Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ollie Rose giveaway

For those that don't know Ollie Rose makes the most awesome baby and childrens things. We heart Ollie Rose.
Anyway they are releasing a range of Babushka inspired dolls for boys, which suits us down to the ground with our 4 cheeky boy monkeys, so Ollie Rose is having a giveaway to celebrate.

So you need to get on over to ollie rose and enter.

Baking Day

Today was baking day. We made 4 loaves of bread, dough for a cheesy bread thing to have with dinner, a cinnamon tea cake that we have been making A LOT lately - its very simple and very yummy and we also made my favourite easy biscuits - the Very Versatile biscuit. Now I'm sure most people know the recipe but for those that don't here it is -
The Very Versatile Biscuit
500g butter or marg
tin condensed milk
1 cup sugar
5 cups SR flour
mix butter and flour together until smooth, stir in sugar and flour and mix well.
Roll into balls , flatten slightly, place on trays and bake in a moderate oven for 12-15min.
I had various extras too - choc chips, cornflakes, sultanas - the list is endless, just use your imagination
Enjoy :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Latest knitting and a smiley monkey

I've been a little quiet lately - don't be offended I have a lot on my mind.

I am trying to hatch a little plan but its all still in top secret mode - but please keep your fingers crossed it all works out to plan.

PIF recipients will be pleased to know i've made a start and if you are reading this can you email me your details nadineDOTsmith71ATgmail.com otherwise i will PM you at Nappycino

anyway back to the point - here are my latest accomplishments

some longies for Huddy which i think have turned out the best so far and also some pics of my beautiful smiley man

Sorry the pics are all over the shop but I'm too lazy to fix it tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another Great Giveaway

i managed to find another giveaway on my blog surfing travels tonight.

I have bought from them before and they have great customer service

Good luck


Friday, May 15, 2009


A couple of quick thankyous

firstly to Sue for coming out of her way to visit my pigsty for a coffee and bringing a lovely gift for Delaney - that she loves by the way

and to Tam for inviting me to her place for coffee - the brownies were delicious hun, bugger i didn't try Noelle's slice.

Thanks guys - much appreciated :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

make it perfect

i love these patterns and now there is a great give away - just leave a comment on her blog and you could win a great little jacket pattern.

As the girl said - you gotta be in it to win it

check it out http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2009/05/uptown-girl-giveaway.html

Monday, May 11, 2009

sew along

i am doing a sew - along with some lovely people at Nappycino and this weeks task was a pincushion and since i don't have one I thought i'd play along. Here are my efforts - not great but hey they do the job and quite frankly I'm not sure how i ever got along without one before.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

happy mothers day to all the mums out there

hope you all have a great day and are treated like princesses.

i flew in from Adelaide late last night so i am just spending the day enjoying my beautiful family and thankyou to my darling husband for a lovely lunch. I love you hun.

Nans service and burial was simple and elegant, mum and Uncle Ray did a really good job organising everything.
I reunited with some of my cousins who i hadn't seen in 16 years - OMG - i remember them as little kids and now they are all grown up - what a shock!!!!!!!!!

i am making a promise to myself and my family to not leave it so long. We have precious little family as it is and life it too short. My husband and family have never met most of my relos and thats sad!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6 weeks

Macallum is 6 weeks old already - where has the time gone? I will be back at work before you know it :(.
i love this photo.
Still trying to get a photo of all the kids together - its just not happening. Someone always seems to be crying, fighting, sulking or something lately but theres plenty of time - I'll get it sooner or later :)

more knitting and a wool delivery

here is my latest knitting a dress from tikki. Its a fantastic pattern and great for a beginner. As i don't have a baby girl I'm not sure what to do with it - maybe a blog giveaway when i get back from Adelaide - i'll think about it.

And the wool is a lovely postie delivery - the dark purples are for some longies for Hudson but i'm still undecided about the rest?

Monday, May 4, 2009

R.I.P Nan

my Nan passed away last night after battling various illness' for many years.

i am having very mixed emotions. Of course i am very sad but I also know it was for the best in many ways, she had had no quality of life for a long time.

I think I am feeling awful too because i had not made the time to visit. I have not been back to Adelaide since I left about 16 years ago. In recent years she would not have known whether I was there or not anyway but still.
I wanted to remember her the way she was not as a frail old woman with severe dementia - is that awful?

Fly Free Nan

Saturday, May 2, 2009


so here is my latest finished project - a jumper for Macallum. Still a little big and i don't like the wool but its all good.

i am such a new knitter that i am still surprised when things turn out.

the pattern is from here