Thursday, July 8, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a prize from the wonderful JETteam. The lovely Barbara from Capital City Crafts sent me these gorgeous earrings

I just love them-They are sterling silver and the ear wires have the cutest little flowers on them. Thank you so much Barbara :)

Big bracelet sale

I need to make room for new items in Lace and Links so I'm having a big sale on my bracelets. I have marked them all down by at least 20% some by more.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just made it

I have finally finished my June item for the 12 month craft challenge. I only just made it though.
I decided to make a ball for Joseph-with all the toys he has been given he doesn't have a ball. I made a pattern piece that I thought looked about right-I was wrong they were too fat so after sewing it all together I had to cut two panels out so it didn't look like a pumpkin! I used red ribbon for tags and different textured fabric. I think it looks ok now and more importantly he loves it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The 12 Month Craft The World Challenge

Adelle has chosen 12 themes-one for each of the next 12 months-for us to interpret and make something for.

JUNE 2010 Black & White

JULY 2010 Nature

AUGUST 2010 Music or Michael Jackson


OCTOBER 2010 Shapes

NOVEMBER 2010 Faces

DECEMBER 2010 Water

JANUARY 2011 Shoes

FEBRUARY 2011 Garden

MARCH 2011 Friendship

APRIL 2011 Ice Cream

MAY 2011 Solar System

Check out Adelles blog for more info or just click the button above.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Makes me happy

Happy childhood memories make me happy.
So many memories in this collection-makes me thankful for the wonderful childhood I had. Great friends, fun toys and wonderful parents.

Pop beads from artbycandice
Kids photo from vintagewarehouse
Vintage toy camera from covetablecuriosities
Scooter from thelovely's
Call of the Wild and Black Beauty book from nummynaze

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chocolate cake for one

I have had this recipe for ages but have only just got around to trying it. It's a chocolate cake cooked in a coffee mug just for one person -I guess you could share if you want to, I didn't I ate the whole lot myself.

Here's how to make one-
1 large coffee mug
4tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons choc chips
splash vanilla

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Make sure the measurements are level-not heaped. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add choc chips(if you want) and vanilla and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 mins on high(1000watts). Cake will rise over the top. Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired (I ate mine from the cup)

Mine was a bit dry but I think that was because I ate too much before it was cooked so I only really had half the mixture left. Next time I might try to make it self saucing or have some cream with it. Thanks Heather xxx

Makes me happy

Jess from Epheriell designs came up with this post idea-good isn't it?
All about babies today-girl babies :)

Booties from allysanneskidstuff
Rufflebutt onesie from Littlepoppett
Baby blanket from craftycrackpot

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wish list Wednesday

Last weekend I rediscovered crochet. I learnt how when I was younger but prefered knitting so I haven't done any for a long, long time. With help from my sister and cousin and a long phone call to my Auntie, I finished a granny square. With a bit more practice, and probably a lot of unpulling, I hope one day I can make things like these :))

Freeform poncho/wrap by Rensfibreart

My poppy bag pattern from knit1sew1

Vintage cupcake pattern from charmingcrochet

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More great buys

I just had the best weekend, I went to Mt. Compass to babysit with my cousin and my sister. The whole weekend was spent visiting wonderful family and shopping-two of my fav past times :) Found some great op shops, one at Strathalbyn and the other Meningie. 2nd time around at Meningie supports the hopital and over the last 5 years they have raised $160,000 an amount I found amazing. Any way here are my bargains

Latest purchases

I won a set of Missisaau pencils the other day and I love them so much I had to share with everyone. Thank you Rachel
I also spoilt myself and bought a gorgeous scarf from Leanne at rainbowrevolution and some handmade lampwork beads from Feyglass.