Saturday, December 3, 2011

Preparing for a Very Vegan Christmas!

Hands up who's excited that its almost christmas time?!.......(you cant see me - obviously - but if you could you would see both of my hands are up, high!!)

I'm not a fan of christmas related spending, stress, carols, cards, decorations etc, for me it is all about spending time with my adorable family and EATING (yes, my favorite past-time)!!!

This christmas will be my first Vegan christmas, and ive decided that rather than just lump that responsibility soley onto my darling mother (althought she has been filling me in on the new recipes she's been testing on my dad in preparation!), I will start to plan out some dishes that I can make on the day, which vegos, vegans and carnivores in my family will all think delectable!

So..... here's what im planning thus far (click on the name of the dish and you'll be swiftly transported to the recipe):

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Fast Pesto Tart (make sure you check out all of Adele's other delicious recipes on Vegie Head, she's an amazing cook, and a very special lady!!)

Scalloped Potatoes and Eggplant Bacon

Banana, Coconut, Cashew Cream Tart

Mexican Chocamole (Cinnamon Chilli Choc Raw Pudding)!

So, what'cha reckon? Looks alright doesnt it!

What are you planning on making for your christmas feast?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

.....Doily Obsession

Ok.....So after the last post, I've found another million doily projects I want to try out....

Want to see?

Doily Globes

Doily Envelopes

Doily Wreath

Looks like I need to buy a truck load of doilys hey!!

Doily Garland

Yay, a little project that i'm going to try out on the weekend.... (thanks to Martha Stewart...shhhhhh). Care to join me?

1. Go out for a delicious brunch, and on your way home stop by some $2 shops (intouch imports on Smith St is a personal favorite of mine!) and secure yourself a lovely big bunch of round doily's. If you'd prefer to do all of your shopping in the comfort of your warm home, these gorgeous hand dyed pretties are available from PrettieParties here.

2. Fold the doilys in half, then in half again. Then scrunch a little in the centre to make them look like little ruffled flowers.

3. Thread flowers through yarn, and into a wreath or onto wire.

And this is what it might look like if you make a chandelier for a wedding reception with it...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hello Crafty Weekends. I've Missed You!

I did it! I actually kept my promise to myself of not doing a single thing over the weekend, except read, drink chai, and make things all in the comfort of my little lop sided house.... and I did it! So, with a flood of new bits and bobs being made, and nowhere to keep them all, the TramFriends etsy store is back up and running, hooray! If you're in the market for some lovely new bunting, some envelopes for letter writing goodness, or perhaps a pretty vintage brooch for your best friend, check us out!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

No Standing!!

Bless You!

These are darn cute, dont you think?

As I warned in a previous post, ive gone a little wedding crazy, cause my one and only sis is getting hitched next May.....and I plan on using this excuse for any future wedding or love related blogging activity...done.

How adorable are these custom printed vintage hankies as wedding favors! and you can even get a sweet little paper band printed up for them.....So very sweet!

You can purchase from BenignObjects etsy store here

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lovely Succulents

How super lovely are these living wreaths by 'Fairyscape'....its such a damn shame they can only be shipped in the U.S. But, it has got me thinking about how to do some D.I.Y succulent projects, super tips welcome!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yay...My Sister's Getting Married!

and i'm soooooo excited! I'm not a massive 'oh my god wedding' type of girl, I didnt want a whole lotta fuss over mine a couple of years ago, and was happy to just let the day play itself out however it was destined to be....which turned out to be utterly lovely! the last 2 years since, I have come across a bounty of bits and pieces that I wish I had known/could have afforded at my own day of wed, and now I get to pull all of these out to help my big sis plan and stew over her own! I'll apologise in advance for any 'runs' of wedding related material that I may be posting within the next 12 mths, the excitment has made me a little crazy :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Anyone want to buy me an early birthday present???....well, c'mon!

HerPony make THE CUTEST most ADORABLE dresses and playsuits on this planet (its the truth I promise) and now they are doing custom made orders, you can scroll through fabrics, colors, collars etc and design something amazing for your lovely little self.....
Me? i'll have one of each please!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Farwell More Lovelies....

Yes....its happened again....i've been spending up on a new winter wardrobe....and sticking to my 2011 creed of 'one in, one out' i've listed some more 'out' items on ebay...

My rule is that if I havent worn something for more than a year its put on "display" in my bedroom (which pretty much just means its placed on a hanger and positioned at the front of everything else so I wake up looking at it)....if after being on display for 1 week I still havent worn it, then its automatically placed on the 'out' list and popped onto ebay....yes this may end in tears in a couple of weeks, but for now i'm feeling ok about it :).....I think!!?!
If any of these tickle your fancy, or you want to see more of my 'out' items check them out here

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vegan Black Metal Pad Thai

I am meant to be studying today....but couldnt help checking out this video, its actually a really great recipe, and very entertaining to watch :)

Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 1 Pad Thai from Brian Manowitz on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sleepy Honey Badger

Ahhhhh....adorable mugs! Check out the whole range at Corduroy's etsy store here

"Zukunft so hell muss ich eine sonnenbrille tragen!" ::
Future so bright I must wear shades

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meet My New Little Friends

Hello, Hello!

One day i'll get around to photographing all of my collection, but here's a few of my most recent additions.....I do love them dearly xx

Monday, May 16, 2011

Travel Well Little Ones!

Im saying bye bye to these little friends, they are heading to hang with Pip at Meet Me At Mikes (yay), until they are purchased and taken to new homes around Melbourne (and beyond) :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hello New Wallet....You're Very Pretty

...and I cant wait until you arrive! You're a one off handmade original and you only cost me $40... I love you already...please hurry up and arrive in my letter box so I can fill you with coins, newspaper snippets secretly torn off at cafes, and my frequent shopper card for the bead centre.

Check out Sanne's adorable colorful creations with scrap leather on Etsy here

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Closet Martha Fan secret is out....i'm a closet fan of Martha Stewart's blog...before you judge me too heavily I suggest you go have a lil sneak peak at whats going on in her neck of the woods...especially the 'food' and 'crafts' tabs.... here's some of the pretty things ive been writing down on my 'things to do list'