Monday, 19 August 2013

Spot the Difference...

The macaron on the left is made from eggs, sugar, almonds, white chocolate and raspberries and tastes rather yummy...
 
 
But the one on the right is made from fabric... and you can't eat it.

 
I had so much fun making this and avoiding my paperwork on Friday afternoon... The stitching isn't quite as neat as I would like but the fact I actually stitched in a zip to something that small is a feat all on its own!

 
I can take no credit for the "recipe"... which you can find here.

 
Thank you to my friend Pam... who knows how much I like a frivolous project. Especially if it takes the place of lesson planning on a Friday afternoon!

23 comments:

  1. That is so tiny and neat as well as delightfully quirky. I can't imagine how fiddly it must have been to construct. I have a mental image of what my attempt would look like and can only marvel at yours.

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  2. I'd seen the instructions of how to do that last week and decided it was too fiddly to even attempt! Yours is lovely, so very very neat. And I now have to admit publicly that I've never eaten a real one either - oh the shame of it!

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  3. So pretty - having seen the picture guess who now wants to make one (she had difficulty with a simple tassel!)

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  4. So cute!! Very impressed with the zip! :)
    Don't you just love a distraction, we have just decorated two bedrooms, one actually is going to be a craft room for me but upstairs is a complete mess and I have been distracting myself with all sorts today to avoid it!!Even ironing, that's how bad it is!
    V xxx

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  5. What a great little project, bet that zip was hard work. :)

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  6. That is just gorgeous you clever thing. Ax

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  7. Aww that is so sweet. I never suspected that you had put a zip in it when I first saw the pictures, quite amazing

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  8. That's so cute! Well done for having the patience to make something so small!

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  9. See I knew you could do it.
    Just up your street.

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  10. How amazing - I could never tackle a zip in such a small article - yours looks ready to eat! I love your knitted sheep in the previous post too - have you found more diversions from your paperwork now? Cheers

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  11. Gina, getting that zipper added to your macaron is quite a feat. Are you sure that you didn't have some helpers like The Tailor of Gloucester?

    However you managed to make it, the little container is charming. xo

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  12. That is just soooo....... Sweet, and the tutorial looks amazing thanks for the link.

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  13. That's so lovely Gina, it must have been very fiddly to make. Please being it on Friday to show us. Xx
    See, I can do nice,

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  14. What an amazing little container for something special.

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  15. That is SOOO cute Gina! I've been meaning to try that tutorial. I love it in pink!

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  16. Frivolity - what a lovely word,just reminded me to lighten up Gina. Delightful!

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  17. This is quite delightful and sooo pretty! Did you buy or make your edible version? I think they are so expensive? xCathy

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  18. The coin purse is lovely - is it fiddly ? Not as tasty as your homemade ones though

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  19. A delightful bit of frivolity. The real thing looks so tasty.

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  20. I would imagine that was incredibly fiddly Gina but how beautiful. Looks very neat to me.

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  21. Well done, that must have taken a lot of concentration to turn out so well.

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  22. The first thing I thought when I saw the zip was, how on earth did you make one to fit that small space?! It's so perfect and neatly made, fantastic!xx

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  23. Looks very dainty - and hard to make - gorgeous bit of displacement activity there Gina

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