Friday, August 28, 2009

For the Dog Lovers

Have a mentioned that I am a massive dog lover ? I don't think I have so far... well I am and I have just discovered the Daily Puppy website. I am not sure why it took me so long to find out about it. There is a new puppy for every day of the week. How fantastic!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Swimming Pool Cake Recipe

I took an unexpected trip to WA last week to visit a sick relative who was seriously ill. Thankfully she is on the mend now and while I was there I managed to get a copy of the swimming pool cake recipe from from the Woman's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book. I might just make one for my next birthday.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday today and reading Shannon's post over at Rabbit and the Duck got me reminiscing about the birthday cakes mum used to make my brothers and me from the Woman's Weekly Childrens Birthday Cake Book. Each year we would choose a cake for mum to make and one year I asked for the swimming pool cake.

Yes that's me in the photo on my 5th birthday with my Nonna and I look like I am getting ready to blow out the candles. The swimming pool cake had green jelly in the middle which was meant to be the water with little plastic dolls swimming in it alongside cocktail umbrellas and the whole cake had tim tams lined around the outside. Mum always did a fantastic job at replicating the cakes in the book. The recipe called for chocolate biscuit sticks to be used on the outside but hey, you really can't do better than tim tams.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our almond tree is showing signs of life again with pretty pink blossoms that will eventually turn into nuts for us to harvest . I just hope the birds don't get to them before we do this season. Last time we had a flock of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos eat most of the crop which was disappointing on the almond front but fascinating to watch at the same time. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Stash #18

Liberty Tana lawn from Patchwork on Central Park. I only have two small pieces left in this.

I have made some brooches out of it. One of which you can find in my etsy shop here and one on Leeloo here

See everyone else's stash here.