So here are some things I made that I fully intended to blog, to put on The Record. Bonus: they are bright! Perfect for winter when we must make our colors while the natural world sleeps in grey, white, and brown.
I made a new batch of handtowels and aprons (Simplicity 1221) for a shop that promotes young Mennonite makers (I am still young, see).
I am particularly proud of that little zing of yellow rick rack with the calico and gingham.
Also, I made a beautiful cake for Christmas day; well, it's presented as two rectangular cakes. It's the petit fours cake from Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant Unfussy Favorites.
There was some difficulty and swearing involved as is normal for fancy cakes, but oh my word, this cake was beautiful in every respect. Those are almond paste holly leaves and berries that I colored and formed with my own stained fingers. On top of ganache, which covers a triple layer of delicious almond cake sandwiched with raspberry jam. So, so delicious.
Hope your winter day has some brightness in it! Around here, it's terribly cold and I just found out that school is canceled. This is frustrating to a person like me who makes it a priority to get proper clothing for my family so they can get fresh air in any weather. I'm sure I'll be sending them out to sled!