Here is the almost finished product on their costumes. Let's start with Bud.
Excuse the blurry on some of my photos. I need to get the manual out and adjust my settings. Some day I will take a class and figure out what the heck I can actually do with my camera. So you can see his pantaloons, I am not sure about the sash but his vest turned out way cute and he has a patch and earring. I am going to get him red knee high socks and a pair of black airwalks to go with the outfit.
Now on to Baroni.
Pirate outfit! I am having a hard time with the ARGH! applique for the shirt. I have tried twice and am thinking my letters may be too old so I am going to buy new this weekend and try again.
I made her another skirt because I realized that she won't get more than one wear out of her tutu. She TRASHED her birthday tutu and this one is already bunching up and she hasn't even worn it.
I didn't use a pattern for the skirt and it was fun to play with it. I just did an A-line and shredded the bottom. I did an elastic waist but left extra fabric at the top to give it a "paper bag" kind of look.
The sash has red and black ribbon sewn into it and is also fringed.
UGH. Soupy. But I went with it. I probably should have added more flour at this point but figured I could do it later.
Cover and let rise for an hour
Really wet. No way to roll it. So here is my dillema. Do I toss it or add more flour and go with it. I am now 5 cups of flour in, two packs of yeast AND 5 cups of milk.
I had to press on.
Add MORE flour. Seriously I must have added 2 more cups at least.
again I thought about scrapping it rather then adding butter, sugar and cinnamon into my trash bin. But the kids were having SO much fun!
So I went with it. Cup of sugar, cup of butter and a TON of cinnamon (for each half of dough mind you.
I got busy and didn't take a pic of the finished product. They weren't as tough as I expected but did taste too floury. I froze the remainder anyway and just plan to add more butter, almonds and brown sugar to the top when I bake them.
I am in desperate need of a good icing. I don't like how sugary the icings I am making taste.