Monday, May 12, 2008

Another day ... more creating ...

Hope all you Mums out there had a great Mothers Day! I was lucky enough to have a few quiet (ish) hours of creating while DH looked after the kids. Below is the result ....
I took Finn to Auckland just before Christmas last year, and one of our outings was a trip to the zoo. So these are a few pages of a wee book I made for Finn about the day, I wrote a basic story so he can practice reading and learning the words (along the lines of the reading books he is bringing home from school).

I used a picture boardbook from the big red shed (cost $2) and then just covered the pages with pp and inked edges.
And with all the stamping and sewing I have been doing about cupcakes, I decided to actually make some today for the first time - so here goes ...
They turned out very yummy! I made the icing a tad runny though, opps - LOL! I asked Emma what colour for the icing - knew it was either going to be pink or purple, and I was right! :)

7 comments:

vickiparker said...

What a great idea for Finn - I'm sure he loves the book. As for the cupcakes they seem to be on a par with owls/birds at the moment. We bought a really cool recipe book of cupcakes in Aussie but have to get it back from my DD to give them a go.

Angel Gurl said...

cool bookf for Finn there Mich. So I just read Beverleys blog and you used purple icing on these cakes. So I want to know if you will wear a purple tafeta outfit.

Beverley said...

LOL at Janine's comment! Real cupcakes - yum, they look good. Love Finn's Zoo book, it's a fantastic way to encourage those reading skills.

Trace said...

I bet Finn loves that book - what a cool idea - reading is so much more fun when it's about you! Yeah come to SENZ Mich, come on, come on!! I'm staying at the CIT, which is a bit like a scrapbookers hostel. Create in Hamilton have organised it. You all get a seperated single room. Shared bathroom. If I remember it's fifty dollars a night. One of my friends has a car, so you can get a lift to the racecourse etc etc with us - it isn't far to walk anyway - it is on the way back LOL! You can find out more about it from a link on the SENZ www.

Mrs Frizz said...

Woo hoo - love Finn's new reading book - what an awesome idea.

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes ... everywhere ... ooh-la-la sitting there staring at me on that baking tray ... they look delic-ee-mo!!!

Hannah said...

Finn's book looks awesome, what a great idea. It will definitely help him with his reading and he'll love seeing the photos of something he did with you.

The cupcakes look yum!!!

mummymoo said...

Oh yum I want cupcakes LOL and I love the book what a great idea to alter an existing book - love it :)