New Crochet Pattern Shop on ZoomYummy

crochet pattern shop on zoomyummy.com

Hi, dear friends!

I hope you are doing fine!

Today, I am super-excited to announce that I have just recently opened a new shop here on my site! Yay!! It offers patterns for lots and lots of colorful crochet projects.

As many of you might know, to offer my patterns I have been using my Etsy store till now. Although Etsy is one gooorgeous place and I am still selling there too, I wanted to make the purchasing process more convenient for you, with less clicking, typing and more comfort along the way. And I really hope you’ll like it.

So, to check out my shop, just click the ‘My Pattern Shop’ title in the main menu of this site… and you can start looking around. And if you decide to purchase something, let me tell you this – it’s super easy! You just add the pattern/patterns to your cart, proceed to checkout, let me know your basic info and pay (currently payments via PayPal and VISA cards are available).

I really hope you like this new colorful and happy corner of my site. If you have any ideas about the shop or the whole shopping process, please let me know. I’ll be grateful for any feedback!!

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

 

Mini Pavlovas With Cream Filling

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

Pavlovas – what a romantic way to name a dessert, isn’t it?

In fact, Pavlova, this beautiful and noble looking dessert is actually nothing else but meringue. Pure meringue, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, a kind of dessert which is super-simple to prepare.

Pavlovas can be made big or small. I went for the smaller, individual version this time and filled my meringue shells with wonderful, jam flavored whipped cream and delicious fresh fruit. Yum!

To make your own individual Pavlovas, just follow these simple step…
 

mini pavlovas ingredients

Here’s what you need.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

3. Whisk the egg whites with the salt until they’re holding firm peaks but are not stiff. Gently add in the sugar, spoonful after spoonful, still beating, until you have a bowl full of gleaming and satiny meringue. Sprinkle the cornflour, a few drops of vanilla and the vinegar on top and fold in to combine.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream filling recipe

4. Spoon the meringue onto the lined baking sheets, creating 6 meringue circles per one sheet, using about 3 tablespoons of meringue mixture per one circle. Spread the circles to make them about 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Use the back of your teaspoon to make an indentation in the center of each circle to hold the cream and fruit later (it helps if the teaspoon has been dipped in water beforehand).

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

5. Put into the lower part of the oven, reduce the temperature to 300°F (150°C) and bake for 25 minutes (switch the baking sheets halfway through the baking process so that the meringue shells placed on the top baking sheet don’t get too brown). Turn the oven off and leave them in for about 35 minutes, then take out of the oven to cool.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream filling recipe

6. In the meantime, you can prepare your fruit (cut it if necessary). You can also prepare the cream filling.

To prepare the cream filling, whip the cream until stiff. Then add the sour cream and the jam and mix to combine. Add powdered sugar to taste. Easy! And oh-so-good!

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

7. Fill the cooled meringue shells with the cream and and garnish with fruit. Finally dust with powdered sugar.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

Enjoy, dear friends! This is really good!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by Nigella Lawson‘s Mini Pavlovas. Makes: 12 Mini Pavlovas.)

 

New Pattern – Happy Crochet Mushroom Ornaments

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

A new pattern is here! A new pattern is here!

This time I am super-excited to introduce to you my new crochet pattern called ‘Happy Crochet Mushroom Ornaments’.

I had a blast designing these little ornaments and I loved filling my home with as many happy mushrooms as possible.

Naturally, I took many many pictures for you to enjoy…

 

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

mushroom pattern - sneak peek - 630

The pattern includes a lot of colorful step-by-step pictures to make the project as easy to follow as possible. To learn more details about the pattern and the project, just follow THIS LINK.

This project has brought a lot of joy and fun into my days, I hope it will make you happy too.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

 

Random Joy (A Very Colorful Edition)

colorful glass flower beads for crafting

Crafting is my love and joy and a few lovely and colorful things of crafty kind have made me really happy recently. I love those phases of my creative process where I gather cute little things and let them inspire me. Ahh, pure joy! And the joy gets even bigger if I can share those little thingies with you…

 

crochet

I enjoy using my new colorful flower beads. They are already playing an important prettifying role in my new crochet project (psst, more on that in my later post).

 
 

crochet presentation in ikea frame filled with burlap fabric

I also enjoy my new Ikea frame that I have adjusted a little and use it as a presentation board for my crochet ornaments.

 
 

colorful sequins

I enjoy these colorful sequins. Christmas projects, here I come!

 
 

colorful heart beads

And these heart beads – them and me, that is true love.

 
 

wooden sticks heart and star

I have yet to find a way how to use these wooden sticks (any ideas?). But aren’t they just adorable?

 
 

colorful ribbons

And these ribbons. A colorful ribbon is a girl’s best friend… is what I say.

 
 

owl notebook with owl pen

I really love my new owl notebook too. Oh, and it came with an owl pen. Ahh, my heart is happy.

 
 

heart punch

Thanks for letting me share my little joys, dear friends! I appreciate it!

Wishing you a nice day!

Love,
Petra

 

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