Finally I have started to craft a again. Yay. I bought a cross stitch set off ebay thinking the pattern would be on the bit I have to cross stitch on. It wasn't! This was hard!! But I did it, yay :D
This was what I had to work from.
I know I made some mistakes but I think it turned out quite well.
I then put it in a clippy thing that cost me 39p and used some craft card from my stash to make it look nice. I just hope my granddad likes it. And the best bit, I sent all the fathers day cards TODAY so they will hopefully get there on time, maybe for the first time ever!!!!!!!!!!! :o
As I was feeling a bit crafty I thought I would have a go at making hubbies fathers day present. I bought the stuff yesterday for a sweet bouquet thingy. Here it is
As you can see there are 4 polystyrene hearts. Thought that the kebab sticks would be ok as how much do sweets weigh. ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So far so good, thought I would cover 2 of the hearts in premade icing sugar and stuck in mug in rest of icing sugar. This is where it went wrong. I tried using sugar water to stick the flying saucers on and icing sugar in the squeezie thing for the haribo. This did not turn out at all well. So out came the cocktail sticks which ended up with me spiking underneath my nail and lots of blood. It took most of the box of haribo to do one side.
Therefore side 2 had to be flying saucers. Some of them are put on with cocktail sticks and then I used the icing squeezie thing to stick more on top so you cant see any spaces.
Had to add more sticks as it was quite heavy and put éclairs around the base. This is side 1
And this is side 2
And with cello
I would also like to add that I have new found respect for anyone who makes sweet trees. I used £6 of stuff for these (with sweets leftover), it was hard and I stabbed myself numerous times so to pay someone £10 to £15 to put it all together, if I had the money, I would! My plan to make one of these for the kids for their birthdays is unlikely to happen!!! But am glad I have made one. Wonder if a malteaser one on sticks would be easy...............................................
Have a great evening all