Skyrim Cosplay Progression: Completion of Boots and Helmet

Bx_YenmIQAIqe5VGAH!!!! So after almost four weeks of slaving over a table covered in hot glue, paper mâché and spray paint, I have finally completed my helmet and boots for my Skyrim Nord Cosplay! In all honesty, if I wasn’t dedicating 70% of my week to a trecherous online Marketing class I’d probably be finished a lot more by now – finishing my degree is just SOOO getting in the way of my paper mâche-ing! Uhg. Worst. But that’s okay, I still have a month to complete the rest of my costume, and everything should be done (hopefully) by the week of October 25th – in time for Halloween and in time for some badass outdoor pictures my bestie will be taking of me with her super awesome camera. I’m actually a little nervous taking pictures because of how they might turn out. I’m a little camera shy when other people are taking my pictures. Unless it’s a selfie, I feel awkward and out of place – but I’m hoping that I can just suck it up for this. And, besides… I’ll be wearing a helmet so maybe that will help a little bit. My last update of this helmet was a few weeks ago and I was just past the foam and cardboard stage. You can find my previous post here. I did a lot of searching for some sort of tutorial to help me with this since I’m so new to costume making, but I found this amazing tutorial here that I’ve been using to help me along the way. Once I had my helmet skeleton I began the paper mâché stage.

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 I covered the entire helmet skeleton, inside and out with paper mâché. I decided to use a flour and water mix for the mix rather than a glue and water mix. My reasoning behind this was that a) I find I can waste alot of stuff, particularly when I don’t know what I’m doing, so I’d have less of an issue with wasting a small amount of flour rather than a large amount of glue; and b) because it’s cheaper to buy a bag of no name flour than it is to buy a bunch of glue.  Essentially, to make the mix, all you need to do is add flour into a bowl and then water and mix until you reach your desired consistency. I’ve noticed that I enjoy a much runnier mix rather than something thicker, especially when using toilet paper strips as I’ve found the thicker the mix the more difficult it is to apply the toilet paper strips. One downside to using flour and water paper mâché mix is that you must wait for each layer to dry completely before adding the next in order to avoid any potential mold. This was a little setback in terms of time but since I gave myself 2 months to complete the project it wasn’t’ a huge deal.  Once I had one layer of mâché over the entire skeleton, I added foam strips back over the eyes and down across the helmet from the front to back in order to make the detail “pop” a little more. I didn’t tape these on but rather hot glued them on to ensure all the edges were nice and defined.

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The next step was to create the “holders” for the horns. I did this by attaching cylinder-shaped foam pieces to the sides of the helmet. This took a lot of random measuring and taping to get it the way I wanted. I then added a layer of paper mâché to the entire thing. Once it was dry I made the horns.

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I made the horns by layering foam and newspaper around a piece of hanger into a horn shape.  The hanger came in handy when trying to bend the horns into the shapes I wanted. I then stuck them into the horn holders on the helmet and then secured them there with a hot glue gun. I also used tape to hold the horns together.

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Next I covered the main helmet with toilet paper mâché and the horns with regular paper mâché (i.e., newspaper) and then again with . Once toilet paper mâché. Once dry I covered the entire helmet with gesso. Gesso is something that painters use to prepare their canvases before painting. I applied several layers of gesso to the main part of the the helmet and sanded in between to try to give my helmet a smoother finish. I found working with toilet paper mâché was very difficult and it was hard to get all the strips on there neatly. I made the rings around the horns using toilet paper and then added one more layer of gesso.  I did not sand any part of the horns.

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I made the armor for the boots in a very similar way. I cut out pieces of cardboard, added foam to help with bending, and then added a layer of paper mâché and toilet paper mâché and then layered with gesso and then sanded.

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Once the helmet had completely dried I started to paint. I used three different colours – metallic black, silver, and bronze. I first painted the entire thing black and then spray painted it silver. I added bronze for a “rusted” effect. I did the same for the armor on the boots.

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I’m pretty happy with the turnout.  It was alot of work but it looks totally badass. Once the armor for the boots was dry, I hot glued fur that I had torn off the hood of a jacket arount it. I then glued it onto a pair of brown leather boots I picked up at the Salvation Army for $6.00. I added straps to the bottom of the boots and more fur to the top. I wrapped a few leather staps around the back of the boots as well and glued them into place.

