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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 26 years and have three children,aged 27, 25, and 20. I have been blessed with four Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I am a create and craft member. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Monday, 29 July 2013

New blog

Hello my friends.

Due to the hassle of Google+, I have decided to create a new blog!
It will take time to get it like my old one though, so please do bear with me.

If you are a follower of this blog, please do become a follower of  this one instead sallysbitz2

I have 295 followers on this blog.... I wonder how many I will get on my new  blog?

Thanking you in advance x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk


Google+

Hello there,

I switched my blog to google+.
I am now aware that people who are following me on blogger cannot comment unless they have switched to google+.

I have tried to revert back to blogger (which my blog shows), but the comments stay the same, those on blogger cannot comment. Nothing can be done because it has lapsed 30 days!! I am gutted really.

I know that lots of you have opted for google+, but I do miss my usual commenter's too. Perhaps you will think about switching.

You can still follow me & browse my blog BUT cannot comment.

Just thought I would let you all know x

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Baby Shower Favours


Here is the last of my Baby Shower stuff, the thank you favours.

As you know in the last few posts I have shared my, Invitations, baby shower cake, nappy cake (with tutorial).




I downloaded this template off the net. Not expensive from card making downloads.

Pretty simple to do once you have had a few attempts.
I made the tags myself using my laptop & My Craft Studio programme.
Ribbon purchased from Meiflower.
Filled baby shoes with Haribo sweets, cut down card cellophane bags, inserted bag of sweets and tied with ribbon.

Thanks for looking & look forward to your comments x

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Blueberry Cream Muffins (for Prince George).


Hello there, & thanks for stopping by today x

As promised in my last post I am providing the link to make these delicious Muffins. You must try them, so easy to make.

I ordered the blueberries & sour cream that arrived today with my shopping. I feel I am able to have a dabble in making these after my operation, not too strenuous! 



Please do let me know what you think of them if you do make them x


(EDIT)
I have made these this evening after posting on my blog so have added to share with you.


To celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Baby Shower Cake

Hello & thanks for stopping by my blog today x

I am going to share the Baby Shower cake I made for the baby shower I hosted for my Daughter-In-Law.

I have already shared the Invitations, nappy cake, & the arrival of my Grandson Riley, please scroll down to see the posts x

Now... this is going to be photo heavy! I have had to show you all angles of the cake.
This is my 2nd bash at making a two tiered cake, my 1st was for my Grandson Eddy's 1st birthday. There is a post on my blog showing this too.

I must say I was very pleased with how it turned out & it tasted good too.



I have kept in the theme of the baby shower invitations.
Washing line, dots, gems.



The ribbon round the cake is what I purchased in a pack of 5. I do believe it's by Docrafts.
The Organza ribbon is from Meiflower. 


The cut out baby set - Pram, Vest, Rocking Horse & Bottle I ordered off of Ebay.
I used pre-coloured ready rolled icing.  


The Shapes on the corners of the cake are from a silicon mould that I purchased off of Ebay. 
As you know with these silicon moulds, you can use them for, Ice, chocolate, fondant, fimo clay.

I did make up Ice cubes for the baby shower too. 


I used ready to roll fondant on the whole of this cake. 
I got the different sized circles using the bottom of piping nozzles.
The gems are from Meiflower. 


Close up of the washing line and top of cake. I used wooden kebab skewers to wind the ribbon round. Attached a gem on each end, then slotted into cake.
Pegs & dummy purchased off Ebay.

Baby on top of cake was made using a mould too. You would never think this would have come from the mould. Just love it. Added ivory food colouring to white fondant to get the colour I wanted. 


I also made some blue berry muffins for the day. Made my own cup cake toppers, again to go with the theme. 

I do hope you have enjoyed having a browse.
I am not an expert at making cakes, as you can see by the wonky/un-smooth top tier, lol. I need to practise!
The cake was a Madeira cake, filled with butter cream & jam.

My next post I will share the recipe to make the Blueberry Muffins. 

Please do leave a comment, I will pop on over & visit you too.






Sunday, 14 July 2013

Nappy Cake ( tutorial)

Hello there, thanks for stopping by today x

The weather has just been glorious here & it seems to be staying for next week at least .... hooray.

I have already shared my baby shower invitations

And the arrival of my grandson Riley

And now I am going to share with you the Nappy Cake that I made for my daughter in law for the baby shower I hosted.

The finished Nappy Cake

I will now show you a step by step tutorial on how I did this. It is soooo easy and sooooo rewarding too. You can add whatever you wish to make it unique.
I do hope you enjoy & that maybe you will have a chance to make one too.



I used size 2 pampers nappies. Rolled them up and secured with an hair band. (I got mine from the £1 shop).

You will need an empty sweet tin and some elastic. Tie the elastic around the sweet tin (not too tight).


Slot the rolled nappies in between the elastic and sweet tin. 


Add your desired piece of ribbon around the elastic & hair bands. (Tie firmly to hold in place). 

Nappies that are left over from your pack can be added inside the sweet tin. 


Add your baby toiletries inside the tin.
I used: 
Nappy sacks - cotton buds - nappy cream - baby soap - baby wash - talc - shampoo.  
                                     


Next, I rolled up a baby's blanket. Secured it with elastic, then added rolled nappies around the blanket. (Just like you did with the sweet tin). 


Add some ribbon around the blanket to hide the elastic, & more ribbon around the elastic securing the nappies. (Remember to do this as tight as you can to hold in place). 


Now .... add your blanket bundle into the sweet tin. (Make a well between toiletries to slot blanket in). 
Slide nappies around blanket down carefully to balance on toiletries.
Now add a cuddly toy on top. (I used a plastic cake dowel to secure in place), I added a three bits of foam tape to the dowel and pressed teddy onto it. 
                                                      

Now its time to wrap in cellophane.

For some reason I do not have a picture of my final finished nappy cake!
I added blue gems on the cellophane around the ribbon & added a dummy too to the top ribbon, had it dangling down. This all tied in with my baby invitations.

I shall be entering my project into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons :- Anything Goes.
Paper take weekly :- Old, New, Borrowed or Blue.
Creative Corner :- Anything Goes.

Thanks for taking time to look. I do hope you enjoyed the easy tutorial & have a bash yourself.
My next post I will be sharing the baby shower cake I made.

I look forward to reading your comments & will pop on over & visit you too x

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are xx