Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday - 1) ripple, 2) magnolia 3) cupcake frosting tutorial

The ripple is done except for edging and washing.  I finished the last row last evening and wove in the ends.  I'd been weaving the ends in all along as I don't like waiting until I have a whole bunch to do plus they tend to tangle up the yarn I'm working with at the time if I don't stay on top of them.

It's not going on my bed but that was the only place large enough to lay it out.  I have a double bed and I just wanted a throw size for the family room but I think it got away from me! LOL!  As you can see it got pretty big!  
Finally the house is getting a shot of C O L O R!
It was a great night to crochet as I watched Avonlea and then True Women on the INSP chanel.  True Women was a wonderful movie starring name-brand actresses and showed the strength women have always had.  I highly recommend it!   
My next door neighbor stopped by and brought me these 2 magnolia buds from their tree in their front yard.  Magnolia flowers are HUGE as are their leaves.  I set the sugar bowl there so you could tell how big they are.  I'm not sure these will open...we'll see.  But if they do I'll post as they are big and beautiful.  With magnolias, one bloom will scent an entire room.  Also, you only need 1 for a bouquet! LOL!

After my cupcake debacle last week, I decided to do a little research on frosting cupcakes.  I looked at many books on Amazon but really didn't want to spend the money on an entire book just to frost a cupcake....I  mean really?   So, instead I Googled and came up with this wonderful blog called Glorious Treats    The author's name is Glory...cute huh?  Anyway, she has it all right there!

There are recipes for frostings and cupcakes, a tutorial on how to frost and the equipment you need.
she has a search bar but the frosting tutorial is listed on the right side of her blog under "pages".
She also has suppliers listed and ads where you can get equipment and there is an excellent You Tube video!  YES!!!!!  I think I'm on my way!  I have to eat the ones I have first but you'll be seeing more in the Cupcake Frosting Saga down the road!  Wish me Luck! 

 Have a Marvelous Monday!


  1. You have definitely given your room some COLOR with that throw!
    Keep practicing on your cupcakes. It gets easier.

  2. That ripple throw came out perfect! Nice and roomy and so vibrant. Good job. When the days get dreary you will have the perfect boost of light and color in your room!

  3. The blanket is lovely, like a rainbow. Yes the egg in my basket is real. Have a nice day.


  4. Hi.
    Wishing you luck with the cupcakes!
    You're going to get so good at making and decorating them that you will have to open a shop!

    Love the blanket.. so beautiful, and such cheerful colors!

    I also love all those great magazines at the foot of your bed.. just perfect!

    Happy Monday!

    Smiles :)

  5. Very nice throw. Crocheting is so relaxing!

  6. Love the blanket and the cupcakes :)
    I've always wanted a magnolia tree. Your posts are always so interesting. Have a great day friend!

  7. Yea for finishing. Your ripple is beautiful and colorful! I don't like weaving ends. I don't think I do it right anyways. Just kinda pull them through here there and everywhere. I don't usually make cupcakes or frosting. But there is a bakery here called Crumbles that has the best cake pops ever. Man oh man! The chocolate is to die for. Makes you go mmmm-mmmmm-mmmmm-mmmmmm-mmmm! :) Have a great day. Tammy


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