The iPhone makes me pretty lazy – it’s so fun to just whip it out and do snapshots with it instead of bringing out my precious DSLR. It’s the novelty I tell you. It’ll go over soon. I think.
(all the square non-scrappy images are created with either Hipstamatic or Instagram)
Nevertheless. We’ve been creating Gingerbread “Hello Kitty”-on sticks lately..
First, you make the gingerbread-dough (or buy it in the stores – I’m told the ones found at Rema 1000 actually is pretty good). Personally I like to make the dough myself. It’s something nostalgic about it (although, when I do think about it mom used to just buy the dough when I was little. I think. ) Nevertheless. The stores around here were outta dark syrup, so I had to use the light syrup that I had at home. I think that’s why our gingerbread is so bright Then you whip out a largeish cookie-cutter (or freestyle w/your knife). We had a large “Hello, Kitty” one, so we made these
Stick BBQ sticks into them (remove the sharp end in advance though).
Bake, then decorate when chilled. I suppose I could have taken over at this point, trying my best to create a little more faithful “Hello, Kitty” faces, but what’s the fun in that when the kids especially love the decorating part?
I decided that the kids would get these at Christmas (maybe after the dinner – the kids sure will need the energy from the sugar for the upcoming gift-unwrapping ;p) – and took what I had at hand to wrap them up nicely. Sheets of vellum were folded, sewed and decorated.
I used American Crafts for the decorations; both papers, stickers, thickers, felt, rub-ons and badges are AC. The letter-brads are from another manu, Queen & Co I *think* – it’s been a good while since I bought them (and yeah, funny thing, I need a new spot to take images at – you can see the differences in the WB in the images despite me using manual preset wb and snapping these images within like 2-3 minutes, hrm).
Yes. I know I am spamming the blog these days. Vacation = more time at hand for the hobby, plus this time of the year = a natural cataclysm for creative activities that demands sharing .p
I’ll be back tomorrow with my DecDaily pages 6-11