Tuesday, March 27, 2012

C is for Cookie....

I ask you, who doesn't like a good cookie! 

This recipe is one I reach for again and again. 
It is very versatile, you can dress it up or down ( with fancy add in's etc).
 There is also a reduced-fat option ( don't ask me, I've never been down that road !).
  There is nothing hard or complicated about it, it's fuss free- just the way I like it. 

Based on :" I can't believe it's food storage" by Crystal Godfrey


1 cup softened butter ( or 1 cup white beans)
1 cup white sugar or raw sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs ( or 2 tablespoons of dry powdered eggs)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour- ( white or wholemeal or a combo)
1 1/2 - 3 cups old fashioned oats, powdered in a blender ( up to you!)
3/4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon baking soda ( bi carb)
1 teaspoon baking powder
12 oz choc chips (340gms). 

Any add in's you desire.( I use dried sour cherries, dried apricot, pecans, hazelnuts, coconuts, pretty much whatever the children have left me in the pantry!)

Cream butter ( or white beans pureed if using) and sugars til creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. 
Add in flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and mix on low.
When nicely mixed add your choc chips and add ins. 

Drop tablespoons onto a cookie sheet covered with baking paper- allow room to spread. 
Bake at 180o C for 15-18 min. Take cookies from oven when starting brown, allow to cool on tray. 
I bake in several batches as my oven is so old now, but I used to just fill 3 trays at a time.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Let's talk about UNDIES!

So many customers I chat with are getting excited about making their own UNDIES! It's the perfect way to use up your little bits and pieces of knit fabrics, and ensures you one-of-a-kind UNDIES!

Here's a few of our fave UNDIEs patterns...


Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode Hot Pants is a fave...

That Darn Kat is one we see made up a lot on the Crafty Mamas forum.

JoCole Basic Briefs

Ladies Undies

Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode HOT PANTS for Women

Ottobre Design WOMAN 5/2009 pattern #2

KWIK SEW #3881 

And for the Blokes...

KWIK SEW #3298

Fave fabrics for UNDIES? Any of our cotton/lycra knits! There are many to choose from. in our extensive range of KNITS.

You may want to finish off your UNDIES with a little iron on!

So what are you waiting for? Go make some UNDIES!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Some Friday Crafty-ness to colour your Weekend!

Just a few projects that caught my eye today..nothing better than fun free tutes for the weekend!

a very very cute Sock Bunny to make!

From the Farbenmix gang, an I Pad cover to make- a free download HERE.
Suits I Pads 1, 2 and 3! 

And from The Instructables , make yourself some Fireflies in a Jar! ( love this!)..

From Cut Out and Keep , a Simple Peter Pan Collar to add to anything you please!

From One Avian Daemon, a Hemless A- Line Skirt to make

Remember the Gods Eye's we all made at Primary School?  Well, check this one out..from the Etys Blogs
 " How-Tuesday" ...Weaving a Complex Ojo de Dios

And you'll need a few recipes to tide you over the weekend...from The Girl Who Ate Everything

 Oreo Truffles!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ottobre Design WOMAN has arrived!

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The brand spankin' new Otto Woman is here, and it's beautiful!
I think these just keep getting better and better!



Check out this issue HERE

Ottobre Design WOMAN Magazine 2/2012 Spring/Summer.

Ottobre Design WOMAN magazine specializes in  Women's fashion. Each issue includes 20  trendy designs and complete patterns and instruction for sewing.

Sizes range from Euro 34- 52. (Aus 8-24).

The magazine is designed in Finland, and available in English.

Beautiful patterns you trace off and sew, with full professional style instructions.


Have a great sewing week!


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