Friday, April 9, 2010

When your heart is not in it.

I'm making Alicia Paulson's Tiramasu Blanket for the third time in 18 months and I'm totally OVER IT!

The last two were for gifts and I was pretty much over the pattern at the end of the second one, it's just sooooooo repetitive. But I'm spurred on because
a) the result is just so beautiful, and
b) this one's for my little girl.

Motivation people...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's the little things...

Every morning one of the first things that greets me in the kitchen are my three little friends , who, as you can see, are doing very nicely on the kitchen window sill...They make me smile and improve my mood right away - funny how little things can do that to you - what little things make you smile around your home I wonder?

The other thing that makes me smile about this photo, is the blurry image of the pedal car left out in the garden overnight...a remnant of yesterday's fun.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Back to the kitchen...

Now that my hausfrauness has been reduced to 3 days a week - I'm back at work 4 days ...I decided to get a bit of a fix over the Easter break.

Whilst I didn't get as much, actually any, sewing done...I did bake on TWO, count them TWO successive's been months since I've baked a thing so believe me when I tell you it felt REALLY good!

So to the details...yesterday we had our usual Easter long lunch and for desert I made a Pear & Ginger Desert Cake from this month's Gourmet Traveller.

The recipe recommended it be accompanied with a late harvest sticky wine - and who are we to argue. It was delicious, the cake and the it is before it went into the oven. I put the pears on top as opposed to the instructions that were a bit confusing that had the pears on the bottom, but no call to invert said cake when done...what the? I made my usual skirt-lining for the cake tin a bit higher so the pears didn't burn or blacken.

...and the result all plated up complete with caramel sauce and ice-cream....yummo!

After that I snuck off for a two and a half hour nap - bliss...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Shameless self-promotion!

You may recall sometime ago I spoke about setting up a little Etsy shop...well tada here it is.

I've started small, literally - infant bibs in packs of 3. Boys, girls and unisex packs. The front of the bib is made from designer cotton and the backing is a super absorbant and very soft organic cotton and bamboo french terry. It is then snapped together with a very strong plastic snap.

One of the reasons that it took me so long to get this gig together is that I tried an inordinate amount of materials for the backing before I came across this fabric that not only feels beautiful but it can mop up most spills and spits!

For those new to Etsy it is a worldwide community for all things handmade or vintage. All prices on Etsy are in US dollars.

So I'm selling 3 x bibs for $20USD which includes postage to anywhere in Australia and $5 USD postage for everywhere else on the globe.

You can click on the link to the left which will take you straight to my shop on Etsy...

....shameless self-promotion over and out!


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