Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I've been eager to try something new in baking lately. Seems like I've done what I can do with a cupcake and wedding cakes without weddings is weird. So, I've decided to improve my Sugar Cookie game. I tried out 2 dairy free recipes so that Bethany can have some. One recipe was shortening, the other was actually Vegan and used coconut oil. Shortening was the clear favorite, although there's no true replacement for butter, as long as it won't kill you...
I struggle with icing consistency, so I wanted to start out fairly simply. I did get lazy at the end and used my flood frosting for the vines and leaves. Big mistake. Next time, I need to remember to set aside stiffer frosting before I add water to make the flood frosting.
A second idea was Stupendous Stitching. We'll be exploring what our sewing machines can do with a little hand beading and embellishing added to it.
I'll be teaching my Spool Bunting pattern, also available in my Etsy shop.
In other news, I got my Art Nouveau quilt back from Jane H. She did an amazing job! I don't know if the quilting is very visible in the photos. I hope you can see all her hard work.
She outlined all the applique, did swirls in the background and matched the fabrics on the larger applique pieces.
I'm absolutely in love with the quilt! I'm even considering applying to Paducah with it... The designer, Morning Glory Designs has already granted permission. I have to get it bound and properly photographed by 12/6, I think... Seemed like that was awhile from now, but actually only 2 weeks. Ugh.
Any who, my day job won't be offering my favorite schedule this year (seasonal layoff) but they did offer extra days off in December to soften the blow a bit. So, hopefully, I'll get my act together and get some sewing done this winter. I'll keep you posted!