Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tiptoeing in the Tulips!

Yesterday i took the girls up to the "kids day" at the Tesslar Tulip Festival. We have gone the past few years and always had a ball! I dont think that anything could have prepared us for the amount of people there this year - the word seems to be spreading about what a fantastic family day out it is! The weather was just gorgeous, and a fun day was had by all. Here are a few pics - take note of the gorgeous face painting! We had to wait in line for an hour and a half to get this done, girls loved it but boy that was a LONG wait!

Another highlight of the day was "bumping" in Karen who recognised me (well my daughter actually :-)) at the tulip farm - was really nice to "meet" you, thanks for saying hi!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

A simple little popover sundress...

I made this dress for Eleisha this afternoon, its a Oliver + S pattern (free too!) and its called the popover sundress! Its so simple to make, and looks pretty cute on i think! Eleisha has a really bad cold/cough etc at the moment so she was not very co-operative when it came to smiling or letting me take her pic but here are a few snaps of the dress after she tried it on!

Free Pattern

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A little bit of inspiration...

Just a really quick blog to say i received a new book today that i bought online and it is making me sooo excited about christmas and sewing again!!

Can not wait to get started on some of the projects!! I am just about to place an etsy order for some new fabric to go along with these new projects!

Look forward to seeing what everyone else is making as the christmas season approaches!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Well as i mentioned last week, i am a finalist in the SMILE Centro Photography Competition!

The voting lines are open and id love you to vote for me!

Here is the photo i have entered

If you would like to vote for me please go to: VOTE HERE /and click on Centro Cranbourne in VIC and vote for the first photo named "Caitlyn"

Thanks :-)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Centro Smile Photography Competition Finalist!

I found out yesterday that i am a finalist in my local centro smile photography competition. Im not sure what photo is it yet but here are the ones that i entered. I will let you all know next week which photo it is that got through.

Smile Competition

Im happy being a finalist even if i dont win (which i am def not expecting too!!) as i will get the photo mounted in a nice big size which is great!! I love my one from last year and now will have another one!

Be back soon with more info!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Snow fun!

On friday we headed up to Mt Buller for some fun in the snow!! This was the first time we had ever taken the girls to the snow, and they were sooo excited!! We had the BEST family day that we had in a long time and we all came away with huge smiles on our faces!! Best of all it snowed on us nearly all afternoon which was exciting for all members of the family!!!

Here are some photos of our day

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Frogs & snails & puppy dogs tails....

That's what little GIRLS??? are made of....

Yup girls were in their pj's and i couldnt hear them so went looking and found them out in the backyard having a ball finding snails!! Needless to say they had another shower and new pj's before bed but the smiles made it all worthwhile!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Heather Bailey papers & craft in Australia....

This is just a really quick post especially for my aussie readers that i found heather bailey craft stuff at my local spotlight the other day!! Was super excited about this find (they also had some martha stewart stuff too!!). Could it be that Australia might finally stock the stuff we usually have to either buy from overseas or just drool over!?!?!?!

Anyway here are a few pics, i used the papers and ribbons to make some boxes for a fundraising night i went to last night!! Too cute!

Happy shopping :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Last day of school holidays...

Today was a crazy end to some incredibly hectic, yet fun school holidays!! Despite having to vacuum twice a day due to various cooking, eating, crafting, spilling that has happened these holidays i have really enjoyed the lack of routine as a nice break to our ordinarily organised busy life!!

Hannah & Caitlyn both had friends over today and my nephew was over this morning whilst we were making "face biscuits" which was what the girls requested we make with their friends and of course J couldnt be left out of all the fun!!

At first he was spotted in the playroom at the play kitchen eating a fake doughnut!!! It was hilarious as he kept looking at it strangely yet shoving it back into his mouth in the hope it might be the real deal!!

Here is J with the fake doughnut!!

This is what happens when you feed lollies and iced biscuits to an 18month old then proceed to clean him up and not give him any more lollies!!!

And here is the difference between some bikkies made by the girls and bikkies made by the boy (hannahs friend) See if you can guess which is which!!!

And just a couple of pics of my 2 older girls (E was at kinder!) because...well just because!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Raspberry White Choc Muffins!

We had some friends over for morning tea, and some others drop by in the afternoon so i decided to make some muffins with using some raspberries we had early this morning! This was the first time using this recipe and they were delicious so i thought id share the recipe with you all!

Raspberry & White Choc Muffins
(makes approx 15)

2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup milk
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup oil (i used peanut oil for mild flavour but you could use any)
2 eggs
2/3 cup castor sugar
180g white choc cut up into chunks (plus extra if you want to some to the top before baking)
200g raspberries

(preheat oven to 170 for fan forced)

Place flour, sugar and choc into a bowl

Stir to combine

Add berries

Gently stir to combine, try not to mix too much or berries will lose their form.

Whisk all wet ingredients together (milk, lemon juice, egg and oil)

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix gently and for as little amount of time as possible.

Spoon into muffin cases and place choc on top if desired.

Bake for approx 25 mins and serve with a dusting of icing sugar on top

DELICIOUS and easy...