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Annnnd that’s it! I’m currently working on my shield, and will then do my gauntlets and then my main armor, which I have chosen to do mostly leather with some fur (if I have any left). I will add a belt as well. Most of the material I’m using is from old leather jackets that I picked up at value village/salvation army. I will likely do my main armor similarly to Aela the Huntress, but with a teensy bit more material. Anyway that’s it for now!!

-XOXO
K. Bakes

Happy September: Cosplay and the Perfect Buttercream Frosting

Eeeesh. So I apparently abandoned my blog for the summer. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write… honest. And to make up for it I will share a wonderful recipe for the perfect chocolate buttercream that I found recently on Averie Cooks. But that will come later, fist I have a few fun and exciting updates.  First, I’m not sure how avid my fan base is, but those of you who follow me often enough will know that over the last year or so I’ve been slowly turning this baking blog into an everything blog. The next few months will be no different, because as my blog has grown, so have my interests, and I’ve moved everywhere from baking and cooking, to cake decorating, to DIY and arts and crafts, and now I’ve developed a love for Cosplay and Costume Making.  Last Halloween I made a fantastic Minion Costume and this year, I’m going all out with some badass Skyrim Cosplay! Here’s my progress thus far:

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I don’t know how much of a detailed tutorial I’ll post, but I’ll try to post more photos when I start adding more to my helmet.  I constructed this out of soft cardboard that I pulled from empty cereal and granola bar boxes. I cut out a few long strips, measured them around my head and then taped them together using electrical tape to make a large circle. I cut up the various shapes I needed and affixed them to the circle. I used foam paper to fill in the rest. I layered it with two full layers of foam.  I plan on using paper mâché to create the rest of the helmet, and then painting it a combination of black, silver, and bronze. I can’t wait! I’ll be completing the rest of my armor with a similar approach.

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In the end, it should look somewhat like this:

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I’ve also started a little vlogging here and there, and been having a lot of fun doing it. You can find my channel here. It’s all about Life as Kelsey Bakes, and I’ll be sharing all of it on here. 

Remember to please like and share my videos and subscribe to my channel!! Now… for that recipe I promised.

I make these bad boys for an end of summer work barbecue at my boss’s house. This has to be the best chocolate buttercream I’ve ever made. I don’t know why, but it was just better than anything I’ve ever made before, from it’s consistency, to it’s taste.  You can find the full recipe here along with a recipe for some yellow cupcakes.  We were celebrating a kind of end of summer-going away party-kelsey’s birthday party…thing.

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Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Makes enough frosting for 12 – 15 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softenend
  • 1/2 heaping cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. cream or milk

Directions

  1.  Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Add the cocoa, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, another 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Add the cream and continue to beat until well combined. Note that it may not be necessary to add the cream, and you can omit it if you’ve reached the desired consistency. I had to add some, as my frosting was chunky and much too thick.
  4. Transfer frosting to a piping bag and using a Wilton 1M tip (for the standard cupcake swirl) frost the cooled cupcakes.

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So there you have it! This is a great recipe because it gives you the perfect consistency for frosting cupcakes. Of course, if frosting a cake i’f add a lot more cream to thin it out for the full crumb coat/coat. It was also my birthday a few weeks ago. I got spoiled, as usual.

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You can see one of the super duper fun gifts I got below. Have an excellent day! Happy baking!

