Sunday, March 28, 2010

Okay, you're a mother, you are by all accounts stressed for time and for what ever reason the birthday gods are not being kind and you are running out of time to make a birthday cake...Meri Meri to the rescue! These cupcake kits are perfect.
$32.50 comes with 24 decor sticks and 24 cups. That's 12 cupcakes for the party kids and 12 for you to indulge on for a week after the party:) just kidding, 15 for the Party kids and five for you.
Below is my fast but fabulous recipe for the fast perfect cupcakes
1 BOX Edmonds or Duncan Hines cake mix.
*tip add tsp of real vanilla to mix and they will taste like you made from scratch. Burry the box at the bottom of the rubbish bin and sit back like a Cheshire cat as everyone compliments you.
Frosting: DO not use frosting provided in box. it's crap.
Mindy's Cream Cheese Frosting
3 tbsp cream cheese (lite is actually better than full)
2 tbsp margarine (less fat than butter and pipes better)
1/2 lemon squeezed
confectioner/powdered sugar to consistency (about a cup maybe more)
1/2 tsp real vanilla
blend on high till fluffy and smooth.
pipe on (really great for piping) or use knife.
soooo yum.

New handmade collectible soft plushy friends from minu.
Now these critters are FOREVER friends. Each one handmade and stuffed with the highest quality poly fill and the most gorgeous imported cotton pile "fur". come in and have a cuddle and if you are a suitable family we MIGHT let you adopt:)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

this months crafty lucky dip (held last week) was totally fun and easy to create yourself. We made little embroidered notes that slip into a fabric envelope keyring. some of the guests wrote afirmations for themselves some were love notes to others and some were just silly fun. These would make a great idea for someone going away that needs a reminder of you or a permanent valentine or xmas card. check out the dates for the next Lucky Dip meet ups. I've located them in a new easy to find location just under the blog header of this page in bright orange.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh my, my, my!
they are stunning and so gorgeous I immediatly cut a meter from each and sent of to have lampshades made. so so excited to see those. I can't wait for the weekend to sew up a storm.
If you have a project you need a special fabric need to get in to see us. I promise it will be worth your while.

Monday, March 15, 2010

These are the last days to catch
TK SASSA's original stenciled artwork. She also co-owns a wee little gallery in Featherston where I discovered her work. It's called the "The Flaming Artichoke". Worth a visit if you are in the area. We've been so privelaged to show this work for the last few months. If you haven't seen it up close it's breathtaking and a feast of colour and build up of emotion in each piece.

New in store, Sewcherry totes only $49 each, yes i know affordable aren't they? I've done this latest range in beautiful Japanese linen from our importer Stitchbird fabrics. We are also expecting a new shipment anyday now of the newest range of fabric so watch this space!
Also, check out the newest range of bibs, zip purses, and jewelery from sewcherry. Always well made and affordable.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Miss Cupcake is just about the cutest range of jewelry we've had. It's hand made by artist Julia Warzniak of Wellington. One of our best sellers too. She's just launched a new range of brooches and rings and as always her earrings are in store.
Also it's wedding season and boy am I excited.
I love meeting with the happy summer bride to sort it all out and even more happy to be a part of the special day. If you know someone who's getting hitched ask them to give me a call or email to provide a free quote.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Newtown Festival this weekend Sunday 7th March. As always it's gonna be fabulous!!! Bands, Buskers, stalls, FOOD, loads more. Don't miss it. And yes we will be open on the day and heaps of new product we've made special as well as some limited edition posters I've created. it's a must do on your calendar.