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Cricut Cake Machine, my Christmas gift!

Cricut Cake Machine
Hi everyone, I have not been doing much cross stitching this last month, in fact, I haven’t been doing any, however, I have been stitching on a dress that I started last summer and I have also been checking out my Christmas gifts. The first I want to tell you about is this wonderful cake decorating machine that my husband bought me, you can decorate really beautiful cakes with this, very easily! It is the Cricut Cake, it came with a selection of tools and a computer cartridge that fits in the machine, this has all of the designs for you to choose to decorate your fondant icing or you can cut out biscuits in lots of lovely shapes. I am going to be using this over the next few weeks to get used to it and then hopefully I can show you some nice creations I have made.
I love making cupcakes, they are just so pretty with all the new edible cake glitters and decorations that one can purchase, I bought the cupcakes book in the top photograph and made some delicious cupcakes after following their recipes, you can find the book at the link below. 580538_Cricut Mini 250x250
Cupcakes From the Primrose Bakery


There are many other cartridges to choose from but this is the one that was included in the package  Choose from TONS of Cricut Cartridges! 
The next gift I received was from my sister, it  is a book by Cath Kidston, I love it because it included a bag that you could make  yourself, it is an easy pattern to follow, I am looking forward to stitching this.  
The fabric is really pretty and you even get the Cath Kidston label.
Check out the book for yourself here  Sew!

Stitching news and my forthcoming trip to Paris!
Below are a couple of photos of the red dress I have been stitching, the first is the pleated sleeve and  the next photo shows the ribbon trim that I will be putting on the waist and hem, if you wish to see more progress you can see it on my dressmaking blog here.
I am so excited to be going to the L’aiguille en fete stitching show in Paris in February, I missed the opportunity to go last year but promised myself I would attend in 2012. My husband and I, together with my sister and brother-in-law, will be going to Paris for three nights, the husbands will not be joining us at the show but my sister and I will be enjoying every minute!
In my next post I will be giving away a free pattern for Valentine’s Day  and I will also be confirming details of catching up with me at the Paris show. 
Thankyou for all your comments on my last post and welcome to all of my new followers!
I have had a few problems with emails not getting to the recipients in box, if you have emailed me for anything specific you should have received a reply by now, unless you are a no- reply blogger, in which case I cannot reply to your emails.

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Have fun with your new gadget!

  2. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Wonderful gifts! I've never seen a cake decorating machine like this so I'm looking forward to your creations with it. Lovely kit for the shoulder bag too.
    Your weekend in Paris sounds great. I'll bet the needlework show is just awesome. I'll be watching for those posts!

  3. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Everything is so beautiful and it's a shame blogging doesn't include taste testing for your upcoming cupcakes. Love the idea of the book and including the material to make the bag. Beautiful fabric!!! and I am so envious of your trip to Paris!!!

  4. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Śliczności 🙂 zazdroszczę wyjazdu do Paryża, pozdrawiam serdecznie i zapraszam do mnie 🙂

  5. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    I've never seen one of those cakre machines before. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it. Enjoy Paris!

  6. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Wow! A post full of such great goodies. That cake machine is really interesting. I haven't seen that before…will be watching to see what you come up with! Cute seing project too ~ one can never have enough pretty bags! And wow, I love that dress! I'll be popping over to your other blog to check it out. Your trip sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Can't wait to read all about it.

  7. January 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Beautiful Christmas gifts..and dress is very sweet..
    Keep well and have lOvely time..
    Hugs cucki xxx

  8. January 17, 2012 / 11:43 pm

    wow,beautiful gifts:)

  9. January 17, 2012 / 11:43 pm

    what fantastic christmas gifts you have been given and I'm sure youyr going to enjoy every moment using them. have a wonderful time in Paris and hope you and your sister have great fun at the show.

  10. January 21, 2012 / 9:52 am

    oh yummy – I love cupcakes 🙂 Fantastic gift – very clever hubby! And the Cath Kidston book looks super – that fabric is just lovely!

  11. January 21, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Great post! The cake machine is amazing. Your dress looks beautiful from what I can see. How exciting about going to Paris. Wow! I hope you and your sister and the boys have a wonderful time.

  12. January 21, 2012 / 9:52 am

    The cake decorator sounds like fun – you really got some nice gifts – Cath Kidston is a favorite of mine. Enjoy your trip to Paris – how wonderful!

  13. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Lynn ma quanti bellissimi regali!!!! la macchina per le torte mi incuriosisce molto aspetto di vedere cosa realizzerai!!!peccato non poter essere a parigi mi avrebbe fatto piacere incontrarti immagino come sei emozionata!!!un abbraccio grande e buona fiera!!!!!