Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Cupcakes

Found this recipe in The Real Living Magazine and knew they had to be the Easter treat this year! Disgustingly sweet but oh so yummy!

They look lovely displayed on my 3 tier cake stand made by Tea Jennys using upcycled vintage plates.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

When Old Is Made New Again

Found this old desk at Goods in Remission Invermay and knew that it had to become my new sewing table, at the moment whenever the urge to sew strikes I need to transport all items to the dining room table which obviously is not very practical or enjoyable!

It did have some bookends built in on the top but I removed those, sanded down the lovely pine to remove stickers and grafiti, previous owner was obviously a student. Stained it a nice rich maple colour and added a cutting board. This serves two purposes, covers the marks left by the bookends which no amount of sanding would remove and also makes it an all purpose craft table as well as a sewing table.

Very happy little camper I am. Stay tuned there is an old vintage chair being made over to match. Till next time happy knitting and of course sewing!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Vodka and Vanilla?

After being introduced to the amazing thermomix I just had to learn more about this clever little machine and discovered this forum. There was a discussion about making your own vanilla extract using vanilla beans and vodka, so vodka and 12 vanilla beans purchased and I now have a vanilla infused vodka in my kitchen cupboard. Now this process doesn't happen overnight in fact it will be 6 months before my vanilla extract will be ready for use! I also have to remember to shake the bottle daily so have placed it next to my dish washing liquid, so I will see it and hopefully remember to do this.

Did I buy the thermomix after all that, well no as it does have a very expensive little price tag which is why I am doing my homework well and truly before I purchase so any comments negative and/or positive, I would love to hear them.