Saturday, 8 September 2007

Lottie and Little Lady




I can't believe it is September already. The weather is just gorgeous here in Melbourne at the moment, and you can feel that Spring is here. I have shaken off the winter blues and now I am ready to tackle the last part of the year. Isn't it amazing how the weather has such an impact on our state of mind.

I have been very busy making lots of things - I have had a blast.

First of all I have made Lottie and Little Lady, this is a Melly and Me pattern. I had such fun making this one. When I put their faces on they came to life. So, they will be flying over to a very special nephew in the U.S. who just adores Lady Bugs, to live. I will miss them both immensely, but Mrs. Perkins (another Melly and Me design) has decided that she will make her home with us. I am so glad, as she really is a lovely giraffe, with such gorgeous big eyes.

Here they are enjoying our beautiful Melbourne weather.

Now for a cooking disaster (not really, but very much an 'whoops'). I was having someone over for some quilting lessons, so I thought that I should try and be a little domestic goddessish. I decided to make some 'blueberry friands' from Donna Hay Modern Classics. Everything is going well, I have them in the paper cases, the oven is ready for them, they are now in the oven cooking beautifully, when I see that I have left out the blueberries, still sitting nicely on the bench. Well, as I didn't want to open the oven and ruin the baking, I decided they would have to be 'blueberry-less'.

Here is a photo of them, and they looked great. They actually tasted just beautiful. They were a great success and the boys have requested that when I next make them, don't worry about the blueberries. It is such a great recipe - and the best thing is - you don't have to get your mixer out. It is all done with a wooden spoon. Easy and delicious.

Not much else happening - I guess I should get back to my sewing. So many things to make and finish.

15 comments:

Louise said...

Wow Cathy you have been busy! I love the ladybirds but I just ADORE the giraffe - what a pretty girl she is and I'm glad you are keeping her. We're also enjoying the Melbourne sun with the girls doing a spot of gardening with their Dad. I am quietly doing some sewing with an occasional visit to the garden to admire their good work!! Have a great weekend.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, aren't they cute? I was going to say how much I like the ladybug, but who could leave that adorable giraffe out? Your blueberry-less friands look delicious -- I love them in their little papers. I don't even know if we can get those here where I live -- guess I should snoop around!

Tamara said...

So your good at softies also...should have guessed. All three; the lady bug, lady bug jnr and the giraffe are gorgeous.
Glad your feeling better now your man is back. Enjoy the weather.
See you when I get back
Cheers

mellyandrosie said...

you domestic godess you!!!!

Jude said...

I love the giraffe!

dizzyjadey said...

Such cute softies, Cathy! My fave would have to be the ladybugs.

Jodie said...

Oh , such a cute ladybug. I have the mossie pattern from melly and me , I must give it a go if they turn out that cute.
I am in awe if your cooking- it looks so professional- love the papers 1

Drewzel said...

So much cuteness! I love the giraffe bestest...and I really admire your ability to make stuffies! I find them sooo fiddly I give up :P

As a non-chef, I must say I'm finding your friands quite inspiring. Hmmm, might go look for the Donna Hay recipe!

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Cathy and leaving lovely comments. I am pleased to have found your blog, and those lady birds are SOOOoooo cute. I'm sure they will be well received in US.

ingrid said...

Oh I love Lottie ladybird! I may have to try out the pattern for my little Lottie.

Amy said...

Cathy...
Those little animals are so adorable !! Great job, it inspires me to try some myself...

Thankyou for looking in on my "Labor of Love" post and commenting graciously on the Apron I made..I have been meaning to email you since then, but time has run away from me..

Enjoy your beautiful spring !!! We are slowly heading into fall here...

Corrie said...

ohhhh they look yummy...my mum adores friands so she gave me the tin and I make them for her!!!! there is a problem in that I eat too many!

love your toys too!!!! soooo cute
Corrie:)

Mel Goodsell said...

I really love your muffins - so yummy looking. The toys are beautiful, love love love the ladybird!
Mel

Claire Falkingham said...

That lady bug jsut melts my heart! Gorgeous - clever you!

Kali said...

aren't softies so much fun to make, especially as they slowly come to life! Yours are fab..well done.
Glad the friands turned out great even without the berries, they certainly look good.