Friday, 29 July 2011

Peanut Butter Pillows

Yesterday, we went on a little hunt around Melbourne to find the book Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar. I already have Vegan Cupcakes take over the World. It is definitely my faveeee vegan baking book. The cupcake varieties are delish and the recipes are fool-proof, so of course i was pretty keen to find its cookie-counterpart! Sadly, we were unsuccessful, so I ordered it online. Hopefully it comes soooooon! While I wait, I decided to make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows! Me oh my, they are so good! i tried them once before, but accidentally burnt them a little. This batch was perfect! Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside!

They are by no means healthy, and are rather fiddly to make, but they are such a yummy treat!

You can find the recipe over here!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Winter Loves

Most seasons, I spend winter wishing it was summer, summer wishing it was winter, etc. This year, however, I made a little pact to myself to just enjoy each and every season as it comes. And so far, so good! I am loving winter! These are my faves:

Raindrops on everything

Cinnamon porridge for breakfast

Collecting firewood

My snazzy winter coat

Nutmeg's snazzy winter coat! haha so cute




Winter woolies

The first bulbs popping up

Everything is greeeeen!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Etsy Loves

I just love etsy! When I used to do a boring old admin job, I used to waste way too much time looking through all the pretty listings. These are a few of my favourites at the moment:

If only these boots were two sizes bigger!

I love stackable rings! And these ones are my favourite colours!

This handmade peter pan collar dress!


This vintage peter pan collar dress!

And this super lovely embroidered top from here, which I just bought! I can’t wait for it to arrive!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

sew darn sweet

For my birthday a few months ago, my darlin’ little sister put together the sweetest present for me! She collected all kinds of sewing necessities and made me a little sewing kit!

She got this old second-hand basket and lined it with doilies! Then she sewed a little piece of embroidery to the top! So pretty.

She filled it with all kinds of sewing things. But my favourites are the little salt and pepper pin cushions!

This is such a great idea! All you need is the prettiest salt and pepper shakers you can find, and some cotton wool or stuffing. Take the bottoms off the shakers and stuff as much wool as possible through the holes. Squish it in nice and tight so the pins will stand up.

The shakers can hold quite a lot of pins and are a great way to put something old to use again, especially as no one uses salt and pepper shakers anymore!