Friday, 30 December 2011

Potter land

I love all thing harry potter, and I Confess
I am a little sad the series of books
and films have finally finished.
I recieved the final chapter of the
deathly hallows dvd for christmas.
It has reminded me of some of fantastic plots
and ideas I READ which didnt make it into the films.

so straight after watching the movie...
Which I admit to crying buckets over,
I felt the overwelming need to recreate
the charactors In my own way.

My only problem being so many great images that
come to mind....
Like the flying car
The golden egg and the horntailed dragon
Werewolf the grim and the shrieking shack
And so...SO many more!

but I chose hermione trying to free all the
house elves by giving them socks,
hats and scarfs and her forming
the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare
Or S.P.E.W For short!

I love dobby as a charactor had to add him to
my picture with him collecting up all the clothes
for himself x

as much as I enjoyed designing this x

Saturday, 24 December 2011

As the clock ticks closer to midinight...

As the clock ticks ever closer to midinight
and the started of a crisp new day ...

Christmas day begins!
while children sleep cosy in their beds dreaming of
brightly coloured presents,of elves,reindeer and santa's
flying sleigh.
Just waiting for the first rays of morning light to creep
downstair and look with wide eyed wonder.
but most of all to see the happy smiling face of loving
family and friends x

May all your wishes and dreams come true
have a fantastic day.
love Julie X

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The slipper & the frog prince

I have aways loved fairytales & happy ever afters!
and so I have been making.....
My sister sent me this fantastic pixie shoe
a while ago!...
and I have been wanting to have a go at making
my own version,so I decided to make a
princess slipper and the little frog prince too!

Here is my sister's pretty pixie shoe how sweetx

Here are some photos of my little mini make.
My slipper is made from felt, white linen fabric,
pink lace, buttons,clay flowers,and a ric rac rose.
a ribbon tie for hanging up if you wish.
however It looks cute with my little frog sitting
inside the slipper.
My frog is made from air drying clay with
black bead eyes. but I still need to paint him
and his little crown.

I am really happy with how its turned out.
but I would love to hear your thoughts x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

yum yum ....

I am starting to feel abit like a charactor in
willy wonka's chocolate factory maybe a
umper lumper,
as promised I am posting pictures of chocolates
I handmade using the some of the cake decorating
items I bought the other week.
For my families christmas dinner table....

Hazelnut truffle cup
Made using good quality chocolate melted and
pour into a mould filled with a
chocolate/vanilla truffle sauce and whole
decorated with pearlised edible dust and stars.

Chocolate truffle cup
filled with a chocolate truffle sauce and
decorated with a dusting of icing sugar a
icing sugar flowers

Peanut butter cup
filled with a peanut butter sauce and decorated
coated in a coconut flavoured coco powder.

I really enjoyed making these and they
are very easy to make.
The problem is trying to save them all for
christmas day.
and after tasting these its very hard to do! x

Friday, 9 December 2011

The christmas countdown begins

Like many people out there, I have been busy
getting ready for christmas....
Decorating the tree
Making handmade christmas cards
and dew to a complete lack of funds!
Handmaking all my gifts this year!x

And this year trying my hand at cake decorating
I am hoping to teach myself icing tehniques.
I love to bake, making cakes/biscuits/muffins
And I also hope to bake some of my prezzies too!
so I bought myself a theme present to have a go...

Icing piping bag and nozzles,
silicone chocolates mould,
edible silver stars,
edible pearl luster dust,
two bags of pre-made icing sugar flowers
And this sweet set of mini ceramic bowls and spoons
I found in a local charity shop

so will post my attempts as I get better
And hopefully I will have some nicely decorated
gifts this year which I haven't eaten all to myself x