Cricut Cake Machine
Hi everyone, I have not been doing much cross stitching this last month, in fact, I haven't been doing any, however, I have been stitching on a dress that I started last summer and I have also been checking out my Christmas gifts. The first I want to tell you about is this wonderful cake decorating machine that my husband bought me, you can decorate really beautiful cakes with this, very easily! It is the Cricut Cake, it came with a selection of tools and a computer cartridge that fits in the machine, this has all of the designs for you to choose to decorate your fondant icing or you can cut out biscuits in lots of lovely shapes. I am going to be using this over the next few weeks to get used to it and then hopefully I can show you some nice creations I have made.
I love making cupcakes, they are just so pretty with all the new edible cake glitters and decorations that one can purchase, I bought the cupcakes book in the top photograph and made some delicious cupcakes after following their recipes, you can find the book at the link below.
There are many other cartridges to choose from but this is the one that was included in the package Choose from TONS of Cricut Cartridges!
The next gift I received was from my sister, it is a book by Cath Kidston, I love it because it included a bag that you could make yourself, it is an easy pattern to follow, I am looking forward to stitching this.
The fabric is really pretty and you even get the Cath Kidston label.
Check out the book for yourself here Sew!
Stitching news and my forthcoming trip to Paris!
Below are a couple of photos of the red dress I have been stitching, the first is the pleated sleeve and the next photo shows the ribbon trim that I will be putting on the waist and hem, if you wish to see more progress you can see it on my dressmaking blog here.
I am so excited to be going to the L'aiguille en fete stitching show in Paris in February, I missed the opportunity to go last year but promised myself I would attend in 2012. My husband and I, together with my sister and brother-in-law, will be going to Paris for three nights, the husbands will not be joining us at the show but my sister and I will be enjoying every minute!
In my next post I will be giving away a free pattern for Valentine's Day and I will also be confirming details of catching up with me at the Paris show.
Thankyou for all your comments on my last post and welcome to all of my new followers!
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