Monthly Archives: February 2011

Baby Wipes Tie Dye Experiment

So after helping me with my Agave dyeing experiment, DS and I decided to use up our glasses of different coloured Dylon dyes. DS wanted to dye one of his T-shirts with the dark green, so we added more water, … Continue reading

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More Rainbows! Dyeing Didymos Agave

Today DS and I decided to carry out an experiment dyeing scraps of a Didymos Double-Faced 50% Linen Agave wrap different colours using Dylon Hand and Machine Dyes.  Let the experimenting begin! We mixed up glasses full of dye in … Continue reading

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Custom Applique Manduca SSC

When we needed a ‘proper’ baby carrier for DH and I to easily use on holiday last year, I bought a Manduca.  This is an ‘SSC’ (Semi-Structured Carrier) that buckles on in various positions and has a nice, wide comfy … Continue reading

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Birthday Treats and Shape Sorter 1st Birthday Cake!

So DD’s 1st birthday sprung up and caught me by surprise!  I was so engrossed in finishing her Frankenbook that I totally forgot that we’d invited our families over for tea (on the day that meant 11 adults, 5 year … Continue reading

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Mmmm Cookies!

So last weekend we got new neighbours 😀  And DH and I decided to welcome them by baking cookies.  We made our regular recipe for peanut and raisin cookies, but then decided it’d be nice to have a mix so … Continue reading

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Japanese Themed 3-Panel Cake

Just to show the idea really, but thought I’d post a picture of a cake that my sisters and I designed, made and decorated for our Mum’s 60th birthday party in 2009.  Mum loves Japanese themed designs and has always … Continue reading

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Homemade Pouch Sling

[Ooops!  I haven’t finished this page yet…please check back later!] The first baby carrier I made was a pouch sling.  I mostly used this when DD was very small, up to about 6 months.  After that I’ve been using wraps … Continue reading

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I want the TV to have an ‘accident’….

…or stages in the plottings of a dangerously pro-defenestration TV saboteur… Stage 1 – Angst leads to resentment I’ve been having real problems with the TV in our house. Whenever it’s on I resent it.  I resent the noise, the … Continue reading

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Brief Bit of Fun :D

Last week I went to an evening workshop in how to make your own underwear (big thank you to DH who bought it for me for xmas!).  It was this one from The Make Lounge: Knockout Knickers Workshop. The evening … Continue reading

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Banana and Date Loaf Cake

It’s definitely not bread, but it is loaf-shaped and scrummily cakey and satisfying!  It’s wholemeal, relatively low GI for cake, not too sweet AND contains fruit (and nuts if you like) so I reckon it counts as healthy.  At least … Continue reading

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