Friday, April 30, 2010

Craft Markets

Hi all, just a reminder that I have all my items for sale at Stafford Baptist Church Craft Markets tomorrow (Saturday 1st May) between 8am - 12pm. Come along for great bargains for Mother's Day! Stay and enjoy a cuppa at the cafe - very reasonably priced.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fellow Blogger Giveaways

I have just been directed to Michelle Dennis Evans' blog and there is a wonderful variety of topic and as a bonus she is having a great giveaway. So pop over to her page to check her out :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drawer String Bags

I have been making some drawer string bags over the last few days. These are great if you have kids or to give as a gift. I made some for my boys last year and the size is great for when you need to just chuck a few books or toys in a bag if you are going somewhere and need to keep them occupied. I took a bag each filled with little quiet toys and books when my cousin got married last year as my boys were only 17 months and 2 1/2 years and it was fabulous. They are also great for long car trips. I pack a little snack box, drink bottle, books and small toys when we have to travel more than 1/2 hour if they need it. Also, I send my oldest son's sheet and blanket in one this size to Preschool. Having worked in childcare for 10 years before having my own children, I have seen many bags (some with no bags) for sheets and the big ones are a pain to store and unnecessary, so these are a great size. I have more fabric that I will be doing more in coming days and weeks.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts - Have you got your's yet?

Mother's Day is fast approaching - have you got a gift or know what to give to that special lady in your life? Here is a sample of handtowels that I have made. More are to come. These ones are for sale at - just go to Kathryn's Craft Creations in the store list. If you email me, I can make a personalised one for you with Mum, Grandma, Mother, Nanna, Nan, or their name on it. Just allow me about 4-5 days to do the personalised ones. At the moment I have cream, pink and blue/purple handtowels available, but I can find a certain colour if you like. Also, I am in the process of making some Mother's Day Cards, so put your order in now, or keep a check in my store or come to the Stafford Baptist Church craft markets the week before Mother's Day where all my items will be.
I've also added some gorgeous newborn girl's long pants, ready for the cooler weather.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Mum's Yummy Slice Recipe

The boys and I made this slice today, one of my favourites from my childhood. I don't know the actual name of the slice, I just call it 'Mum's Yummy Slice' It's so easy to make and really yummy and moreish!

4oz butter
1 cup sultanas
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 packet arrowroot biscuits

Process biscuits until they are crumbs.
Heat butter, sultanas and brown sugar in a saucepan until melted.
Add egg when cooled slightly.
Add biscuit crumbs and mix together well.
Push into a slice tin and refridgerate until set.
Ice with lemon icing - for a real zing, I use fresh lemon juice

Happy Easter!

Well, I hope you've all had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend and not eaten too many eggs :)
On Saturday while I was home with my boys and Andy was at work, we made marshmallow bunnies, and had enough left over to make marshmallow ice creams - a very big hit with the boys!
I love homemade marshmallow, I think it's so much yummier than the bought stuff. And it's so easy to make. The recipe I use for marshmallow is:
2 cups sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 dessert spoons gelatine
Melt gelatine in boiling water. Put sugar into bowl and pour gelatine and water over it. Beat till thick and white. Add colouring and flavouring. Turn into greased tin and allow to set. Cut into squares.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Girls Size 3 Pyjamas

These are the first of my collection of kids pj's that will soon be up for sale on
These are size 3 and are gorgeous little butterflies all over the pants that are made from flannellette and I have added the same butterfly design onto the top. These will be selling for $12, so go to the website and look up Kathryn's Craft Creations to buy them, or email me through this blog.