Come april, tons of photos and a link to my learn to crochet videos!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Alice in Wonderland: Kate's second fabulous cake

 This cake is truly epic! Kate made this for our friend's wedding shower this past weekend, and needless to say, it was a hit. Check out the details! Patience really is a virtue, you know.

And after we ate the top layer, Kate just kept on decorating!Something tells me everyone's going to fight over the piece that gets topped with the fondant queen. It was truly heartwarming to see adults vying for a slice with a character on it. Just goes to show much we all appreciated the work that went into this. Compliments to the chef!

Cake decorated by: Kate Stewart

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kate's St. Patrick's Day Cake!

Isn't it scrumptious? My friend and her roommate are ambitious when it comes to cake decorating, hence the itty bitty shamrocks on the bottom row. The icing on this cake is fondant. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better.....

...cut the cake and you get flashback to the 60s! Just plain awesome! I will have to try this with a cake at some point, or maybe with some of my cupcakes? Recently she made a second cake that was similar, only the theme was Alice in Wonderland, and it was decorated with fondant characters. When I get the pictures, I will share them here.

Cake decorated by: Kate Stewart

Friday, March 4, 2011

Little Mermaid Gift for my Knitting Teacher

 Manda, if you are reading this, you will now know that I took your request for a mermaid very seriously. Here she is! I love this pattern so much, I'll use any excuse to make them....but since I don't have space for a dozen mermaids of my own, I am happy to give them away to good homes. This cute little mermaid is made from a pattern written by Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen. The pattern is posted on her blog at

Here she is, enjoying a day at the beach, along with the little starfish I made (right). Manda, do you want a starfish with your mermaid too? What a stupid question....of course you do! I'll make one before next week so she has a little friend. And speaking of friends....

 She will soon leave her little friend behind (my mermaid on the left). I thought it was only fair to take a best friends forever photo, just to remember the good times.

Crochet Sushi Pattern is under way...

It finally arrived! I got my copy of Yummi Gurumi by Christen Haden and Mariarosa Sala, and though most people would prefer real sushi, I'm really enjoying the sushi crochet pattern. This book wouldn't be bad for beginners, and it's packed with interesting food patterns (I'll probably work on the sandwich next).

Here's what I have done of my sushi pattern so far. I was going to wait until I finished it to post, but I'm so busy these days, I figured I'd share my progress so far. Ok, I'll admit, I am kind of sad it's not real sushi...from a certain distance it actually looks tasty. But chewing on yarn is for cats, not people, so I'll pass. I've made many changes to my pieces compared to the instructions in the book, but I'm happy with how they are turning out. I will be gifting my friend (who got me hooked on sushi!) with his own fabulous set.