So it begins again, Christmas season is well into full swing again and I’ve been crafting my little booty off making gifts for family & friends, and can I say I’ve fallen in love with some little pastries I’ve made for someone! (Gotta keep the recipient a secret!)
They’re a little jam and pastry pie that we’ve had a family member make for us a few times and it’s so yummy! They always look good and taste like… like delicious sugar! They are jam, after all!
I used bottle caps for the little tin they rest in, aluminium foil to bulk out the inside, layer of textured clay, painted one blueberry purple & one raspberry red, baked them once, added the criss cross, re-baked them, (YES! You can bake acrylic paint! This is honestly the most durable paint ever!!), then painted the criss cross and added my lovely high shiny gloss to the jam below 🙂
Not too hard, the most fiddly part is getting the pastry lines to overlap each other, especially on such a tiny scale. They’re only the size of a bottle cap, after all 😛
So these are some seed markers for gardens I’ve made! They help you keep track of what you’ve planted and where. Mind you if your plants have grown as much as ours have had with all this crazy weather you can probably tell what you’ve got easy enough…
I find them super handy when trying to figure out the difference between my garlic and onions, they can be tricky to those as inexperienced as myself and my better half and of course, as the name gives away, when you’ve just planted your seeds at the start of the season (read: half way through the season). We’re both just so proud that something is actually growing! Finally we didn’t kill a plant!
These are available from my Etsy store, being the first things I put up there… So when you have a moment to kill (or your bored and online window shopping like I do) check out my store here: Sarah Pain Crafts