Thursday, 25 June 2009


I love this button necklace I made just the other day.
I used some neutral buttons and some copper wire to create a small button pendant and attached this beauty to some hemp cord.
Nice and earthy, don't you agree?
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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Wish I could bottle the smell...

OMG I've just made an eggless chocolate and nut banana bread and wow the smell of it cooking is amazing. I just want to bottle it up.

Here's the recipe, try it yourself.

150g caster sugar
50g butter/ vegetable spread (for vegan version)
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons water
5 mashed bananas
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 handfulls of chopped nuts

1 banana chopped for topping

preheat over 180 degrees c
1) Beat sugar and butter until smooth
2) Beat in bananas, water and applesauce
3) In a separate bowl sive the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder
4) Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture, mis till moist
5) Add the cocoa powder and nuts
6) Place the chopped banana in the bottom of the loaf tin
7) Pour in cake mixture
8) Bake for approximately 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
9) Leave in the tin to cool for 10 mins then turn out onto a wire rack
10) ENJOY!

Hope you enjoy.

Can't wait to get stuck in now.
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Monday, 15 June 2009


Well I've finally finished my degree and I'm just waiting to get the results and graduate this July. I'm really excited but a tad scared about the future.
Anyway it's time I start crafting again, the only problem is I've been accumulating bits for crafting over the past few months and now I've a great deal of 'stuff' which I need to organise before I can feel truely comfortable enough to get down to some hardcore crafting.
I've been sorting my buttons in to relatively colour coded jars, darks in one, bright colours in another, whites in another and pastels in another. It really was quite relaxing. But now it's time for sorting my craft shelves and corner. AHHHHHH! It's real madness, I definately require a seperate room for crafting.

This is what I'd really love my crafting area to look like:

Little Miss Crafty has made such a beautiful craft area, I'd really like to transplant it into my own home.

But nope, I'd need a another room to ever make my crafting area look anything like that. So far it's just a mess of boxes, jars, tins, materials, findings and such composed around the living room whilst I attempt to sort it all.

Ahhhhh! Help! Any pointers would be very grateful, tehe.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Tree Hugger

I thought I'd make a gift for a friend. I didn't think the usual jewellery I make would be quite her thing, but then I had this idea. I think she'll love it, it's right up her tree, i mean street.

Hope you like it too.
I used copper wire for the pendant and hemp for the necklace, bit hippy.
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