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I have this pretty cool website: www.LanaBetty.com.
I make earrings, paint, and sew. In that order. This tumblr site is dedicated to pictures of awesome and random links to the blog I write on my website that doesn't have comments (yet).

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Taking these terrarium necklaces to @birdonawireart in about 20 minutes! Eep!  (at www.lanabetty.com)

Taking these terrarium necklaces to @birdonawireart in about 20 minutes! Eep! (at www.lanabetty.com)

2 days ago
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This is my first double layer, iced cake. Vanilla cake with lavender infused Swiss meringue buttercream icing. Powder colouring and sprinkles direct from amsterdam. I was inspired by @kpwerker’s #yearofmaking, so I made something much more ambitious than my usual pineapple upsidedown cake. After messing up a really ambitious cake, the vanilla cake was the plan b result. I nailed the buttercream though! 

Swiss meringue buttercream:
-10 egg whites
-2.5c sugar
-4c unsalted butter, chuckled,  
-vanilla to taste

1. In a double boiler, mix whites and sugar. Heat until dissolved and whites are hot to touch. Test the mixture to see all sugar is dissolved, it should be smooth and not granular, about 3mins.
2. In a mixer, high speed whip the egg mixture until cool, forming firm peaks. About 10mins.
3. Keep the mixer on medium, adding the butter, piece by piece, ensuring completely mixed before adding the next. Don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled, it will even out as more mixing occurs. 
4. Taste test, often. 
5. Add vanilla, mix on low and remove any air bubbles. 
6. Apply to cake or sit and watch a movie, eating it from the mixing bowl. 

Buttercream firms in the fridge, keeps 4 days. Enjoy! 

#joysofbaking #baking #cakemaster #birthdaycake #swissmeringuebuttercream #buttercream #happyeaster #eastercake #easter #pastel #icing #yum  (at www.lanabetty.com)

This is my first double layer, iced cake. Vanilla cake with lavender infused Swiss meringue buttercream icing. Powder colouring and sprinkles direct from amsterdam. I was inspired by @kpwerker’s #yearofmaking, so I made something much more ambitious than my usual pineapple upsidedown cake. After messing up a really ambitious cake, the vanilla cake was the plan b result. I nailed the buttercream though!

Swiss meringue buttercream:
-10 egg whites
-2.5c sugar
-4c unsalted butter, chuckled,
-vanilla to taste

1. In a double boiler, mix whites and sugar. Heat until dissolved and whites are hot to touch. Test the mixture to see all sugar is dissolved, it should be smooth and not granular, about 3mins.
2. In a mixer, high speed whip the egg mixture until cool, forming firm peaks. About 10mins.
3. Keep the mixer on medium, adding the butter, piece by piece, ensuring completely mixed before adding the next. Don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled, it will even out as more mixing occurs.
4. Taste test, often.
5. Add vanilla, mix on low and remove any air bubbles.
6. Apply to cake or sit and watch a movie, eating it from the mixing bowl.

Buttercream firms in the fridge, keeps 4 days. Enjoy!

#joysofbaking #baking #cakemaster #birthdaycake #swissmeringuebuttercream #buttercream #happyeaster #eastercake #easter #pastel #icing #yum (at www.lanabetty.com)

4 days ago
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Cannot take this perfect necklace off! Available next month at #gotcraft #geometricdesires #lanabetty #yvr #vancouver #3dprinting #jewelry #market #fashion #accessories #3ddesign #alumide #sterlingsilver #fresh #springtime #jeanjacket #crazyinlove (at www.lanabetty.com)

Cannot take this perfect necklace off! Available next month at #gotcraft #geometricdesires #lanabetty #yvr #vancouver #3dprinting #jewelry #market #fashion #accessories #3ddesign #alumide #sterlingsilver #fresh #springtime #jeanjacket #crazyinlove (at www.lanabetty.com)

1 week ago
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Out box of towels at @33acresbrewing (@33Acres). I love the simplicity of the brewery and bar. I need to get myself on a tour! #weareneighbors #samestreet #brewery #interiordesign #lovelyplant #eleganthipsters

Out box of towels at @33acresbrewing (@33Acres). I love the simplicity of the brewery and bar. I need to get myself on a tour! #weareneighbors #samestreet #brewery #interiordesign #lovelyplant #eleganthipsters

2 weeks ago
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What fun! Printing in light grey tonight! #3ddesign #3dprinting #vancouver #YVR #gotcraft #craftshowprep

What fun! Printing in light grey tonight! #3ddesign #3dprinting #vancouver #YVR #gotcraft #craftshowprep

2 weeks ago
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They’re famous! #gotcraft vendors @craftedvan were featured in the @EtsyCA @etsy email this morning! I am so proud of them!!

