Sweet Goodbyes

I come by my craft addiction via my mother, who tried anything and everything under the sun. Back in the day (and by “the day” I mean the 1980s), she even experimented with molding chocolates and shared some of her supplies and expertise with me. OK, maybe “shared” isn’t quite the right word. More like “I snuck into her supplies and used them when she wasn’t home.”

Thanks to Bakerella, I’ve been making regular trips to the Cake Art Party Store. It is ridiculously close to my house. Maybe dangerously close, especially since I can never walk out of there with less than a dozen things. (Again glad that Honey does not read my blog!)

I stopped in this week to pick up something and stumbled upon the cutest chocolate sewing mold. Knew immediately it would be an awesome gift for my friend Clare, whose last day at the quilt shop was today. So, in spite of the fact that I had zero time to do it and a lack of supplies, I decided to make her an edible sewing box.

The results would have been a great deal better had I taken my time and used the right supplies. A small brush is really necessary to paint the mold with the colored chocolate, especially those tiny thread spools. I didn’t think it was too bad, given that the last time I played with chocolate was when I was a teenager (and, no, we are not going to talk about how long ago that was).

I took it to Clare at the shop today and totally blew her away. “It’s too cute to eat!” she said. And then popped a tiny spool of thread in her mouth. (Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!)

That’s the kind of goodbye I can handle. The sweet kind.

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