Sunday, April 19, 2015

Orange and Almond Cake


Today I made an orange and almond cake for the family to have for dessert tonight.....served with a generous dollop of whipped cream, yum! The recipe comes from Food Safari and here is the link
http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/orange-and-almond-cake

It really was extremely easy to make and the taste is scrumptious....this has become my new fave recipe!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Handkerchief Curtains

I bought a few packets of new hankies with the plan to make curtains for my craft room. I have now completed the first half and added some pink lace tabs at the top. Keep in mind that I usually work with paper, so don't look too closely at my stitching....

The hankies were actually very inexpensive as I bought them from a discount store and there were 10 large hankies in each pack for $2.00. As I needed 40, that was only 4 packs, although I bought an extra pack in case. Total cost of the hankies.....$10.00.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Matchbox Art......Abilene's Surprise Visitor....

I covered a small matchbox with some colour-washed paper and then added a vintage picture of a sweet girl, who I am calling Abilene, from the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. In the book, she is separated from her treasured china rabbit, Edward Tulane.


 Inside the matchbox, I used some foam to make a mattress and a piece of serviette paper for the sheet.


 Then I added another piece of serviette paper for the quilt and glued a small piece of lace trim to the top. Finally came the pillow and a cheeky little teddy bear who has snuggled into her bed while she is out looking for Edward.





I am sure Abilene will get a surprise when she comes home...



It won't be the same without Edward, but teddy might make her feel a little better....maybe....what do you think?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Envelope Art...And You Shall See The Beautiful Things.....


I used a piece of my colour-washed paper to make an envelope. It seemed the perfect background for my sweet girl picking flowers. The picture came from a vintage children's book and I added fabric scraps, pearls and a little handmade postage stamp.




A piece of my colour-washed paper sprinkled with salt was used for this envelope. Again, I have used vintage pictures and words from a children's book and added lace, a doily, a pearl and a handmade postage stamp.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Heart Paper Patchwork Birthday Card



I used some scraps of my prepared paper serviettes to punch out some squares to make a patchwork heart and then stencilled Happy Birthday. The final part was to add a sparkly jewel.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Super Six Comprehension Strategies Bookmark

I work in two primary schools as a School Learning Support Officer and the super six comprehension strategies is part of the curriculum. I thought I would make a handy bookmark for when I am helping the students. The photo shows both sides with three strategies on each. I will be covering it in clear contact to make it more durable.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Paper Patchwork Birthday Card

I used one of my colour-washed background papers for this card and added a paper patchwork window with a lace curtain. The finishing touch was to stencil the words "Happy Birthday" and add a sparkly dragonfly.