Friday, January 29, 2010

fungi friday!

I had so much fun hunting down toadstool treats I decided to share this little collection too!

Kathy Panton's work is so vibrant, it caught my eye some time ago. The Little Mushies print would be great for decorating a child's bedroom, I could see it working beautifully in a woodland or fairies theme.

The Mushrooms Fairy Circle by Moontsy and Floontsy is delightful piece of whimsy, working as a stand-alone decoration, or as part of a larger collection of pieces, or used as a display for a treasured figurine. I could see my old Benjamin Bunny sitting in there quite happily!

And the Night-Night Mushrooms by Flying Star Toys would be a most excellent gift for a baby, I could see it being treasured as the sleepy-time must-have. So a brilliant idea to have two, swap them around, always keeping one somewhere safe for naptime emergencies!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

wishlist wednesday

It's mushroom mayhem today at wishlist wednesday! Let's face it, they are undeniably cute, so check out these three adorable mushroomy finds available from Australian Etsy sellers and get inspired to start a new collection of all things funghi today! What's your favourite mushroom themed thing?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

blast off!

How yummy does this look? Homemade rocket ship icy poles! This one was made with drinking yoghurt, full cream milk and fresh blueberries. The little guy loved it, but oh the mess.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

my first wishlist wednesday!

Emerald Wave by Realisation Creations

Forest Dreams by Jewelflyt

Moonlight by Unique Dichroic

This is my first Wishlist Wednesday! I have my eye on so many things, it's hard to narrow it down to just three, but these are three very recent and beautiful choices from fellow jewellery makers in the Dust Team on Etsy. They are all using my favourite colour schemes, blues, greens and silver. Lovely!


Before I do my first Wishlist Wednesday, one last post about 2009. For the first time in about 10 years, Mr.Wing didn't work the whole night! He got home in time for some dinner, then we played with sparklers and took a bunch of silly photos. I love sparklers! Bye bye 2009!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Berry'd Treasure Trifle

I keep thinking about these yummy little trifles I made for Christmas day lunch. Delish. I've promised my Grandma I'll make her some when I go to visit, I hope she likes it!

I knocked them together based on general trifle theory - sponge soaked in sherry, jelly, fruit and custard. First I lined the glasses with Italian sponge finger biscuits and drizzled them in sherry (or apple juice for kiddies). Then I lightly cooked some blueberries and strawberries, using the juice to make a jelly with Aeroplane Jelly 'Create your own flavour'. I scooped some berries into the cup, then some jelly once it had set, and topped the glasses up with a cooled panna cotta mix. The jelly poked through the top a little, so I topped the glasses with the sliced strawberries and leftover blueberries.

Then I named them, with a really bad pun. Arrr, hope yer Christmas was jolly me hearties!


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