sure what is wrong with me lately? Have been getting a little 'girly' and wanting to make and do 'pretty' things! Last week it was cupcakes, and this week its taken a step farther with bunting and party things. It's all leading to a OTT Garden Party. Look out!
I made another batch of cupcakes today, all in the name of perfecting the recipe and technique. Mr Kirsa has just 'trialed' 2 for me and said they are almost perfect! Soft, fluffy but moist, not too sickly sweet. I iced them with Incredible Hulk Green royal icing. I was aiming for soft pale green, but a drop of food colouring was actually a bit of a splosh. Oops. It's all a learning curve. Of course I am yet to procure the order of cupcake paraphernalia I found online, which will give me much more creative scope.
So ... what about bunting? A little bubble of excitement happened when I saw all these pictures of pretty and floral and gingham bunting, fluttering in gorgeous gardens or dangling over Alice In Wonderland style tea parties. Oh, I so want a party like this. And then I remembered all those sumptuous materials I have collected over the years for no other reason than I loved them. Sure, I have done a few quilts and cushions and other crafts, but now I know the REAL reason I saved them.
I am so tempted to start tonight, but I really am going to discipline myself and get my craft/office room set up first. How's that for incentive!
Stay tuned for the garden party invite :-)