Well it’s over six months since we all made New Year’s resolutions. How are you getting on with yours? Yeah same as me! My Danish hasn’t really improved, although I have now watched every episode of Borgen which has to count, right? As for the knitting, well……it hasn’t really made it out of the bag since January but I have been reading a lot of crafting blogs and thinking about starting to knit, which has to count, right?! Well they both count in my eyes! Especially when these crafting blogs give you loads of inspiration for biscuits! Result!
I normally get my inspiration from TV (you may have noticed!) and from all the a-mazing cookie and cake blogs I follow, not to mention the odd greetings cards and gift bag. However, since my knitting-block kicked in and the hours spent reading Very Berry Handmade, Knit Me A Cake and Bugs & Fishes among many others I have a million and one ideas in my head!!
And the first is shabby chic! I’ve always been a fan of this look, and it’s just everywhere in the UK in the summer!
So this is my version:
The beauty of this is you can use any colours you like! And here’s how I did it:
1. Mark the sections with a food safe pen (if your green runs out half way through, use a red one!) It doesn’t have to be perfect:
2. Fill in section by section, the first one I did was the blue with wet-on-wet white dots:
3. Pink cross:
4. While still wet (be quick!) using Sugarbelle’s technique, add some flowers in a slightly darker shade and add the pink lines in between the blue sections:
5. WAIT! I cannot stress this enough! Wait for the above to dry completely (12 hours +) and then add the white. Otherwise you could end up with bleeding colours into the white. It’s not exactly smooth and my white icing could’ve been a little thinner but its the ‘quilty’ fabric look I was going for here…honest! 😉
So where do you get your crafty inspiration from? Not just sweet treats, do you make cards, draw, knit? Let me know below, especially if you knit! I need help!!!!
Check out these other fab links about inspriation:
Another fabric inspired cookie (Make Me Cake Me)
Christmas card inspired cookies (Haniela’s) It’s not too early!!!
Inspiration for putting a cookie set together (Cookie Architect via Lilaloa)
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