Spring Cleaning and DIY Storage Ideas

Okay so Summer is almost upon us.  I’m been slacking on finishing up my Spring Cleaning, but I’m slowly getting there.  Pinterest is an amazing place.  My favourite thing about it (aside from the million upon millions of recipes, and fashion, and fitness pins) is that it can help you transform your space from boring to magnificent.  There are SO MANY great DIY renovation and decoration ideas that I could literally spend my entire day perusing pin after pin, board after board.  It’s enough to make a girl go crazy… and keep her up at night because all she’s thinking about is DIYs; it’s enough to make a girl start tearing apart her apartment in preparation for all the incredible DIYs that are about to happen…  I might be talking about me. I am talking about me.  I have a SERIOUS Pinterest addiction right now.  And it is TAKING OVER MY LIFE BUT I DON’T WANT IT TO STOP BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH.  But enough about my obvious need for a twelve step program – let’s talk spring cleaning, and lets talk DIY storage, on a budget.  I’m not exactly hurting for cash, but I’m not about to blow a bunch of money on an apartment that I likely won’t be in for more than another year or so, especially when I got debt coming out of my ears, an upcoming school semester (kill me now please) and a house to save up for.  You know when you just get tired of where you live? I’ve been feeling like that for a LONG time, and I got to a point a few weeks ago where I literally wanted to move because I was so annoyed about what my place looked like.  My apartment isn’t hopeless, it isn’t awful or a lost cause, I have a nice space for a great price, I just hate it right now and need to make some changes.  So I want to make some DRAMATIC and DRASTIC changes to my apartment, without spending too much money and not so many that my landlord has a heart attack when I move out – which is why I turned to Pinterest for some help.

Want to know what the first step to making your space great? Clean and reorganize – make better use of your space.  In other words, clean up your shit people.  Figure out what you want and what you don’t, get rid of all the unnecessary crap you’ve been hoarding since your last major spring clean and scrub the life out of all the dirt, grease and grime hiding in every nook and cranny.  Nothing makes me happier than a nice organized clean area with no unwanted junk lying around.  You know that cupboard of yours that is so full of mismatched Tupperware and storage containers that you literally have to brace yourself before opening in case of a plastic lid and container avalanche? Clean it up.   

Organize and maximize your space

If you live in an apartment like me, you likely don’t have the freedom to knock down walls, replace cupboards and rip things apart, and why would you want to? Unless you’re sure this is going to be your place forever you probably don’t want to fork out the cash to do such things. So, where do you start?

Clean out your closet: If you’re like me, your closets can get extremely disorganized – I fill them with crap I don’t need, and all of a sudden, they are bursting at the seams, ready to pop open at any moment.

  • Take everything out and scrub every surface clean.  Vacuum the bottom of your closet and wash it if it is flooring.
  • Purge.  Get rid of everything you don’t want and remove things that don’t belong there.
  • Use boxes and bins to organize your things.
  • Wash all you linens and spare blankets.  Yes, ALL of them.  Even if you don’t have surprise guests over very often, take a sniff of those sheets you haven’t washed since last spring.  Would you sleep with that? No? then wash it.
  • Check expiry dates – all products have them.  Check all your medications, ointments, creams, scrubs and makeup.
  • Replenish your stock – make a list and restock your supply.

Use closet/cupboard doors to maximize storage space:  Utilizing your doors can not only give you MORE storage space but can also give you ease of access to the stuff you use most.

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Install shelves, wire racks or even use a shoe organizer on the inside of your kitchen cupboards to organize your spices, or in your bathroom to tidy up your scrubs and lotions.  Use magazine holders to store food packaging items such as plastic wrap and tin foil.  I picked this up for about $5.00 at Staples.

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Make a plan to keep things organized: I know, seems almost impossible.  Every time I clean something, I say to myself  “this time, I’m going to keep it clean, this time will be different,” and if you were to see the condition of my bedroom right now, you would probably be disappointed in my inability to keep my promises – but do everything possible to keep your space organized.  Label your boxes and bins so you’re not constantly throwing things in the wrong spot.

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Click the image above to hit up the free printables from lifeinyellow.com.

Utilize Mason Jars to Help with Storage

 I LOVE mason jars. Why? Because they’re freaking awesome, that’s why.  About a year ago I scored BIG TIME, and while tossing a bunch of trash in my apartment building garbage room, I stumbled across an entire box full of mason jars.  Naturally I scooped it out of there, free mason jars? Yes please. I’ve used them here and there for things, but I in general I only give my cupboards a good scrub once a year, so this year I decided to put these lovely jars to use by decorating them all pretty and using them for some much needed cupboard organization. I wasn’t about to just toss these mason jars in my cupboards unlabeled and undecorated, so I picked up some patterned duct tape and Martha Stewart Jar Labels from my neighbourhood Staples store and got to work.  I covered the lids with purple owl patterned duct tape, and surrounded the outside in a thin pink patterned duct tape.

