Monday, 27 September 2010

More cake anyone?

It was a year of me being a team leader at work so I made cakes (any excuse for cake!!) I set it all out like a little tea party!! Then in the afternoon I got a wonderful surprise - flowers!! :) A big smile on my face!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Afternoon tea anyone?

2 days of baking and the afternoon tea was ready!!!

A little bit of bunting run up this morning (7.30 actually - I was a little bit excited so couldn't sleep)

Mini scones with jam and cream.

Chocolate brownies with white chocolate chips, on my very new cake stand!

Almond macaroons with chocolate drizzle and chocolate shapes

Cucumber sandwiches of course, mozzarella and tomato tarts and some not home-made pork pie

Citrus cupcakes

And finally meringues and shortbread. Most of it on lovely car boot plates on crocheted place mats!!
And of course I needed a new outfit for the occasion - a perfect floral skirt for £3 did the job!!
I have it all again (actually much more) for everyone at work tomorrow - I hope they like!

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Just a few of the 100 lions you can find around Bath!! Went to Bath today with my parents - no idea that there would be lions - had lots of fun trying them!!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Busy times!

Work has been very hectic! I have managed to keep up to date in blogland but have no time to do anything else, so there is currently no photos or anything interesting to blog about!! Sorry!! I am off to ikea tomorrow with my sister so will no doubt have a few purchases to show you then!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Gifts and experimental cupcakes!

Wednesday I had a present from my mum, my sister and my brother!! Above is some chocolate moulds my brother got for me. My sister got me a big bag of lovely fabric, I can't show you any pictures as I'm using some of it for gifts and swaps!!

Onto the experiments!! I used a standard vanilla recipe and then dived it into three. The first I added chocolate chips and some peanut butter. The second chocolate spread and peppermint flavouring and some more chocolate chips and the last one was almond flavouring and a teaspoon of jam!
Above is what my mum got for me - a silver cake plate!!
I have tried an almond cake - I think it would be even better with cherry jam but it was good!! When I have tried the others I will let you know what they were like.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Jollyify an outfit!!

I have been making bits up recently that I hope will sell at a craft fair or folksy, something like that anyway and I think these are perfect. I love how a necklace, brooch, hair clip or other accessories can make an outfit more fun and more individual!
I am in the midst of lots of swaps so lots of crafting going on that I cant blog about - grrr!!!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Monday, 6 September 2010


I have lost something and spent all evening looking for it, its nowhere to be found :( Hopefully a sleep will help me remember where I last had it!!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Lunch bag tutorial

A very easy oilcloth lunch bag!

Mark out 15 inches by 12 inches and then in bottom corner make 2 1/2 inch squares

You will need to put right sides together and sew the two sides and the bottom (the shortest edge)

Then pinch the bottom and sides together and sew these.

Hem the top edge of the bag and tie all your knots.

You can use lots of different ways to fasten the bag, velcro, buttons, ribbon, poppers etc I like ribbon, sew on a piece of ribbon to the front of the bag and one on the back and your done!! Nice and simple!

Whilst on youtube I found this a lunch bag made out of old plastic bags and ironed together!! Had to give it a try!
Let me know if you try out either one and how it goes!