Monday, March 11, 2013

Super Epic Cake Of Awesomeness!

Hey Everyone!
So, I figured since it is only 2 more days until my sister Brianna celebrates another birthday, I should post the cake that I made for her LAST year. Haha!
Check out this beast!
Oh my goodness was this a fun cake to make!
It was a 6" 2 layer chocolate cake with a caramel filling, frosted with my homemade buttercream, topped with crushed heath bars, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, and rolos! WHOOOAAA!!!
 And just look at the mess I made
There was so much heath bar on the counters and... well... everywhere that I just took a broom and swept it all instead of trying to get it with a wash rag or something. Haha! 
And Bri had no idea what she was getting!
 We met her and Ben at a restaurant in Waupaca. 
She was super excited when we brought it out (from under the table. Ha!). 
 I'm not sure that I will ever be able to top this cake! But I shall try!
We are going to Marshfield this weekend to celebrate her birthday, so I will be making a cake to bring for the party! I am bouncing around some ideas that I am pretty excited about! :D You will have to wait and see!

Anyways, hope you have a wonderful rest of your Monday!

Taylor Kay

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Random Ramblings Of A Movie Lover - Hunger Games

Hey Everybody!
So today's ramble is about
The Hunger Games!
Wooo! It was bound to happen eventually. Haha!
 I watched it tonight while I was knitting. 
The more times I see it, the more I appreciate it. It is actually a very very good movie in my opinion! And I'm not just saying that because I am a huge fan of the book. This is one book to movie rendition that was pretty much as close as you can get, granted it still had its issues (which I cared more about when I first saw it). Like this:
 "Oh God What Is That?" - Charlie The Unicorn
"It's The Magical Leopluradon! It Will Show Us The Waaay..." 
But seriously... really?... Uuugh. Pretty sure the whole theater laughed when they saw this. I think they could have done better than that. :P
But anyways, I think the music was AAAAAAMAZING! I have the official soundtrack :) I also have that cd called From District 12 And Beyond which is basically a cd of a bunch of artists who did songs for the movie. It's super good, if you haven't listened to it do it now! And there's another cd from the Hunger Games Music Project, which was a group of people who made their own music to go with the book. It is seriously awesome!!! 
So, my favorite character from the first book was probably Rue
 SHE'S SO WONDERFUL! I cried so much when I was reading the book when she **SPOILER** died... :( I guess I should have seen it coming... but it was just so SAAAAAAAAAAAD!!! And oh my goodness, her death scene in the movie.... oh my gosh... I can't... *tears* And the music that goes with it??
But to finish off, the movie was amazing in my opinion. There's just a lot of things that are really neat about it and that are truly accurate to the book. 
I am super excited for the second movie tho!!! Catching Fire was my favorite of the 3 books! AHHH!!! And look at the new poster that was just released!
So beyond excited for this it's crazy.
Me and my friend Liz (who I went to the midnight showing of Hunger Games with) already have it planned to go to the midnight showing of Catching Fire too! YAY!!! November 22nd can't come fast enough!!! :D

Happy Hunger Games
And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor 

Have a great night! :)

Taylor Kay

Monday, March 4, 2013

What's On YOUR Needles?

So What's On Your Knitting Needles Today?
Well, today I have this lovely little cabled piece that will be part of a project I am knitting for my mom!
 I think I'm going to keep what the project is a secret until I start with the main part of it tho :) You will just have to wait and see! 

Also, mom and I went to JoAnns tonight because there was a Coupon Commotion going on! I had like... 8 50% off coupons!!! SO EXCITING!!!
 There is nothing better to buy (other than maybe yarn) than your favorite brand of super good needles! HOORAY! Can't really beat 1/2 price, unless of course they were free... Ha! So, since my main interest is knitting hats, I figured I would buy the rest of my circular and double point collection so I have (almost) every needle I would need to make a hat! 
Life Achievement Has Been Reached
... Almost... 
There's always more needles! And I love them almost as much as yarn!

Anyways, let me know what you've been knitting lately!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday night! :)

Taylor Kay

Friday, March 1, 2013

My Recent Drawings

Hey Everyone!
So I finished that picture that I started drawing yesterday!

It's Dan! 
Yay! I am actually very happy with how this turned out. I have accepted the fact that I will only ever get 1 of the eyes to look right, the other one will always be a little wrong. It has happened with almost all of my drawings of people. :P But I am super proud of the lips in this one! They are the best lips I have ever done! HOORAY! His llama hat is a little small but it still looks ok. If I made it any bigger it wouldn't have fit on my page. 
So tell me, does it look like him?

I will take this opportunity to show you a couple of the other pictures I have done.

Audrey Hepburn
I was super excited to do this picture. I saw the original in a book that I have and it was all shading! There weren't any hard lines anywhere (as you can tell from the drawing). I was going to ask my cousin Jeshua, who is an amazing artist, to draw it for me but then I decided to try it myself. Generally I like it :)

Robert Downey Jr.
This was my first EVER attempt at drawing a man. I saw this picture in the credits of Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows and thought it would be perfect for a drawing! And I am very happy with how it turned out! Granted there are a couple mistakes, and it's not shaded very well (because I didn't have good shading pencils at the time), but I like it :)

 So Yeah!
There's my most recent people drawings!
I have decided that I am better at drawing them big like these where you only really see the face and shoulders. They can be more detailed that way. And when I try drawing a body, it's always the wrong size. Ha! 
I need to practice that.
 Anywho, I hope you are all having a good Friday! 

Taylor Kay