Sunday, 26 January 2014
Wow!! It's quite a while since I was last here - where does the time go? Well I haven't been lazing around, that's for sure. I've only been and gotten myself a brand new passion - biscuit decorating! I've always loved to bake but mainly it's been cakes that have emerged from my oven. However, after accidentally tripping into a couple of amazingly gorgeous biscuiteer's websites, I found myself hankering to have a bash myself.
My new passion has taken off with great gusto. My stamps, papers and pencils have, for the time being, been boxed up and stashed out of sight while I concentrate on my new craft. It all began with these baubles which I made Christmas 2012
I remember feeling rather proud of them at the time, but then I discovered websites like Sweet Ambs and Sugarbelles, and I wanted to take it up a notch. In October I studied a video, took a deep breath and immersed myself in a bucket-load of royal icing, a batch of freshly-baked teapot biscuits and I locked the kitchen door while I produced these:
I felt pretty chuffed with myself, I can tell you, so off I went again to create another variety
However, these were nothing at all like the biscuits I had in my head. Nevertheless, I showed them off on my FB page and my lovely friend Teresa commented "Tilda Cookies" and that was it - a new idea was borne.
I went away, created several more biscuits (mainly for Christmas) and I thought and thought about how I was going to do this. Then I discovered the art of creating royal icing transfers, so with several tiny paper cones and lots of icing, I created my very first Transfer biscuit! It was a little over-ambitious for a first time, but I feel so proud at having been able to use my beautiful Tilda Celebrates Summer stamp.
I want to show this off at the Magnolias Down Under challenge blog for their Summer Delights theme, and the Time for a Magnolia Challenge blog, who's current theme is to create a project using Tilda with something on her head or in her hair.
I am going to try and be a better blogger in 2014, and I will definitely be back with more Tilda biscuits. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you're leaving with a smile :o) xxx