Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baked With Heart and Issues With the Batman Logo



The repertoire is becoming somewhat repetitive because that there is more french knottery in red. May I clarify, that as yawningly boring as this may be, what you also see before you is a project COMPLETED.

Hello?

HELLOOOOOOOOOO?

??

?

Hmphf.

While you’re doing jaw-from-floor retrieval, I’ll go on to tell you about this excessively large bread bag, for a generally-excellent, recently-birthdaying, big-hearted lady, who has embraced the Art of Living Slow and bakes stuff (when her oven isn’t exploding). Her baking repertoire includes posh things with french accents.







Even though I spent an inordinate amount of time on Gina’s blog studying raspberry jam pips, (spread on freshly baked goodness), as my only source of bread loaf scale reference, the bag turned out big enough for a bakery load of brioche. Sorry, G.



The stencil didn’t quite work according to plan either. I originally cut the words ‘BAKED WITH HEART’ out of the paper. Except, then I came over all clever-like and replaced the ‘A’ in ‘HEART’ with the french knotted heart shape. At the eleventh hour, (just before printing), I realised that it actually read: ‘BAKED WITH HERT’ – because your eye dismissed the heart shape and focused only on the pain. And there you have it. The reason why anyone in the world, particularly designery types, with some too-clever-by-half, tricksy, visual notion, should first go see my mother. My mother sees only a gaping-wide, tonsilled mouth in the Batman logo.

(Anyone?)



PS. If you’re having a bit of a tough week and going over to Gina’s to measure raspberry jam pips anyway, scroll down to the pic below the jammy bread and have yourself a wee giggle at Gina’s expense.

31 comments:

Beth said...

With 2 uvula :o)

Sue said...

The bread bag looks great!

Little Ted Canvas said...

It's fantastic! I love the bread bag..now I see batman logo everyday living with superheros and all, & I have never noticed how it looks like a tonsilled mouth, what d'ya know, it does!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

that bread bag is fabulous! thankgoodness you realised about hert before you printed it!

this is why most of my embroidery becomes pillows or wall art - the fear of cutting into it wrongly etc fills me with such fear...

Gina is very lucky! the photo cracks me up big time.

Nattie said...

awww.... loving the heart!! so cute!

Amanda said...

Absolutely love the bag and if it's a tad bit too big that means she can fit another loaf in there. Nothing wrong with that at all :)..

I have noticed the tonsils of batman before, pretty sure that's my lefty brain working though...

Angie said...

Bread bag looks perfect for Gina...you must be dreaming french knots by now!

Sandrine said...

Magnifique!(Insert French accent there without the knots! ;)
How lucky gina for receiving such a heartful gift!X

katiecrackernuts said...

Ah, forget the blunders and focus on the fact it's finished - and looks fabulous. Well done.

Stomper Girl said...

I think it's one of those design mistakes that turned out even better than the original concept, the knotted heart looks gorgeous as a stand-alone.

I had to concentrate SO HARD to see your Mother's version of the Batman logo.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh no ! I've just found out I'm your mother , I can see the tonsils ! Love the breadbag too .

june at noon said...

I definitely see the tonsils.

The bread bag is great, love the colors. I don't mind the "happy accident" that led to the French knots, either. Love me some French knots!

Andi said...

Perfect gifting my clever friend!!!!

CurlyPops said...

Gorgeous with a big capital G!
I'm never going to look at the Batman logo in the same way ever again.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I never noticed the mouth thing - but it's stuck now, lucky I have no batfans to offend.

Bag is great and that loaf bag is waaay better than none.

Ok, will follow instructions - I do need the laugh.

Cheers,
AJ

Allana said...

What a fabulous gift - I LOVE your bread bag!
I hadn't ever seen the logo as a mouth but dang it, now I do! Thanks Tania's Mum ha ha :)

Caroline said...

Oh my, I can't resist a linguistic joke. I am focusing on the "pain" for sure. If you don't know what I mean then go and look in your French dictionary. You could have also done "Baked with Heat" if you were having a particularly dislexic moment. :)

Cass said...

Awesome gift, well done

Nikki said...

I like your mothers way of seeing.... SHe hasn't perchance been studying up on "looking sideways" has she?

GUGAW said...

brilliant, i've never noticed the mouth before! but the hard work paid off, the bag looks gorgeous x

peppermintpatcher said...

Love the heart, glad it's not hert...

Fer said...

Well now that you mention it, yes I can see a big tonsilled mouth gaping at me!

That bread bag is just perfect, and thanks for the link to Gina's blog too. :)

Lola Nova said...

I am always smitten with red work on natural fabric, be still my hert!
Will be sure to get a chuckle over at Gina's.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous gift, doesn't red give everything a wow factor? Well done ;-)

Megan said...

love the bag, i read 'baked with love' with the heart there. always better to realise these things at the 11th hour rather than the 12th when its too bloody late and you have to start all again.

never thought that about batman, however from now on that's probably all i am ever going to think of. strange open tonsiled mouth with two tongues.

Jesse said...

Bread bags! Great idea, so much better than wrapping loaves in whatever dishcloth happens to look clean! I will be making some.

Good solution to the 'hert' - another of the joys of making things by hand rather than digitally is that it takes long enough for this kind of thing to be noticed!

Loz and Dinny said...

Jeez Louise ... your Ma has a point ... talk about new ways of looking ... so maybe the city was never calling a batman ... but just letting people know to stay indoors and not kiss people as a tonsillitis epidemic was on the way? hmm food for thought ... nice baked good bag, sista!

Bonnie said...

Had to laugh at the Bat Man symbol...I love it...your Mom must have a creative side..I think people who see things differently are creative and gifted. I like that! Anyhow, just wanted to say that I love the bread bag! So adorable! I am a bread baker and I just may make one myself!

Karin van D. said...

Well, thanks, now I will never be able to look at the batman logo, or a batman movie for that matter, the same way again.

The gift for your friend is beautiful. I love the little heart!

elly bee said...

Your mum has the same brains as me. I always see tonsils when I look at the badman logo. I really have to try if I want to see it the way it is supposed to be.
Say hi to your mum.

eb xx

Sally said...

I'll never look at the batman logo the same again.