Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some craft for Wyatt....

A new baby is a great excuse  get your craft mojo going to make lots of lovely things for the new baby...Which is what I did do ....


I have made all the grand kids a baby blanket like this .I used two balls of wall which I crotchet together to get this thick soft blanket.This one I didn't count properly when I made it so it is big it fits a cot which means it can be used longer...



I love doing their initial and was told to do bright colours as this is how they had done the room..

 I also made his wooden name plaque.
 I really enjoyed making this little wing book.Usually I put the details in but I thought that Stacey might like to do it....


I also made him a glitter Christmas ball ...my first Christmas ball for the year...


My baby subway so nice to use bright colours...



And finally I made this blanket the reverse side is white minky so it is so soft.Its cot size but I thought they could use it to put Wyatt down on the floor or use it in the car I just fell in love with the Teddy's and had to do it.Turned out lovely.

We gave these gifts to them on Sunday and they loved them which means a lot to me....

Today I am showing over at Wow us Wednesdays

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Recent crafts that I have been making


Just lately with the arrival of our new grandson I have been doing the odd bits of craft  and thought I would show you some of them....


 A baby subway now you all know I love making these...


I made both boys a name plaque another baby favourite...


Mel our future daughter in law had a nephew born and she asked me to make her a baby subway I didn't hesitate...


 First glitter ball for the year...


I'm using up my stash so I made these flower hair clips great for gifts....



I couldn't resit these flower necklaces to make I saw them on Pinterest and just had to make them our cheapo shop sells the little jars now so that's a bonus...


Giant freckles - I had to make 30mof these for the LM's birthday birthday.I used the lid off chinese takeaway container's as my mould.


Yeah another baby subway for Wyatt. I made this in my normal colours and then was told they love bright colours so I made another but I still love this one as well...

So I have been busy lately.....


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello Spring



Hello Spring my favourite season.

New life popping up everywhere.

Beautiful days not too hot not too cold...

The air smells different....

I love all the growth in the garden its just like everyone and thing has been asleep and is now waking up to the wonders of Spring...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wyatt a beautiful Photo



Isn't this a beautiful photo.....

It is a photo of our Grandson Wyatt....

Why the guitar?....

His father Karl is a musician  so it is really appropriate....

I finally saw this little fella on the weekend and he is so small and beautiful cant wait to watch him grow up...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gravity cake


 Because it is Book week at LM's school this week I wanted to make a cake for his class.I had seen these Gravity cakes on Instagram and Pinterest and thought I will make him one of those....

Now me being me left it till 30mins till Kevin had to take it to the school so don't look too close or you will see my mistakes but truly this is a really easy cake to make...

And yes I made this in 30 mins but do remember I had bought a cake so all I was doing was just decorating it....
 I have made a mini tutorial here so you can see how easy it was .Sorry about the fuzzy photos I didn't clean the lens  and when I looked at my phone I thought it was the problem so I was going through the settings like a mad woman  till Kev told me to check the lens duh!!! ha ha .....

Now what you need is...

A cake duh!  I bought a mud cake as I didn't want to make one.
Cake board larger than the cake.
Balloon stick and cup, I got mine from Spotlight a pack of six for around $3.
Lollies. I used 2 bags of M&M's and one small bag of M&M's.
Melted chocolate. I used Nestles chocolate melt buttons and only used a half packet to cover my cake and stick.
A small paint brush to brush on the chocolate.

Dip your balloon stick CUP in the melted chocolate and stick to cake board. When dry stick the stick in the cup.

Push your cake through the stick ..

I then put some melted chocolate onto the base of the straw and a bit on the cake and quickly stuck the M&M's on.. then you keep doing that a bit of chocolate (using the brush) onto the straw then lollies and on and on till the desired height.

Because this cake was for the kids I wanted to really spill the lollies over most of the cake so I just poured the chocolate on and stuck the lollies in it where I wanted it to go.

Then with the small pack (emptied by Kevin who was eating them while helping ha ha ) we stuck a couple of tissues in the pack to make it look full.Then put a dob of chocolate on the straw tip and push the bag onto it,the chocolate will stick to the tissue and bag keeping it in place...

To finish I just stuck a few lollies on the board and using some stick on letters wrote "Book week" on the board ..

