Sunday 6 March 2011

A Guessing Game


I thought I’d do something a little different today and play a little game with you!!!!   hee hee

First, you’ve got to guess what these crafty things I’ve been working on today are:




I guess you’d be hard pressed figuring out what the first thing is….a banner of some sort????…and you’d be close!

We are going on school camp in a week, up on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and the theme of our camp is “Boot Camp”!    We all get names and I’m “Major Payne!” …..LOL   My teaching partners called me that because of my upcoming knee surgery!!!!!…..they’re so funny!!!!   But honestly, this is going to be a whole lotta fun! 

We’re taking 65 11-12 year olds so you can see why the theme????!!!! LOL   So I’ve been making some team banners for the kids to paint their team name and create their team identity on!!!   I’ve made 4 today for our 4 teams and next week the kids will do the painting!  I’ll take photos and show you when they’re done!

Now, I’ve been getting a bit of shoulder ‘payne’ lately (hehe) on account of my whacky knee….and you’d be forgiven for thinking the next two photos were of wheat bags to heat up in the microwave and put on achy spots to ease the ‘payne’ (sorry…can’t help myself now!!!!), but if you could smell the screen……you might think differently!!!  (although lavender in them would be quite nice and relaxing don’t you think???)

If you’re not aware, my dear hubby’s family is from an Italian background and yes, they are all quite wonderful cooks….in my 7 years of marriage I’ve put on about 15kg due to the beautiful recipes they just have to try, and from my father in law’s constant urges to ‘mange, mange’!!!!  (Well, I don’t want to upset him, do I???  LOL)  It’s getting harder to think of good birthday presents, so this year, I’m making aprons and scented  spice trivets because I know they’ll be well used!!!!!!  The aprons are still ‘in process’ but the spice trivets are done…


Scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, put a hot pot on top and, not only does it save your benchtops, but the smell is incredible!!!!  I think I’ll be making a few more for moi!!!!

Last weekend I just couldn’t find my mojo and the ‘Italian’ must have rubbed off on me ‘cause I felt more like baking.  I’d wanted to try some of the recipes I’d found on the Fabshop Hop, so when I went back into my files I found this one……Lemon Meringue Cupcakes!!!….mmmmmmmm   


I made mini, bite-sized ones so I didn’t feel so guilty!!!!!    I tried out my new, silicone patty cupcake cups and they were just magic!  I bought them for just a few dollars at my local supermarket….so easy!


Not only do you get the recipes on the hop,  but you also get a paper pieced or appliqued pattern of each cupcake!!!    A yummy quilt will be on the cards next!!!!!  They’ve got quite a few hops each year….where you can visit lots of shops from the comfort of your own home, hunt for little bunnies, and gather block patterns along the way…..the March one is the Star Search Sampler where you’ll collect all the blocks to make this…

Star Search Sampler

If you click here, you can find out all the details and  you can hunt around to find all the other hops during the year!

And please visit Maddie at L’il Magoolie and put a bid on some of the lovely things she has there to support the victims of the NZ Quake.

They stood by us when we had the floods, the cyclone and the fires….now it’s our turn!

Have a fantastic week

Sugary hugs

XXX Wendy :0)


Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

School camp sounds fun!
Love the scented trivets!

Jan Maree said...

Not sure I am as brave as you when it comes to dealing with all those kids but I guess that is the reason why I am only member in my family to NOT be a teacher! Love the look of those cupcakes! Yum!

Marilyn said...

Yummy cupcakes.
Hearing about school camp takes me back to when I worked as a teacher aide in Special Ed. I went on a few school camps to various places with different age groups. Lots of fun but exhausting.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

School camp...I do miss those days.....I have some of those patty cake cases I must try them....

Joy McD said...

School camp - you are brave!!! Your cupcakes look delish and I need to make some of those trivets one day... did you make up the pattern yourself or is there a tutorial anywhere?

Cheryll said...

Don't you just love silicon...nice and easy! The cupcakes made me hungry! YuM!

Maria said...

Wendy, Pls have a look in my blog. /Maria

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Yum, yum, and YUMMMMM!!!!!!!

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