Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Award

Thank you so much e-Louisions for my award. Its very sweet of you :) Check out her handmade goodies.

This is a fun little award, but its comes with some rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.

2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.

3. Link the person who nominated you.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.

5.Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Ok so 7 things about me:

1. I can do British Sign Language but not New Zealand Sign Language, so a bit useless now!

2. I used to act and sing when I was young and was in a professional play when I was 9, The Wind In The Willows. The audition was to do a tap dance, problem! I didn't do tap dancing. Anyway I must have been ok as I got the part of Thomas Twitchett.

3. When I was little I thought The Borrowers were real. My teacher had to phone my mum to get her to tell me they weren't real as I'd disrupted the class by getting them to check out all the holes and cracks in the walls.

4. I hate going uphill and my husband is always trying to get me to climb to the top of Mt Taranaki. Maybe if there was a craft shop on top with everything 90% off I might think about it.

5. My mums cousin did our family tree and found out we're related to Constable. A great great great..... Uncle

6. I've been round the world three times

7. I only learned to drive 3 years ago. I'm still on restricted (can't carry passengers apart from family and can't drive between 10.00pm and 6.00am) I keep putting off taking my full test as i'm terrified
Ok the last couple were lame but I couldn't think of anything

Now for the 7 I nominate

1. Nikki's Attic full of handmade goodies

2. My life, my values, my art A very talented lady
3. Trinket's Letter Box Lots of crafts to see

4. Get to know Wonderfully Sew Knit

5. For lots of free cute images paperglitter

6. CherylsPurpleCow raising awareness for epliepsy

7. Amazing Art MagicMarkingsArt

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Alice In Wonderland Swap

I don't do many swaps now, but this one caught my eye. I love the cartoon Disney film and can''t wait to watch the new film tomorrow.

The swap was to send 3 different fake food items to your partner. Well I got a bit carried away! I thought it would be easy but the challenge wasn't as easy as I thought. I ended up making 3 cupcakes themed with Alice, The Queen of Hearts and The Cheshire Cat. I also made 4 playing card cookies and a little drink me bottle. I made them in the theme of the cartoon Disney film. I adore The Cheshire Cat!

I hope my partner likes them and I can't wait for mine from Dana (MamaD)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Iced Coffee Recipe

I love Iced Coffee especially when its a really hot day. I thought i'd have a go at making my own and after a bit of tweaking this is how I made it

You will need




Ice Cubes

Ice Cream

Chocolate Sauce

Squirty Cream


Make a strong coffee with not too much water. I used my coffee plunger and used 3 large teaspoons per person. Put 1 teaspoon of sugar in the coffee. If you have a very sweet tooth you may want more. Leave the coffee to stand for a while (I am usually impatient to get on and make it!)

Pour into the glass and add a few ice cubes. Almost fill the glass with milk. Add a few scoops of ice cream (Chocolate or Vanilla) and top with squirty cream. You can add some chocolate sauce and for decoration I added some small marshmallows and chocolate powder. Yummy and very moorish

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fun Etsy Shop - All Thangs Old But New 2 U

I've just joined a fun group on Etsy.com - Etsy Friends I've been having a look through some of the awesome shops and came across this fun shop All Thangs Old But New 2 U As some of you may know I adore amigarumis and there are definately some super cute ones in the shop. Available are a variety of animals, plus hats scarves and gloves. Here are some of my favourite animals

I made a very very yummy iced coffee on the weekend (its hot here!) and will be posting the recipe with a photo on my next posting. Trouble is its very moorish!
I'm tweaking my party food pattern and i'm adding a couple of little sandwiches, hopefully i can finish that today. I'm also working on another set of bread with spreads.