Sunday, 16 June 2013

This week started with a certain "young" mans birthday so a cake was called for. Those of you that have read this blog a few times over the last 8 months will know that a certain family member can make all sorts of flashy birthday cakes - not this one! I made this with my own fair hands - butter icing and white maltesers, you can't get much better than that!


Obviously he was older than 1 but the number of candles required would have been a fire hazard.....

I then spent the week finishing off the sunglasses cases I've been working on. They were made using a pattern in the current issue of Craftseller magazine, although I've tweaked them slightly.


I have lined them with plain cotton fabric I had lying around because I thought that the arms of glasses could get caught in the wool that is carried behind the sunglasses shapes, and instead of crocheting a loop I have sewn in a ribbon loop, hiding the fastening behind the lining. This is a great stash buster project and I have a couple more items for my craft stall! If I have time, I will try and make some more - somebody has pointed out that I tend to use bright, primary colours, so perhaps I ought to use some paler, pastel yarn next time.

Join me over at Handmade Mondayhttp://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/ to see what everybody has been up to this past week. Then off to bed early for me as I have an early start getting Number 1 Son off to school for his French trip!

Love Natalie

16 comments:

  1. Oh yum, a lovely looking cake - I do like white Maltesers. Your glasses cases are very cute - nice colours too. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. That pattern is so cool! Good luck to your sun with his french trip!

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  3. Hello Nats... i'm loving the glasses cases... please can i place an order! x

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  4. Your cake looks scrummy. Is there any left !!! I love the colours you've used. Very summery xx

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  5. I really like the glasses cases, lovely and bright. I love pastels too, but a case made out of pastel colours would get grubbier so much more quickly in my bag (full of children's debris). Great to see a bit of cake inspiration, my eldest will be 7 this week and I have no idea what I'm going to make yet - I love the white Maltesers x

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  6. Fabulous glass covers! Love the bright vibrant colours you used. They are incredibly funky and will definitely be an eye catching beach accessory :)

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  7. Never knew there were white malterers?? mmmmm!!! Great bright summer colours for the sunglasses x

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  8. I really like the bright colours!

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  9. oh i love the glasses covers! i think the bright colours work really well for a happy summer time vibe... good thinking on the lining, i'm sure the arms would slip through the knitting otherwise!

    your cake looks delicious! i bet its all been yummed up by now :) x

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  10. Wait a minute there are white malteasers? shocking how many of us crafters are also chocoholics. Really like the glasses cases too.

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    1. Lets get to the bottom of this - white maltesers have been around for a few years BUT you can't get them in many shops. Your local sweet shop is more likely to sell them, Tescos and Sainsburys don't even stock them at christmas anymore. They are to die for!

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  11. ooo I love the idea of covering the sides of the cake with malteasers. I shall squirrel that idea away. I like bright colours they are perfect for the sort of days you will be using your case!

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  12. Hi Natalie, the cake you made looks so yummy! What a cute idea for sunglass cases. They are so vibrant.

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  13. I quite like the bright colours you used in the glasses cases. Very bold and colourful. Your cake looks yummy. I would be too tempted to sneak the odd one or two Maltesers away from the cake :-)

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  14. Ohhh that cake looks seriously scrummy!! Bet everyone enjoyed it :-) And I love the glasses case - the lining will make them more robust too, which is always good - they look really pretty! Simmi x

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