Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Gluten Free Baked Doughnuts

Here is my weekend baking experiment from Torie Jayne's recipe

Yep, I realise they look nothing like doughnuts! But I don't have a doughnut pan, so I just made them in a patty cake pan. My mix was a bit thicker than I think it was supposed to be, so next time I will weigh the ingredients, instead of being lazy and just using the cups :) They were still pretty delicious though!

Monday, 29 October 2012

A Few Good Books

I love to read - it's how I relax. I hated reading until I was about 9 years old, then my mum gave me a book
I had no idea it was first published in 1948! I used to spend my pocket money on Trixie Belden books :)
and I have been reading ever since. I sometimes think she may have regretted giving me that book because I used to spend the entire day just lying on my bed reading book after book.

Here are some more recent books that I have enjoyed.
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also called The House at Riverton. I can't wait to read her latest book, the Secret Keeper.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pretty in Mint


 5. Forever 21 6. H&M 7. Mmmm 8. Retro cool! 9. So pretty

Monday, 22 October 2012

Waxed Irish Linen Crochet Jewellery

Last year I bought some waxed Irish linen. I couldn't decide on what colours to buy, so I got a sample pack - 10 yards of 34 different colours. I made a few bracelets and necklaces and then stopped using it, I'm not quite sure why. There is a gorgeous range of colours in waxed linen and I recently rediscovered my package of it and started using it in my crocheting. So far I love it! I just listed this bracelet today and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

In my Etsy and Madeit stores

These are all the colours I got last year

All 34 Colors Of Irish Waxed Linen Thread (340 Yards)
from White Clover Kiln on Etsy

The colours are so pretty I just had to include some pictures :)

from The Caning Shop

A colour chart on Ettika. The colours are gorgeous!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Mint Treasury on front page!

Yay, my Mint Treasury made it to the front page of Etsy Au! Check it out here :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Crochet Supplies and Magazine

I recently did a post about some gorgeous craft magazines and I have found another one that looks like it has some cute patterns - Crochet today! (link below). Growing up, craft magazines were always for 'old ladies', so now either craft magazines have become amazing, or I am one of those old ladies....I vote for the first option!

I also found some gorgeous yarns from Pierrot, a Japanese company. The site is in English, the range is great and the prices seem really good. And postage...just $US10 if you order over 10,000yen of yarn (very easy to do!). And they also have some cute patterns.

Crochet today!

from Crochet today!

from Crochet today!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, 5 October 2012

Pretty Thumbtacks

After seeing this on Such Pretty Things Blog:

Earrings as thumbtacks on a pretty corkboard - gorgeous!

I then had to check out Forever 21 online as that is where the earrings above are from. They have some gorgeous things, but postage to Australia is ridiculous. So, then I went for a walk around the shops, but couldn't find anything that would work and that was cheap enough to use as thumbtacks. So then I checked out Ebay.....


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Gorgeous Craft Magazines

Some gorgeous crafty magazines that I could spend all day browsing through!

Chocolate whoopie pies recipe

DIY lace tape
All from Sweet Living Magazine, a free online magazine

91 Magazine, a free online magazine

Mollie Makes, a UK print magazine, also available for the ipad, though it does cost

Tickle the Imagination - free online magazine. The first print edition will come out in November. Check here if you would like to pre-purchase a copy.