Sunday, 16 August 2009


I love making cupcakes.

I saw some delightful little cakes a few weeks ago in a magazine, and decided to have a go at it myself. And, pleasingly, it turns out that cake-icing is not all that different from making pretty things from felt!

I mean, obviously, there’s no sewing involved, and the cake itself is a lot tastier than the fluffy stuffing I use in my felt projects. However, it still involves pretty colours and Mrs. Flowers!

I (well, my mum) am now in the process of trying to get all the bits and bobs I need sorting in order to sell my little cupcakes at craft fairs and on my website. I’m so excited at all the cakey possibilities there are. Personalised, fruity, pastel, brights, fairies, footballs...

There’s a fair bit of research, information-gathering and experimenting to do before expanding my little business to include PeggyBakes. Do I need a new website? How do I package cupcakes safely enough to send them?

But I’m so excited!!!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

It's August already?

Oh, where does the time go? I’ve been so busy since starting my new job, I have to admit I have been putting my little blog on the back burner. But don’t worry, little blog, I am back to nurture and provide updates to our lovely readers!

I have also been quite busy with nurturing my little garden. It’s only a little patio really, but it is the first proper outdoor space we’ve had so I’m making the most of it with Busy Lizzies, a lilac hosta and some very bushy fuschias! They all seem to quite like the rain, so it’s not all bad.

Congratulations go to my blog friend Claire who has had her little baby last week. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your little bun growing up, Claire!

I enjoyed making this little felt version of a football kit for my brother’s birthday – the real kit for next season doesn’t come out for a while yet so I wanted to give him a little replica – I might start selling similar ones through my website!

We are off on holiday in a month or so, so I’ll be getting quite a bit of crafting in before then. I’ll be back soon with pictures!