Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Woodchuck Wednesday - Sweet Tweets

What better way to welcome the Spring wildlife back
Than with these Whimsical Creations
From Micheal Whitley

I just adore his use of old hardware, cutlery
and Paintbrushes!

For more of Michael's work
Check out his Shop

Holywood Art Studios.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Inside/Outside

I don't know about your weather
but ours can't seem to make up it's mind.
1 day we're having Saharan Sands
dropped with warm rain,
and the next a northern cold snap.
Then it's sunny and cloudless
and feels like summer!
I can't decide if I want to be
inside or outside!

So Today's Tutorials are a few cheeky picks
to fool the senses.

Bring the outside in with this chic grass display
perfect to hide some eggs in...or grab an energy boost!
From: Vivienne at The V Spot

Still waiting for your flowers to bloom
Bring in some cheer and destash your loo rolls
From: Allison at A Glimpse Inside

For you Crafty folk who can take a little work outside
These Little Letter Needle Books are precious
From: Kelly at M.A.K.E.

Happy Crafting
Indoors or Out!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Who cut the Cheese?!

Gooey Yummy Chocolate Marble Cheescake
With a Cherry On Top...Please!

I can never resist a good Cheesecake!
So when Our good Friend and Yacht Chef
Ms. Aunty K, left me this recipe...
I had to indulge...
again and again..
and again!

As she calls it...

Wickedly Delicious
Choc Swirl Cheesecake

Biscuit Base:

100g Digestive bisquits
1/2 C ground almonds
Whiz in food processor until fine

Stir in 50g melted butter
Press into bottom of springform tin
put in fridge for 30min.


Melt 150g good 70% chocolate and cool (to body temp)
In mixer combine:
375g Phil. Cream Cheese
375g Mascarpone
3/4 C white sugar
2 eggs

Pour half mixture in with cooled chocolate and mix (will get quite thick)
Add few drops of Vanilla into remaining white mixture.

Randomly spoon Choc mixture over base and pour Vanilla mix in between.
Mix and Swirl with a knife to get a marbled effect.

Bake at 150C 30-40 min. Should be still 'wobbly' in center (as if not cooked)
Immediately and gently run a sharp knife around your edges.
Cool completely in the Fridge at least 2-4 hours before serving.

And since I'm on a bit of a Cheesecake kick
I'm happy to announce that

Denise from Extreme Personal Measures
Was our Top Slinger in last weeks Food Fight

So what are you Slinging This week?

Grab a button and join the Food Fight!
Come know ya wanna get messy!


Sharing some Love here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Welcome Spring

Are you ready to get Gardening!

With the Inside Spring Cleaning
Done and Dusted...
It's time to turn our attentions to

The Garden

I just Love these Seed Balls
From Wall Flower Studio
Crazy Crafty Fun with great Results!

And Whilst your waiting for the Garden to Grow,
Why not bring it indoors with these
Instant Bouquet Ideas!

Happy Ringing in The Spring!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Mood Board - Hello Spring

Not only is it the First Day of Spring,
But it is also The first day of ETSY Euro Week!

That means fabulous sales
and a celebration of Handmade Artisans in Europe.

Choochmagooz is offering 15% off until March 27th
Just use the Coupon Code EUROWEEK at checkout.

To check out all of the great items for sale this week
follow this link..... Etsy Euro Week

And to see more Monday Mood Boards
Jump over to Fleurfatale!

Happy Spring Sales!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Shopping

Today is Dia del Padre in Spain

My little one is running around
Happy to be Daddy's little Princess!

Now you can give your own little Princess
A Tiara all her own.

For more Saturday Shopping
Visit Zsazsazsu!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Food Fight Friday - 5min Mug Cake

I don't usually bend to peer pressure...
But Ya Know!

When everyone is doing it
sometimes you gotta see
what all the fuss is about!

These little 5 minute wonders
have been floating around the Web
Tempting you to drool and succumb
to Instant Chocolate Gratification!

So far they Fail miserably!
I won't even include the recipe...
I leave you to find a supplier all your own.

All I can say is my kitchen smelled like
A Giant Chocolate Fart...
And the outcome tasted rather similar.

But hey ho...
It sure makes a fun
Mug 0' Muck to Chuck!

Our Previous Food Fights
Top Slinger
is Becky from The Mixing Bowl Diary
Sure wish my Kitchen smelled like her Gingerbread Pear cake!

