Sunday, August 8, 2010

what more felt?

Yes more felt
carrots and strawberries to be precise hahahah

Friday, July 30, 2010

just a bit more felt.

icypoles,hundred and thousand cookies
and fish
made some more creations for the collection so i will add pics here

so delicious

Any one for Tea

Ainsley dunking the teabag
Jack pouring a tea

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A little felt fun

So leesa from over at .mi-o-mi came over today and we cooked up a storm.
we made pizza with sauce, salami and cheese tortilla wraps with egg, tomato, lettuce and roast beef, crepes with jam, spaghetti with meatballs,  tricolour bow pasta with meatballs, icypoles--ooh choc coated and sugar cookies.
the best part was the tomato sauce doubled as jam and roast beef, the spaghetti doubled as cheese andwe really enjoyed creating this feast.
tricolour pasta with meatballs
guilt free cooked breakfast

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Apple bliss bars

I made this slice yesterday and it was so good.
i have had it in my recipe folder for a while now and cannot remember where it originally came from but wanted to share it.

Apple Bliss Bar.
11/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
21/2 cups chopped apples
1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts(optional)

Mix together flour,sugar and marg until crumbly then press into an ungreased 9X13 inch pan

Sprinkle chopped apples over crust then sugar mix over apples
Bake in moderate oven for 30mins.
mix together all topping ingredients
Remove from oven and pour topping over apples.
Return to oven for 20 Min's more

What i did different.
I used a large tin of pie apples so reduced the sugar in the base and also reduced the amount sprinkled only by a few tablespoons but i think it could be halved or even omitted.
i also changed the baking times due to the apples already being cooked.
i baked the base on it's own for 5-10 Min's then added the apples and sugar  and topping,
then baked it for a further  20mins  not 30.
I don't think the extra sugar in needed on tinned apples.

I didn't add nuts as i want the kids to be able to take it for lunch but i will be making it will nuts as i think the crunch would be nice
I also think adding almond meal to the base would be nice and plan on doing that too lol
adding sultanas to the apples or even the nuts at that stage would also be nice.

i love when a recipe is versatile to suit what you have in your pantry and this seems like it would be just that

Sunday, April 25, 2010

monster bag

My inlaws are going to the Uk to visit family friends in a few days, Whenever these friends visit us here in Australia they have brought over gifts for my kids.
My mother in law yesterday said she would like to get something for their grandson who is 2.
So i told her i had the perfect thing.
Burnt orange and Australian animals seemed to match my idea perfectly.
to go with this tote is a little pencil case out of the lining fabric, crayons, colour in book and an aussie t shirt.
isnt he just the cutest lil monster.

The love of fairies

I bought the panel of Michael Miller Autumn fairies a few months ago but didnt have in mind exactly what i wanted to do with it.
That all changed when i went shopping with Nat and Found Fairies for quillows for her twin girls.
So i made a quilt/duvet/doona cover.
It took a while to draw and plan how it would eventually end up but didnt take too long to actually assemble and sew.
I am pleased with how it looks even though i did manage to do the closure wrong, but hey details details.
I am planning a pillow case tomorrow.
Let me know what you think.
please click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the fairies better

A couple of the fairies my favourite and Ainsley's favourite

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Byrons Baseball Top

Made Byron a Baseball shirt.
Really pleased with the way it turned out.
I made it by using the t shirt pattern i used for the pj's and a raglan top he had , made the pattern by sitting one on the other heheh.
Then i went to add his name with the embroidery machine but it started NOT where i was expecting it to so looks a tad lost almost under his arm pit hahah.
He likes it but wants a number on the back, typical huh?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pj's for my Niece and Nephew

After seeing the Pj's i made the kids my sister asked for personalised ones for her kids

Here is Remi's ones just awaiting me to hem them as she is very little and i need measurements or they will be very long
So Naomi is this what you had in mind?
And the sooner i get those measurements the sooner you get these.

Here are Zane's, i am really pleased with how these ones turned out.

what do you think Omi?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chocolate from the bunny

Here are a few photo's from easter morning.

Easter Bunny Paw prints in the bedroom.

Ainsley with an egghead.

