Friday, January 29, 2010

Things I like today

The kind of garden I would love to have if I lived in a country where everything didn't continually perish in the heat!

Fabulous tutorial for fabric covered cork trivets as pinboards featured on Craftzine

I really like Mark Weaver's designs.

Print by Mikey Burton via here

An UnAustralian Vegan Brunch

On January 26th (Australia Day) Chris and I were delighted to receive an invite to a vegan brunch at Lisa's house. I was a bit nervous in making something as I knew that the folks attending are serious vegan food bloggers, they critique restaurants and write recipes and such! Eeek!

I decided to make vegan cinnamon scrolls. I found a recipe online but to be honest it was too hard for someone who has never even made bread before. So I improvised from the recipe on the yeast packet. Baking with yeast takes a long time and as I didn't have enough time for the dough to sit for a second time before rolling an baking, the scrolls ended up a bit thicker than I would've liked. They were still yummy however, very rich and decadent and the kind of dish where you really only need one, it's enough to send you into a sugar coma!

Chris made a quite tasty hashbrown type bake though again he ran out of time to let it crisp a bit more.

Craig and Bec made these amazing dips and bread as well as a divine garlic aioli and some lovely tempeh strips.

Steph made this delicious char kuay teow, which I loved as I am a huge fan of noodles!

Lisa made this yummy okonomiyagi which was something I've not tried before and very tasty.

There were also another potato dish some amazing jelly cakes and lamingtons made by Toby and Kristy which I loved as I have a soft spot for them. I had a to have lie down and a coffee after I got home to recover from all the sugar before we went to the next social engagement, an evening barbeque followed by Oz Rock karaoke. A fun, action filled day!
-I use the term UnAustralian, as the meat industry has loads of ads around Australia day, equating national pride with eating lamb. Quite ridiculous.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Vegan Food Pyramid

I was really pleased to see this on a friend's blog.

My new favourite blog is...

Missed Connections... Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, it is the creative portrayal of messaged written on missed connection website. It just charms my socks off...
This one comes a close second...

Things I like today

Adorable cutting boards as featured on Bloesem


Loving these tights

These cookie cutters are just amazing...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Selling bits of my life...

I've added some more goodies to ebay. Loads of skirts and other bits and pieces. Have a look won't you?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Things I like today

Love it! Alas I haven't been dancing for ages, really miss it :(

haha. Via Swiss Miss

It's not raining here alas, but it's a wonderful sentiment!

Friday, January 22, 2010


pic from here
I was so pleased to get so many wonderful entries for the copies of Handmade Help Recipe Book. I couldn't decide, so I used random number generator to do the thinking for me...
Congratulations to Pippi Langstrumpf and Posie Patchwork! You both win copies of Handmade help's Recipe book. Hurrah!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things I like today

I adore this outfit, very tempting....

Cute card I bought for my husband Chris (just because) by Percival Road

These are just totally awesome! via Bloesem...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Do you like to bake? Come to the Sydney Vegan Bake Off!

I'm helping my husband organise the Vegan baking competition and I'd like to extend the invite to all vegan bakers in Sydney!

Doors open at 2pm, entries accepted until 2.45pm, judging from 2.50 to 3.20pm and winners are announced at 3.30pm, with entries consumed until 4pm, finishing up at 4.30pm!

Competition Categories

o Cupcakes

o Savoury

o Vegan Pie (savoury)

o Vegan Pie (sweet)

o Raw dessert

o Gluten Free

If you want to get involved, email me:

Things I like today

I love these illustrations by Hennie Haworth

It's amazing what a backdrop can do to a room...

How cool is this birthday cake!? I love Scrabble, it's actually one of the few games I like.

I would like a pair of these please

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beautiful spaces...

These works by Stylist Camille Soula Rol make me very happy. Such marvellous uses of colour!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Out with the old...

I'm selling some of my clothes in the spirit of decluttering. You can buy them here

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Things I like today

I have wistful memories of running under sprinklers, before they got banned due to the drought...

This sentiment sums up the blisteringly hot weather we have in Melbourne at the moment. It was 43c (110F) yesterday and only went down to 35c (95F) over night :(

What we all long for...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Invitation: Saturday Crafternoon Garden Party

At a loose end this Saturday the 16th? I'd like to invite you to an
afternoon garden party of Pimms, crafty goodness and baked

I live in sunny Brunswick and we will sit out in garden and
talk aboutprecious things.
Bring along your latest crafty endeavour, sunhat and some
goodies to share.

Craft widows most welcome.

From 2pm, would be lovely to have some crafty blog people join us!
Email me for the details :

***If it is ridiculously hot, we may venture into an airconditioned establishment.

Some belated pics from our holiday in Bright