- How have I not linked to The Small Object’s Wedding Toppers before? They’re always among my very favorite things, but the latest round really made me smile.
- Loving Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. So charming.
- Did you see my redesign of Pancakes & French Fries? I love the header photo we went with.
- Wow. I want a crazy cool headboard for Eleanor’s new room.
- I have a cute pink suitcase, but I would happily trade up for one of these by Liberty of London. Or you know, my dream luggage: the Editor Series.
- Don’t you just love classic airmail stripes?
- She’s Got the Magic. Totally.
- My favorite children’s books are listed over at Ohdeedoh.
- Joy’s new line of wallpaper has launched! And she’s a busy lady; Her new book, Creative, Inc. is out too. Check out the behind-the-scenes of her stop-motion promo trailer.
- Freak out in a moonage daydream over this vintage space-themed wallpaper.
- “Facebook: Striking, Miraculous Social Team-Up!” These vintage internet ads a pretty clever.
- Jaime Oliver’s food packaging is awesome. The simplicity is so refreshing (and cool).
- Thanks, DWR. Now I’m wanting new black flatware.
- Viv’s new Aboriginal art is so beautiful.
- The design*sponge ad team has a new blog “designed to make advertising easier”. It’s super helpful to anyone considering advertising on blogs.
- Haters gonna hate.
I decided to try out my idea of using the Silhouette SD to make a stencil for decorating brownies. It sounded so cute, and hey, if I happened to end up with a huge tray of brownies when I’m done then that’s just fine with me.
I used the classic brownies recipe from smitten kitchen. I usually go with Nigella’s recipe from How to Be a Domestic Goddess (my favorite baking cookbook), but I’m always open to trying a new one. The brownies were easy to make, and they smelled delicious while they were baking.
After taking the brownies out of the oven, I set them aside to cool while I made my stencil. I typed out “Nom Nom Nom Nom” (suggested via Twitter), and used Mister Sirloin Well for my font. Then I cut the letters out of card stock with my Silhouette SD. You could do it by hand too, but I’d suggest something shorter in big block letters, like “YUM”.
Once my brownies had cooled, I transferred them to a pretty tray (this one’s an old Thomas Paul design). Then I had to decide how to use my stencil. I think making the letters out of powdered sugar would have left a clearer design.
I decided to do the reverse though, so I could use more powdered sugar.
I didn’t have a fancy little sifter, so my application got a bit messy. It’s still pretty cute though!
Mmmmm. Or should I say “nom nom nom nom”? I think all blog posts from here on out should be written while eating yummy homemade brownies. And that recipe? It’s a good one.
p.s. You can still enter the giveaway for a Silhouette SD by entering here. The contest is open until the 31st.