Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Pretty new fabric

Hello ladies. Look at these scrummy fat quarters.

Aren't they pretty? I bought them from Karen at Milkchurn Cottage, I can hardly bare to unfold them as they look so lovely.

Well you would think 12 fat quarters in one go would be enough, but look I didn't even make it out of the shop and I'd picked up another couple of lovely fabrics! I'm sure she places the basket of fabrics directly in my path!

This is my latest 'cake', I was trying out different beads on the top to see which look best. I've found it very difficult to find big red beads that look like cherries to go on the top of the cake. Where ever I go I keep an eye out for bracelets and necklaces and ...well anything that might have big beads on it. I've searched the Internet to buy new beads but they are soooo expensive for the size I need. (about 18mm)

These beads are taken from 2 bracelets and I know they look nothing like red cherries but using a little bit of artistic licence, I think they are quite passable.


As long as it looks at first glance as if you could stick your finger in it, scoop up a big blob of creamy icing and lick it. Then I'm happy!



19 comments:

Sara said...

Mmmmm - it looks loaded down with calories!

marigold jam said...

It looks absolutely delicious and calorie free to boot! I love the fabrics too and like you I cannot stop at just one or two and end up buying more than I went into the shop for! Still it's better than being addicted to shoes or expensive perfumes or even drink isn't it?!!!

Jane

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love that fabric! Gorgeous.

The Vintage Kitten said...

The fabric is sooo pretty. The cake is amazing, you are so talented X

The Weaver of Grass said...

Where is this fabulous shop selling those fat quarters? Up here? If so I am missing it so let me know! Hope you are all well up there. Are you coming to the Wensleydale Show in a fornight? If so let me know and then perhaps you can come back for a cuppa - we are within walking distance of the show ground.

silverpebble said...

That new cake is absolutely wonderful and the fat quarters are so so pretty - just up my street!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

SO PRETTY!
IT DOES INDEED LOOK LIKE THE REAL THING!
LOVED THE COMMENT THAT YOU LEFT ME... (THE RED CHILLIES?) IT DID MADE ME LOL!
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES!
DEBBIE MOSS

P.S- THE FABRICS ARE ALSO, VERY DELICIOUS TO LOOK AT!

beadywitch said...

Yes, it definalty looks good enough to eat............As always!!!
And what have you in mind for the very pretty material....
I love all thing pretty............
I'll live and breathe beads so if I come across any that I think would be any good i will keep you in mind....

Diane said...

My daughter is convinced that that is a real cake!! I love the embroidery patchwork in you previous posts. xx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

JUST STOPPING BY...
TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU!
FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENT!
YOU CERTAINLY MADE MY DAY!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Maggie Ann said...

Everything looks delicious and that cake is what I need...yummy but with no calories!

Julia said...

Your cake is beyond words - its amazing! Love the fabric too, Im shopping around for some myself at the moment for some future projects so may visit the link you shared as Im very tempted by your selection!

Love Julia xxx

The Garden Bell said...

Yummy. I have been following you via my friend Lucy and have love all your stuff. Just started the blogger thing and now I can follow more closely with joy.. if that's ok. Your houses are such an joy to see. Too cute

noelle said...

wow, delicious!

Pomona said...

I have just discovered you via Heart-Shaped - the fabric is really lovely. And what a cake!

Pomona x

Felicity said...

the beads look lovely on the cake, and the fabric is scrummy too! fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, gorgeous cake :D I recently bought a bracelet made up of big red beads from Dorothy Perkins. It was about £1 and there are about 10-12 beads on it. It might be worth trying there :o) Elaine x

renaissance said...

What a really amazing cake.

MarmaladeRose said...

Thank you for the Dorothy Perkins tipoff! Will give it a go. x