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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #21 - Lace

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Dear Christine, thank you! Once again this challenge was a journey and so much fun.

•The techniques:

1. Edible sugar lace on cookies

Fun with Lace | Manu
2. Eyelet lace and intricate piping

Fun with Lace | Manu
3. Needlepoint and cross-stich done using the SugarVeil needlepoint mat to make the grid

Fun with Lace | Manu

 

•The inspiration:
My two grandmothers (one of them 95 and still with us) and my mother have the hobby of sewing. As a kid I remember going to a small shop that sold everything for sewing, knitting, crochet. . . They sold fabrics, garnments, trim, ornaments, beads. . . anything. There was always to wait, which usually is not fun for a kid (me at that time), but the fun was watching all the different material that was shown and sold to the customers in line before us, and to learn how to use it. Being the personal taylor of my Barbie doll, and having the images of the mice sewing Cinderella's gown printed in my mind, I was always very interested and inspired!

I tried to recreate the image of the beautiful caos that I was used to see on the counter of that shop.

•Credits:
Thank you, @Julia M. Usher for your inspiring 3D projects, videos and "windows" on your classes around the world. Without the foundations I got from that material I couldn't have been able to cookie-fy my idea (which was not easy anyway).

Julia's technique of making cylinder cookies
allowed me to make the spools and the curved shaped cookies (ribbons). I used her distressed technique on the edges of some of the spools. I also cut the wafer paper with craft punches to make a different kind of trim borders* and I used the SugarVeil needlepoint on curved cookies, like she does in many of her projects.

*(wafer paper trim borders are out of the request of the challenge though, so please just consider it part of the staging)

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WOW, Manu! You know I love everything you do, even the simplest things you make them look so special, but this is UNIQUE!!! This is just brill and a great job! Look at that curve on one of the cookies! LOVE, love, love! And happy Woman's Day!

carouselselsel posted:

WOW, Manu! You know I love everything you do, even the simplest things you make them look so special, but this is UNIQUE!!! This is just brill and a great job! Look at that curve on one of the cookies! LOVE, love, love! And happy Woman's Day!

Thank you so much, dear Zara, for the kind words. So glad you like them. Happy Woman's Day!

What a great idea and so well done! And what an excellent use of the @SugarVeil needlepoint mat! I'm sure Michele will be impressed!

Thanks too for the shout-out! Always glad to see my videos put to use!

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Evelindecora posted:

Wow!!! Only you could have this amazing idea, I love every single detail of this set! Gorgeous 

Thank you, Evelin. I made a little "Merceria" (the Italian for the shop that sells this kind of things).

Julia M. Usher posted:

What a great idea and so well done!

Thank you so much, Julia, I really appreciate that. And thank you again for all the knowledge you share for our fruition

Add another Wow! Manu I have been looking at ribbons all week for a sewing project I'm doing right now . I have seen so many that I am starting to dream about them. Now BANG!!  I'm SEEING spools of ribbon  here on cookie connection. I'm not sure if I'm going nuts! Your ribbons are the pretties  I have seen so far. So if I'm not dreaming and I'm Not going nuts, and this is actually reality. What an awesome idea and a fantastic P.B.P.C. 

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Marimen posted:

Wowwww.i have to try...I loveeee them.

They are amazing Manu. really beautiful idea

Thank you! I thought it was a good way to show a sample of each lace. But then the work before getting to decorate the lace was quite a bit! I had to learn how to bake curved cookies, how to flood curved cookie... to fill the edible lace grid... a great learning experience like every PBP Challenge!

Anne Marie Adams posted:

Add another Wow! Manu I have been looking at ribbons all week for a sewing project I'm doing right now . I have seen so many that I am starting to dream about them. Now BANG!!  I'm SEEING spools of ribbon  here on cookie connection. I'm not sure if I'm going nuts! Your ribbons are the pretties  I have seen so far. So if I'm not dreaming and I'm Not going nuts, and this is actually reality. What an awesome idea and a fantastic P.B.P.C. 

Thank you, Anne! It is always fun taking part to Christine Challenges. Looking at the picture of what I had in mind posted on the site and reading all the positive comments is really rewarding.