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My cupboards are almost all organized and I’m super pumped about my duct tape decorated mason jars. The great part about it, is that it was very inexpensive to do it! The tape and labels cost about $13.00 and the mason jars were free! Of course you can always buy your jars if you don’t have any lying around.

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I hope this helps! And I sure hope you’re not as behind in your spring cleaning as I am.  At this rate I hope to be done sometime before fall… maybe I’ll call it summer cleaning from now on… hehe. Happy cleaning!!

A DIY Christmas: Homemade Greeting Cards – Part II

Card 4 (8)I have had nothing but Christmas on the brain for the past few weeks! Unfortunately this has done nothing to help me study for my upcoming exams, and has caused me to become extremely distracted at work.  I have been listening to Christmas music non-stop and since yesterday I have watched four Christmas movies.  Ken and I went out on Saturday and bought a whole whack load of new decorations for our apartment, put up our tree, and added a fresh set of LED tube lights to our windows.  It looks amazingly festive!  If I’m not baking, decorating or shopping, I am cruising Pinterest for the next brilliant decorating idea or fun new recipe.  I am obsessed! With only a month left I have so much more to do.  Today I’m sharing two more DIY card designs.  These ones are incredibly more complicating than the other two designs I made a while back, and took much more time.  In fact, I’m still not done, but plan to be by next week (I hope?!?!).  With one of my designs I actually managed to get a little help – thanks to one of my wonderful co-workers (the same one who taught me how to operate a sewing machine) lent me her Cricut.  For those of you who don’t know, a Cricut is a scarpbooking tool that assists in cutting various shapes and letters… to make things go a little quicker.  It worked wonders on my last design and saved me a bunch of time.

The first design is a Christmas tree in the center of the card cover made from scrapbook paper circles, buttons and gems.  For each card I cut out about 8 medium circles (maybe 1/2 inch diameter) and 6 very small circles (about the circumference of the end of an unsharpened pencil).  The paper I used was mostly green since I was making a tree.  I used about 12 buttons per card and filled in any blank spaces with gems.  I used cardboard for the tree trunk and yellow scrapbook paper for the star.  I laid a 1/2 inch strip of light blue scrapbook paper horizontally across the center of the card and wrote “Merry Christmas” in the middle.

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So, to summarize, for this card you will need: a glue gun and glue sticks, 8 medium circles, 6 small circles, 12 buttons, gems, cardboard, yellow paper for the star, an ultra fine tip Sharpie and an 8 1/2 by 1/2 inch strip of scrapbook paper to go across the page.

Start by writing you message on the inside of the card.
Wishing you sparkle,
Wishing you cheer,
For a bright Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

Do this first! I know when I am making these I will always mess up one or two.  If you mess up after you’ve decorated your card it will be much more devastating… trust me!  Next glue down your cardboard tree truck to the bottom middle of the card.  I like to place all my circles and buttons on the card before I glue them.  Start from the bottom and work your way up.

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I found the design worked best by placing 3 medium circles at the bottom and two on the second line.  I filled in the blank areas with buttons, gems and even drew in some stars on a few.  After line four you are going to want to use only circles and no buttons, leaving an at least 1/2 inch gap.  This is where your “Merry Christmas” strip is going to go… you don’t want there to be buttons under it, that makes for a really bumpy Merry Christmas.  Continue working your way up until your tree is done.  Add a small star to the top.

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Glue down your Merry Christmas strip across the area on your tree where there are no buttons.  Write your greeting and voila! Done!

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This card was incredibly time consuming, which is why I decided only to make 10 of these and 20 of the next design, since I had a Cricut to help me with it.  For each card I cut out two 1 1/2 inch squares, one 1 1/2 inch rectangle, and one 2 inch rectangle.  I used a small amount of red and white yarn on each card for the ribbons on the presents.  Lastly, I cut out “Happy Holidays” in green scrapbook paper.

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For this design, you will also need a glue gun and glue sticks, a white glue stick to glue on the letters, a Cricut (if you can get your hands on one… otherwise either print or trace out your letters using stencils), and an ultra fine tip Sharpie for your message on the inside of the card.  Start by adding yarn details to your squares and rectangles, and then glue them in place on the card.

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Cut out your letters and then glue them on the card.  Try to center them as much as possible.

