Just felt like doing a bit of a random creativity post! I have a few things I wanted to share with you, and particularly wanted to showcase some of my sister Sarah's recent creative works.
It's a good thing my sis and I have going. She likes to bake sweets, and I like to eat said sweets.
So on the baking front, due to the fact it was the AFL Grand Final (Aussie football!) last weekend, my sister once again proved her baking prowess. About an hour before I had to leave to go to a grand final BBQ (everyone in Melbourne virtually goes to a BBQ on Final day!), I said "hey Sarah you don't want to bake something footy related for me to take do you?"
She looked at me and I thought she was about to utter "Kate you are crazy there is no time/I don't like footy/I'm not even attending this BBQ so why would I?". Instead, she glanced at the clock and said "Challenge Accepted". This is what she whipped up in record time:
She used green frosting for the field, piped white boundary lines and goal circle and the stitching on the footballs. The footballs were made of an almond that Sarah dyed red.
How cute are they?! They went down a treat at the BBQ. It's always fun to bring themed sweet food to parties and events, it really helps add to the atmosphere.
Now we move onto another of Sarah's recent creative creations...
The other day Sarah painted her nails and this is the masterpiece she created:
They look like little Spring Japanese blossoms!
She used Essie's Mint Candy Apple as the base. Then she used a tooth pick to draw the flower stems/twigs with a brown polish. After that where the stems ended she dotted on five dots with white polish in a ring to form the flower petals, and then drew a brown dot in the centre to be the middle of the flower.
Sarah said it wasn't hard and that she was able to do it quite quickly. She also stresses the importance of a great top coat to prevent chips in the beautiful design.
So there are a couple of creative ideas from my clever little sis!
To leave you with something healthier after all that gorging on cupcakes pics, here is my very healthy and colourful dinner tonight kindly prepared by my lovely Mum:
A Rainbow Dinner!
|Fruit and Salmon!|
Today was a lovely warm 30 degree day filled with sunshine. You can really feel Summer approaching, and a meal like this just feels so Summery and delicious :)
Hope you are all very well and happy, and you all get through your Fridays quickly and have an incredible start to the weekend!