Saturday, March 21

Mamma Mia

Boy, did I have fun with these! And because I bought 2 sheets of each design I reckon I could make another couple of single pages easily. The journaling says "The way you mother your dollies is so beautiful to watch!" On the days when it's just Mia and I at home, she gets so engrossed in being mummy to Lillian-Bo (pictured) and the other babies in her huge family. It really is adorable to see.

Wednesday, March 18

You gotta try these!

These are our ginormous choc chip cookies (pronounced jye-NOOOOOORRRR-muss by the kids) and they are so easy, so yummy and so great I had to share. This recipe makes a ginormous batch and a ginormous amount of cookie dough, so you need a ginormous bowl to mix it all up in. We use a big old salad bowl - see Mia below! GI-NOOOORRR-MOUS CHOC CHIP COOKIES 500g butter, chopped (at room temp) 1 1/4 cups brown suger, firmly packed 395g tin of condensed milk 2 cups self raising flour 3 cups plain flour 2 x 250g packets dark choc chips Beat butter, sugar and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Stir in combined sifted flours & choc bits. Roll into balls (however ginormous you want them!), place on oven trays, press down slightly. Bake 180 degree oven 15 mins or until very lightly browned. Cool on racks. You can freeze these for up to 2 months - but I can tell you, they won't last! Look what arrived in my mail box today from Shop and Crop... How darling are they? They're the new Mumma Bushka papers from Kaisercraft - and I cannot WAIT to create! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 17

I won something!

Just by leaving a comment on Pip's Blog, my name was randomly selected to win this.... ....water threading punch by Fiskars. You can imagine how excited this scallop-freak was to get this in the mail!!! Lots of fun being had at Scrapwitch with the SBS (Step by Step) challenges being taken over by the awesomely talented and gorgeously lovely Mistra. Here's my creation with Mistra's steps from last week's challenge: My youngest, Mimi, just before her Tiny Tots ballet class last year. Awwwww.... Courtesy of Josie, this blog has become a fave source of inspiration. Brenda's My Scrapbooking Layouts is chock full of scrap-alicious designs. Very Pip-ish in her style, which is probably why I love her pages so much. "So Terribly Cute" is a lift from Brenda's "Big Hat Little Girl" lo. Wanna see my favourite layout I've done lately? Hope you're enjoying this gorgeous Autumn weather...Autumn yippee!!! My fave season! See you next time xxx

Friday, March 13

In the blink of an eye...

...another month has snuck by without me noticing. What the heck have we done? Hmmm, must have been quite a bit - cos it's all a blur!!! I did manage to scrap (most importantly!), a few of which I'll share with you in a sec. Another few have been accepted for publication, so I can't show you those ones just yet, but it makes me happy that I've made the effort to start submitting once again. This Wednesday just gone, I held my monthly workshop at Gum Flat. Here are my lovely ladies with their creations. Sorry, can't show you mine - but you'll see it in SM mag in a few months time!
Lee & Libet
Was show time at Inverell at the end of Feb, and Kate and I decided to enter a few of our handicrafts. I won some ribbons in the scrapbooking. Kate got prizes for scrapbooking and a mosaic tile she made, and for her teddy and doll she entered in the "collector's corner", but was MOST proud of this.... Of course, now that she's an award-winning cook, I'll be passing all cooking duties over to her from now on! Had some fun over at Scrapwitch with a few of their challenges: Today's to do list: + read with the kids (have Bethy at home sick today) + bake some mini quiches + tidy the mountain of paperwork that always seems to materialise on the dining table evey week + mend Beth's fave top + hem a school uniform + vacuum Sheesh! Already half a day gone! Bye!


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