Friday, April 20, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Teal, Emerald Green, Violet & Rusty Orange were the colours for this May's Swap. Since I am going to be pretty busy in May, I decided to finish this one early. The colour combinations were a little difficult to find, but I improvsed a little. Above is a little change purse I made from Ikea fabric to put all of my partners "monnaie".
Below are other various goodies, from pencils to stickers to many other goodies. I hope she enjoys her new treats!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The easiest chocolate brownies ever. Minimal ingrediants and minimal work but so, so yummy!
What you need:
150g (5 oz) butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of flour
150g of melted chocolate
1/2 - 1 cup of walnuts (optional)
1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat your oven to 180c (350F).
Mix butter and sugar in a mixer till the mixture is soft and light.
Add chocolate, eggs and flour and mix.
Spoon mixture into either a square pan or muffin tins.
Bake for approx. 15-20 miutes. Prick with fork while baking. If it comes out clean, remove the brownies from the oven.
To add even more sugar, serve with ice cream.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Here is a personalized wedding gift I put together for our friends Monique and Peter.
It contains two personalized towels (with patchwork and embroidery - machine washable of course), a very girlie cosmetic bag filled with girlie things (for the honeymoon) a matching hot water bottle and cover, a little bear softie, two lavender tea bags and a candle with a rock base (not made by me). I put them all in a very French market basket and will wrap with brown paper and raffia.
I hope they like it!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
These two little bags were made for two little girls from Norway. I decided to name the bags after the two girls since they are the first to order them (well...actually their mom ordered them). These can be pre-ordered on my website or on my etsy shop.
Both bags are made from linen and cotton and are both machine washable.
I think they are so yummy!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, I just finished making this little bag and it is already sold. Sooo exciting... my first official sale on Etsy. I am now in full gear, sewing up a storm. My poor machine is really taking a beating (fingers-crossed it doesn't decide to take a French holiday).
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
There is soooo much lavender here in the South of France and the smell is absolutely amazing. I bought myself a lavender plant in the summer and dried out the flowers and VIOLA...lavender tea bags. Not to be used for tea of course but these little bags can be put in stinky shoes, underneath pillows, hang in a closet or just out on display to make your room smell like Provence.