Sunday, June 28, 2009

block 6


I finally finished my block 6! This time I have added a little fantail, It is a native bird to my country,new zealand. They are a very cute, cheeky and inquisitive little bird.

"Mmmmmm", look what I made.

Yesterday I made this yummy no bake chocolate fudge cake slice. This is so easy to make . Just throw it in a pot then mix. Simple as that! It was my aunty fayes favorite recipe, or one of them. There is not much left when there are boys around! I will hide me a few slices for later on to have with my coffee!! Here is the recipe if you want to give it a go.


1/2 lb plain biscuits (1 pkt)
4oz butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or sultanas , optional

put sugar,cocoa,butter in a pot , bring to boil.

Crush biscuits, and add, add beaten egg and walnuts, mix well.

press into lined sponge roll tin and put in fridge to chill.

Ice with chocolate icing or real chocolate.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Ayla is off to her first ball, she is so excited!! Here is rough picture of her dress i have been making. She has just had the nails all done, I forgot to get close up pic of that but they had a fine line of glitter gold below the white tip, they looked great, not to long though, just nice length. She did her toes too. here is a pic , sorry it's a bit dark. We changed the dress syle a little, she didn't want the band under the bust , just sort of plainer. We have put shoulder tab things on the straps too but you cant see them here . So on friday she is off to get her hair done, makeup and any other girlie bits she thinks of. This was just a dress fitting.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I made this a few weeks ago but kept forgetting to do a pic of it before i give it to shirley. It was a free pattern from Elephantz blog , from jenny. Thanks jenny. I'm doing another one for my mum too. She reads alot so will appreciate one also. I've added a tassel also.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


On the way home the other night my son Gene, took this pic with my phone. We usually are well home before the sun is setting but were a bit later this day. Aren't the colours amazing!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I had a call from my girlfreind , carlene the other day. Her daughter, aylar is off to her ist ball! She is very excited about this . She has asked me to make her dress, coz she can't sew a stitch ! So this is what it will look like .... i hope! It is going to be a cream satin underneth and an overlay of flowing chiffon..... just like the picture. I will have to get some pics of her wearing it and will post them in a few weeks after the big event. And it is masqurade ball too. Her other crafty freind is doing the mask for her. can't wait to see it!

Monday, June 08, 2009

sock monkey 001


sock monkey 001
Originally uploaded by susanriddell33
my first sock monkey! This is for my nephew for his birthday, i think he will love it! amazing what you can do with a pair of socks! I have put a jingle bell on the end of his tail too.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


what's this going to be?..... well I am going to have a go at making a cute sock monkey. I found it over on so go on over if you haven't already. It will be for my nephew, chey. He is having a birthday in a couple of weeks, I'm sure he will love it! She also has a tutorial link to do this.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

9 patch


I bought this pretty rose patterned box to store my blocks in , as i make them for the 9 patch quilt along, by crazymomquilts. they fit nice and snug in there. I'll use it for another project when i'm done with this one. I have done another 13 blocks....not sure exactly how many i have done, but think i'm still ahead a bit. These are my latest batch of 13 blocks.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


well , Twang! twang! twang! he goes!! No hes getting quite good really. improving everyday with practice. here is a pic.