Monday, March 19, 2012

Ten random things...

...that have happened since my last post.
1: I went to the amazing Doily exhibition at Gleaners with Charlotte. Fun! Liz had set up the exhibition so beautifully and each item was exquisite. I was so happy to see my doll, Doilores, perched on a ladder right in the middle of the wall. If you get a chance to visit Gleaners in Ballarat St, Brunswick, you really should.  I  know you will love all of the fabulous hand made treasures that are on sale. I can't wait to go back for another look myself. I really fancied Liz's love heart earrings..and just about everything else there too! I saw the exhibition made it into the Herald Sun on the weekend, did you see it?

2: Sewing, sewing and more sewing. I'm still working away on getting my online store updated. Bear with me, life is sometimes (always) super busy round here. I hope to launch my new look shop with a giveaway later this week. Stay tuned!

3: A lovely friend and I took our girls to see Taylor Swift last week! Oh my! It was a fabulous show and we all had the best time ever.

The icy strawberry daquiri's for us grown ups went down a treat too. Oh boy, what a fun night!

4: I've have taken lots of photo's for the bunnies and bits that are going into my shop.

Beautiful Sunday has been helping me out.

She did an amazing job last night as she was SO tired after a sleepover party..yawn..

5: I managed to dangle the end of my dressing gown cord into the toilet. Not fun. Does that ever happen to you?

6: I wrote and sent off an application for a job! Exciting!

7: I set up the school footy tipping competition..we are going online this year so no more lost footy tip sheets, no more adding up of tips, and hopefully a fun competition!

8:  I made an All Together Cake (Frankie's Afternoon Tea)  and managed to drop it while transferring it from the rack to the plate. Uh oh. Still managed to salvage enough for school lunches today. It's a great it is

Preheat oven to 180 C (160 for fan forced). Combine all ingredients in a bowl & beat for about 6 minutes. Grease cake tin, pour mixture in & bake for 40 minutes. How easy is that?
Ingredients: 1/4 cup of milk, 125g butter, 3/4 caster sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon plain flour, 1 cup S/R flour, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Icing is 3 tablespoons of icing sugar and a blob of butter. Love this easy, peasy cake.

9: I've started on the speech I'm supposed to be giving for my dad's 75th birthday this weekend. This is some challenge, let me tell you. I'm going with the theme of Ten Things you Don't Know about Muzz. Could be interesting...

10: I ate gnocchi two nights in a row and over 100 k's apart. Friday night with Char at our fave restaurant, Woodstock in Nth Fitzroy and then on Saturday night with Mark at Darmagi in Hepburn Springs. Both freshly made, both delicious, both lovely dinner companions & both great places to eat! (Not sure I could have eaten gnocchi three nights in a row though..well..maybe..)

So there..phew. Lots going on. And now it's Monday and the start of a brand new week. What's happening with you this week? Any birthdays or fun things? Hope it's a beauty, see you soon xo


Tania said...

Your ten thing are so action-packed, they come over like twenty!

And I so know you're going to nail that speech. You'll make it everything it needs to be, no question.

Maxabella said...

Your world is always a very nice place to visit, Beck. Your speech will be awesome, no doubt about it.

Good luck with the job! x

Claire said...

Hey Beck a post of interesting the Doily exhibition and Doilores is brilliant.
Must put Gleaners on my 'must visit' list when next in Melbourne.
Your bunnies are all gorgeous int heir knitted cardi's.

Dressing gown cord in the that's an interesting one, I have to put my hand up and say I did do that a veeeeeery long time ago, hehe....
Good luck with the job application, exciting times.
I ♥ gnocchi, big time and if I could I would eat it 2,3,4 night in a row, because those little potato pillows are just so darn yummy.
All the best for your dads' 75th and your certainly have been busy.
isn't this Autumn weather wonderful?.....

Claire :}

gardenglut said...

I really like the green cardie bunny - she's lovely. And that lovely quilt. I have never got my dressing gown cord in the toilet, but there is a reason I dont wear wrap dresses that tie at the back any more.

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teddybearswednesday said...

A JOB? what job is it? how exciting ( ?!)
equally excited about the footy tipping contest, and love the photos of Sunday and bunny and that cake sounds delicious.
And I know you'll do a great job with the speech, i know if had a birthday party then i wouldn't be happier if you were giving a speech.
PS I ate the same thing two nights in a row on fri and sat, pasta with leeks and a bit of cheese.and enjoyed it both times ( but both were cooked by me)

Manda said...

its almost midnight but now i really feel like eating gnocchi. i'm off to raid the kitchen. x

:perennial: said...

I follow you on instagram but this is my first visit here - what a lovely place to hang out for a while.

Gorgeous photos and your view on the world is lovely.

Good Luck with the job application.