Prom Sashes.

Remember I said I had a productive day this recent weekend? Well here are the sashes I made for work. We’re having Formal Day for charity (United Way) in the office on Wednesday, so for $2 we can dust off our grad gear (Suits and dresses) and wear it to work. I’m quite excited to wear my grad dress to work tomorrow! Every now and then I put it on and walk about the house and then hang it up again. Don’t ask, just some weird Emma thing that I do!

So, one of the gals from the committee asked if I could help out and make sashes for the crowning of Prom King and Prom Queen. Here they are on some left over blue taffeta with 3D white puff paint outlined in sparkly gold.

I’m partial to the King one myself because, and to quote Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the King!”

Until next time, Happy sewing and crafting!

Emz

Brownies and projects oh my!
I had a productive day this weekend, sewing sashes, painting letters and finally making brownies!
I’ve made these brownies before. Super moist and delicious, you can find the recipe here at AllRecipes.com.
For the first time I made a chocolate fudge icing. Normally I don’t bother and just make the brownies as is but there is something satisfying about that added chocolate icing layer on top of brownies. I found this recipe also at AllRecipes.com, here’s the link.
I cut them up into bite sized pieces as they’re very rich but delicious. I have a container ready to take to work to share. Makes me wish I had a little tub of vanilla ice cream in my freezer, what a sinful and perfect match that would be!Until next time, Happy Baking!
Emz!

Brownies and projects oh my!

I had a productive day this weekend, sewing sashes, painting letters and finally making brownies!

I’ve made these brownies before. Super moist and delicious, you can find the recipe here at AllRecipes.com.

For the first time I made a chocolate fudge icing. Normally I don’t bother and just make the brownies as is but there is something satisfying about that added chocolate icing layer on top of brownies. I found this recipe also at AllRecipes.com, here’s the link.

I cut them up into bite sized pieces as they’re very rich but delicious. I have a container ready to take to work to share.
Makes me wish I had a little tub of vanilla ice cream in my freezer, what a sinful and perfect match that would be!

Until next time, Happy Baking!

Emz!

Delivery day! What's in the booooooox? What's in the box?! Saw figurine. A bone finger pen. Zombie decal Alien shirt (huh, wonder if it glows in the dark) Rue Morgue Magazine ZOMG TALES FROM THE CRYPT COMIC!!!!

Horror Block August!

This literally is the highlight of my long week. It’s been long and stressful so coming home to see this propped up inside my screen door makes me so happy!

I’ve never seen Saw, so I’m not a fan of the figurine, but it’s still cool anyway. This is my second Rue Morgue magazine, I’m beginning to wonder if this will be on ongoing feature.The bone pen is amusing I think I may have to take that to work, it appeals to my Halloween side.

It’s a real shame about the zombie decal, I’m terrible when it comes to stickers and such, they’re too nice to use. To be honest I’m not sure where I’d put it! Maybe on my front window at the start of The Walking Dead! Ha!

I can tell you what I am most excited about… the Tales from the Crypt comic book and the Alien t-shirt! So excited! I grew up watching the old Tales from the Crypt TV show, I even have a comic on my shelf that I love. Now I have two! I’ll pull this out of it’s packaging later and give it a read.
I didn’t look at the label on the t-shirt so I have no idea if it glows or not, I’ll press my face to it later and check… or go in a room with the lights off. *shifty eyes* yeah that makes more sense!

Well until the next Horror Block… see ya!

Emz

Too full. :(

Dice Bag!

I made myself a new dice bag. My old one was far too full, and I bought three new D20’s… because reasons!

I’ve made this style bag from Tallys Treasury before and I like how roomy it is, not to mention you don’t have to dump out your dice to pick out way you need. It’s lined too so I made my liner lighter to make seeing inside easier.

A super easy bag to make. Here’s the link in case you want to give it a try. Lined Dice Bag by Tallys Treasury.

I’ll use my old dice bag for my minis. I bought a bunch of those to paint up too. I’ll post more on those later on.

Happy sewing!

Sock Monsters… I had mentioned just before Christmas that I was making these for my neice but I never updated with the final product.
I scraped the rabbit, he was far too big and these guys were way cuter! I almost didn’t want to send them. She loved them all! I may just have to make one for myself!

Sock Monsters… I had mentioned just before Christmas that I was making these for my neice but I never updated with the final product.

I scraped the rabbit, he was far too big and these guys were way cuter! I almost didn’t want to send them. She loved them all! I may just have to make one for myself!

Cat ears! I just need a pair... Make ALL the ears! Sew. Snip. Flip. Fold and sew closed. Fold so you make a triangle and sew across. Sew onto clips... or a headband Wear!

Cat ears! Finally I post about them!

I was suffering crafters remorse, where I had made headband cat ears for a friends costume one year and I decided for Ai-Kon that I wanted a pair of clip on ones. I went a little crazy with the making of them. I made 10 pairs. I gave some away because well, I couldn’t possibly wear them all!

Fondant

oberin
Did you use home made fondant, or premade? How did you get the red so freaking red? Black and Red are two I would buy (experience!)

 

Since you asked! ^__^

I bought pre-made fondant (one day I will try an make my own!) both the red and the white. I was going to buy the yellow, blue and black but for what little I needed I figured I could colour what left over white I’d have myself.

The black took a little more work, since black and white makes grey. If I was to do the same with red I think it would need the same effort.

I use gel food colouring (Wilton brand) and a little really does go a long way.

When I get around to trying to make my own fondant I’ll most likely post it, pictures and most likely struggles! LOL

^_^