Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Today I'm posting about a book I love well it's a series of books but don't let that scare you.
They are by the Undead series by the amazing MaryJanice Davidson. Yes they are about vampires and other such creatures of the night but don't let that put you off they are fun and a truly easy read. The author pulls no punches about this she is quite happy to tell you that her books are not litirture and they are chicks books but in saying that my hubby loved them.
The main character Besty is sensational and you can totally relate to how she feels about the whole situation and she has such a smart mouth. Her friends are like friends we all have. And she loves shoes that alone should make you want to read these books. Plus I love the cover art.
Want a sneak peek visit her website http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net/
If you would like to help fund my book obsession you may purchase am item from my Etsy store http://www.vintagesewandso.etsy.com
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Anyone who knows me, knows I read a lot. My friends come to me for books to read and recommendations. So I am going to use my powers for good and list a book every week that I love in the hope that you might too. But first off here is a pic of my bookcase this is half of what I have the rest are in storage until I get another bookcase. Plus I brought some new babies today.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
As you all probably remember I've been complaining about a dance costume I had to make for my daughter. Now the problem wasn't so much the construction of said costume which was fairly simple. It was the amount of time I was given to do it(all the mums who make their daughters costumes are in the same boat as me) I do have 3 kids and all the other things us working mums have to do.
So all being said and done The Dance Costume is finished & the dance was performed last night to Carwash.
The girls were great & the costume looked fab on stage.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I recently participated in the Handmade Pay It Forward started by Jess of EpheriellDesigns. Today I received a gorgeous handmade necklace from her. So now to continue this wonderful idea I would like to Pay It Forward.
Handmade Pay It Forward. The idea is simple. You receive a handmade gift from a fellow crafts person. You Pay It Forward by sending some of the things you have made and loved to others.
To participate just comment on this blog.
In order to participate in this, there are a few requirements:
1. I will choose an undisclosed number of people who comment on this post to send a gift to. This gift I have made with my own hands, and with love.
2. If you choose to comment, and you receive a gift from me, you commit yourself to Paying It Forward.
3. You must then make a post on your blog, making the same offer to your readers.
4. On your blog post, you must include this list of requirements (basically, all the text between the asterisks). You choose how many people you Pay It Forward to – though it would be nice if it was more than one. However, I realise that some of you make high-end or expensive wares, and I don’t want to exclude you from participating by setting a minimum number above one.
5. In each of your packages, as well as your gift, please include a minimum of 5 business cards (if you have them). Also include the business cards that you received in your gift – this allows every recipient to visit the people who’s generosity brought Handmade Pay It Forward to them.
6. Finally, in your PIF blog post, include the history of your gift – i.e. the name and blog of all the people before you in the journey.
7. Please only participate once. Obviously, if you haven’t received a gift within a few weeks of leaving a comment on a PIF post, you can probably assume you missed out that time, and try again if you see it elsewhere This keeps the PIF goodness spreading to new people! I think I will start a new one once a year… but we’ll see how this evolves!
Please use this button on your blog to share that you have participated!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I'm back into the swing of things now the kids are back at school.
Just finished some new Sweet little girls aprons. These will be in my Etsy store soon in a very limited amount.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
If you are anything like me you will know that one can never have enough bags or shoes.
So I have decided to resurrect some of my bag designs, so here is the first one it will be up in my store soon as a custom made with a choice of fabrics some vintage some new all with vintage buckles that I've collected over the years.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Today I'm going to show off some of my Bunting Flags.
I love making these so much, they kind of create themselves. It's so much fun mixing & matching the fabrics. www.vintagesewandso.etsy.com
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I spent Saturday making 100 mini quiches for a wedding cocktail party.
They are very easy to make make & super Yummy.
Ratatouille Mini Quiche
1 red capsicum
4 button mushrooms
olive oil for cooking
3/4 cup of cream
1/4 cup of milk
I cup of grated cheese
(Chopped fresh soft herbs optional)
frozen puff pasty sheets
Patty cake tray
Pre heat oven to 180 C or 170 C for fanforced.
Take pastry out of the freezer.
Finely cut up your vegetable & fry them in a little olive oil until soft, season with salt & pepper, place a side to cool slightly.
Mix eggs, cream & milk( add herbs here if using them) together in a jug.
Spray your patty tin with cooking spray.
Cut rounds of pasty out to fit into you patty cake tin, you can use a glass to cut the pasty.
Place them in to tray, add a teaspoon of filling then carefully pour a little of the egg mix into each case you don't need much, top with grated cheese.
Put into the oven for approx 15 -20min. Cook until golden.
This will make about 36 but it will all depend on the size of vegetable you use & the size of your patty tins.
The Ratatouille mix can be frozen to use at a later date it's also very good as a Bruschette topping.
You can add any filling you like chopped bacon & onion for the Classic Lorraine the kids love this one.
Ps: they freeze for up to 4 months.