So for a change I thought I would talk a little about my crafty side which I love just as much as my baker side. I have a few projects on the go right now but one that I really need to get working on my Son's birthday present. He has recently discovered fairies and all things that go with them, one night at supper the meal had mushrooms in it and he said he couldn't eat them because that is where fairies live so cute melted my heart. Anyways I was trying to plan out his birthday and trying to stick to my mantra for the year of making it myself or purchasing it handmade I decided to make him a wooden fairy play set and set out collecting the materials I would need. Of course where did I turn Etsy is there any place else for supplies? So I started with buying the peg dolls, mushrooms, and trees from this wonderful little shop I discovered ClicktyClack wonderful customer service! Now what fairy play set would be complete without a play silk for the background and what ever else their imaginations can dream up which led to this other wonderful little shop and it's Canadian, Beneath the Rowan Tree, beautiful products and also wonderful customer service too! Then one day while searching a came across what had to be the last piece for the set a pumpkin stacker perfect for a little house! So now I am the painting stage and have gathered those as well just need a sealant to finish them off when I am done and hopefully it will resemble something like this one but not pastel and more things to play with of course.
The other project I am starting on is Easter gifts, the other day I came across these beautifully handmade fabric Easter eggs on Etsy of course and then I went and looked at my own fabric stash and thought to myself I should try and create my own. So off I went back on Etsy to search out a pattern but no luck so then I tried a Google search and there it was an Easter egg pattern and for free on this lovely blog Retro Mama take a look she has some wonderful patterns. The other part of my East projects is making Hamsters, I don't about you my little boy is nuts about Zhu Zhu pets and they are cute but I thought how nice would it be to have a funky little friend to cuddle. A while ago a friend introduced me to this wonderful site for down loadable patterns You Can Make this and while browsing for some other projects I came across a pattern for guinea pig which I purchased and I am going to alter to look my like a hamster and a Zhu Zhu.
Those are just a few of the projects that I have on the go other than of course my baking experiments!