I was recently in Tasmania - Hobart actually. We flew in for a couple of days. You can do that when it's Tassie - firstly its only a 1 hour flight and then to get anyway takes about 10 mins.
I spent Saturday perusing through the shops in Salamanca. I love this area - its lined with beautiful old stone buildings and has the most interesting shops. One in particular is an absolute favourite of -
De Ja Vu Books
I love sitting on the floor and just going through the books. My favourite is the Children's book section - reminds me a little of when I was a kid - the old covers and of course the messages inside (as was the case - people wrote little messages when they gave the book to someone)
Over the next couple of days I will be introducing our design team - first up is Rebecca Beattie
Bec's got a little 8 week old cutie so she's kinda a busy girl but rather talented. So we look forward to having her onboard sharing her amazing talent. She has sent me a couple of beautiful layouts to share with you so I am starting with this one...
A couple of years ago I made this fairy doll cake for my daughter's Katelyn's 6th birthday - i do remember writing a blog about how I made it which I will try and hunt down.
Today is Emily's 4th and next weekend she is having a party. Been thinking about what cake to make and maybe I might make an attempt to make the fairy doll cake again. Hmmm did remember the effort so must choose wisely.
Now here's an image you may remember - the Australian Women's Weekly Dolly Varden cake - which was featured in this month's magazine. AWW are bringing out the Children's Birthday cookbook with cakes from our childhood - Do you remember this?
to make this cake aparently you need 1 pkt butter cake mix, 3 packs marshmallows, ribbon and artificial flower (nice) plus a doll - I wonder if there will be a "barbie" out with "flicky up" hair so that we could re-create the cake with the look. Maybe not - no problem that cannot be solved by the hot iron straightner...
maybe....i will give it a go....i do the like the large ribbon bow!
you often these at markets and they can be quite pricey
its easy to make and all you need is some scrap fabrics and a pack of "self-cover buttons" which you can find at craft outlets - lots available online so do a google search. They come with instructions on how to use them.
i made these from the scrap fabrics that were left over after i did all the sewing for our cubby house project.
if you want further instructions - just leave me a comment