Nellie's Cooking Adventures: The Teacup Pig Cake

It was my little sisters 21st and I was in charge of the cake. She’s trumped me a few times in the cooking arena so the pressure was on! She LOVES teacup pigs, the gauntlet was thrown and I signed up to make a cake in the shape of a teacup pig.

That image isn’t mine by the way, it’s by the very talented Libby's Cake Creations  See how I went after the jump. 


Little Deities Exhibiton

I have a very clever bunch of creative friends, one of which - Daniel Atkinson who is an illustrator and lecturer at NMIT has put together an exhibition ‘Little Deities’ and he’s sumed it up perfectly as 

Sixty of Melbourne's most talented mortals (were) summoned and each given the task 
of transforming a doll into a god’

There’s been sneak previews of these doll gods on the LD facebook page and blog and the doll transformations been totally amazing, the participants have done a really great job and I’m so pumped for opening night! If you’re in the Melbourne area you definitely have to pop in and see this exhibition. It’s on at the No Vacancy Gallery from the 8th to the 18th of March, get more info on the event at the LD facebook page or more info on the very talented group who are participating at the site.
Snaps to Simone Bennett for the site design!

Neil Sanders - The Great Calabaza

Kathleen Wrigglesworth - Obie (Work in Progress)
Nathanael Scott - Time & Space

Amz Kelso - Bubba Koi
Marijka Gooding - Handsome Monkey King


Tell us about your craftiness!

Well, it’s time that I start developing new patterns for Dabbles and I want to know what is missing from your crafty life! So get on your soapbox and tell me about your craftiness in this quick survey

Research shows* people who complete surveys receive some of the thickest good karma going (second only to people who adopt stray dogs) but as an added bonus (upon completion of this survey) they’ll also go into the draw to win one of four Dabbles Pattern sets valued at $47.75 (AUD)! Each set includes a: Stitch – Bloom Bouquet, Knit – Chain Scarf, Paper – 3 from 1 Gift Box, Sew – Family Tree Mini Quilt and Bead – Bottle Wraps. Winners will be announced on the Facebook page and Blog on the 30th of April. Good Luck!

* This is marketing bullshit, no research has been done in this area.


Dabbles Pattern Re-visited: Chain Scarf

Well, it’s the start of Autumn. Time to return the sunblock to its cupboard and dust off the ol' knitting needles to get cracking on winter woollies! Pantone has released its colour report for Autumn 2012 (I don’t want to sound like I’m in the loop here, I saw it over at Nidhi Saxena’s blog), I wouldn’t mind re-visiting the Chain Scarf pattern with a new colour palette, but which one?!