Friday, October 7, 2011

 This blog post is brought to you by Andrew's house, my Internet USB thing is having troubles getting to my house so I decided to come here. I made a new dress this week, I think I may wear it to my sisters wedding but that has yet to be decided. I have had some trouble getting the zip in and it's looks very rough on one side :s perhaps I should just hold my arms at my sides the entire day? 
 I had an idea of making a white and green poker-dot dress for the wedding but Christine brought me this great Q bed duna cover and I thought it might do instead. What do you think?

 I had just enough space on the floor for my pattern pieces. Yey!

 Please overlook the quality of the pictures. The light in my room is shocking because my window backs on to a high fence.
 I have a petticoat under there but it deficiently doesn't give enough poof for the dress. Looks like I need one with some tulle to keep it stiff

 I also had a lovely business holiday with Ross and Andrew a few weeks ago. Sydney is a really lovely place. I wouldn't mind living there one day.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I have had a few fun projects on the go, over the last few weeks, all preformed in my tiny space. 

I can now fully appreciate the space i used to have!

 A gift for a two year old, Happy 2nd Birthday Addie
 A gift for a one year old, Happy 1st Birthday Rachael. Yes the traditional gift of plushy meat.....
 Rachael and myself at her party.

My newest dress! I am really quite pleased with it. the folds are placed fairly evenly and although they did give me rather a head ache I think it was worth it. Still deciding on a belt to go with it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

This is me stealing my parents internet as I currently don't have it connected were I live. I recently moved in with a group of random strangers. Honestly i'ts a very normal yet very odd thing to do, you are putting your trust in to a group of people you have never had a chance to get to know. There are currently two girls and three boys, apparently we are expecting another boy soon. They are defiantly a fun bunch! ages ranging from 22-33yrs

Anyway here are some things i have found interesting:
1. Boys are very easy to live with there easy going and willing to eat food experiments.
2. Boys are also not inclined to clean up after themselves.
3. Boys seem to shed allot of hair! seriously it's worse then mine!
4. when in need of clean clothes boys use dirty jackets jammed full of more dirty clothes instead of a clothes basket. ( I found this rather amusing)

There are a few not so desirable things like the lack of cubourd and fridge space, but i guess that happens with so many people!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Well i haven't had allot of time to blog or anything top blog about.... oh well. we have had two birthdays, so two more cakes. I really do need to find somebody who knows how to use fondant properly! i am not so good at getting it to look as smooth as it is supposed to be.

This is the inside of the cake. It is two chocolate cake layers. The filling is a heady combination of chocolate custard filling raspberrys and thin disk like layers of chocolate.

The out side is fondant.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

cake and migraines

It was Andrews 21st birthday yesterday, yey. A few months ago Cristine (his mum) and I decided we would make him and awesome birthday cake, we through allot of ideas around and i think we were going to do Dr Who or star wars. Unfortunately her surgery meant that we wouldn't be able to the cake together, no need to add more strain then necessary. I decided that the cakes we thought of were too hard by myself so I'd go for some thing simpler and smaller. I'm only learning how to do cakes and i am

Two small 10cm cakes and two medium cakes

The inside was checker board so each layer needed to be constructed like this. I don't have a photo of what the inside ended up looking like but Andrew does :)

Dirty iced the whole thing with buttercream (contains neither cream or butter, go figure)

added fondant in white and multicolor to mimic Lego bricks

The end result has many flaws, but you know what? for my second time using fondant I believe I did good :)

On a different note, I have been getting migraines for years. I don't know when i first got them but i remember having them for allot of my life. Recently they have been getting worse, around one or two time a week. I also have been getting a sore back after sitting for more then an hour. Andrew in his wisdom told me multiple times to go see a chiropractor, so now I have. Here are my x-rays.

(head and neck)
The blue line is were the bones are supposed to be in a normal person. The faint red circle is were my bones are touching (no they are not supposed to be that friendly) and growing new bone to try and support the weight of my big head. hence the added strain on my spine produces migraines.

(back/lower spine)
what can i say? you should see a perfectly straight line...oops
The good news is that it can and will be fixed, the down side is the cost! I should have become a chiropractor! or brought a cheaper car....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I thought I would share the progress of my darling little treadle machine. I am restoring it on a tight budget so it's unfortunately not going to be totally true to the original state. I hope to make it look good anyway.
This is the damage it had. It had looked like some one had shoved it in the back shed for years. There were allot of stains and water damage to the lid.
This is what it looks like naked :o soooo brown!!!
To make it all match n the top I have stripped back the first layer. The wood underneath looks really good so I intend to find a nice deep stain then varnish the lot. I also need a new belt for it, at the moment I don't really know were I'll find one, any ideas?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My first cheesecake was not exactly as Donna Hay had instructed. The top cracked while baking and the mouse well it simply ran away, but most of it did get eaten so it's promising at least.

Happy birthday Micky