Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Marshmallow Mad

I think I'm going a little marshmallow mad.

In a good way I guess. I just can't get enough of making marshmallows.

So far since I made my first successful batch I've made Four batches.
Vanilla, Turkish Delight Liqueur, Coffee & Kahlua, and Earl Grey. And I still want to make more.
They are wonderful.

Next on the cards is a sugar free recipe (its uses Honey instead), Lemon, Chocolate, and Jaffa just to name a few.

My only regret is not trying to make them sooner.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Marshmallows - Take 2

It’s been a bit over a year since I first tried to make marshmallows but last weekend I thought it was time I tried again.

I am glad I did.

For this attempt I followed this recipe and I must say they turned out rather well (though a little lacking in flavor).

I scooped some of the mixture into some egg shaped flour molds (as per this recipe) and made a slab with the rest which I cut stars and hearts out of.
I just ripped up the edge pieces into bite size bits.

All the shaped marshmallows got a chocolate coating (some milk some dark).

Overall a success.

I won’t be waiting another year to make my next batch that’s for sure.  

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Cute things

This week a friend of ours (Clarisa) gave birth to a little girl (Johanna). 
Being the crafter that I am I decided to make the new mum and baby some gifts.

For Johanna made a cute stuffed toy elephant.  I used some flanalet for the body so it woul be nice and soft.

For Clarissa I made a nappy clutch. It has a pocket for wipes and nappies and rolls out to use as a changing matt. I picked up some laminated cotton for the inside (foe easy cleaning) and cute elephant fabric for the outside.

I must admit I got both these present ideas fron pintrest. And I feel they both turned out rather well.

Friday, 17 May 2013

New Phone

I got a new phone.

And it's not an iPhone. :O

So what phone did l get?

A Samsung Galaxy Note 2!

So now in having fun playing around with all the new fetures.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Bow Ties Are Cool

Two week ends ago I went to a rover ball with my crew.

We all got dressed up in our fancy clothes (I made myself a dress) and headed out for a nice dinner and socialising.

So for the special occasion I decided to make my boyfriend a special bow tie. In fact I made him a dinosaur bow tie.

It was actually the fabric that inspired me to make a bow tie as it was just so cute. I also made myself a matching hair bow. we were super cute.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Food is Good

I am a big fan of food. I like eating it and I like cooking it. I especially like cooking for others. I like how it makes people happy. Fortunately I’m pretty good at it. 

Today for morning tea at work I made burger cupcakes. My mother made burger macaroons (yes I work with my mum). The people at work couldn’t believe it. Lots of photos were taken.

Tonight I made dinner. Simple coconut bun and little pork sausages. And simple as it was, it was also delicious.

One of my favourite things to make is pavlova. Making pavlovas started as something to do when procrastinating during high school. It turned into a bit of an art.

I love to eat too. Cheese, steak, fresh bread but especially anything sweet. 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

I Have Been Slack

But I can admit it at least. 

I haven’t blogged in almost a month. but I have been busy (mostly). I moved house & I went to Sydney for a weekend for my cousins wedding. 

My boyfriend and I moved house a couple of weekends ago. Not very far mind you, we are still on the same street, but it doesn’t matter how far you move it’s a tough and tiering process either way. The new place still looks like a bomb has hit it but since we invited friends over for a BBQ on Monday so we have a deadline for when we have to have it looking presentable.

The weekend after we moved we headed off to Sydney for the wedding of one of my cousins. It was a beautiful ‘back yard’ wedding on the water. I had a great time catching up with some of the rellies.

Since then we have been slowly un-packing, making more of a mess in the process, settling in and mostly chilling on the couch watching movies.

So yes I have been slack about blogging but I’m back now and I’ll try and keep up.