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And that’s pretty much it for this one.  It still took quite a bit of time to make this card, but thankfully I saved loads of time by using the Cricut… I really need to buy one of these things. I truly don’t think I will every want to cut out a shape by hand again!
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I’m pretty happy with all four of my designs this year, especially since it’s the first year I have ever designed my own greeting cards, or even sent out greeting cards for that matter. I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to get them to the post office! Happy card making!

A DIY Christmas: Homemade Greeting Cards – Part I

card 1 (7)I love everything homemade. If it’s from scratch, I’m in love.  When my boyfriend and I decided to send out Christmas cards this year, I had the brilliant idea of making all homemade cards.  I chose four designs, two of which I’m discussing today.  I wanted a design that was relatively simple and, well, positively adorable.  I wanted these cards to scream Kelsey. And they do.  The reason for the simplicity is also because of the fact that I’m sending out 60 Christmas cards this year (15 of each design) and I really didn’t want to spend weeks making these cards.  Pinterest is amazing!  It is where I found all the fabulous designs for my Christmas cards.

So, what will you need? For the first design, the Christmas Button Ball Card (came up with that one by myself, can you tell?), you will need: a ruler, ultra fine point black sharpie, 8 1/2 x 11 card stock pages (make sure you have enough sheets for all of your cards), a glue gun and glue sticks, and buttons (9 to 10 buttons per card).  For the buttons, try to use seasonal colours; I focused on red, yellow, green, orange and pink.  You will also need small gems with peel-able backs to you can stick them to the card stock easily (I bought mine at Walmart in the crafts section).

The first step in making the Button Ball card, is to fold your cardstock in half.  I made 15 cards with this design, so I folder 15 pieces of car stock paper in half.  Next, write your greeting on the inside.  I found doing this step second was helpful, because when I write fast I tend to have spelling mistakes, meaning I have to start over.  This would be really annoying if I have already done the design on the card cover.

Wishing you sparkle,
Wishing you cheer,
For a bright Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year! 

Happy Holidays!

I simply wrote the greeting on the inside of the card with my sharpie.  If you don’t trust your writing, you can always use a printed greeting and glue it into the center of the inside of the card.

Next, using a rule make 9 to 10 straight vertical lines across the folded card stock.  Try your best to evenly distribute the lines across the page.  Make the lines of various lengths.  Each line does not necessarily have to tough the top of the card – be random! At the end of each line, draw a tiny bow and the “tops” of your Christmas button balls.

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Choose your buttons for the card, and then using a glue gun, attached them to the bottoms of the vertical lines, just covering the button ball “tops”.

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Feel free to stack buttons on top of each other!  It adds some fun detail to this simple card, and can hide glue if the button is clear or if the glue comes through the button holes.

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Add 9 to 10 gems to the bottom left of the card in a straight line.  This was the most time consuming portion of this card design, as I had to peel the backs off each card in order to fasten the gems to the cover.  You may also glue the gems to the card, but I found this made a glue-ey mess and I opted for the more time consuming, but cleaner option.

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I wrote “deck the halls” with my fine tip Sharpie just above the line of gems, but write anything you want! These are your cards!

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Pretty simple right?  I’d say it took me about 2 1/2 hours total to make all 15 of these cards from start to finish.  Trust me when I say it was well worth it – I absolutely LOVE these cards! They are, if I do say so myself, positively adorable, and super clever.  Now, onto card design number two.  Let’s call this one the Paper Tree Christmas Card (apparently I’m not that creative when it comes to names).

What you’ll need:  a glue gun, button (3 to 5 per card) coloured card stock or scrap book paper (try to go greens, since we are making a tree), cardboard and a black ultra fine tip Sharpie.

The first step in making these cards is to cut out all the shapes you’re going to need.  Cut out 15 triangles (tree shapes) from various patterns of the card stock or scrapbook paper.  Make them all relatively the same size.  Next, cut each triangle horizontally into 4 or 5 pieces. Since each triangle is the same size, when you put any 4 pieces together in the right order, they should match up and make your tree.

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I used the “middle section” from a small sheet of cardboard to make the trunk, and then cut out 15 stars of cardboard as a topper for my 15 trees.  Next, simply glue it all together.  Start at the trunk and work your way up.

