Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sugar Skull Sunday


That's not a glow, the skulls towards the back are a pinkish sherbert color.
We're doing November 2nd up big, so you'll probably be seeing lots of Day of the Dead activity while we prepare.

No smelling allowed.
This afternoon I put sugar skulls together and began to decorate them.  They'll be getting one or two more colors before the end.  These are made by pressing a mixture of  beet sugar, powdered egg replacer and water into a mold.

You can learn more about the process and find supplies here.  My super smart friend Katie taught me the vegan sugar skull trick- meringue powder can be replaced 1:1 with powdered Ener-G with awesome results.

Skulls to rest weary heads.
I've also been sewing lots and lots of sugar skull pillow cases.  These are going on the couch and to some friends hither and tither.

You can see more of my sugar skulls here and here.

xo
kittee

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23 comments:

  1. i love that you love the DotD and your pillowcases are infreakingcredibly c00L! but you knew that ;)

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  2. Oh boy oh boy! I love the Days of the Dead. Thanks for the tip about the skulls...now I feel inspired to try this!

    I got some awesome skullicious fabric in NYC which I used as a backdrop for a Mexican Tortilla Pie in my new cookbook. I think I may make napkins out of it. My poor sweing machine feels so neglected these days.

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  3. PS: You mean Ener-G egg replacer powder can be used in the same proportion s meringue powder, right? Sorry if I'm being thick; my brain is all sugared out from eating too much pie :/

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    1. yes! just use the powdered ener-g instead of the meringue powder in the same ratios.

      xo
      kittee

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  4. I just saw your comment. I talked to Lori though. I didn't know you know her, I just thought it was interesting she's doing animation. Well think it is interesting. Did I meet you, too? On sunday?

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    1. No, I wasn't able to attend. But I love that Lorie D.!!

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  5. Fabulous Kittee! Do you have any of the pillow cases for sale? I would love to get my mom a set for Christmas!!!

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    1. Thanks! None currently for sale, but I might soon!

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    2. Let me know, I'm not kidding, my parents have a home in Mexico and this would fit their decor there perfectly. Thanks again for being so gracious about me being a ratbag today. xx

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  6. Love the sugar skulls and pillow cases.

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  7. Wow, Kittee!! The pillowcases are awesome! I can't wait to see when they're all done and sitting on your couch!

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  8. Ah skulls to rest weary heads. Perfect, imaginative and beautiful. Kittee.

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  9. oh kittee, your sugar skull pillows are truly exceptional. You are exceptional too!

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  10. Just yes. Yes, yes and thrice yes. I do so love sugar skulls - and these bad boys look amazing.

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