Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

It my birthday. And to celebrate, I am offering 10% off for one week! Use the code QUILTING to recieve the discount!!

Crystal x

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hokey Pokey Ice cream!

Over the weekend, we made some yummy treats, but the favourite one was definitely some yummy hokey pokey ice cream! 
The Honeycomb is home made and stirred into vanilla ice cream. Did I mention it was yummy?

{Oh the hokey pokey}

- 100g caster sugar
- 4 Tbsps golden syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
- 2 litre punnet of vanilla ice cream (or choose your own flavour)

Melt the sugar and golden syrup over medium heat until sugar is melted. Take the pot off the heat and stir in the bicarb soda and watch it froth up! Pour onto tray with baking paper and once cool, you can break up into pieces. Stir pieces into ice cream then re-freeze. Serve and enjoy!

{Chloe helping stir in the honey comb}

Please remember, that the sugar gets really hot. If your kids are 'helping' (and I use this term loosely. If they are anything like Chloe it's not really all that helpful!) then make sure they only watch the first part.
Let me know if you make this. It's a nice change from plain old vanilla! Enjoy!
Crystal x

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ruffle halter: free pattern by oliver + s

Its no secret that I love the patterns by Oliver + s. So, when they offered me (and the whole wide web) another free pattern, I jumped at the chance! You can download the pattern through the Oliver + s blog. The pattern was provided by Stitch magazine. There are heaps of other free downloads on their site too, you just have to become a member. I am sure I will be making more projects from there!

{Chloe and her dad at the poultry show in front of a prize winning duck}

I downloaded it and put together the pattern pieces. I carefully followed
 the instructions and put it together. I really liked how there were only the two raw edges that needed edging, so I didn't really need to get out the overlocker. It also didn't take very long to make either, so that's another bonus!

{Chloe modeling her new ruffle halter}
I highly recommend trying out the pattern, as it is really easy to make. Chloe will gets lots of use from the shirt when summer comes around, but for now, it will have to go over a long sleeve t-shirt.

I am off to the Sydney quilt market tomorrow, and when I get back, I will be sharing a sneak peak of the new block of the month, which I am sure you will love as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to leave a comment so I know I'm not just talking to myself (which happens a lot at the best of times)!

Crystal x

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A cold Canberra day..

It is SO cold here today. The weather bureau says it is 6 degrees, but 'feels like 3'. That's cold, even for Canberra standards!

{who knew rugging up could look so good!}

So, I am going to hop under a blanket, watch an old movie, drink a warm coffee and read the latest Australian Homespun Magazine...

Crystal x