Sunday, 13 April 2008

I'm moving to Wordpress!

Hi! Check out our new baby, PINKYPIE, at my new site! Ohmy!
Change your address books now!

PS i apologise for the quality of the layout over there, Rach, i need your help!!!

Friday, 11 April 2008

My first ever atcs

"Oreol" and "Big is better"
These are my first ever atcs(artist trading cards). Made for a swap on Swap bot! It was a "Fat girl art swap"! They are done using gel pens and water colour pencils, the one on the left had some marker used too.

Before i did this I didn't realize how small these actually are. They are 2.5 x 3.5 inches!

Drawing is the one creative outlet i am not confident in. Everything else i have tried i feel comfortable doing, this puts me WAY outside my comfort zone!!! I have been practicing though...

Alice Revamp! #1 gel pens

Alice Revamp! #2 Pastels, marker

I am actually enjoying it! Great, another craft pursuit to occupy my time!

Karen gave me the knitting bug back! K, since i got home i finished THE purple cardie from last year!!! I will be sewing it up tonight with Rach. Pics maybe tomorrow!

Oh, and watch this space, we may have a new addition to the family! ;) Hmmm, lets see how many of you are lurking out there! I will tell all on Sunday!!!


Thursday, 10 April 2008

A Relaxing week away...

Well, for a weekend away, in a 3 bedroom house, with 8 kids ages 6 and under, it was quite relaxed! I wouldn't say relaxING but it was so much fun!
We had great fun catching up with our fave family!
*Joely (1.5), EJ (1.5), C(3.5), Liji(2.5), A (3.5), Roo(4 on Sunday!), O (6), Zo, (5)!!* This was the scene K and i came home to after Jamie kindly offered to babysit all 8 kids! What a man!! (And he has good legs! ;)

I had to go down by myself on the Saturday, Javi wasn't able to join us until Tuesday night, because of work. The N*****ls joined us on Sunday evening! The kids were so good together. We had 5 kids sleeping in one room, and they were pretty good! They had great fun digging in the sand hole, riding bikes, playing with balls... playing in kennels....
Who needs a dog???
Hmm, an extra 5 kids! Our fave Whanga Family comes to visit!
Elijah and Joel on the tramp, with a bike and a screwdriver. You've got to have your screwdriver you know. (I didn't know this was happening!!!)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Easter egg slice

This was created after we received a cake tin full of these little eggs! 2 weeks after Easter! AGGGHHH! More eggs, we still haven't finished the original ones!

Easter egg slice! Created by....ME!


4 oz (125g) butter
1 small c sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
2 T cocoa

20 marshmallow Easter eggs (or how ever many you have!)

This makes a small roasting pan size slice!

  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add egg, beat well
  • Sift ( or don't) flour, baking powder and cocoa and combine on a low speed.
  • spread in a baking paper lined tin!
  • break choccy eggs in half, place in microwave on medium for 1min.
  • Stir
  • Continue to zap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between!
  • Spread over the top of base.
  • Bake @ 150 C for 35 minutes (give or take! it should look chocolaty brown and bubbling!)


It may not be the prettiest, but it definitely tastes good!