Saturday, June 27, 2009

Nature's emoticons


Monday, June 22, 2009

Jareth softie

A few weeks back, my sister Lauren and I spent a day designing and making this David Bowie softie, as a gift for her friend. It is based on his character Jareth the goblin king from the movie Labyrinth. It was our own design, and required the scalping of a barbie doll (ooh... so black marketish), lots of hand sewing, some face artistry and many tries at getting the crotch (a major feature of the film/character!) just right. The result was perhaps not our best work ever, but it was so hilarious and totally adored by the recipient.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The cool kid

Once upon a time, my friend Debb and I thought we were pretty 'rock'. But now that we are a little older and a whole lot un-cooler, what to do? Thought I'd compensate by making some groovy clothes for our kids! I began with a Birthday gift for 2 year old Asher... a pin stripe vest and rock out badges (make these with this cheap badgemaker), with some sneakers and black sunglasses to match. I'm not sure that 2 year old boys really care about clothes at all, but we liked it!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Crimson or scarlet or ruby?

It's my favourite colour, and lately it's been popping up in everything I do! Maybe it's the winter rolling in... thoughts of warm red earth, and hot chocolate with chilli.

I repainted this book stand for the playroom.

Birthday bag and shoes. Yay!

Baking attire.

Cookies for state of origin.
Love-ly cupcakes

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birthday Bhaji

I made these cupcakes for my bollywood bash, but would quite happily have enjoyed some vegetable bhaji for my birthday cake as well as for an yummy! I didn't take a photo of mine on the night but found this almost-as-good-looking bhaji here.

1 2/3 cups (250g) chickpea (besan) flour
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
100g carrots, cut into thin sticks
100g snowpeas, cut into thin sticks
50g thin eggplants, cut into thin sticks
Oil, to deep-fry
4 Curry leaves

Place the chickpea flour, chilli powder, ground turmeric, curry leaves and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup (80ml) water to make a thick batter, then stir in the vegetables.

Half-fill a large saucepan with oil and heat until a cube of bread turns golden in 20 seconds.
In 3 batches, fry heaped tablespoons of bhaji batter for 3-4 minutes, turning, until crisp and golden. Carefully remove the bhaji with tongs and drain on paper towel.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bollywood Brilliance

I had always planned to have a HUGE Bollywood bash for my 30th. But, after just moving house, I settled on the scaled down version!

Some family and friends...

Some colour and bling...
Some curry and halva...
Some watching and laughing...

And some Jai ho!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...