Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Many thanks to Beadbeautyboutique of Etsy for including my pretty pink heart keyring buddy in this ever so cute Valentines Treasury.  I made this keyring with Valentines in mind but it is a cute accessory that would look great any time of year If you are looking for some fabulous jewellery making supplies at great prices, check out the Beadbeautyboutique.

Friday, 9 January 2009


I was recently contacted by Schmap asking if I would give permission for the above photo to be submitted for selection for the sixth edition of their Sydney guide.  I have just had an email from them to let me know that it has been selected and it can be viewed in the guide here

Thursday, 8 January 2009


Thank you, thank you, thank you.  How exciting to be featured in THREE treasuries this week.  Capecodconsignments, who produces the most amazing crocheted items, featured my sweet Ellie Octopus Pincushion in her cute treasury.  And Jolijoli, who makes beautiful pieces of jewellery, has featured me in two of her treasuries.  The first had my Berry Red Glass  Bead Bracelet in it and the second had cute Petunia Rabbit.  Thank you once again ladies it is much appreciated.

Monday, 5 January 2009


Welcome to 2009 and also welcome to the latest addition to my pincushion buddies. Ellie Octopus is made in a sunshine yellow yarn, she is a sweet and useful addition to anyone's sewing accessories. Ellie is now available to purchase in my Etsy store.

I have had a couple of bad colds over the Christmas and New Year period which have stopped me from making new items and posting on my blog. I am slowly getting over them and looking forward to getting back into creating and posting.

Luckily I wasn't struck down until after Christmas Day so I was able to enjoy the festivities with my family. On Christmas Eve I managed to make an old fashioned sherry trifle, I hadn't made one of these for years. It turned out really well and it was as delicious as I had remembered. I had 4 egg whites left over from this so I had a go at making meringues. This was the very first time I had attempted them but they were so easy and they were perfect, crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. The other things I had a go at were Pudini bon bons which were featured on one of Nigella Lawsons' episodes. They were made with a mixture of christmas pudding, dark chocolate, sherry and golden syrup. The mixture was then rolled into small balls and then decorated with melted white chocolate and small pieces of cherries. The idea was to make them look like old fashioned Christmas puddings. They were very nice, but very rich.