Grab a button and join the Food Fight!
Come know ya wanna get messy!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank-You Thursday

Today I have a lot to be Thankful For

My Fabulous Fhubby

6 yrs ago He asked me if he could Keep Me?
Obviously I said Yes!

For 6 yrs he put up with and embraced
every QUIRKY Idea I've ever had...
That's a whole Lot O' Love!

Hoovering up The Confetti Party!!!

Thank You Fhubby...For being so Wonderful!


Some gorgeous Postal Love!

Look at this gorgeous Fairy I caught!

She came to me as part of a European Street Team
Spring Sales Fairy Game.

I Love Jana's work and am so honored
to give this Beautiful Fairy a New Home.
You can see more of Jana's work here:

Also in The Post

From Michelle Made Me

This little Pot of Treasures
was won from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway
Thank you Michelle!

I've been featured in so many wonderful
Treasuries this week,
I apologize for not listing them today...
But my heartfelt Thanks to You all!

Happy Thursday
A Lucky Day Indeed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Woodchuck Wednesday - Lovin the Fhubby!

I know, I skipped Tutorial Tuesday...
I reckon you should all still be working on your
Easter projects!

And my house is in a bit of a scramble lately!

We're revamping my indoor work Studio...
And Fhubby has finally finished this...

'Cause I Want to be a Woodchuck Too!

Coming out with all sorts of New Fun...

As soon As the rain stops!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Shopping

My apologies Dear Lovelies
I've missed both Thank you Thursday,
and Our Food Fight!

I'll blame both physical and technical difficulties.

So just a quick one today...

A new little work of art in the Shop
Created by Your little ones!

They Draw it

and for more Saturday Shopping
head over to Zsazsazsu

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Woodchuck Wednesday - Nature inspired

This weeks Woodchuck is truly inspired by Nature...
And buttons!

Living in Germany, Petronella (Peet)
gathers wood from around her home
in order to fill the woodstove
and keep warm throughout the chilly winters

Feeling inspired by the branches she would gather,
And her obsession with buttons,
she decided to make her own lovely wood buttons.

And from there...the inspiration for these
Lovely natural brooches grew.

Empty Heart, Full Heart

Mermaids Heart

Snow White red Lips

Captured Oyster

I don't know about you,
But they make me feel all warm and Fuzzy!

For more of Petronella's work visit

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Easter Round-up

Thank goodness Easter is a Little later this year,
That leaves plenty of time to try all of these great
Easter crafts!

First of course you'll need a gorgeous basket

From: V and Co. for Moda Bake Shop

Next you'll need some Eggs

Scrap Buster Fabric Eggs
From: Retro Mama

Silk Tie Dying
From: Dollar Store Crafts

And then of course a Bunny to deliver them!

Soft and Cuddly Cashmere Bunnies

Hoppy Crafting!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Shopping

It's Carnival Weekend!
What better way to celebrate than with a little dress up
and of course The Carnival King!

Freshly Listed in The Shop

When Boys have big imaginations
they can feel like the King of their World!

Show them you believe them.

A perfect accessory for imaginative play,
or celebrate their birthday making him
King for a day...and happily everyday after.

Viva La Fiesta!

For more Saturday Shopping
visit Zsazsazsu

Friday, March 4, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Carnival

Doesn't That look extreme....YUMMMM!
No I didn't make them,
Didn't even take the picture...
I'm too busy with Carnival to Bake!

Wish I had, Wish I could,
But am going to have to settle for buying something
sinful tomorrow at the Kids Carnival.
So today I'm just throwing this yummy,
sinfully decadent photo at you...
Mmmmmmm, no calories in a photo!

Speaking of Calories....

Denise From Extreme Personal Measures
Was our TOP SLINGER last week,
All she had to do was say BUTTER,
My thighs followed!

So what have you got to Sling in today?

Grab a button and join the Food Fight!
Come know ya wanna get messy!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank-You Thursday!

It's Thank You Thursday
and another round of Bouquets and Kisses
to all who have shown
Some Kinda Lovin.

I'm changing it up a bit by posting
only the creators name and link to shop...
I'll leave it to you to surprise yourself by clicking their
Name and discovering their gorgeous shops!

To view the full treasury they have created click on the picture.
Here are 2 of Mine for the week.

Now sending out some kisses

by: Baymut

by: asuhan

by: Niftic

by: nauli

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You

If I've forgotten anyone
give me a kick in the shins!

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