Both the little bear, and his clothes, and the little wolf are both adorable.
I may have to have a go at those headbands, the knotting technique is intriguing
Class or Challenge Title: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes Challenge Series
Project Name & Page Link: Boxing Telescope
Brief Description: These spring colour palette twinchies pack a much needed punch of bright spring colour
Project Name & Page Link: Dungbombs
Brief Description: This stumpwork sunflower was made entirely from embroidery thread leftover from other projects
Project Name & Page Link: Love Potion
Brief Description: These mixed media ATCoins include a cross stitch element, which I have been completely obsessed with recently
Project Name & Page Link: Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink
Brief Description: I love to bake, but baking dairy free is brand new to me – we have a good friend who has recently had to go dairy free, so I am determined to learn. Both of these cakes were dairy free.
Chocolate fairy cakes – weigh 2 eggs (in their shells) and weigh out the same weight of caster sugar, self-raising flour and dairy free soft spread. Beat the spread and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Beat the eggs and add in bit by bit, adding a little flour if needed to prevent splitting. Once all of the egg has been added, add in the flour and stir until just mixed together. If the mixture is a little stiff, add a splash of dairy free milk. Stir in chocolate drops – no measure needed, just add until it looks like a good ratio! Spoon into paper cases and bake at 180C for 15-20 mins. Leave to cool completely. To make icing sieve 2 tbsp of icing sugar and 2 tsp of cocoa powder. Add water a little at a time to make a smooth and spreadable icing. Ice cakes and enjoy.
Chocolate cornflake cakes – melt together 4oz of dairy free butter substitute and 4 tbsp of golden syrup. Sieve in 4oz icing sugar and 4 tbsp of cocoa powder. Stir until well mixed and glossy and then stir in 4oz of cornflakes or rice crispies. Spoon into paper cases and allow to set.
Project Name & Page Link: Patented Daydream Charm
Brief Description: I have had this suit and sari scarf for some time, dreaming about them being a bag and knowing that was their destiny, and they finally told me just what bag they needed to be.
Project Name & Page Link: Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder
Brief Description: Does anybody know whether Darkness powder goes out of date? Or maybe this batch was bad? These inchies should have ended up with a much darker colour scheme than this!!
Project Name & Page Link: Portable Swamp
Brief Description: Sewing, and embroidery, are mediums I have worked in for a long time and this sampler ticked all the boxes as a bit of fun. (It also used up a lot of embroidery thread leftovers, which is always good :D)
Project Name & Page Link: Pygmy Puff
Brief Description: A friend of mine asked me to make him two birthday cards for his partner, one from him (the more realistic one ) and one from their daughter (the cute one )
Project Name & Page Link: Screaming yo-yo
Brief Description: This embroidery page, made as part of the mini book swap, has a number of stripes of different stitches
Project Name & Page Link: Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher
Brief Description: I am really bad at keeping all those tiny scraps of felt, so this whole bird was made from the stash scrap bag, and the embroidery threads used were all leftover from other projects
Project Name & Page Link: Ton-Tongue Toffee
Brief Description: The book cover for the book I made for the mini book swap used a load of fabric scraps, one side was regular squares and the other was crazy patchwork (This cover was also remade 3 times, as the first one was the wrong size and the second I really didn’t like, so third time was the charm!)
Project Name & Page Link: Trick Wands
Brief Description: In the book I made for the mini book swap, there was a page hiding an even smaller book, so there was a hidden element to the book. There was also a trick to the page itself, in that I had to be careful not to make it so heavy that it damaged the book once put together. I used two sheets of card stock for the front, with a hole cut out, and back, and then created a internal frame of corrugated card, both around the edge and around the “hole” for the tiny book. Once covered and decorated, it created a strong, but light weight page.
Project Name & Page Link: Wildfire Wizz-bang Fireworks
Brief Description: The crochet page for the mini book was both bright colours on a dark background, and the crochet flowers had a thread of sparkle running through them