Tonight I decided to sew together all of hubbys old ties to form a piece of fabric. I was thinking of using it like a skirt/dress by sewing on only the bodice section from Vogue V8555 for KT’s baby shower. I would definitely be in theme.

Dessert is chosen.



UPDATE: Pears made for Christmas Eve. I placed it in a large 2L preserving jar so that it could soak for 2 days and it transport with out worry of it leaking everywhere.

This is what I’ll make for the family. Looks deadly.

Must also remember to make this for my husband. It’s his favourite. http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/blueberry-clafoutis-recipe_p_1.html

Christmas is definitely getting closer

I knocked this out last night before going to be. I used heavy weight interfacing this time so that it keeps its shape.

I came home last night to a puppy with LEDs in his collar. Yes, I’m proud husband. Well done.

This afternoon I made a decision to drop off my current sewing project Vogue 8555 to a seamstress to put the zip in. I tried twice only (http://yasmint.com/wordpress/?p=154) to end up very frustrated. For $32 I think it’s worth it.

Fruit Sponge Pudding

I made this last night and it was so simple. You’ll find you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.


375g can of fruit or stewed fruit
50g castor sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
60g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice


Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 1.5 litre baking dish

Spoon fruit in to bottom of the baking dish.

In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in the vanilla extract.

Sift the flour and spices together and fold in to the egg mixture.

Pour the batter over the fruit and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Sift icing sugar over the top and serve with either cream, custard or icecream.

Christmas is Coming

This morning I knocked out a Christmas sock. The top part has a button hole and button but I didnt cut the button hole open so you can’t see it at the moment. I think it turned out quite well.

I love getting out my nativity scene which my good friends got me.

What’s wrong with this picture? According to my husband, nothing.

Creative and Productive Day

Today I worked on getting 24 cups of mousse ready for the work Christmas lunch. I volunteered to do this so that I can show off my cooking skills.

I also worked on this years Christmas cards – the best yet if I don’t say so myself.

Bailey seems to be in the spirit of Christmas. Good boy!