The piece is made by Pretty Peonies, who is a Melbourne based artist from Melbourne. Anyone who knows me well understands my love for Paris. I don't know what it is about Paris that I love the most, it's a mixture of the architecture, the language, fashion, art, buskers, freelance street artists, red wine, baguettes, cheese, and Nutella crepes. I first went there when I was working full time as a fashion designer/buyer, on a buying trip & it was love at first site. People always say it's romantic. As I was there for work, I can't actually say I was struck with romance, to me it was more of how it looked, the blue stone streets and how they were not grid locked, but seemed entwined with each other, how women dressed so elegantly and were so thin, and of course all the their most famous monuments which don't need to be named. I loved the cafes (especially Paul's) boutiques, Rue de Rivoli, Massimo Dutti, especially "Galeries Lafayette", it's a department store like no other, it doesn't have anything typical about it. The building is circular and the art/decoration on the roof took my breath away when I first saw it. I am sure anyone who has been there understands. Unfortunately the photos just don't do it justice.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
3)Tell us a bit about your business?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Well the timer for my lasagna has gone off 10mins ago so I better go and serve it up MMMMM. Don't forget KOOKIE readers to add Kookie in the message to sender box to receive 10% off your purchase.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ingredients (serves 6)
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
2/3 cup light coconut milk
80g butter, melted, cooled
pure icing sugar, to serve
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 teaspoons cornflour
1/2 cup milk
2 small lemons, juiced
3 passionfruit, halved
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 6-cup capacity, 5.5cm-deep, 19cm x 25cm (base) ovenproof dish and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Sift flour into a bowl. Stir in sugar and coconut. Whisk coconut milk, egg and butter together in a jug. Pour into flour mixture. Gently stir until combined. Spoon into prepared dish. Smooth surface.
Make sauce: Combine sugar and cornflour in a bowl. Sprinkle over pudding. Combine milk and 1/3 cup lemon juice (don't worry if mixture curdles) in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture comes to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in passionfruit pulp. Pour hot lemon mixture over the back of a large metal spoon, over pudding.
Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today's posts is a little self indulgent, I have a NEW product to show off. I haven't even uploaded it to Etsy yet, but while do after this post.
Introducing my new "Bib & Chuck/Burp Cloth Combo". I have 3 new combo's so far but will show this today. My Apple green with Spots, is a great unisex item. My bib is my standard design for 0-6 month old bambino's, with a yummy soft and super absorbent toweling behind it. My chuck/burp cloth is a great 58cm square in a super soft flannel with a great detail feature in the corner. Keep that corner safe I think it's too nice for a messy accident. You can buy them individually or as a set, the choice is yours.
I am attending the Flemington Market on Sunday, so I am busy trying to get everything together, and some new items made too. I know anyone who holds stalls regularly knows the mad week leading up. Clearly I need to be more organised!! I would love everyone to come past and say hi, I will be at site 361, near the food & coffee of course.
It's my 9 year wedding anniversary tomorrow. I can't believe it, how time flies when you're having a ball. I was a young bride, I got married at 24yrs, which I know horrifies some people. But you know when it's right it's right. Yep it took a while to finally have Hudson, but Daniel & I had things to see. We wanted to travel which we have done, & if it wasn't for Hudson & now a single income I am sure we would be jetting some where again soon. Aaaahhhh they were they days.
That's it for now
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I think you need to get your name and product known everywhere possible... you never know who might come across you. After you 'make' a sale I believe you must focus on customer service and from this you will have the irreplaceable value of positive word of mouth!!
I'd love to sit down with Nelson Mandela but I wouldn't interveiew him I would just ask one question -" Tell me your life story" then sit back and be amazed!
8)Where is your next holiday destination?
After having our latest addition to the family last weekend there is no holiday planned for a little while but we LOVE winter so we can't wait to take our little ones to the snow for the first time!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
ENERGY MUFFINS - makes 18
1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar
2 cups (300g) plain flour
2 tsp ground cinamon
2 tsp baking powder1 cup sultanas
2 cups grated carrot
1 cup grated apple
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup shopped walnuts
1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil.
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar to dust
NOTE - I didnt like the idea of a cup of oil so I did half a cip of vegetable & half cup vanilla yogurt, still delicious.
Preheat oven to 180'C. Use 18 paper cases to line muffin pan.
Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon & poder into a large bowl. Add sultanas, carrot, apple, coconut & walnuts. In a separte bowl beat together oil (or yogurt) and vanilla.
Add dry ingededients & fold until just combined - do not overmix.
Spoon into muffin pans & bake for 25mins or until golden brown. Serve dusted with icing sugar.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yep I went and bought some filling, made my blocks, added some ric rac, ribbon, stuffed them and what do you know. This is my challenge over the next week, instead of being drawn to buying more beautiful fabrics, I am going to actually work out what can be used and just make something beautiful. Turn it in to some change instead of just sitting there collecting dust. I know one person who would be thrilled with this genius concept....My husband. I know all of us crafters out there understand exactly what I am saying. I urge you all to take the challenge. I will be attending the Flemington Market (those in Melbourne will know where that is) on 22nd March, so they will be a good opportunity for a "nothing over $10" bucket.
Here are a couple of photo's of the many more items to come. Wish me luck using everything up, I will post other things as I go along.
I will be starting my featured artist of the week next week, so please keep posted as to who the 1st artist ever on my blog is.
Have a great evening.
Ky - xo
Monday, March 2, 2009
For both of my nephews b'days each year is always a challenge. Luckily for me this year I recall at Christmas them complaining they didn't have Christmas stockings. So I got in the festive spirit very early & made them for them. They have come out fantastic, I am so happy with them. They stand abouy 1.25mts high, & I appliqued the front of them followed by quilting the around the shapes & letters. I have had a good response from everybody so I am think they may be an addition to my Tiges and Weince Christmas collection!! Her are a couple of photo's of them.
Lastly I just want to congratulate Amy from Giggleberry on the birth of her son Harrison.
Have a great evening everybody.