Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

Secret Breakers

The Secret Breakers series of books is written by my friend Helen.  We met at Noah's Ark baby group where Helen led the singing (brilliantly!). Our babies are now almost seventeen years old and the stories Helen wanted to tell are now available to all as with much hard work,…

The Hummingbird Bakery

I am a huge fan of The Hummingbird Bakery and their cookbooks.  When their latest book, Home Sweet Home, was released on Valentine's Day this year I was itching to get a copy.  Their cakes and bakes are big and bold and American in style and very doable at home.…

Christmas Makes 2012

So this is a few shots of the things I made for Christmas 2012.......Christmas stocking for our neighbours.Christmas cupcakes - recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake DaysBookmark for my MumGingerbread cupcakes - recipe also from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days.  It's a good book for seasonal ideas!Old-fashioned chocolate cake (with…

A Very Cherry New Year

I found a small piece of cherry fabric in the bargain box at my favourite fabric store.  Not big enough to make another Pinny of Power but I did manage to make a little cherry sweetie bag out of it. And inside I've put Cherries in Chocolate, Cherry Drops and Cherry Fizz…

Gonks

It all started with Gary the Gonk. I made him to go in the 1970s themed gift box I made for my April facebook giveaway.Gary the GonkHere he is sitting on the edge of the gift box. Doesn't he look handsome?We often talk to our kids about the 1970s; when…