Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Felt Fruit Flan

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.

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

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).

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

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!