Thursday, November 29, 2012
150g butter, cubed
1 tspn vanilla extract
2 cups wholemeal self raising flour, sifted
1 tspn cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
3 red apples
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees c, put 12 paper muffin cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
beat butter, sugar & vanilla in a small bowl with electric mixer until pale & creamy.
add eggs, beat between each addition.
2. transfer to a large bowl. stir in flour,cinnamon, & milk until smooth.
peel & grate the flesh of 1 apple into mixture, stir until combined.
spoon mixture into paper cases, 2/3 full.
quarter & core remaining apples, then slice thinly.
put 5 slices on top of each cake.
3. bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden & a skewer inserted into cakes comes out clean..
cool on a wire rack
i found this recipe in a "home journal" magazine. their recipe used unsalted butter & white flour.
to find more Easy Peasy recipes look at mezzmakesstuff
Saturday, November 24, 2012
here is the latest creation...
leftover shirts and blouses cut into rough shapes..
then sewn together for a new look...
with the sparkly bits in the grey...
and stars on the black...
the theme became starry nights...
the quilt is big enough to cover the top of a single bed...
just another sheet for the back...
no need for the weight and warmth in this place...
Friday, November 23, 2012
i have a box full of old denim waiting to be used, so to start i made this apron from a pair of shorts.
i am not really a wearer of aprons unless it is my art apron, & sometimes i don't remember to wear it , so a lot of my clothes have paint & glue on them.
but i like to make one occasionally just to see what i can come up with.
then i give them away to those who enjoy their kitchen time more than i do.
do you like to bake / cook?
do you wear an apron?
if so, do you make your own or buy them ready made?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
have you tried zig zag crochet?
it's really easy when you know how.
yes, i am going to make another one!.......when i complete the granny square project i have in the making.
Monday, November 19, 2012
during the last school holiday break...
we had a session of recreating some boxes..
Miss 6 excitedly requested a house...
loosely based on a plastic model she spotted in a catalogue...
the dad got involved and set about creating the stairs...
building the supporting column for the upper storey..
and finding some paint and brushes...
colours chosen by the Miss...
the chippy turned up and got his fingers gluey
correcting details on the structural support column...
Miss 2 also had a bit of a go with the paint...
but found it hard to wait for it to dry...
so she could have a play...
the white blob on the second level...
could be a light fitting...
glitter like disco ball I beleive....in progress...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Have you had a look at thealteredpage?
Seth asked artists to participate in a 5x5 project, which i did.......you can see my contribution on his blog Sunday 18/11/2012.
this was a challenge for me as i am fairly new to mixed media art, also working so small & trying to put everything i wanted to say into such a small space was a real test.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
it is one of my favourite blogs!.....you will see some amazing stuff over there!!........check out the "5x5" project posted every sunday by Seth Apter.
Friday, November 9, 2012
how messy is your work area? can you top this mess?
ihanna asked to see some messy work areas, not the usual neat & tidy ones........so this was mine today! whoops.......i forgot to put the fabric pile in!!......just use your imagination......(raylee)..
Friday, November 2, 2012
i found the images that relate to her life in magazines, the hollyhocks a photo from my sisters garden. a copy of one of her old pot holders she had made from old "cretonne" kitchen curtains. (if you click onto the photo you will see where i have added stitching over her original stitches on the pot holder).her "waste not, want not" ways have stayed with me.
i have used some soluble crayon to soften some of the images.tea chests were used as storage boxes. there was always a kettle boiling for a cup of tea. the butterflies represent the freedom to play outside without fear,(except for the turkeys that used to chase me every time i needed to use "the long drop" which was on the other side of the fence surrounding the house). the cat represents the animals that were always at her house......my first home on the Goodradigbee river , Wee Jasper. (raylee).
Thursday, November 1, 2012
October's theme was "Cabinet of Curiosities",........ i don't have a cabinet of curiosities ......but you will find dead butterflies & bits of dragonflies in a square glass jar, several feathers stuck here & there around the house, or in the car, also old door handles, buttons, old tape measures, bobbins, thimbles just to name a few things.....i won't mention the things that end up in the freezer!!!!.......
i know it's november already, .......better late than never!.... (raylee).