Byron took the paw print and the photo of Ainsley

fast craft and recycled craft

I grabbed the Hot glue gun today and made Ainsley and the girl neighbours a few hair clips.
love these buttons so cute, also had a few beads that fit just perfect.

last week i was thinking about making lunch wraps, i had given them a go before using PUL but wasnt happy with them, these i used the plastic bag from cereal and sewed it to some fabric i had in my stash.
it is a tad big as i didnt do measurements just sewed next to the glued edge.
works great as a wrap and placemat in one.

i left a sandwich in one for about 5 days to see how it went and it didnt go hard at all, the mould had just started to grow but i would expect that in any bag.i am planning on making a few more a bit smaller,already got some cereal bags waiting and think it will be agreat craft to do with the recycling group at my sons school so i think next term i will have to see the teachers about it.
Also came to the realisation that i had never thought to reuse those bags---don't know why they are great being nice and thick,would be great for rolls.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter time--photo heavy

Today we Did some Easter craft.

There was ceramic eggs and their cartons to be painted,
wooden boxes to be painted for gifts,

and the tv cabinet was to be decorated according to the kids, they have even planned on putting their easter baskets there for the bunny to fill.

will get a better photo with full baskets on sunday i think.

we then baked some cookies from the school fundraiser (these became lunch oops).
Then we made chocolate nests with birdseggs in them, i used shredded wheat and melted chocolate and then sat the eggs on top oh so easy, the only thing is i only had dark choc(the good stuff) so they are a tad rich.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ainsley's Turn

Whilst Ainsley doesnt go to kindy on thursday and will not be in the hat parade that Byron is in she will be at the assembly tomorrow to watch and therefore had to make her own hat "just like byrons"
I only had 2 plastic eggs left from byrons and no more rabbit teddy bears.
I did have a glitter hat and rabbit ear headband from last easter.
So we set out to make Ainsleys hat.
Ainsley put herself on cutting the ribbon duty and me on glue duty, as with Byron is was "put glue here" and "put glue there".
oh we also had a stapler which Ainsley enjoyed crunching down on to hlod the ribbon in place.
This is what she has to wear tomorrow.
Can you tell she is liking it?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Hat

Byron has an Easter Hat Parade on thursday so today we went to the shop after school to grab supplies.
We ended up with a packet of plastic eggs and googley eyes.
oh and a bunch of baby carrots
From his room we grabbed a gold glitter hat and Roger Rabbit.
a few odds and ends from the craft box and this is what he made.
Byron did well with the hot glue gun when it was warm but once it got too hot i had to "put glue here" "put glue there".
It looks great i think.
He is very proud

I forgot to add the carrots to this photo.

You can just see the green tops of the carrots in this one
i will get a photo on thursday with a shirt on my child aswell.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Autum Pj's

Made the kids some Autumn PJ's this weekend.
we were having a lazy weekend so excuse the children in the photo's someone really does love them lol.
I had planned on buying long sleeve tops but really wanted to finish them and not shop around for matching tops so i opened the fabric cupboard and made my own.
apart from a mishap with Byron's which actually doesn't look too bad i am pleased with how they came out.
The Yoda fabric is really bright and the colours in Ainsley's are amazing--i love how a fabric you like or even love looks 10X's better sewn up.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

luggage tags

I have had this page bookmarked for so long and freqeunt the blog fairly regularly, i thought i would never get to making these luggage tags, but my parents are going on their second cruise in a few months so i grabbed the opportunity to make them some.
i love this fabric (yes i know i say that about all the fabric) but i really do.
As with the lunch bag the photo doesnt show how bright and stunning the print is

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lunch Bag

I just made this lunch bag as a gift.
I have made it so it is adjustable by putting snaps on the side.
my plan for it is so it can be used as an everyday lunch bag without being too big but then so it can be used to carry picnic food for 2 people or just those few extra bits that may be needed.
I have put thermal lining in it so it can keep the food cool and a wipe clean fabric as the inner.
i love this fabric

The snaps done up

the snaps undone

Thursday, March 18, 2010

pillow cases

I can't believe that pillow cases are so expensive.
i went to the shop today to get the kids V pillows as every night i go to bed one of them has stolen mine, Target had buy one get the second for $2 so i grabbed 2 of course but was absolutely shocked when i went to get a slip for them and just plain old colours were $12 which what the pillows cost so i refused to buy them.

I made these instead