These ones are for the kiddies:
Fun in the Making- Green crafting website for children & adults. I love this tea cup mouse! The site has lots of great craft ideas & activities where children can learn about ecology in a fun way. Truly inspiring.
That Artist Woman- Getting children interested in art with some great art projects divided into school grades and the seasons. Some fantastic ideas.
Bloesem Kids Craft Projects- A range of mixed craft projects from a bunch of different authors.
Smashed Peas & Carrots; Projects for littles- Just love their name!! Painting, bubbles, chalk, slime, craft- what more could you want!
Little Lovely- From playtime to partytime, inspiring bedrooms to imaginative play. Music, reading, craft, cooking. Little Lovely is exactly what they say... lovely ideas for little people (including this hot air balloon cupcake). Check it out.and finally I have mentioned this one before, but thought it was worth mentioning again...
Made by Joel- Playful toys & crafts made with paper, fabric, found objects, whatever is on hand.
Hubby picked me some beautiful flowers. There are so many manchurian pears & prunus' starting to bloom around here. Just beautiful.
Sunday is fathers day- Unfortunately I wont get to see my Dad this Fathers Day. So I'm sending him a little parcel of some old psychology books, a lotto pack and this "Dad you Rock!" card found at kind over matter- Dads into rock music (well any music really) so I think he will like it.
Check out the other freebies at kind over matter including some lovely spring-looking affirmation cards. Gotta love a site dedicated to kidness & inspiration!
I'm loving using good ol' brown paper from the supermarket for packaging, it adds an old fashioned touch. Now I just need to get me some bakers twine.
Happy Spring Everyone!!
All of my craft stuff is packed away & I haven't done any baking as the oven in our rental is not so good- but that will all hopefully change soon. In the mean time I have still been op-shopping & finding some bargains.
Creates modestly priced handmade items including cute fabric handbags, purses, felt dolls & stationary.
How do I know her:
A couple of people have commented on not knowing about ANZACS so I should mention that it stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps and ANZAC day is a day to commemorate those who fought at Gallipoli in WW1 (and also all those who've served in the armed forces)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Makes about 24
1. Mix together all dry ingredients except bi-carb.
2. Melt butter & syrup in a seperate bowl.
3. Dissolve in bi-carb soda with boiling water (be careful!!) then pour this mixture into the butter mixture and stir.
4. Add butter mixture to the dry indredients and mix well.
5. Roll mixture into balls and place on greased & lined trays flattening the balls out a little and leaving a fair sized gap as they expand. You will need a couple of trays or to bake in batches.
6. Bake on 170*c-180*c for around 12 minutes rotating the trays half way. Cook until golden brown- they will harden a bit on standing.
7. Drizzle melted chocolate onto each biscuit whilst still hot. Cool on cooling rack.
Other variations add 1/2 cup crushed nuts
a few raw blanched peanuts each
For futher info on the ANZACS please read:
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I'm not a huge fan of ginger, but the ginger flavour wasn't too overpowering so I enjoyed it- if you love ginger you could add some more.
Here's the recipe-
I'm loving Op-shopping & Bargain hunting!!!!
I've done some more op-shopping and recycling centre shopping & have found some bargains all $1 and under this week. I'm looking forward to using them in some of my upcoming projects.
This is the garage I showed you earlier this week. It's had a couple of coats of free red paint. Thanks Dad (Great having a Dad that's a painter) It needs another coat and some other finishing touches yet.
These baskets, trays, frames & spice rack were all $1 & under each. Love em'.
The two frames were from different shops but are quite similar (bonus!!) I'm wanting to start a collection of filigree/ fancy frames all spray painted one colour. I've been waiting 4 years for my hubby to build a spice rack he insisted he'd make & since I still don't have it this $1 one will do!
I LOVE baskets- great for storage & I think they've just got a nice look to them.
I also love trays so was stoked to find these (the little one still had a turkish delight tag on it so it's iddy bitty but will look cute painted up) not sure just yet what I'll use them for- maybe on my desk?!
What have you found for $1 or less?
Or maybe I'll make mine white like this one at Thrifty Decor Chick...
Found these bargains for our baby boy for when he's a bit older:
Can you believe this garage was just $1 at Vinnies?
I love it & I'm gonna give it a make-over too.
Yes thats right 100 paper models & toys...
you better go buy yourself some more ink!