Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Felt Fruit Flan

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I bought a few sets of felt sweet kits from Daiso in Singapore a few years ago, and I was in the mood to make one on Saturday (it's a good thing I have a well stocked craft cupboard to suit my craft whims).  Not only are they super cute, but they are functional as well because they are actually fridge magnets.

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The kits come with pre-cut felt pieces, stuffing, embroidery threads and a magnet, and instructions are in English and Japanese.

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It's a pity my edible pastry never turns out so well! Mmmm... creme patissiere, my absolute favourite!

To make the flan a little "healthier", add a couple of strawberries and a piece of kiwi fruit. Decorate with a swirl of whipped cream (to boost your daily calcium intake).

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It's a long time between felt sweets projects because I made the cupcake below about three years ago.  Two more kits to go!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Sneak Peak: Pinky Purply Chevron Crochet Blanket

Since this is a project that will take quite a few months to complete, I wanted to give you a sneak peak! Starting a new crochet blanket is on my New Years Craft Resolutions, so this is the fifth project on the list.  After eight crocheted blankets over the past two years, I can still only crochet two stitches ~ chain and treble, and wanted to try a new pattern so I was really pleased to find The Royal Sister's Chevron Granny Blanket pattern.  I've been hunting for a chevron pattern that is easy to follow, but many patterns requires one to increase and decrease stitches, so this was perfect for my limited skills!

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