Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ottobre Design Magazine 3/2012- SQUEAL!!!

Ottobre Design mag 3/2012 is on it's way!! Get excited!!! It looks STUNNING.

Grab a pre-order copy here at Crafty Mamas.

Here's some eye-candy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kiwifruit Cake

I can't take credit for this cake recipe- I found it recently in a "That's Life Readers Recipe" Cookbook. But I did tweak it.This is great for using up squishy kiwifruits, that are rolling around in the fridge!

Grease a round  23cm springform pan , or cake tin.

2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 medium sized kiwifruit, peeled and mashed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Your fave Cream Cheese frosting.

Preheat oven to 180o.

Sift all your dry ingredients together.
Beat oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
Add the kiwifruit and dry ingredients.
Mix well to combine.

Pour into greased cake tin or springform pan. Level top.
Bake for approx 35-40 min, or until cooked.

Stand for 10min before removing from cake tin.
Allow to cool, then ice with frosting.

Monday, April 16, 2012

STP Winners are....

I must say, this has been the fun-est Giveaway I have held!! I so enjoyed reading everyone's acronyms!

Thankyou for your entries!

 Here are our 3 winners......

GKJ said...
Sew Terrific Pieces! :) 

 .Louise d said...
Strong tough and perfect - and I would really like to have some so I can bake cakes again instead of running out of baking paper all the time. 

aisling said...
Superlative Transparent Prototype? 

Congratulations guys! Please email your postal details, so I can send you  roll of STP! 

~Happy Sewing~

So, what did you do on the weekend???

Here's a little of what I did!

Dyed up some large pieces of cotton/lycra knit, to go off to new homes and become AMAZING creations!

And some groovy kids stuff....

Did I mention how much I love to dye stuff??
 I think when I am old, I will become a happy, tie dying, crazy cat lady.... although some may argue I am already there!

I sell my Crafty Mamas Creations over at Oz Handmade,  
over at Crafty Mamas and you can get updates on items I have as they are made on Facebook.


Monday, April 09, 2012

EASTER Crafty-Ness

Just because they are so cute and so much fun to make..MORE undies! I think everyone should have a pair of HILCO undies, don't you?

And a whole lot of Crafty-ness of another type going on here this weekend..the back verandah project suddenly took off. I have been waiting for 16 years for this project to be finished....and it seems it is underway again. (?!). No shortage of helpers - once the paint appeared...

No hair was brushed, but lots of fun and giggles,  ( the choc lab now has a red mohawk, the golden lab a red tail)....
I am sure the dogs will appreciate their new verandah!

Hope your Easter was good!


Saturday, April 07, 2012

Weather getting cool? Time to Sew Sleepwear!

I have set up a section over at Crafty Mamas dedicated to "SLEEPWEAR".
We all love a good set of homemade pj's, and there is nothing better than a much loved homemade nighty.
My girls are still wearing their neck to knee flannel ones I made about 3 years ago ( note: make them big enough, you get lots of wear from them!). I almost had them in the "too small" pile, but they were grabbed out by little hands.

A few of our FAVE s:

And of course, you'll need groovy fabrics....Crafty Mamas has plenty of that!

More Stunt UNDIES!

I have been trying out a few kids undies patterns lately, to try and find the most comfy one for Miss L.

Yesterday I tried the Fishsticks Designs " Little Fishies Undies"  I've been thinking about stocking these in the Crafty Mamas Shop- so was keen to test them out.

These undies have only one piece, that is to say, the front and back are cut in one piece. Drawback; it requires a longish piece of  knit fabric- whereas patterns with seperate front and back pieces allow you to use up your smaller off cuts. These sew up so quickly though, and there is no mucking around with the crotch piece.

The pattern is designed to have a lining , so a double layer of undies ( good for little ones) but too hot for my girl, so I only did one layer. Also, I omitted elastic and simply used STELLA from the Crafty Mamas shop- cutting the waistband piece shorter.

The Verdict: Much loved undies!

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Crafty Mamas SHOP blog. Aussie agent for Farbenmix, Studio Tantrum, Stenzo fabric, Ottobre design. Stocking Hilco fabric, Mamu design and other cool stuff!