Friday, 20 May 2011
I now just have 24 hours to prepare food, pass the parcel and my mind for about 30 5 year olds at her party!!!
Happy Friday people, have a fab weekend!
Sunday, 15 May 2011
My daughters birthday is the next week...... I made the foolish choice of asking her what birthday cake she would like for her 5th birthday party - The look of horror on my face must have been a picture when she asked for a Gruffalo cake! I have made the Gruffalo to sit on top, just the cake to do now for her party on Saturday.... What do you think so far!?! He's made out of fondant icing, I was pleased with how he turned out! Will post pics of the finished item later in the week!
Monday, 4 April 2011
|With Hugs and Kisses|
|Paper Kutz -Cards, Paper, Crafts and more|
|Silk Purse, Sow's Ear|
Sunday, 27 March 2011
It has been a busy week on Folksy too. I opened my Felted Fluffies shop on Folksy about too weeks ago and I'm pleased to say that I've already had 3 sales. I am over the moon with that! I'm now working on lots more stuff to stock it with including dinosaurs and fantasy creatures! I've also been commissioned to crochet a snoopy toy - I'll keep you posted on his progress so far I've done his head, an ear and most of the body! I have also been working on some things to stock my other folksy shop and am knitting the most gorgeous sparkly yarn summery scarf at the moment! Pics to come!!!
You will need 4 very ripe bananas, 11oz caster sugar, 4 eggs, 8fl oz sunflower oil, 15oz plain flour, 2tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt 2tsp cinnamon. If I have them I also throw in a handful of currants or sultanas.
Bung them all together in a bowl and mix well. Pour into cake tin - This recipe makes the 2 cakes above and put in a preheated oven on 180 for about 1 hour if you are splitting the mixture like I have or hour and half if you are using a bigger tin. It has always turned out perfectly for me and always delish! as hubby says nom nom and enjoy!
Monday, 21 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
The first is by Leanne Woods Designs - crocheted pinwheels, I love this! Next is the cute little Russian Doll brooch from SewRealicoul. The purple and orange crochet flower brooch is from Purpleshed Contemporary crochet I'd never have thought of using these colours together but I think they look fab! The funky fabric rosette brooch is available from Made with Love X and I adore the corsage/hat pin made by Tusen Takk, it's made from recycled sweet wrappers! The last one is perfect for spring and its the lovely bird brooch from PantsandPaper. I'm sure you'll agree these are all lovely!
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011
What do you think!?!
I have also been busy trying to declutter and sort my craft stuff out - I've just a bit of fabric and some leather bits to my shop www.folksy.com/shops/craftclearout so have a look if you are interested in some supplies.
Apart form this I have been looking on the new Pinterest website - a virtual visual pinboard! There is absolutely loads on there to look at. www.pinterest.com/rach will take you to my boards where you can have a look at my likes! It is a fantastic timewaster so if you have an hour to spare pop on over and take a peek! I have become slightly addicted to it!
Thursday, 3 February 2011
I'll start the ball rolling with a few of my bits that have been blogged and are still in my shop
Well, I've been sitting here with a pile of UFO's for too long (thats un-finished objects and nothing to do with little green men!) and decided it was time that I actually finsished something! I have completed a jumper for my daughter which I started about October time! She's only 4 so its not massive but it is the first wearable thing I have actually finished apart from scarves, hats and gloves! I am so very proud of myself!! It was my first go at knitting cables and am pleased to say I have suceeded - with a bit of help from my lovely nan. I'd like to post a pic but so far have not worked out how to do it - will get one posted shortly.........
I still have several UFO's on the go which will eventually get finished.......
I'm working on things to add to my folksy shop at the moment - I'm currently needle felting away - well I was until I stabbed myself several times. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days for new and exciting stuff in my shop. Thanks for reading
Monday, 31 January 2011
I have recently opened up my very own shop on Folksy www.folksy.com/shops/rachaelsspeciallilbits where I am hoping to sell my creations in order to make way for new items -If I didn't sell some of it I wouldn't be able to move in my house! I also have a shop on there selling crafting supplies so you never know, maybe there is something useful for you www.folksy.com/shops/craftclearout
I also do have my own website selling mainly new baby gifts and nappy cakes - have a look www.baby-cake-bakery.co.uk
I can often be found at local craft fairs selling one or some of my wares!
Anyway, I've waffled enough for my first post, I hope to add often, updating you with my new stuff, ideas and work in progress!