Tuesday, 30 December 2014

another new design team ...........................

Hello, just popping in to share some more scrappy news - I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining the Creative Team for Scrappy Canary.  I cannot wait to create with their beautiful monthly kits.

You can see the Creative Team reveal on the blog!




Monday, 22 December 2014

New design team ..........................

Hello - just popping in to share some 'scrappy' news.
I'm excited to say that I'll be on the Design Team for Scrap the Boys  starting January 2015.

Yay for that - it will be fun to be scrappin' all about my boys and share my inspiration along the way.
So stay tuned for our first challenge for 2015 ☺




Friday, 19 December 2014

weaving

 Hello - it's officially the start of Summer school holidays - yay for that.  I love the relaxed feel of no particular routine ....................... 
I won't have too much more to share before the end of the year, but I did want to pop in and show you the latest weaving I've made!!
I ♥♥♥ it!!

 If you follow me on instagram you would have seen some progress pictures and also the hand loom that we made.  The loom was about the size of A3 - so it has made a decent size weave.  I had no set pattern in mind.  I just picked out some colours that I loved and was inspired by instagram accounts that share their weaving ..............
I even managed to source some wool roving from a local farm in Western Australia.

 Here are a few close-up's:

I'm sure this won't be my last piece of weaving art.  I hope to do some more in the New Year.  It's a great way to use up my yarn stash!!

Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

choc brownie

Hello, hope your week is going well.  It's been a little while since I last shared a recipe.  So I have one here, my last recipe post for the year ☺
My boys love chocolate and I love to make them chocolate treats.
 This here is a chocolate brownie slice that has been adapted from a recipe I had in one of my files - I've changed up the ingredients and added in a few extra too ..............
I do this one in my Thermomix but you could easily adapt to suit ☺
 Chocolate Brownie

Ingredients:
100 - 150gr butter
1/2 cup rapadura
4 eggs
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
100 - 150gr dark choc **
5 medjool dates

Method:
Place all ingredients in Thermomix or processor and blend together til just combined.  I don't over do it, as I like chocolate chunks in the cake; but if you wish, you could make a smooth batter.

Pour into a lined rectangle tin and bake for approx 20 mins - don't over cook as you want the cake to be moist.

 It's lovely eaten warm with cream and strawberries, but easily keeps for a few days in the fridge.
For a variation you could add: 2-3 tblsp of espresso - yummy ☺
I hope you give it a try - this cake is gluten free and refined sugar free.
* I use a 70% cocoa chocolate bar but if you like a sweeter cake, choose the chocolate of your choice ☺

Happy baking ♥