Jan 29, 2010

Happiness that won't make you fat.

As i have not done anything noteworthy in the past couple of weeks i thought i would show you some of the yummy fabric i picked up last time i went to Geraldton, i think the bottom fabric is going to be the backing for a quilt i have yet to finish and the pinks, greens and blue will be to make a bag or two for some birthdays that are coming up. Next week i should be a wee bit more organized as the ferals are off to school and the #3 feral is at full time school this year so i should be able to get lots of things done. Cross fingers because it might not happen. Anyhoos nothing else to say so i'll just say ciao.xx

Jan 20, 2010

The Griswolds Camping Trip

Well for the last few days the Ferals (my Family) have been out of town enjoying a wee bit of R & R and we went camping up to a place on our coast line called the blowholes. It's pretty much where the desert meets the sea and is a fabulous place to unwind. But the weather was awful. It was stinking hot and the flies were our best friends but it was nice to get away all the same. 3 days was enough for me though and it is nice to be home with all my creature comforts. I did take some photos for your enjoyment so enjoy.

This is the Feral Family in front of the HMAS Sydney Memorial Cairn at Quobba Station just north of Carnarvon. The HMAS Sydney was in a naval battle with HSK Komoran a german navy ship during WWII and sadly there were no survivors from the Sydney but some of the surviving Komoran saliors were washed ashore at this point of the Western Australian coastline and taken as prisoners of war by the locals, and therefore to commemorate the heros of the Sydney a cairn was erected in their honour. The final resting place of the HMAS Sydney is south of Carnarvon near Shark Bay and was only discovered last year after a 50 year search.

This is Feral Fairy #2 she asked her father to dig a hole and bury her in it and give her a pair of boobies.

This is FF #3 and as she was not to be outdone asked for the same thing as FF #2.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER  WARNING the next photo is of a dead animal

This cat here may look like it is a cute little thing but it is actually a pest in these parts and this feral cat is not  tiny, in the flesh it was about the size of a small dog, think along the lines of a small Border Collie.When these animals get loose and start to live in the wild they threaten the native wildlife species of our country and many have become near to extinction because of feral cats, so do not feel sorry that it's life was ended, it's death may have stopped a native animal from being eaten. It was one of two cats seen around our camp site over a two day time frame and the other one was even bigger.
The only thing wrong with our little sojourn was i have no photos of any crayfish (Lobster) to show you because the the old boy, ( sorry the King ) wasn't able to catch any, but there's always next weekend.
Ciao xx

Jan 15, 2010

Not much sewing going on here as it is too hot so instead i decided to heat up the house even more and cook. This slice is called Choc Delight and it is from the recipes + february 2009 magazine and one i have featured here before. But this time i thought i would give you the recipe so you can enjoy this decadent mosel of heaven. So here goes;
Makes 18 squares or 12 if your like me (why have a small piece when you can have a big piece)
prep time 10 mins cooking time 30-35mins
preheat your oven to 180'c or 160'c fan forced
you will need the following ingredients;
1 cup S.R Flour
2 Tblspns cocoa powder
395g can of condensed milk
125g melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
200g dark eating chocolated chopped

step 1 preheat oven and grease and line a 26 x 16cm slice tray

step 2 sift the flour, and cocoa powder into a bowl add the sugar, milk, butter and coconut and stir until well combined, spoon into the slice pan and smooth surface and sprinkle with chocolate.

step 3 put in the oven and cook for 30-35 mins, stand in the pan for 15 mins to cool slightly and cut into squares.

Enjoy and Buon appetitto.
ciao xx

Jan 11, 2010

Sewing again

Hello all and welcome to 2010, i hope it's been good to you so far. Unfortuneately i have been ill since Xmas eve and i am just coming back to the land of the living thanks to some antibiotics and lots of rest. I had lost my mojo there for a bit and today i bit the bullet and finally got into my sewing room and made something. A friend of mine is due to have her first baby in the next few weeks and i thought i would make her a nappy bag and nappy pouch and i must say i am quite pleased with the end result, so have a look.

I even made it with velcro on it so it will close up, a small pocket and a large one (in the bag) and i even quilted the outside of the bag, it took me about 2.5 hours but it is done and now i may have to do some more sewing as i enjoyed myself, although in saying that yesterday 2 feral fairies and i made a pavlova and it was pretty good to so not sure i want to cook or sew at the momento. Anyhoos got a roast in the oven so must go and check on it so until next time, ciao. xx