Sunday, October 29, 2006

Eating in the A.M.

There's been lots of lovely food occasions in the last week. First was on Wednesday. Work hosted a pink morning tea to raise money for breast cancer research. Lots of people in the office took something along for morning tea and everyone who attended was asked to donate a minimum gold coin. I wanted to do something both pink and breast related and thought up these little pink boobies. They are just marshamallows with melted white chocolate (with pink tint) dunked on their tops and little pieces of musk placed on top.

I was shocked at how realistic they turned out though - OOPS! Luckily everyone thought they were funny though. They all got eaten too (mostly by the women I think). I didn't even get to try one! The morning tea raised over $500, which is a great effort.

The little cakes in the big white box were THE BEST. I discovered they were bought from a local cake shop called Babycakes. Her website isn't the best yet, but she can be forgiven as her talent is obviously baking. They were little strawberry mud cakes. Yummo!

Quite a good spread, don't you think? You can see the boobies on the table. Looking dodgy. The huge tray of bikkies at the front are special pink ribbon day Tim Tams with a pink centre.

My other yummy food morning was this morning. We had some frinds over for brunch. I made crepes last night and roasted up capsicum, eggplant and tomatoes. I also baked a beautiful ricotta cheese (a recipe I learned recently) and then last night I also baked a really yummy blood orange marmalade and yoghurt cake (from the September issue of delicious. The cover this month is a chocolate crepe cake. OMIGOD. I'm dying to have an excuse to try that one.

The weather was lovely - although a little bit cool. The weather is generally all over the shop at the moment. I had to include this photo because the boys look so cute under the table.

Lovely food. Choco-banana crepes are my favourite!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Sleepy Boys

The little fellas are just so cute. I had to take a photo of them last night zonkered on the lounge with dad while we were watching Survivor Cook Islands (Australia is a little behind the US).

Very sleepy OBI-Kun in his favourite squeezy spot in front of the telly.

And my sweet little Haguki.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

3 firsts

What a fabulous week we've just had. We travelled to the Whitsunday's (Great Barrier Reef) for the first time last week. Hubby's work hosted a 'conference' up there with partners and families invited along all expenses paid. Nice work! Thanks MF! We stayed on Daydream Island. Full of kids - so not that much daydreaming peace going around, but incredibly beautiful and relaxing.

One day was spent on a catamaran travelling around the islands, with a stop at Whitehaven Beach, which they said was voted in the top 10 beaches around the world. We ended the day at Lover's Cove on Daydream watching the sunset with some of the other couples, sipping champagne.... arrrhhhh lovely.

(see the coral we're sitting on?)
Being such a tropical spot, with beautiful beaches for sunbaking and lots of swimming pools, etc. I wasn't sure if everyone else on the trip was going to want to lie around in the sun all day, so I took some sewing to do just in case....turns out I only had a short time to really do anything. I embroidered my first tshirt (first number two) and used a freebie pattern of a kitty (first number 3). I wore the tshirt straight away of course. Hubby thought it was cute (and I funny - what's new) . I was really pleased with it.

This is a photo of the ribbons I posted off last week before the holiday. I hope the recipients like them. I received my 2 packages yesterday and today, but I haven't got a photo of them. Lots of new bits or ribbon to add to my ever growing collection. Surprise, surprise - hubby thinks I'm funny doing swaps for things like ribbon and getting little packages from all over the world (USA and Norway this time).

Monday, October 09, 2006


I have a slight addiction for jugs. These 2 are little creamer jugs. The first one is a turi-design from Norway. It's is simply gorgeous! I bought it from a lassie at the Annandale Pub markets a couple of months back. She had 2 for sale. I really wanted both, but showed constraint and just bought 1.

The other little jug was only 50c at a local garage sale. So cute! You can even see my reflection in it taking the photo.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Who has the time?

I must admit, I'm finding it tough to keep up with everything I want to do. Although I'm posting pretty regularly (for me) I can't see how long this is going to is fairly quiet at the moment, which is nice for a change, but it means I've got more time (energy) to do this stuff. My other dilema is what to do in the time I have - read all the fantastic blogs I've been finding, search all the groups and contacts on flickr I've discovered, make stuff!, post stuff that I've made - mostly so I can keep in the loop of all the talent and join in with all the cool swaps and other challenges etc. I'm tired thinking about it.

Speaking of swaps - this is the little bundle I wrapped up for the old christmas card swap on swap-bot. I'm looking forward to seeing where I receive old chrissy cards bundle included stickers, tags and cards. Some cards were REALLY old, but not quite vintage - what would you call the 80's? I also included an 'aussie' card I had left over too.

Moving on to finished projects. Ta da! I've got 2! The first is the hanging mobile made for the little nephew yet to arrive. He should be here in no time (a few weeks).

My other finished project is just for something to do, I guess. I found this really lovely frame at Ikea last weekend and thought it would be perfect for a little embroidery project. I can fill my time making these while I work out how embroidering onto tshirts and other stretchy fabrics works. I'm slightly confused by all the posts and info people put onto craftster and our shops, spotlight or lincraft don't have half the stuff that they talk about, so I can't see what the difference is...Anyway, back to the topic of something that I've finished. I really think it turned out pretty good. Hubby thinks so too. He's seen me sitting around making it all week, but when I put it in the frame, he was all "wow, that's really good!" (total surprise). Hmm.

If anyone is reading this and would like to comment, that would be really nice of you. (as long as it's not going to scar me for life).