Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rainbows and Booties

I had a birthday. It was a big birthday. It was such a big birthday, it needed rainbow cupcakes.

Making the rainbow cupcakes was half the fun. It is very cool to have multiple bowls of brightly coloured cake mix. How good all that food colouring actually is for you is another question that need not be considered when making rainbow cupcakes for your birthday.

Look at the cute cupcakes! I did put icing on them. I scraped the icing off a bit later. It was purported to be the best icing in the world, but since I had to dairy and gluten-free it, it was probably my fault it wasn't the best icing in the world. Usually, I can adapt. Not this time. And the violet came out too grey-ish. You can't have grey icing on these cupcakes... although, I guess... rainbows do come out in grey clouds?

Oh, but look what the rainbows are like inside! My mother's first reaction? "I need sunglasses - I think I've been blinded." Ha. She should have been expected that my rainbow cupcakes would be anything but subtle! (Excuse me a moment - my puppy is trying to pull my jeans off... just a minute... there, go chase your squirrels.)

And, in preparation for a birthday due in a month or two, I knitted up some bright red booties out of some Bendigo Woollen Mills' Luxury (in 'Fire') I unearthed in their sale room. I love red booties! When I began knitting, I spotted the odd red bootie and fell in love with the concept. It's never too young to learn about the power of red shoes.

The pattern is Julia Noskova's 'First Step Baby Booties'. I fell in love with their steampunkiness. The pattern is pretty easy, too. It only took me a couple of nights to whip these up and I wasn't working that hard at it. I added little brass buttons with roses on them.

I think they're adorable.


Rose Red said...

Oh they are adorable! You are totally correct, never too young to be introduced to the concept of red shoes! They make every outfit better! (ok, except maybe a pink outfit, but I don't own any of those...)

And hello, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the rainbow cupcakes! I thought you were going to do one of each colour, but no, each colour in each cupcake! genius!

Maria said...

Congrats on achieving a milestone (whatever number it is). Those cupcakes are a perfect celebration.
Love super cute red booties

drkknits said...

very adorable indeed! love the cupcakes, a great 'gift to self'. hope it was a really great day, and a great year ahead!