Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sleep deprivation and creativity

I've had a few sleepless nights with restless children, so I've been feeling tired and down. But it's birthday week this week for the 2 little ones so I've been making some new things. This year is a roller skating party where they provide everything even the goody bag. The plan was so I didn't have to do anything as it is so hectic around here at the moment. But I had to make some party favours and came up with these - Chalk Board Door Hanger Bag, filled with chalk and tissues!

Also this cute card
So, there will be some Etsy gifts, but will show you next time, warning cupcake related!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sharing the pets

So I've been reading about everyones pet doggies and I thought I would share ours. He's a little Shih-tzu called "Mister", lucky because when we first got him he nearly got stuck with the name "Pom Pom" which wasn't very manly. Here is covered in chalk that he rolled in after the girls had done some huge chalk drawings on the ground.

I bought a gorgeous pendant from this Etsy shop made for my eldest daughter with this pic on the front and on the back is her dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and he was her Toto. It arrived the other day and looks great!

I won't mention all the awful stuff that he does, must be a boy thing. He really is a cute little caramel soft cuddly dog and we love him to bits!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Donating to Bush Fire Appeal Australia

Ok so I'm blogging again, I know you are amazed but I had to spread the word about this terrible disaster that is happening in Australia right now. Complete destruction, homes burnt down, families lose everything, many many lives lost and the fires still burn. I am not a reporter so if you want pics and details go see the news, google it, it should be everywhere.

This is the bit I want to tell you about. People from all over have donated handmade goods to sell. All proceeds go to the Bush Fire Appeal. Go visit this blog and this Etsy Shop OzBushfireAppeal See what its all about, you can help spread the word, donate or buy.

Thank you to all who donated and purchased. It is a huge success and money raised will be helpful to the "Bushfire Survivors"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Won Ton Soup Recipe

So I'm making this right now, WonTon Soup. Delicious, delightful dumplings! You want the recipe, here we go

WonTon Soup - straight from my kitchen!

250g packet of fresh WonTon wrappers
2 litres stock ( you make it how you like it)
500g chicken mince
1 egg
chilli sauce
soy sauce

So add your stock to the pot, add the chilli sauce and soy sauce (I don't measure, add how much you like) Bring to the boil.

While you are waiting for the soup to boil, make the little dumplings. Put the chicken mince in a bowl with the egg and mix until combined with a fork. Lay the wrappers out on the bench and put about 1 -2 teaspoon of the chicken on each.

Now for the tricky bit, have a small bowl of water to dip your finger in here. Wet 2 sides of the dumpling with your finger, then fold over diagonal to form a triangle. Now bring the 2 points up to the middle, twist a little forming a little dumpling.

Okay, so the soup is boiling, add those dumplings and let cook for 20-25 minutes. They will smell awesome.

Ladel some out and eat, no time to add pretty embelishments.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Personalised Pillow Case Winner!!

Well there has been some great news in relation to the CPSIA which was going to take effect on February 10 2009. I'll be around a little bit longer selling my personalised goodies while they iron out the details of the new laws on lead testing in the USA. Maybe some more giveaways in the future!

The winner is-

On another note, we are still eating those lovely little chocolates with the messages and I came across this one I just had to share, made me laugh -


BonTons Etsy shop has been featured on a lovely blog this week. You should check it out and follow

and check out her Etsy shop AngelaSpots