Candy Cane Brownie Trifle - [image: candy cane brownie trifle] I love trifles! They are easy to make and yet so elegant looking. You can make them in a big clear bowl for everyone to...
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|I only have a yard or two of this pink variegated yarn and I'd love to have more, and in different shades, but I don't have a wrapper and can't find any photos online. Does anyone happen to know this product?|
Note added December 16:
I was remiss in not giving Susie Wolfe credit for this beautiful seam from her tree skirt.
|My aim at the beginning of this project was to drown it in lace, and that worked with couples, ladies and babies, but it wasn't so easy with the boy. I did find a lovely piece of European lace in Wilmas' stash at the September Retreat.|
|I love making bullion flowers with Caron Watercolours thread. It's a 12 which is thin, but the variegations are just lovely.|
|This unusual bit of metal flower has been in my stash forever. It was the perfect centrepiece for this button cluster|
|I have this cheapo dollar store ruler with lovely scallops that I use in nearly every project. Here's one example.|
|I chose to use a ready made princess instead of trying to model one. The castle I made using Ruth Rickey's method that I learned in a class last summer with her.|
|I built up the side of Caleb's cake to make a hill, piled the three Matchbox cars in a heap on the chocolate racetrack, and tipped the fourth car down the embankment.|
|Love the little feet on this. I made little dangly bits so that they would hang in between the violets on the cup.|
|One of the seams that I like is the cretan. In between the threads I stacked different piles of sequins. The idea for this came from a photo frame I bought at a Fair Trade shop.|
|A small section of the frame.|
|Here's a nice photo of the girls I received after I did this post.|
|It was my birthday celebration early in September. Here I am with two of my granddaughters wearing dresses that their mums wore in the '70s! |
And here's a photo of Suzie with the pink dress. It was graduation day from Nursery School. She was about 4.
After we had finished dinner and strawberry shortcake for my birthday cake we all settled down in the family room.
|August's CQJP2014 Block|
My sister Helena
If you look extra closely, I still have a few tiny Charlottes to go around the photograph, I actually ran out of them, even to looking between the couch cushions!
|CQJP 2014: August - Helena|
|Heather & Lauren on the Teacup ride.|
|Suzie, Jack and Emily on the train ride|
|Heather and Lauren on the train|
|Josh, Caleb and Elijah|
|All 8 grandchildren: Josh, Brynn, Emily, Lauren, Elijah (standing) Jack with baby Samuel and Caleb!|
|Neil, Lee Ann and nephew Samuel|
|The day always ends with ice cream for all the cousins!|
My friend Verdie and I worked on display cakes for a friend who was launching his catering business.
|This one is very tall, covered in pearlized rose petals, with a sparkling broach on the top tier and a garland of crystals around the bottom.|
|Close up of crystals.|
|Bottom tier of this cake is covered with hydrangea blossoms. I think we made 18 dozen flowers. The top tier has a large peony on the side.|
|Close up of blossoms|
|Close up of peony on top tier|
|When you run out of brown colour paste, this is the shade you get. It's a soft dusty pink. Verdie had already made the calla lilies.|
|Topsy turvey cake with three large roses on the top|
|My friend Verdie and I|
|A third birthday for my granddaughter Emily. At that age it seems that all little girls are into pink, lilac and princesses. My daughter, Suzie helped with the design of this cake and also provided the pretty model of Princess Sophia. It's all very well to model bubble guppies or lego men, but getting princess's faces and fingers looking just right is important, and Suzie understood.|
|The cake was really pretty, mainly due to the backdrop of the castle, which is a story in itself. Through my cake club, CSSA in Toronto, we were very lucky to attend a cake decorating workshop by Ruth Rickey from the USA.|
|Here we are, my friend and cake partner Verdie, Ruth, and me with our class samples.|
|Ruth's class was called Japanese Kimono Embroidery. The technique lent itself perfectly for the castle on the birthday cake.|
|Just a couple of week's before Samuel arrived we celebrated Lauren's second birthday. Lauren's favourites are the Bubble Guppies, so Verdie and I made the little characters to order.|
|Good to the last crumb.|
|My nephew's friend Alison made this neat baby stroller for a family get-together to welcome my new great nephew James.|