Feather washi tape cake toppers

IMG_5157I love baking desserts and sweet treats and if you’re the same, why not finish your delicious creations with fun, handmade decorations.

I took a piece of white card stock and covered a section with random lines of brightly colored washi tape. Then I used my Feather X-Large lever punch and punched shapes through the card stock and washi tape.feather collageTo finish, glue them with a hot glue gun to a wooden cocktail stick.IMG_5137Easy!

The dessert I made is a traditional English recipe, using homemade meringues and fresh raspberry cream. It’s called Eton Mess and you can find the recipe here.IMG_5161


Making a pattern – the paper rub-off method

IMG_1064I recently tried out a patternmaking method as outlined in the book : Patternmaking for a perfect fit by Steffani Linecum. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t have any formal education or qualifications in sewing, what I know I’ve taught myself, picked up along the way and learnt from books and blogs. And as much as I wish it wasn’t true, I’ve made PLENTY of mistakes too. IMG_1074So I really appreciate it when I find a good book that gently guides someone like me through a new sewing adventure. Whilst this book really takes the more experienced seamstress to the next level of sewing – patternmaking – it speaks in simple terms in a language easy to understand.

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