doesn't matter if they are knitted, sewn or of course freshly made with real cooking ingredients.
The Dotty Red range is working out just fine and dandy. I find the knitted ones very relaxing to make and with so many patterns out there I thought I would write my own pattern. Its not the first time I have tried to write a pattern but I have to confess its the first one that worked out. I love the pretty sweet like colours I am working with and its one of my favourite yarns.
Last year I made many of these cup cakes for an Internet shop based in London, batches of them in cup cake boxes, I guess they really do look much better if there are a few of them. I was astounded by the retail cost compared to the price I sold them for wholesale. So many cakes made now... I have made some with rattles in for little ones to shake, display cakes for cake shops and fashion shops, I even made some for my own children's play kitchen. I have them down to a fine art now and can whip them up in no time compared to the hours they originally took.
On to the rest of the range, the cushions are coming on well, I have a few made now, these ones just walk out the door on their own, I think its down to the lovely vintage floral fabric I have been using, sadly I only have a couple of meters of this left. I have made a two book bags, two pump bags and two lunch bags for the style conscious school girl...
And of course you cant talk about cup cakes without the real thing that inspired me in the first place. My breakfast raspberry muffins. Just the quickest and yummiest recipe for muffins, no buttermilk or yogurt just basic store cupboard ingredients and of course raspberries, or chocolate chips or even cranberries if that's your preference. If your interested in the recipe and indeed I do make it at breakfast it is that easy, let me know and I will post it up for you.
So on with the holiday, how can we really be half way through the seven weeks and yet so little time has actually been spent with my children, what with the flood management and all the rubbish bits going on in my life at present I am running around like a mad thing and juggling more than the usual balls in the air at once. If you read my old blog Suzie Sews you will know that beach time is a priority for this family, without the camper van its not as much fun for the children to be fair but we have had some fabulous days walking along the beach in the wind and the rain and indeed making up a camp spending all day swimming and chilling with a BBQ ongoing to keep the snacks flowing, my children seem to eat a phenomenal amount of food, I seriously cant keep them filled up!!!
I typed this with a kitchen full of little people, all wanting something different, every time I settled down to type another request would be made... so forgive the lack of flow:) Ah motherhood!!! HAPPY DAYS