Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Hoping your having a lovely Easter and enjoying a hot cross bun....or two!



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Love Potion

As Valentine's Day aproaches it's got me thinking.....

If your like me and need a little help in the love department why not try a little magic? 

Get out your cauldron and whip up a batch of Love Potion to get the "juices" flowing!

adapted from

Rose LOVE Potion

Three hearts of precious wild pink rose
that under sun and starlight grows;
Three silver spoons of honey gold
awakens powers of the old;
Three silver spoons of brandy wine
you shall be mine, you shall be mine.
You shall be mine till I you free
This is my will, so shall it be.


Put all the ingredients in order into a pot reciting the spell and then, with a SILVER spoon, stir them together on the last three lines. 
Then you have the Love Potion ready to use.



Or if a delicious cocktail is more your type of potion then this recipe is sure to cast a spell....


LOVE Potion Cocktail 

  • 30ml  strawberry or vanilla vodka
  • 15ml white crème de cacao
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • strawberry for garnish



  1. Pour the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled glass.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry.
If the mix is too thick, add berries or milk; too thin, add ice or ice cream.

SOoooooooo goood !!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Perfectly Pretty Purple

Ahhh....*sigh*... how I envy all you lucky girls born in February.  AMETHYST is your birthstone and it's an oh so pretty hue.  
If you're LOVING this colour as much as I am here is some inspiration on how you can Pack a Punch with a Pinch of Purple!


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2012

Sketchbooks for the 2012 Sketchbook Project have to be post marked by 31st January and I've finished just in time!......phew.
The theme I chose was TREE HOUSE.

I've always loved the idea of living in a tree house in one of those amazing Morton Bay Fig Trees with the crazy big roots.  It would be like living in "The Faraway Tree" (but with all the mod-cons, of course).

Morton Bay Fig Tree, Sydney

  Anyway.... below are the little artworks that went into my sketchbook.  I love using ink and making mixed media collages.  I like gathering up all sorts of bits and bobs - that on their own might not be that interesting, but put them together make and they make something unique.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Resolution # 2 - Take a Leap

The beginning of a new is like having a fresh start.  Forget about what happened / didn't happen in the year that's past and keep moving forward.

This year it's time to turn over a new leaf and take a leap.....