Archive for June, 2010

Make a Rainbow – Fun Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

 

Some days you just need a rainbow. We have been experiencing June gloom with the overcast skies and remarkably mild weather in the 60’s and 70’s. I do not complain about cool weather in June because I know the heat is coming soon. We are going to a BBQ today and with the overcast skies I thought we could use rainbows to brighten the day so I made these cute cupcakes. I saw this somewhere, probably the Family Fun, and decided to make them. All you do is mix up the cake batter and divide it into 4 bowl then add food color, you need plenty of food color to get the nice bright hues, it is a little tedious adding just a small spoon of each color to the cupcake wrappers but the results are worth the extra time. I image they will be a hit at the BBQ.

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The new generation of crafters- Iris

Iris sewing

Iris making working on her first sewing project

I have been blessed with a student to teach crafting to. This wonderful young lady expressed an eagerness to sewing and I willingly volunteered to be her teacher. I have had the opportunity to work with Iris the last few weeks on sewing projects, she has already made a shirt, pajama bottoms and a skirt. We have worked with basic patterns so each week when she comes over we are able to cut and sew a complete project before her mom picks her up. I am sure I am enjoying our time together at least as much as Iris and it is wonderful to see a new generation enjoying sewing and crafting. Last week instead of sewing we made journal books together with Mary and Sheila. We used composition books then covered them with scrapbook paper and completed the projects with closures either ribbon ties or elastic applied through grommets which were set in using a cropodile. I am very proud of how they turned out.

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