Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Echino Fabric

I am loving one of the latest Echino fabrics, here are a few things I've been making with it. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rice Paper Rolls

After watching a seafood cooking demo by Sally Jenyns yesterday I am wanting seafood even more!!!  So today I bought some tiger prawns and made these rice paper rolls.  Usually they have cooked vermicilli rice noodles in them but I left these out.  So this is how I made them today... 

 In this bowl is finely sliced red onion, sliced baby cucumbers, red capsicum, garlic chives, coriander and basil leaves and some torn oakleaf lettuce leaves.

1/2 kilo cooked tiger prawns

Peel the prawns and have some soft lettuce leaves torn in half ready to go

Also you will need these

Pour just boiled water into a dish big enough to fit the rice paper sheets.  Using tongs, immerse the sheet in water for a few seconds until soft, but not falling apart.  Remove carefully and put on a chopping board.

place a couple of big lettuce leaves on the rice paper, a small handful of salad mix and 2-3 prawns

fold the sides in first then carefully roll up the rice paper to make a package, make sure the ends are tucked in so it doesn't all fall out.

Put on a plate and pour some dipping sauce into a small bowl.  Enjoy

and.. put some in a lunchbox for hubby to take to work.

Yum, I love these and much healthier and tastier than the deep fried spring rolls!! 

Mini Cupcake soap - Lemon Icing - by FIGGandhoney on madeit

Mini Cupcake soap - Lemon Icing - by FIGGandhoney on madeit

Yummmm! This is the sort of cupcake I like, looks and smells great, but won't need to be worked off!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hairclips and Bobby Pins

I am loving these gorgeous wood buttons and making some hairclips and bobby pins with them.  They are only $3.95 each in my madeit store. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fabric collage cards

I'm enjoying making cards at the moment, hoping to get a few in the shop as I've run out... these ones are made with fabric and I've added some ric rac and buttons.  I like making this style of cards as it's nice to have something a bit different, mass produced cards get a bit boring, there are some I love, but I like making cards for any occassion I need one for..

Friday, October 15, 2010

Handmade Cards

I love this natural daisy paper which my friend Jacqui sent me over 2 years ago!!  I finally made these cards last night.  The cards are made from natural rice paper - a Japanese cardstock I get from a lady in Perth who has the most amazing papers and cards.

I found the paper for these cards while I was in Newcastle, I love the colours and the design

Button bobby pins

I love these buttons!  Today I made these button bobby pins while I was in the Arty Chic shop.   I'm going to keep these for my madeit shop and will be putting them on there soon. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Linen purse with owls

I made this linen purse yesterday with an applique patch of Saffron Craig 'owls in a row' fabric on polka dots, and the lining is Echino fabric.  It didn't last long on madeit - I love this linen, will be making more things with it very soon..

and then I got an order for another one of these so I made this one.. I like the embroidery stitch around the border..

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rainforest Mandala drawing

This is a drawing I did in watercolour pencil, I actually did this in 2005, but wanted to show someone, so here it is!  I have it framed in a gold frame in my bathroom.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owls and beads

I made these beaded lanyards today too - I love these owls.  These lanyards are about 90cm long and you just twist it over itself wherever you like.  They look great with lots of different outfits with all the colours and they have all sorts of beads, Japanese Tensha beads, crystals, indian beads, natural wood and seeds, hand blown glass - so many types.... 

Felt, Wool and Buttons

Here are some unfinished 'things' I made today.  I have used some groovy Japanese buttons, hand dyed wool and wool felt.  So, now I have to decide what I'll use them for??  Maybe as brooches, a funky pendant or maybe sew onto a linen purse. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fabric Bow Hair Clip

This is my first fabric bow hairclip and I'll be putting a few of these on madeit.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I just got back from a week and a bit in Newcastle.  One of my fave things to do there is go to catch up with friends at Goldburgs in Darby St and drink their Bengali Chai... I bought some Chai back with me (amoung other things) to sit and drink on my front porch.  Here is Holly pouring it for me next to my new floor cushion from 'Tree of Life'.  I can sit here and think about what I will make next ...

Owl canvas with upcycled denim

I used a 20 x 20 canvas, an old pair of jeans and some pretty pink fabrics to make this owl collage.  The eyes and beak are felt and I stretched the fabric around the canvas and used a staple gun to secure it.  I love buying pairs of old jeans from the local op shop 'Bindaree', you can make so many things from one pair of jeans, the bigger the better. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I've had this fabric for a couple of years and I made a cushion cover ages ago in another colourway.  This time I thought I'd make a cute little dress.  I only had enough for a size one, but still enough remnants to make some little purses.  It's a Japanese cotton, quite a thick quality one too and it holds its shape really nicely.  I listed it on my madeit store. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This is my first brooch, listed in my madeit store.  This one is 8cm wide.  I have made this one nice and neat on the back and am now looking forward to making more of these, they are fun to make!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ghost Furniture - Tips and tricks- Bulb in Blue

Ghost Furniture - Tips and tricks- Bulb in Blue

I just love the pink tray!

Fabric Flower Brooch

 This is my first fabric flower brooch.  It measures almost 10cm across and is made from all cotton fabrics.  On the back the brooch pin is secured to a small square of wood to ensure it won't come off!  I thought this would be a great way to brighten up any plain t-shirt, dress or singlet. I am also making some hair clips with smaller flowers on them, some will be multicoloured and others all the same fabric.  These are fun to make!


Related Posts with Thumbnails