Monday, August 31, 2009
I can't really describe how it works and I don't need too 'cos she made a bunch of videos that explain it all! Here is a link to it:
(Note: to watch the videos I suggest running them minimised and go make a cuppa, then replay. This prebuffers them no matter what connection speed you have. And yes, that IS me and MrC)
I've supported it, I AM supporting it, because I believe in the importance of community, and of connecting with people.
I also believe in Anne-Marie (aka Maz) who is in the main video trying not to look nervous (she tells me that she imagined she was talking to me not the camera when she did it, what a honey!) I think she did an amazing job with these and they are a project all on their own. They are about showing how important being connected is for people. :)
Anyway gotta dash, more later!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Here they are all laid out. MrC is very good at placing blocks and this is how he thought they should go. I can sew them up and edge them to make a lap quilt, or make ten more, add a border or two and make a queen size quilt. What should I do?
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I am no expert in making decorations but I have discovered there are a few products that make it all sooo easy. Lustre powders that you can turn into metallic paint with the addition of some gin or vodka, baking paper and the one product that will turn a trip to Snotfight into a pleasure, disposable icing bags.
These cakes turned out quite flat - in spite of having 2 teaspoons of baking powder to one cup of flour, which is twice the usual proportion, they really didn't rise into a nice curved top. I think this is because they are too big. Normally I make teency ones but these ones are muffin sized. So, by using a good firm butter icing, I made an initial 'pile in the middle:
then worked into the middle to form a wee Mt KauKau of icing.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Banksy is a famous and anonymous graffiti artist in the UK, he always covers his face and his identity is a closely guarded secret.
Stig is a famous and anonymous test driver on Top Gear, in spite of a bogus report that he was Michael Schumacher recently.
So, I find myself asking, is Stig Banksy? Is Banksy Stig? Are they one and the same? Just how many famous, anonymous people can one country have?
It's not as important an issue as world peace, but it did make me think..