> m.e: May 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


It's been cold this week, it certainly feels like winter.

It feels like I haven't baked anything for you for ages!!

The truth is I have, I have baked sooo much that I can tell you I am nearly all baked out.

As much as I love baking, after tomorrow I won't want to look at my oven, icing, sprinkles, cake boxes or food colours on my hands all week.

you really should try these cupcakes

and these mini chocolate croissants that this lovely lady reminded me of from my recipes

I forgot how easy they were to make for a quick treat

and how quickly they disappear

birthday cake for a friend's daughter

and there's a few that I just didn't manage to photograph

I also wanted to thank you for having the biggest heart EVER!

the amount of loving and the wonderful donation offers and emails I have been getting, hearing your personal stories, you girls are absolutely amazing!!

wow, I do love this blog community we call home and as much as I love my real life friends, the friends I have made through the blog world are just out of this world.

Don't you think?

Keep on being fabulous, you girls rock!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Backpacks & Cushions

The backpack is complete thanks to a wonderful and very, very easy tutorial over at Nikki's
It's for library day at kinder but we are using it everywhere.  

It makes me smile.  I love kid's drawings, they make me happy.
He drew it and I made it, what great teamwork.  

I love it and so does he.

Something we also love is the cushion swap loving we received in the mail....AMAZING!!
Thank you Michelle and thank you Vic, you are just awesome.

I love it, especially those teeny tiny ants marching along!

How's your creative day going, why don't you let us have a peek.

Hugs ♥
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sometimes it's hard

Thank you for the votes and the sweetness, I really have felt speechless and emotional with all your beautiful words, emails and love.

Right now I am supposed to be writing a post for Kidspot and Ford and telling you about "what drives me..."

Well, it's just so hard, it's one of those things where it is a conflict of heart and I have absolutely nothing against people that do advertising on their blogs, but it simply isn't me.

This week something definitely has been driving me and it has been missing my dad and wanting to help raise funds for the Cancer Council to support the fight against Cancer.

This last week all the hurt and grieving came flooding back and when that happens, the fuzziness starts again.

This week, this has been what has been driving me and as I write this with tears I hope that one day there will be a cure.

If you are interested in attending an afternoon tea I am organising as part of Australia's Biggest morning tea, it will be on Sunday the 19th of June 
and the ever so lovely Nikki has offered her studio as the  location

There will be a delicious afternoon high tea baked by me with unlimited supply of tea, coffee, sandwiches, cupcakes, sweets etc at $20 per person

If you are one of those wonderful crafty souls out there who cannot attend but would like to, you can donate here or if you'd like to make something to be included in a raffle please send me an email.

I would love your support, the Cancer Council would LOVE your support and I would also love any ideas you may have for this afternoon tea.  

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Happy Friday lovely girls ♥

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cushion fun

Thanks for the loving, I really needed it, you made me cry and you made me smile, you girls are amazing!

It also gave me the motivation to start and complete my cushion cover last night
I had so much fun with this.  After alot of procrastination about how I should do the back, I finally settled on an envelope style with some vintage floral fabric
I used some of the floral for the flowers and machine stitched the stem and leaf detail on denim(my favourite) 

It's not perfect, maybe a bit wonky and very minimal but it's my first ever cushion cover and I really enjoyed making it.  

Fingers crossed my swappee likes it.
Thanks Vic, this was soooo much fun.

Are you crafting today? I bet it's wonderful!

BIG thank you for the votes...you guys are awesome!!!  
You can still vote if you like

Today is the White Shirt Campaign for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation please support it if you can.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's been a little quiet round here...

I feel like I have been hiding this last week, peeking a little into your lives yet not sharing any of my life with you.

Mothers day went by and I felt a little sad.  A little part of me wanted my dad to see what a great mum I am or one that I hoped to be.

It's strange but I just missed him so much, I thought I was dealing with the grief and all of a sudden it just came flooding back.
Sorry, I don't have many words this week but I invite you for a cup of tea and a glimpse at a few things we've been up to

mother's day heart pillow for my mum

mother's day heart pillow for my little sis

toy picnic using vintage picnic set in a suitcase found on the nature strip
(yes I did Liz!)

op shopping with my little guy

  hanging out with my little assistant

 making birthday cakes

 enjoying autumn

Enjoy a cupcake and see you soon friends and if you feel like voting, please pop round here
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Date and Walnut Cupcakes

Firstly I just wanted to say that you girls are fabulous, absolutely the best!

LOVE you guys, I wish you could all come round for some cupcakes!!
In the meantime the recipe will definitely have to do.

BIG hugs to you all ♥

 Libbie you are awesome!!!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

A little bit awkward...

Hello friends, just a quick post about Kidspots top 50 bloggers which I have been lucky enough to be nominated for.

I feel a bit at a loss, I don't normally try and promote myself and posts like these make me feel a little uneasy.

I know everyone says they blog because they just love it so I don't want to give you all that, you know that I do, so things like this are hard for me to promote, those who know me in the real world would know that this is quite painful to do.

So put me out of my misery, please vote for me  and I will be back later with what I do best, a recipe for some date & walnut cupcakes.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Much love to you

I wish everyday fills your heart with joy and love

I wish you can smile even though you may be missing someone in your life

I wish you are surrounded by all that you love

I wish you have a day filled with cuddles

I wish you get enough kisses to possibly get you through a whole year

I wish you smile when you look around you

I wish you shed a happy tear when you get the card they worked so hard to make

and most of all I send you love my sweet friends
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Clever chickies

Don't you love it when star quality runs in the family!

this one was a pressie for me from the wee girl...I had a market hangover you see, very thoughtful indeed, thank you

the sweet smelling lavender bags hanging on the kids beds... hopefully soothing them to sleep

I may have to use my sweet smelling eye pillow soon as I have been to the dentist and the anaesthetic is wearing off.

On a different topic, The biggest morning tea is approaching and I'm in the middle of arranging an afternoon tea on the 12th of June*.

More details soon, I'd love it if you could come, a wonderful lady is opening up her studio for us to meet, chat, sip tea, eat and raise some money.

Let me know if you are interested.

I better go help prep dinner, lentil dahl tonight...yum! 

Happy day to you lovely friends, hope you've had a day full of wonderful ♥

*12th of June is the Queens birthday long weekend so it will be changed to the 19th of June
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