Saturday, April 14, 2012

Craft Stall

A couple of weeks ago my nephew's school was having a car boot sale to fundraise for their enviroclub. Two of my sisters, our Mum and me combined our crafty goodness to have a stall.
Mum's bibs. Lemon syrup, mint sauce and pickle.
 Mum's draw-string bags, knitted dolls, gnomes and animals. Jen's bunting.
 My knitted cardigans, jerseys and booties. Mum's knitted bonnets and dishcloths. Allie's crocheted baby hats.
 Oamaru Stone carvings and jewellery by Stone the Crows
 Mum's lavender bags, knitted gnomes, bean bag sets, cup cake pin cushions and pot stands
Jen's needle felted brooches, glasses cases, bags and pin cushions.
Woollen cushions and tea cosy by Jen, Mum's knitted tea cosy. Allie's screen printed t-shirts.
 Bags made by Allie. Water bottle holders and scarves made by Bree
Hearts made by Jen

Unfortunately we sold NOTHING. A bit of a disappointment but perhaps not what people were expecting to see and maybe more than they wanted to spend considering most other stalls were second-hand goods.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mid Week Meal Idea: Crusty Potato Cake with Creamy Leek Filling

 Make leek filling: sautee chopped leeks and tinned/frozen kernal corn in a little oil. When leeks have softened add cream, parmesan cheese,  salt and pepper. Set aside.
 Peel and grate potatoes. Squeeze out excess moisture. Heat some oil and butter in a frypan. Press half your grated potato into the pan and a little bit up the sides. Cook for a few minutes on a medium heat.
 Spread leek and corn filling on top and some grated cheese if you wish.
 Spread remaining grated potato on top and press down around the edges to seal the filling in.
Cook for a few minutes.
 Choose a plate that fits snuggly iinside your frying pan and place it upside down on top of your potato cake, then flip the pan over to reveal the cooked side. Place into a medium oven for around ten minutes to ensue potato is cooked all the way through.
Cut and serve in wedges as a side dish with meat or as a light meal with salad.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Bunnies

 Yesterday the girls coloured some Easter cards
 And I stitched some little bunny finger puppets
 to post off to some special little people
(unfortunately I didn't get them posted on Thursday so they will be a bit late)