Friday, May 27, 2011

We painted the bedroom a few weeks ago and I was not completely happy with the colour.

So last night I went to the wonderful Bed, Bath and Table sale and fell in love with a gorgeous quilt set. ....I called my wonderful Mr Deekie Belle who was at work and he said I could buy it :)!

Now I am much more happy with the paint! I think the quilt brings it all together!

Funny how that happens isn't it!

They know to sleep on the blankie and not on the quilt! kitties!

I hope you like it, I love it :)!!
Now enough of me fussing and fluffing over it ~ back to work!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A quick recipe for a yummy no bake slice!

Hello lovelies!
Just a quick Sunday night post to share a recipe with you all.

The Songstress makes this yummy slice, I am always first with my hand up when she offers it around so I thought I would make it myself - and share it with you all!

It is one of those slices that is loved by everyone, enjoy!!

Apricot, Cranberry and Almond Slice
250grams (8oz) crushed Marie biscuits (any plain sweet biscuits will do)
½ cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup sweetened cranberries
1 ½ cups finely chopped apricots
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 x 395 gram (approx 13oz) can sweetened condensed milk
200grams butter

Combine biscuits, almonds cranberries, apricots and coconut in a bowl then set aside.

Place condensed milk and butter into saucepan and stir over medium heat until combined.

Pour milk and butter mix over biscuit mix and mix well

Press into slice pan and set aside till you make the icing..

2 cups Icing sugar
40 grams melted butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Spread icing over slice

Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
Slice and enjoy !!!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

a few photos....

We had The Songstress's 21st birthday party this past weekend.
I am waiting to get some of the better photos to share with you all.

It was a wonderful night, she had a ball and enjoyed all her time with her friends and family..

Till I get some better pics, please enjoy this cuppycake, it was one of the ones that I made for the night ;)!

Am waiting on my Bells to arrive from America so I can finish my orders so I have been working a little more on my Midwest Moderns Quilt.

Problem is, every time I walk out the room a certain 'Mr Garfield' snuggles up in the fabric and makes himself at home!

And now Mr Derrick has joined him!!

How rude!, stealing someones quilt before it is even on the bed!!!

I made a little collage of The Princess, she is three months old already!!
oh. my. gosh. time is just moving too fast.
She is such a smiley girl!!

Big hugs,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all my wonderful girlfriends in blog land!!

Hope you spent it with your children and were blessed beyond your wildest dreams!

My children made the day completely perfect for me, as did Mr Deekie Belle!

Here are the treats that the kids gave to me, more Chanel for me to enjoy :)

Yummy, yum yum!!



Monday, May 2, 2011

Mr Deekie Belle has hung my shabby plate rack that The Rock Star made me, up in my studio! I took it down from the dining room wall when I got my new buffet cabinet and have been missing it so much!

It is so pretty!

It has given me more shelf space too!


Mod scallops quilt, made with Midwest Moderns

(Layed out nicely on the bed, to get an idea of what I want to put where...)

I have spent some time this week finally sewing together my blocks that I made back here!!

Gahh! Can't believe it has been nearly two years since I started it,

But I have all the blocks sewn together now (finally!!)

(Here it is hanging over the ironing board!)

Just need to finish the sashing have done the first lot, but then I ran out ot fabric for the second, so waiting on it to arrive!

I am using Amy Butler Midwest Moderns and the "Mod Scallops" pattern by the gorgeous Mary Bird from Homespun workshop right here in Perth!

then to back it, quilt it, bind it and it's done!

Whoo-Hoo!! Bout time!!!