Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tall Sundae

Its back....
since I have finished my LK dream/inspire,
the Just Nan Floral 15 - just waiting to put it together
this is the next stitching to be finished.
I was doing this as a SAL with bestest friend Helen,
but I took a detour onto 2 other projects while
she stitched away - she is now back stitching
and on the way to have it complete ...

it needs an iron, but its going back on the Qsnap.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Floral 15 biscornu

All stitched up for the Fab 5 weekend in 2 weeks
Now just waiting for one Fab 5 - Coral to show me what to do, she has stitched it too,
and we can put it together..
On the green are little pearl beads,
and on the white there are little green and white striped beads.
so very pretty.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stumpwork ...

Just some photos of the Stumpwork
I have done...years ago.
Must get out the Medieval frame I have started...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Creme Brulee

It was perfect, so creamy and smooth.
I borrowed my aunties Kitchen blow torch.
Made 6 and all gone.
This was the last one to be "torched"
I forgot to take a photo, so stopped and re-started again,
think its better to do a layer sugar, torch, then another layer.
It looks burnt in 2 spots but its the caramelisation of the sugar.
will be making this again.
The recipe is from Gary Meaghans new cookbook,
I warmed the cream and egg yolk mixture first.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


What to do with a day off..make Profiteroles...
never made them before, so good time as any to have a go.
1st attempt - I used the MasterChef cookbook Simple Choux recipe..
As i was making them I knew something was wrong, but followed the recipe.
after 10 mins in the oven, the little albino shaped doggy poop went into the bin
Went to the MC web site...instead of using the 3 yolks as stated in the recipe, you need to use the whole 3 eggs.
2nd attempt - much better, but not as big as I wanted, but filled with custard cream and topped with chocolate, the kids will love them.
3rd times a charm .... well I'll see :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lemons ....,

If life throws you lemons....
stuff them in your bra and make your boobs bigger !