It is time for a holiday sale!

a new apron for holiday cooking?

It’s that time of the year again – shopping for gifts for your family and friends. From now until the 30th November (a 10 day sale) I will be offering 20% off everything in the store. Yay so click on nerdwallet link on this page or my etsy page and enter this code HOLIDAZE2012.

Party time

Peach blossom

I haven’t been blogging as I was busy organising a party for my now 4 year old. We had a garden party in our back yard and it was such a beautiful day. While out buying supplies I found a bunch of peach blossoms which were a perfect addition for the table. I planned on getting a huge glass vase but I couldn’t justify spending the time and money to find it. Instead I found an old vase from a yard sale and dressed it up in ribbon. The flowers were the standout and we had a enjoyable afternoon feast with a cake in the shape of a butterfly – what a day for a spring fling. 

Butterfly cake with 4 candles as antennae 
The idea for the cake was found in a cake book I picked up at the library and I was impressed by the design and the fact that it was just one 9″ round cake cut into the shape of a butterfly. I think I made a 2 layer cake and the body was a genoise cake that failed miserably due to my lack of a KitchenAid Artisan. Still the cake was delicious and loved by my daughter 🙂 I love making cakes for the kids for their birthdays. 

Fa la la ’tis the season to decorate

My first knitted Xmas bauble

This year I attempted a couple of knitted Christmas balls for knitty decor – I just love knitted decor, obviously! This one here is from this pattern here. And it is by Leigh Radford – an author of one of my fave felting books Alterknits felt. Wow and what a super price it is at the moment! Anyway back to the post of knitting this guy up on my 5 DPNs – I had not used DPNs in a while and I really enjoyed it so much that I made a couple of these ornaments, the other one had eyes and is on my Xmas tree.