Sunday, 19 July 2015


Mid July and another birthday in our family, on Friday we celebrated Charlotte's 9th birthday. Another cake was called for and I have to tell you I was much happier making this cup cake than that bear type monster creation that I made for Jessica.
I felt back in my comfort zone!

As I sat with the cake perched on my lap en route to her tea party there was a brief sense of relief on my part when my husband commented that my birthday cake making season was at least over for another year.
This may not however be strictly the case.
The girls are having a joint party at the end of the month and they've asked me to make a "shopkins" cake.
 Do you know what they are?
I actually don't know myself yet but I have thought briefly about purchasing one already made.
The only thing is that my grand daughters have come to love my take on their birthday novelty cakes even though they are often lopsided and not totally recognisable.
I think I'll do some research of what the cake should be like before I decide, to buy or not to buy!

As part of Charlotte's birthday present, I gave her her finished cardigan

and by the skin of my teeth I managed to finish this one for Jessica.

This has turned out so much better that I thought it would. I ran out of yarn (Drops Muscat)  and couldn't get another ball of the same dye lot so ended up taking a chance with a different one. Thankfully, it's not noticeable at all and it looks really lovely on Jessica.

So now I am moving on to a quick little project, using this Pam Murray yarn that I bought while on holiday in the Orkneys.

When I find the right pattern, the right needles (you never have the right ones, do you!) I will be making myself a hat!

Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. Great cake, I googled Shopkins cakes, looks like you could do that no problem. I love your cardigans, though think the orange one wins hand down

  2. Certainly a cake and two cardigans to be proud of xx

  3. What little girl wouldn't like a pretty Grandma made cake and a warm Grandma made cardigan :o)

  4. Those two cardigans are so beautiful. What lucky girls, having a grandma as creative and talented and loving as you. I have never heard of Shopkins, I had to google it. Not sure where I'd start with a Shopkins cake to be honest! x