Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Layouts designed, stash to swap and the couch is here!

Yes, I have been busy creating!  I am teaching a two-layout class at Raincliff for Embellish It next month.  Here's a couple of sneak peeks:

The layouts use the funky new Kaisercraft Attitude range - very boy themed, and lots of fun to play with.  Make sure you let Jo know as soon as possible if you are keen to do the class, numbers may well be limited.  Email her at  - I promise you won't be disappointed :)

And, thanks to the lovely Mandy B, I am taking part in a 'swap your stash' trade this week... we all get partnered up and swap some of our stash with a partner, to pass on what we have not used, and get some yummy scrappy goodness in return.  I'll let you know what I end up with next week!

And last but not least, my couch is here!  I had the cutest little two seater on layby, awaiting my birthday, so that my family could all chip in towards the cost of it for me... and we picked it up last weekend!  But, if you want to see what it looks like, you'll have to visit!  I promise that it will be very comfortable for coffee/tea/other refreshments!  If you are an out of towner and really keen to see what it's like, drop me a comment and I'll email you a pic.  You local lot can get off your butts and visit!

Righto, time for bed.  Hope to catch up with some of you on Saturday at the Embellish It Crop at the Highfield School Hall this weekend.... If you're not up to a full day of scrapping, call in for a chat and a browse through the shop :)


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So so proud :)

Yes I am.... VERY proud of Jacob at the moment.  He entered the Mitre 10 Mega Muffin Bake Off at the weekend, and was awarded third place!  There were a LOT of entries, so he did very very well.  I only found out about the competition by chance when I grabbed a flyer off the counter last week.  I mentioned it to Jacob and he sounded a little keen, but not excited about it...until Sunday morning when he said 'Get up Mum, I have muffins to bake!'.  I found a suitable recipe for him, and he did it all by himself.  The only things I had to help with was putting the tray in and out of the oven, and squeezing the piping bag for him.  Here's the pics, for proof:

Reading the recipe

Lightly beating the egg

Chopping up the cooking chocolate

In the cases, and ready to go in the oven

Setting the timer

Making the fudge frosting while the muffins bake

The piece of paper he put his name on to go with his entry

Tada!  The finished product
Yes, that icing is piped on.  I squeezed the piping bag for him and he directed the nozzle and told me when to start and stop.  I have a pretty large piping bag, and it's a bit big for little hands!

So anyway, we had to drop his entry in before midday. We called into Nanny's on the way there to show them how good his muffins looked, then dropped them off just before closing.  Back we went at 3pm for the judging/prizegiving.  There were a LOT of people there, and heaps of entries.  We were so excited when his name was called out for third prize!  He won a $25 Mitre 10 Mega voucher for his efforts.... which was spent before we left the store, of course!  He bought himself a giant tennis ball (the size of a soccer ball), a ratchet screwdriver set, and a glass for me to etch for him.  Not a bad effort!

I recently etched glasses for Daz for his birthday - I gave him the glass, and J gave him the beer mug, each of them filled with lollies and wrapped in cellophane to look purdy.  The etching is a copy of his personalised plate that we got him for Christmas last year for KITT.

I am doing these to order.... $15 for the glass, and $20 for the beer mug.  Just drop me an email if you are interested.

Righto, time to get lunches packed and get out the door....