I tend to get strange ideas that are not always so well thought through. Sometimes I actually go ahead with those ideas causing lots of chaos and stress.
When planning my fiancés 40th Birthday party I wondered why there were no nerdy RAM (computer parts) cookies to be found online. And why there were only few Commodore 64 cakes that had been posted. When I started making them, more about last minute I might add, I quickly understood why. It wasn’t quite as straightforward as I thought. I case anyone is wondering why anyone would attempt to make cakes in the shape of computers and computer parts, my boyfriend has always been into computers and hardware. I am a bit of a geek myself (also known as mediumgeek) so this computer theme felt quite natural for both of us.
After spending approx. a half hour on one practice RAM cookie I realized this wasn’t gonna happen. The kitchen was covered in dark royal icing and I even had couple of warrior stripes underneath my eyes. I tried few techniques before I gave up but got nowhere close. I had colored the cookie dough I made green, which was fine, but getting royal icing black enough required quite excessive amount of food coloring and it became difficult to work with. The little silver sugar balls I wanted to resemble the wiring under the chips was a pain to work with as the only way to make them look even was by placing them one by one with a tweezer onto the edges of the royal icing.
The Commodore cake went a bit better though I can’t really say that I am happy with it. It was a marzipan cake with a marzipan cover that was too thin so it came out all bubbly.
Oh well, I want to post photos of it anyway. I don’t think I will ever attempt this again even if I enjoyed trying it. I might as well document it.
So I might not have been that happy with them but my dear birthday kid seemed happy with it which was all what mattered. Despite becoming 40 in few days he is really still a kid at heart. On the day of his party I all of a sudden saw him out on the street on this skateboard! I can’t help to rub it in a bit though since I have few years left of my thirties. Hey, I am so young that I have never actually seen a Commodore 64 in real life.
So now I need to start planning the next birthday party. This time I swear I am not waiting until the last minute to get started. And I swear I will only make sensible plans…
I guess all parents have a truckload of photos from their children’s first year and then significantly less of their second year and onwards. That first year is special. You spend a lot of time looking down at them with the camera at easy reach. Then you get busy after going back to work. Your target start moving around (fast) and the camera is rarely anywhere close. If you can actually be bothered expending energy on getting the camera, rubella
90% of the photos you take are bound to be blurry due to you target never staying still.
You cannot help but panic that you aren’t getting enough photos. Then again, disease
you never have time to look at them… You no longer spend the time they are sleeping looking at photos of them with love struck eyes. You however realise that you need those photos for when they get old and move away from home.
I am a bit glad that I occasionally sew things because that means I at least attempt to take some additional photos of her wearing the garments I make. It gives an additional incentive to drag the camera around and you try harder to catch them at a Kodak moment (also know as standing still when it comes to children).
I made my daughter a quick last minute dress before I went on vacation. After not making much for the last few months I felt I had to make something. Luckily I picked a really easy pattern, anorexia
which made this possible. Things were insanely busy right before vacation and I wasn’t feeling well but more on that later.
I picked the Lulu pattern by Craftiness is not Optional. Very straightforward pattern and yet quite versatile. The fit is perfect as well. I made a size four for her which is a bit on the larger side but that is not a problem. The fabric is a beautiful, soft Birch Organic Fabrics called Poppies Sun.
We have just spent a nice vacation in Gloucester, Massachusetts and at Hamarøy in North of Norway. Thanks to the fact I was trying to get some photos of the dress and that we usually take more photos during summer vacation we know have a lot of photos of her wearing this dress. I guess the dress will be a bit representative of this vacation. It almost feels like she was wearing it all the time judging by the photos. She seemed to really like it as well. It is very comfortable and allows her to get into all the trouble she wants. I also think it is really stylish in a simplistic way. I am 100% sure that I will use this pattern again!