Next time I will make a cake (maybe) and I will ice the cake with butter icing only because you have more time to stick your lollies in but you would still need to use the chocolate for the stick ....

I have see so many variations of this cake the possibilities are endless. I am going to make one using Malteasers for Ashley when they return from their trip.

There you have it my take on the Gravity cake...


Just a close up of the straw being covered in chocolate and lollies.





On a little ending note the cake was a huge success. LM"s teacher  told us the kids were so excited and it was the first thing they asked about when school started in the morning on Thursday.Kev took the cake in on Wednesday.

The only sad thing was LM said one boy was crying when he saw the cake because he wasn't going to be there next day and he would miss out so the teacher gave him a couple of the lollies...

My cake cost around $10 (because I bought a ready made one) and the look on the LM's face when he saw the cake PRICELESS and SO WORTH IT....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Week 2014 Where's Wally


Its that time of year again when you scramble for something for your child to wear for book week.If LM could wear a computer outfit he would that's how he likes to read....

I wasn't up to making something  so checked out Ebay and choose a few then let the LM pick what he wanted.

What he wanted to be was Wally from Wheres Wally so I pressed "buy" and waited till it arrived.

When it arrived everything was fine I should have got LM to try his shirt on as it was a little too big but he loved it....

 
Wide eye Wally......


My cute Wally......


Aww Dad do you have to take my picture Wally...


Deputy Principal found Wally.....the LM was very happy to be fussed on...

So that was book week 2014... maybe next year I will make a outfit cough cough....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Car


We have had our car for around eight years and it is still like new but it was a two door car and with the LM getting bigger it was time to change.

Kev and I looked at so many cars I was sick of it -too hard we liked this but didn't like that and on and on and on.

Then there was the trade it price. Some car yards wanted us to practically give it to them....

Anyway we ended up going to Subaru and we both loved their WRX so I left Kev to talk the details with them while I went home...

Kev was taking so long that in the end I rang him and said to bring a chicken home for dinner and he said "he cant" I was about to do my normal rant when he said "I cant afford it I bought the car " then he started laughing....


So 3 weeks later Kevin picked up his baby.The LM loves it to the point of driving me crazy telling me what this button does and this button....Kev just has a big grin on his face and has washed it a couple of times already....

Me yeah I love it but wish it was black but Kevin said White is the new black which means ha ha we got a white car....

 The best thing though is it has 4 doors....yeah no more climbing over the seats...

So here's to another  eight years of our new car

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pops little Angel

We were lucky last weekend to get to see our granddaughter Shakira.

She is Kevin's middle son Mitchell's daughter and is a little doll.

They live  a few hours away so we don't get to see them much so that's why it was so special

I couldn't get the grin off Kevin's face....

Friday, August 22, 2014

Easy Salmon Pasta


I get sick and tired of cooking the same things over and over again (don't we all) so when Kerry told me about this recipe I didn't hesitate to make it....

Only problem for me was I don't like salmon and I don't like wine which is part of the recipe but I knew Kev would like it so I would make something else for the LM and me...


What you need is....

2 1/2 cups of pasta
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 small red onion chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons of capers
100-200 grams of smoked salmon roughly torn
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 of cream
pepper.

Cook pasta

Put olive oil in pan and cook garlic and onion

reduce heat and add capers and salmon

Add wine cream and pepper and simmer on a high heat till reduced and thickened

Stir through pasta and serve.


It really was that simple.

I thought come on Dee you have to at least try it and I was pleasantly surprised it was good so next time I cook it I will have some. But the biggest surprise was the LM I made him try it and he loved it so I gave him some on his plate with his chicken nuggets. But it wasn't enough he wanted more so he ended up eating a good size bowl of this and his nuggets.

So this dish is a keeper. Thanks Kerry

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hall table re vamp



One of the first pieces of furniture that Kevin and I bought together was this hall table from Everyday Living. I loved it and Kev went back to the shop and got it as a surprise for me....


After 12 years I decided to paint the bottom white in Annie Sloanes chalk paint Pure White .I just wanted a change...


So with the change came moving things around on top...



                                           Once again heres the before and after.....
                                        

Kev finally put my handles on and I am so happy with the change...

                                                   
The beautiful daisys were bought from 1825 with a gift voucher I got from Ashley and Mel for my birthday I just love how bright and cherry they look.

 and once again I LOVE IT.... now whats next on my list  xxx