Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Bickies

Lou was getting into some Christmas cooking yesterday with a bit of help from his big brother and myself.

We were making Christmas Bickies for Someone, who loved these Spelt ginger cookies last time she came to visit us from Sydney. So, we made a batch to send down to Sydney for her.....:)

Lou samples the biscuit dough. I have to keep an eye on him as he loves to eat a lot of this biscuit dough.

After the biscuits have cooled down, we decorated them with icing. This is harder than it looks. We didn't have a piping bag so we improvised with these instead.

Good messy fun!

We had to wait for the icing to set then pack them in their box, off to Sydney. We did eat a couple - for quality assurance reasons, of course...:)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Star Lanterns

I love these star lanterns. They make a beautiful, hand made, and inexpensive gift. I can't take all credit for these... Lou did the water colour painting and his Dad folded the paper to make the lanterns. Well, I did oil them..... ;)
I got the pattern from a blog that no longer blogging, but if you google Waldorf Star Lanterns, I'm sure there might be someone out there who has a tutorial on their blog.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Look what I found at the opp shop yesterday in a bag for $2! This beautiful wool is from Rowan. The pink wool is a another brand of wool, but aren't they beautiful colours together. I'm not sure what you would do with 25g hanks - it wouldn't go very far.... maybe some crocheted flowers. The other hank is 100g.
At the moment, they are in my freezer for a few days to kill any hitchhikers. I usually do this with any wool from the opp shop just in case I missed something.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reds & Oranges

Katoomba Knitting and Needlecraft have a sale on at the moment. I got this Jo sharp Silkroad Aran wool for $5 a ball. I have no idea what I'm going to knit up with it yet, but I love this burnt orange colour. I'm sure that if I ferret around Ravelry in my 1308 listed favorites........;)
I'm sure I'll find something.

I also got 2 skeins of Araucania Ranco Solid on sale too. In a yummy terracotta red colour, I would like to make a triangular shawl with this.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Apples!.........we have apples!

Ok, it's only 6 of them.... but our tree is only 1 1/2 metres tall.

Little Lou is very excited. He has been going out each morning, checking on them to see if they are ok and still there.

On the other hand, something keeps eating our strawberries and the rest have gone mouldy from all this rain.