Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Reminder for October Giveaway

Oh my - can you believe that November is almost upon us!

That means time is running out for you to get in the draw for out October swap. Its the gorgeous girls nightie and its so cute - perfect for next winter!

So go here....and leave a comment - winner drawn Sunday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ho Ho Ho No!!!!

As the weather gets warmer and the final term of school begins its only natural for our minds to turn towards the big C....and by that of course I mean Christmas.

You know...that time of year we panic about from January 1st every year...we spend a bucket load of cash, eat a bucket load of food and in the end collapse on the couch swearing never again! Does that sound familiar to you!

This year I have started planning back in July - touching base with "Santa" in relation to the kids presents. (When I say touch base I mean layby and when I say Santa I mean Target and Kmart!)but as the year ticks by I realise I have much more to do.

There is food to plan as this year we are having a Boxing Day brunch at my house. There are misc gifts to organise, teacher gifts to make, parties to RSVP, holidays and kennels to book. There is a Christmas tree to dust off and fairy light bulbs to check.

I have decided to make a proportion of gifts and buy the rest. There is alot happening in my family at this time, holidays overseas, houses being bought and renos being done so gifts such as cash and gift cards are more practical than bags and crayon rolls.....but they still have their place. For example my sister in law will get matching aprons for her and her partner and a recipe book of all my favourites to accompany their Bunnings gift card.

Teachers will get something made like a bag or the like with a box of chocolates thrown in! I was also considering making mini christmas cakes foe them...better get moving!

So over to you...what are you making this christmas - or arent early do you plan and do you have grand plans that seem to never come to light!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yummy Recipes at Crafty Mamas

One of my favourite threads over at Crafty Mamas is the cooking section! I know there is always going to be a good suggestion for a recipe in there if I am stuck for inspiration.

Take this morning for example - doing some baking for the week and I wanted something new. I found Kyas recipe for pumpkin scones and so I made them! I knew I had some pumpkin in the freezer so it worked out perfectly. Thank you so very much for sharing Kya!

There are a whole range of wonderful recipes over in the forums and its a great database to use.

1 cup mashed pumpkin
1 egg
1/4 C oil
3/4 brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 C SR flour
1/4 tsp bi carb
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C butter milk

Mix together pumpkin, sugar, egg, oil, vanilla sift in dry ingredients,add buttermilk and fold in gently . scoop into lined muffin pan.
Cook in mod oven 15 mins.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Giveaway - Sweet Little Girls Nightie

Its time again to announce our monthly giveaway and this months is a special treat! Another one of our mama made items, Cathy (narrawallee) has kindly given us one of her beautiful girls nighties as this months giveaway.

This is a long nightdress for a three year old child made from flannelet. It has pintucks at the front, has a box pleat at the back and has matching covered buttons and bias binding around the collar.

Isn't it super sweet! We are so spoilt here at Crafty Mamas aren't we! So leave a comment and I will draw a winner at the end of the month.

Thank you so much Cathy - and remember you have to be in it to win it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Swap at Crafty Mamas

Octobers Swap at Crafty Mamas has been announced. We are doing a Christmas decoration swap. That way it will be getting to its recipients in time for Christmas!

So if you would like to join in please come by the forum at and join in. guidelines are available there and only 50 posts are needed to participate. Easy!

And of course its such good fun!

Congratulations Punkys Mama

Congratulations Victoria - you have been drawn out of the barrel as this months giveaway winner!!

This wonderful apron will be winging its way to you very very soon.

Thanks to all who entered - stay tuned for Octobers giveaway ...