Penguin do Great Food books

31 10 2012

and equally great covers & titles too! Choose from titles like Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding or The Well-Kept Kitchen. Now… how to get my local library to stock them…





Yummy yarns

6 12 2011

It’s officially summer which always helps get me back into creating. But today is wet and cold(ish) so I find myself looking at yarns. Etsy has some great yarns in evey colour of the rainbow, but doesn’t have the handy built in Share-a-link feature that Felt has. So I have had to take a screenshot to post here and add a link. Pift!





Felt – Yummy yarns for winter

13 06 2011

LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES (handspun)
$35.00

PURPLE RAIN
$24.00

VIPER’S BUGLOSS
$13.00

RING OF FIRE
$18.00

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
$18.00

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
$18.00

Hand-dyed merino yarn
$15.00

 Hand-dyed merino yarn
$15.00

Hand-dyed merino yarn
$15.00





Post Surprise Ball

9 11 2010

Some time ago I made my friend a surprise ball and photographed her unwrapping it. Today she bought me photos of what happened afterward to all that pretty colourful crapé paper…





I like cake…

24 10 2010

I stumbled across a picture of a rainbow cake last week and just had to make myself one. There are plenty of variations online, but I chose to make a layer cake with a simple vanilla recipe.

Vanilla Cake

* 2 cups of sugar

* 4 eggs

* 2 1/2 cups flour

* 1 cup milk

* 3/4 cups vegetable oil

* 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

* 1 tsp vanilla

* red, yellow & blue food colouring

Beat together the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add all other ingrediants except oil and colouring. Mix until combined then fold in the oil taking care not to over mix. Split batter into smaller containers, one for each colour. I made 6 colours as indigo and blue were too similar for my food colourings. If you have better colours than me then you could make a traditional 7 colour rainbow. Add colours to each container and mix gentley. Bake each colour in a seperate 7 inch (17 cm) cake tin @ 180°C for 12 – 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Assemble in order with something between the layers. You could use wipped cream, frosting or jam. I used Barker’s Black Doris Plum jam.

White Chocolate Frosting

* 1 cup white chocolate buttons

* 25g butter

* 1/4 cup cream

* icing sugar to mix – approx 1 1/2 cups

In a double boiler or metal bowl over a boiling saucepan, melt the white chocolate & butter. The mix may look like it has split but keep going, white chocolate is fiddly. Add cream and start adding icing sugar slowly until you get a consistancy you are happy with. Allow to cool slightly and beat well. Pour onto cake and spread with a pallet knife.

Serve with whipped cream or crème fraîche.





Colour personality

15 10 2010

Based on your choices, you seem to lean toward the traits associated with an affinity for the color red. Your friends likely describe you as warm, passionate, and dynamic. You tend to feel emotions strongly and often wear your heart on your sleeve.A very social person, you are popular for your energy and readiness to have a good time. You’re one person who’s always ready to party! When it comes to relationships, work, and even how you decorate your home, you can be pretty traditional, but you’re also willing to make bold moves to make a statement.Your strong opinions and competitive nature mean that you sometimes clash with others, but often your warmth and confidence save the day. If you want to introduce your signature color into your home’s décor, consider a rich red for a formal dining room or as an unexpected punch of color in an entryway.

Take the test here.





Colour me Wonderful

14 09 2010

Pretty in Pink! …or fuchsia, cerise, berry, plum, magenta

This colour post is a bit shoe heavy, but can you blame me? 🙂

Find some of the featured items here:

Purple Skull Pumps @ TUK

Rose & Raspberry Macaroons @ J’aime les Macaroons

Berry Fruit Merino @ Needle Food

Rockin’ Cotton Candy pony @ Pop-Girl

Pamela Mann Cerise vertical Stripe Socks @ Socks’n’Knicks

Dusky Rose Zip Brooch @ Zippity Doo Dah

Crazy Dots & Stripes fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Fuchsia Tree @ Oderings

Pink & Black Cupcakes @ Crumbs & Doilies

Pink Elephant Skirt @ Burlesque Baby

Beyond the Sea fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Flora & Fauna Raspberry fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Confections fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Rockabilly Peep Toe T-bars @ Amazon

Pomegranate Body Butter @ The Body Shop

Entwined pony @ Pop-Girl

Fuchsia Cartwheel crib set @ Mod Pea Pod

Hungle Harpster wheat bag @ Little Kiwi’s Nest

Eternal Tee @ Deviant Art

Silk & Lace Corset @ WaistedSpace

Betseyville Polka-dot shoes @ Rock’n’Roll Bride

Cinderella @ Disney

Pink Punk Pumps @ Jellyfish Design Studio

Lily Allen with pink hair

Space Invaders badge @ Kool Badges

Pink Star badge @ Kool Badges

Eddie pony @ Pop-Girl

Dreadfalls @ Miasma Hair

Fuchsia Frenzy Tulips @ Bluestone Perennials

Strappy Platforms @ Iron Fist

Hot Pink Cross Quilt @ Betty Ninja

Fuchsia Sequined Peep-toes @ Christian Louboutin

Moroccan Rose Shower Gel @ The Body Shop

Wild Cherry Shower Gel @ The Body Shop