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It doesn’t have to be perfect.  The tree is meant to look a little choppy.  Once the tree is glued together, top the tree with a cardboard star, and add a few button Christmas balls.  I wanted to add Merry Christmas somewhere on the card, so in the upper left corner I went to work on my Calligraphy skills.  Considering I did it with a Sharpie I have to say I’m pretty impressed, especially since I haven’t practiced this style since I was a kid (Once I saw Harry Potter I tried to write with a quill and ink for months… I also bought a wand… and a cloak…).

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And there you have it! I wrote my greeting on the inside, signed it, and presto! Another 15 Christmas cards patiently waiting to be mailed.
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I  still have not picked out any envelopes for my cards, but i am on the hunt for some.  Ken and I think we are going to send a “late fall early winter” picture to accompany our cards this year as well.  I started working on my third card design and I really think I should have invested in a puncher instead of cutting out all the card stock shapes manually (apparently this is an actual scrapbooking tool that really exists… I learnt about it just today).  These cards are taking FOREVER to make, but they are my best yet and I can’t wait to share! Happy card making!

A different kind of baking…

184Okay. I know. I suck. A month since my last post.  I wish I could say it was because I’m EXTREMELY busy, and have no time for anyone or anything, but let’s be serious, it’s summer, the weather is fantastic, and I’m spending the majority of my weekends at camp.  As I predicted I am just not making the time this summer.  Plus, after the sweltering 40 degree heat wave (Celsius, not Fahrenheit for my american friends) we just had, I am in no mood to turn on my oven in my unairconditioned apartment, no mood I tell you!    However, the other night I did throw a little something in the oven, and I really had to share.  It’s less of a “omg I want to eat this now” kinda thing and more of a “omg I want to keep this forever” kinda thing.  So, allow me to fill you in.

One of my best friends in the entire world is going on a big adventure, and moving half way across the world to England, where she will be teaching for one year.  She leaves next Sunday and will be hopping on the plane to her new home Monday night.  I am super excited for her.  I thought I would make her a little something for her trip.  Something…friendship-y.  So after a quick search on Pinterest I found a fantastic idea.  Friendship mugs! There are four of us in our little group, so I thought, why not make little friendship mugs for everyone?? Such a fun and nifty idea!  So i did, and here are the steps I took to make it:

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Step one. Buy a mug.

Step two. Buy a Sharpie.

Step three. Write on mug with Sharpie.

Step four. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Now, I gotta say, Pinterest, you have rarely steered me wrong, but as rinsed my beautiful new friendship mug I noticed a slight smudge from one of my lines on my Province of Ontario, right around the Attawapiskat area. Poor Attawapiskat. So anyway, I decided to do more research, and found this site. Thank you breebarkley for your fantastic DIY Sharpie mugs.  Although I only wish I had found you sooner. Here’s what miss breebarkley had to say:

1. Not all Sharpies stay the same colour once baked.  She implies that Red Sharpies often fade to yellow…mine didn’t but that’s probably because it wasn’t baked at the proper temperature.  Through her experience, BIC red markers seem to stay red.

2. Bake at 425 degrees, not 350 degrees, as the glaze on the mug is not hot enough to bind with the marker.

3. The mug needs to be placed in the oven before you turn it on.  This prevents cracking.  It should be baked for 30 minutes.  The timer can be turned on once it’s place in the oven (unless your oven takes forever to heat up, like mine, in which case you can turn on the timer once it reaches 425).

4. When the 30 minutes is up, do not take the mug out of the oven, instead, leave it in there while the over cools to prevent it from cracking.

5. Once the mug has cooled, do the water test….does the ink come off? smudge? anything? If so, do it again.

Other tips include letting the mug sit for 24 hours after drawing your design, using painters tape to help keep your writing straight, and using a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to fix mess ups.  It’s also a good idea to watch your mug while its in the oven, they can sometimes brown a little bit.  You can find the full blog post at the link I provided above.

So I’m definitely rebaking mine, I want this mug to last me more than a day. This mug sure does hold alot though; I was able to fit in an XL tea from Tim Horton’s this morning…much needed caffeine as it’s Friday morning and my mind is already on my couch with a glass of red wine in one hand, and an Xbox controller in the other.  So I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial…. I know you can’t eat this kind of baking but still, is it not super neat??  Happy Baking friends!!!

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