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

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.