Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More sewing for the owlets

I enjoyed creating just for my little ones so much last week, that I spent another afternoon sewing for Miss nearly 3. Although I will admit that what I created were 'testing' items for my new autumn/winter range!

I saw this on Pinterest last week. 

Miss nearly 3 loves pockets but prefers to wear skirts and dresses and mostly they don’t have pockets. So when I saw this I just knew she needed one! I followed the tutorial but will adapt a few more things next time. I like to do things my way!

So I’m thinking of making these with denim and cord for autumn/winter, with the trim and pockets as the splash of colour. What do you think?

I did them without the pompom trim as I do include them in my other skirts and I just don’t think it needed them.

Would love to hear what you think?

The 'cheese' photo :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yarn bombed

As I walked from the train station to work this morning, I decided to stop for a take-away 
coffee and I'm so glad I did!

I was greeted with yarn wrapped trees. How fantastic! I have seen small installations of these but never so many. It looked fantastic and they reached so high. Gosh I hope it inspires some typical business folk into trying some crochet, knitting or crafting LOL

You can find Yarn Corner on Facebook (just search as it is a closed group) and I found a story about them here.

Good work girls - I loved it!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My (not so secret) pancake recipe

Ok this week I said I was going to loose 10 kilos and today I'm posting a pancake recipe. That's just asking for trouble!

Anyway, this is a favourite of my kids so I thought I would share.

Helping to mix!
These have the stamp of approval from my Canadian husband and the recipe came from his mum!

Lil Pip Pancakes

1 1/4 cups of plain flour, sifted (self raising if you want them extra fluffy see note below)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 cup of milk
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
(1/2 teaspoon of salt - I never add this)
Place all your dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl or jug, mix the milk, egg and oil together. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Whisk well. The mixture might be a little lumpy so don't worry. It is best not to overbeat and loose the air you have put in during the sifting. 
Note: You could use self raising flour with the baking powder for extra fluffy pancakes. I have done this before (by mistake) but just be aware that they will take longer to cook on each side so you might need to turn the heat down so you don't end up with them burnt on the outside and raw in the middle.

Use a tablespoon to pour a spoonful of the mixture into your fry pan. I purposefully don't make them big as they are easier for the kids to manage. The mixture will be enough for 2-3 serves so you might need to double it for a family of 4!

Who can pick where the element is on my fry pan?
Cheeky showoff!
Satisfied customer!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Photo a day challenge: January 2012

Day 10: Childhood
Day 11: Your bed

Day 12: Close up
Day 13: In your bag
Day 14: Something you're reading
Day 15: Happiness

Day 16: Morning

Day 17: Water
Day 18: Something you bought
 Previous photos here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1 million kilo challenge

I just joined the 1 million kilo challenge! Well I'm hoping to contribute 10 kilos to the total. 

I've been on detox now for 17 days - no alcohol (hubby would say that isn't hard for me as I hardly drink), no chocolate (much harder!), lollies, sweets, cakes, biscuits or dessert. It has been hard. Really hard. Last week, I lost 305 grams but I didn't really do any exercise. This week I've already been for a run, hope for a walk tonight and maybe another run later in the week. I'm already gearing up for this to start on Monday 30 January.

Who is with me? Oh did I mention it is free?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sewing for the owlets

Yesterday I realised that I just don't sew enough for my own owlets. 

I ventured into the world of sewing with stretch/knit/interlock fabric yesterday and made this little dress/nightie for Miss nearly 3 and these pajama pants/lounge pants for Master 5 'I'm a big boy about to start school'. The joy on their faces when I'd finished them was enough to remind me why I actually started Lil Pip! It was for them. I wanted to create for them. I wanted to have extra spending money to make things for them!

Miss nearly 3's dress. Master 5 is wearing
shorts by
Melly Boys and hat by Winnie&Clem

I'm hoping to have a little extra time in February (days home just with Master 5 for school transition) and I really want to sew a bit more for them. I've nearly finished piecing a quilt for Miss nearly 3. I should show you some progress photos right? I also plan to make one for Master 5.
Thumbs up mummy!

There was lots of goofy photos! Cheeky pair.
So expect to see more creations and more silly photos of these two cheeky owlets this year.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Words of wisdom

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending Maria Robinson
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...