Sunday, September 28, 2014

these are a few of my favourite pins ~ halloween

We're not big on Halloween in Australia
although it is growing on us.
My kids have never done anything Halloweeny
but I have to admit I love all the creepy decorations
that I see coming out especially in my Pinterest feed.
So here is a small roundup of my favourites.
There are thousands and thousands of ideas out there
these are just a few.
I think I may need to go to America in October one year.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

easy apple slice recipe

Hi there!
It is a really beautiful day here today and I hope
it's nice wherever you are too.
We have a thing at work where we take
turns bringing in morning tea on a Monday.
It's my turn this week and of course I forgot.
So I don't turn up empty handed I threw together
one of my faithful old recipes ~
Easy Apple Slice.
Mix together
1 pkt of vanilla cake mix. (no name brands are fine)
1/2 cup coconut
125g melted butter.
Press into a lined slice tin and bake at 180c about 15 minutes.
Let it cool.
When cool open up a tin of pie apples.
Spread apples over cooled base and sprinkle over a bit of sugar.
Take a tub of low fat sour cream and spread it over the apples.
Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the sour cream.
Pop it back in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Let it go cold before slicing.
So simple but so delicious!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

another creative challenge sign up

For those who missed seeing about the first
we are going to have another before
we all get crazy, busy at Christmas, hooray!
How the challenge works ~
you must email me at
This part is very important as I need to have your email
address to send your clues to.
When I receive your email I will then send you a random
picture and a random colour.
Use these as inspiration to design something.
It can be anything and you can use whatever
medium you like eg. fabric, glue, paint, beads, anything at all!
Get a blog post ready showing the pictures I sent you
and your finished design.
When the linkie thingy goes up here add your link
and visit the other challengers to see what they have done.
Feel free to take this picture to put on your blog and invite
as many friends as you like.
As I don't want this running too close to Christmas
I will close off sign ups this Sunday 21st September.
You will all receive a return email from me by Tuesday 22nd September.
You will need to have made your item and prepared
a blog post to be linked to by October 19th.
Have a look at the first challengers items here.
Please keep in mind this is not a competition it
is just a fun way to get crafty and meet some new bloggers.
What do you think?
Are you in?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

want some ho ho with your yo yo?

I've been yo yoing.
These are so quick and easy to make and
because I don't need the sewing machine for them
I can hang out with everyone else and still make stuff.

I'm still not sure what colours to do this Christmas
but these red and white yo yos will be added to gift cards or...
I could just make them into a Christmas Tree!

Friday, September 5, 2014

yes I see you

Hello there I see you!
I'm making up some sunglasses cases for Christmas presents
and hopefully a few extra for my shop so I thought I'd pop
in and ask you a few questions about The Creative Challenge.
Did you know about it?
Did you play?
Would you like to play next time?
Would you like there to be a next time?
The creative challenge is not a competition
it is just for fun!
Follow the links in the post below I know you'll
 be amazed at the creativity.
If you have any questions please just ask
because the crafters that played had a great time.
In other very important news my son finished
the first stage of his training in the Navy.
The whole family went to see him marching at his graduation
and there was not a dry eye in the place.
When the heck did he get so much taller than me?

Monday, September 1, 2014

creative challenge link party

Hooray the day has finally arrived!
I offered a challenge a month ago to anyone
who wanted to play along and sent these brave
crafters a random picture and a random colour.
Their challenge was to create something using these
"clues" as inspiration.
They could use any medium they liked , paint, fabric, wood or glue.
I cannot wait to see what they've done!
Please visit these creative types I know you won't be disappointed.