They’re famous! #gotcraft vendors @craftedvan were featured in the @EtsyCA @etsy email this morning! I am so proud of them!!

3 weeks ago
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Ready to Rock! Spending the day with the lovely ladies of the #biltmorecabaret! We are here for the #vibf (Vancouver International Burlesque Festival)  until 6pm! #burlesque #lanabetty #cabaret #market #pinups #prettyladies

Ready to Rock! Spending the day with the lovely ladies of the #biltmorecabaret! We are here for the #vibf (Vancouver International Burlesque Festival) until 6pm! #burlesque #lanabetty #cabaret #market #pinups #prettyladies

3 weeks ago
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Ta Da! Wrap them up and tie them with a bow. I admit, creating new and interesting swag gifts is really fun. Find these in the got craft swag bags, available to the first 25 customers each day (may 10 & 11). Wouldn’t it be nice to take your mom or daughter out for a morning coffee and a round of craft show? 

#swag #gotcraft #craftshowprep #craftfair #craftshow #lanabetty #indiecraftfair #vancouver #yvr #strathcona  (at www.lanabetty.com)

Ta Da! Wrap them up and tie them with a bow. I admit, creating new and interesting swag gifts is really fun. Find these in the got craft swag bags, available to the first 25 customers each day (may 10 & 11). Wouldn’t it be nice to take your mom or daughter out for a morning coffee and a round of craft show?

#swag #gotcraft #craftshowprep #craftfair #craftshow #lanabetty #indiecraftfair #vancouver #yvr #strathcona (at www.lanabetty.com)

3 days ago
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If you haven’t downloaded snapseed to edit your images, you should. #latergram #seawall #vancouver #yvr #sunshine #sun #xshelmets #selfie #electric #braid #ocean (at Stanley Park Seawall)

If you haven’t downloaded snapseed to edit your images, you should. #latergram #seawall #vancouver #yvr #sunshine #sun #xshelmets #selfie #electric #braid #ocean (at Stanley Park Seawall)

5 days ago
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So many shades of green! #fence #moss #chartreuse #kelleygreen #grass #grassgreen #park #old #sunshine

So many shades of green! #fence #moss #chartreuse #kelleygreen #grass #grassgreen #park #old #sunshine

1 week ago
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Today I fell in love with a bicycle. #electra #bicycle #spring #love #testdrive

Today I fell in love with a bicycle. #electra #bicycle #spring #love #testdrive

1 week ago
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Late night printing in the studio! There are now 4 colors available! Pre-order with an email to contact@lanabetty.com - these babies (with knotted cord hangers, not pictured) will be available at #gotcraft in a month! #3ddesign #3dprinting #vancouver #YVR #evolveordie #geometricdesires #proofofconcept #pla #design #lanabetty  (at www.lanabetty.com)

Late night printing in the studio! There are now 4 colors available! Pre-order with an email to contact@lanabetty.com - these babies (with knotted cord hangers, not pictured) will be available at #gotcraft in a month! #3ddesign #3dprinting #vancouver #YVR #evolveordie #geometricdesires #proofofconcept #pla #design #lanabetty (at www.lanabetty.com)

2 weeks ago
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This picture is from earlier last week, it is how I imagine every day is. This explains my disappointment whenever it’s raining. #nofilter #vancouver #marina #vancouver #yacht #YVR #sunshine #blueskies #feelinggood (at Granville Island)

This picture is from earlier last week, it is how I imagine every day is. This explains my disappointment whenever it’s raining. #nofilter #vancouver #marina #vancouver #yacht #YVR #sunshine #blueskies #feelinggood (at Granville Island)

2 weeks ago
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Today I looked up. It felt amazing to feel the sun kiss my skin while the sultry scent of spring tickled my nose and pulled at my heart strings. #feelingpoetic #magnolia #spring #blossom #vancouver #flowers #bloom #yvr #broadway #sunshine #bluesky #inlove

Today I looked up. It felt amazing to feel the sun kiss my skin while the sultry scent of spring tickled my nose and pulled at my heart strings. #feelingpoetic #magnolia #spring #blossom #vancouver #flowers #bloom #yvr #broadway #sunshine #bluesky #inlove

3 weeks ago
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