Friday, October 24, 2014

T shirt yarn rug...


I have been seeing all these t-shirt yarn rugs around and so I just had to make one....

I got my yarn from Lincraft for $9.95 a ball...

I ended up using 3 balls...


I downloaded the pattern from the net for an oval rug....


It made up really well and was so nice to use...


This is where the pattern finished ....

What...


So I just made up my own pattern for the last few rows.....

I didn't want to buy any more yarn as it was too expensive so I used what I had ...


Yeah all done......

It doesn't look real big does it....


So I put a pair of shoes on it and guess what you could use it as a mat for when you got out of the shower....


Or you could use it as a large  doiley on your dressing table.....

Either way I like it and will most likely make another I'll wait till the yarn goes on special or I will try Zpagetti which is another tshirt yarn ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What are you reading?


I'm so excited .....

When my mum came down she brought the latest Monica McInernary's  book Hello from the Gillespies.

I have been reading Monica's books for years now and have told lots of people about her mum included.

Her books are the sort you just don't want to put down ,they make you laugh out loud too which is a good sign  .....

So now I can wait to start reading it mum has already finished hers ha ha

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cake pop cones..



Yesterday I told you about the cake stall at the LM's and how I made Ice Cream Cupcakes.

Well today I am showing you these unreal Cake Pop Cones.

They sold out as soon as they were placed on the stall made me feel great....


First off I got a piece of styro foam and using a apple corer I made holes ,boring but that way when the pops were made i  had some where for them to dry...


The night before I made my cake pops balls I had to make them a lot bigger than normal but I just used a cone to see how big it had to be then I placed in the freezer till needed...


Melt your chocolate and just set aside....


I dipped the cone into the melted chocolate....

Then stuck the cone on top of the cake pop....


I forgot to say  I poured my melted chocolate into a plastic cup as it makes it easier.....

Now get your cones and dip into the melted chocolate till coated bring out and gently tap on  the side of the cup...

Now here is where you have to work fast....

Have your lollies ready and pop the Jaffa on top and sprinkle your lollies on this chocolate dries FAST....

Place into the foam which we made earlier....


There you have it

Cake Pop Cones....

They look like choc top ice creams don't they....


You can use any flavour cake mix for your cake pop I used vanilla...



The same goes for the decorations use whatever you want....

The bright sprinkles are "Nerds" and the other one is "popping candy".

I like the popping  candy but thought the other looked brighter...


Hope you make some of these they were a big hit at the cake stall and then I had to make some on the weekend for a friends sons birthday party and the went so fast the kids loved them..

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ice Cream Cupcakes



The LM had a cake stall at school this week and I knew there would be heaps of cup cakes so I wanted to do something different...


So I did.....

I made Ice Cream Cupcakes...

Here's how I did it....


Use a mini muffin tin and place your ice cream cones in this.

Your cones will be stable as you bake them now....

You will be putting this in the oven cones, tray and cake  mix don't worry it does work...


I made up a cupcake mix that I use all the time or you could use a packet mix...


I filled the cones with cake mix  almost to the top...


Cook in a medium oven for 15-20 mins or until golden...

Some mix may overflow but that's ok just break it off if you want...

Let cool...


I used pre made frosting as I was short on time but hey I do like this icing it pipes really well.

I just piped a swirl on top so it looks like a soft frosting cone....

They look good like this but they are for kids lets make the more fun....


I used a Jaffa for the top then I sprinkled "Nerd" lollies over the icing .....

You can use whatever lollies or cake decorating sprinkles  that you have on hand...
 

So there you have it Ice Cream Cupcakes.....

So simple.....

So easy......

The best part was apparently they were one of the first things to go at the cake stall tomorrow I'll show you another version that sold out just as fast....

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cabbage patch wig update..


A couple of weeks ago I made a Cabbage patch wig for darling little Lilly  you can see that post ..here

Her mother Talia sent me the pattern ...

Anyway I made it but was so unsure if it would fit or not  that was until today....


It fits and doesn't she look beautiful.....



I love it she does look such a little doll.....



So now I am very happy Lilly looks so beautiful and the hat fit so now I cant wait till little miss Lilly turns one and has her cabbage patch party...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Letter loving


 Long time followers of my blog know just how much I love Letters.

Its a gift I love to give to new babies or for birthday gifts.

Any way the other day I got out these letters to finish for some gifts.

I cant even say I have a favourite one .....


Yes I do have a favourite!!!

Its Jaxons for his door .

Kerry wanted plain and a stripe I found this in my stash and really love how it turned out...

Cant wait till I have to make more Letters though theres always something different about each one that makes them special....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Crochet basket


My crochet basket was starting to look pretty good as I finished heaps of things in it....


I am still doing this blanket for Jaxon and when we went to mums recently I finished heaps of squares so I am probably half way there....


But then I went to the wool shop...

Bad move....

I  bought a couple of more new colours for Jaxons blanket then I bought this beautiful green wool to make a baby blanket with little sheep on it...

No more wool....

Until I went to the wool shop ....


I saw this beautiful blanket on Instagram and wanted to do it so bad so I went and bought the wool to do it in natural colours and that was two weeks ago and I haven't touch it ha ha ha

I'm am not going to the wool shop again till I have finished at least one of these I promise...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pimp my ride......





We are like most family's with kids we have a Little Tike's car.....

Nothing can kill these cars they are great I read once if there was a nuclear war the only surviving  things would be little tike's cars and cockroaches a bit for fetch but hey they are pretty much unbreakable...

The LM's had faded  and I wanted to re freshen it ....


So I gave it two coats of Rust-Oleums 2x spray paint in black....



Gee its looking better already...


 I ordered these decals from EBay ...


I stuck most on but got to bored so Kev finished them off....



The dash looks great now....



The Bat mobile is now ready for the LM and their adventures....

Today I am sharing at Wow us Wednesdays