Friday, November 18, 2011

Cushion Love on Friday - 4

I have a new cushion colour way I would like to share with you today, which was inspired by a customer request. A vibrant shade of purple, or violet, I guess it depends on how you interpret it. I quite the colour purple, so I decided it might be nice to see what other purple beauties are out there. I am just loving all of the different shades that are available, from bright and vibrant to soft and demure. I hope you like them too.

How cool is this owl? You can find it here.
A sweet hippo, you can find here.

I just adore this, I love flowers & this is a whole lot of flower. I actually have some hydrangeas in my garden - by Buffalovely

Lovely birds, & I am loving all the shades, its really pretty - by cushions covered

This is my latest colour palette in my classic girls personalised cushion design. Create especially for a customer, who is very happy about it.
You can buy this design here on madeit or here on etsy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Egg & Cheese oven pies - easy peasy & not just for kids!!

I have been having so much trouble lately with my kids & food, especially Hudson. He doesn't like this, and he doesn't like that. Of course a 3.5yr old cannot explain why he doesn't like these things, so it's a very frustrating thing. I am sure I am not the only mum who suffers this. I saw this recipe on Nick Jnr a while a go, on one of those kids cooking shows & made a mental note of it. Today I thought I would give it a go, based on what I could remember & improvise the rest.

This little meal took about 15-20mins including cooking & is a great nutritious and high protein meal for any time of the day.

Ingredients based on 1 serve
1 slice of bread
1 egg
I piece of ham
Grated cheese, about 1/4 cup
Oil spray

Cut the crust off the bread (or not) & roll flat with a rolling pin making it quite thin.

Spray a large muffin tine with oil spray & lay the bread inside poking it around until it resembles a case ready for the egg.

Whisk an egg, dice some ham, & add you cheese.

Pour the mixture into the bread cases & sprinkle with extra cheese.

In the oven on 200'c & cook for about 10-12mins, or until cooked on the inside, & golden brown on top.

They came out of the oven tray very easily.
Here they are cooked. I cut one in half & the cheese was so runny & delicious.

The verdict.....................
Personally I though they were delicious & so simple to make.
Charlotte as per usual ate hers, like she does with most of her meals.
Hudson as per usual told me he didn't like it. After some persuasion he took a bite & was very surprised & nibbled away at it slowly. I did make them a little on the cheesy side which I knew would help me get Hudson to eat them.

I urge you to give them a go, its such a basic recipe & I believe you could definitely add to this is SO SO many ways.

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

At my house - A new feature wall

As busy as I have been I managed to find some time over the weekend to decorate a blank wall. This wall is at my house, right up against my double French doors that open to my outdoor area. I have been wanting to jazz it up for a while. Finally I got to it & took advantage of the warm weather over the weekend & got some raspberry red paint in a spray can.

I had a set of words that I bought AGES ago.


They were originally in white as I always had intentions of painting them the colour I wanted. Being raspberry red of course.

Here is the wall, a very blank canvas.

A finished wall.
I have two artwork pieces I recently bought from Sweet William that I told you all about a little while ago here. It isn't completely finished as I have a couple more frames to use. I am just not sure what images I want yet. When I buy things for my house, I tend to find that they find me, it'as always when I least expect it & I have kind of accepted that way of buying.

I even have my eye on a couple of lovely embroidery hoops, I am just not sure yet.

I will keep you posted again on the next items I buy.

If you have decorated a blank space in your house, I would love to know what you did.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I have been up to.......

With Christmas getting busier I have managed to sneak in a few new products to my shop. This is what I have been working on & finally finished. I am hoping to add more in, but at the moment it's all about customer orders & getting their precious items delivered to them on time.

Brand new design - Vintage plane

Updated & new version of my Garden Party design

Magnetic bookmarks, perfect additions for stockings & inside Christmas cards.

All items are available in my madeit shop.