Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lilac Cake

We are totally making use of our giant lilac this year! We've had blooms around the house and shared some with Mom. Then we decided to make a cake with the last of the gorgeous flowers.

I lade a simple white cake and made a plain sugar and butter icing.

I added a handful of fresh blooms with all the green pulled off to the batter.

They looked so pretty in there!

I added some orange blossom water to the icing too. made the cake even more flowery. I think next time I'll try using my no icing sugar icing. This butter icing was way too sweet.

Lily enjoyed the lilacs this year too!

So very purple!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It's Curtains For Me Again

I finally got the dining room curtains done and wanted to share the details. I used two grocery store table cloths and added a wide band of  celeriac coloured cotton to the bottom. I trimmed the seam where the two fabrics meet with some STAEDTLER FIMO Effect geraniums.

I love the bright red pop of colour.

Here's a link to how I made these buttons just in case you were wondering.

I added a button about every six inches. I love the little bit of cheer they add to the dining room. My Grandma loved red geraniums and always had them in the kitchen window above the dish washing sink. They always remind me of her when I see them. 

I think she would have liked these too.