Friday, 27 May 2011

only four days to go...

If you haven't yet taken advantage of our sale, you've only got four days left!* If you've been thinking about buying some of our delightful reusable fabric wall decals or some of our lovely wrapping paper, hurry over to our Australian or US store (just pick the one you're closest to if you're outside those countries) Happy Birthday to us!


* You may notice we've given you an extra day.. no need to thank us, we're just generous like that.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Our Stokers Siding store is closing...

We recently made the sad decision to close our lovely shop in Stokers Siding, Northern NSW. With all the craziness of Mae we just didn't have the time to make this little store all it could be, something we could be really proud of.

The good news is, Moo Moo Stitches will be taking over the space, selling fabrics, quilting supplies and running sewing classes.

This weekend will be the little shopfronts last - feel free to drop by for a bargain (40% off shop stock and 15% off our wall decals) and some cake, to celebrate our birthday and moving forward!

We will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm.


Please note the two bottom photos were taken a few months back - we do not have everything in the photos in stock.

Monday, 23 May 2011

happy little customer

This picture was sent to us by one of our lovely customers - isn't her daughter the cutest thing in the world? She loves playing with our Dress Up Boy & Girl!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

happy birthday to us!

We love birthdays.. especially our own! If you've been thinking about buying some of our clever reusable fabric decals or pretty wrapping paper, don't hesitate any longer..  shop AUD  |  shop USD

Sunday, 15 May 2011

vegan lemon cheesecake

 I have been wanting to cut down my sugar intake for a while now, but it makes it hard not only that I enjoy baking so much but that I am thoroughly addicted to the stuff.

So I set out to make a sugar free cheesecake - I've used agave as a sweetener, and while I'm aware that (contrary to the claims on the label) it may not actually be much better for me than cane sugar, agave is sweeter which means I can use about two thirds less than if I were using sugar to get the same level of sweetness. So I get points for that, right? The result was pretty freaking delicious.. I may have eaten it with/for every meal until it was gone..


BASE

Biscuits (recipe from here)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp nuttelex (vegan margarine)
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 1 tsp vanilla


Base
- Biscuits from below recipe
- 1/3-1/2 cup nuttelex

Pre-heat the oven to 230 C (450 F)

Mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
Mix the nuttelex into the dry ingredients, using a fork or your fingers.
Add the soy milk and mix with a wooden spoon until you have dough. You may need to add a little more flour if it is too sticky.
Roll into balls just a bit smaller than a golf ball. Press flat (about 1cm thick) onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 mins, remove from oven and turn oven down to 175 C (350 F)
While still warm, put jam on two or three of the biscuits and eat.
When the biscuits have cooled, crush in a food processor. Blend in just enough nuttelex until the mixture holds together when pressed between your fingers.
Press into a springform pan or pie dish and bake for 10 mins at 175 C (350 F)


FILLING (recipe from here)

- 3 cups cashews (soaked overnight)
- 1 cup almond flour or meal
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup agave
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
Pour the mixture onto the base and refrigerate until topping is ready.


LEMON TOPPING (recipe adapted from here)

- 1/2 cup agave
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice (for color)
- 6 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt

- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 Tbsp nuttelex (vegan margarine)
- 1 tsp vanilla

Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture has thickened and is translucent.
Whisk in last 4 ingredients and remove from heat. Cool for 5 mins and pour over cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight.

Monday, 9 May 2011

finders keepers


Peta will be selling our lovely fabric decals at the finders keepers market next weekend, drop by and say hi if you're visiting. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

babiekins issue 5






Babiekins online magazine is just delightful. Have a looksy at our wonderful feature here.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mae is in Frankie Issue 41




What a treat! We are in Frankie Magazine Issue 41. Turn to page 25 and you will find our pretty rain clouds and the chance to win one of five adult wall stickers for your home. Hop to it. x

Paper Runway


Take a peep at Paper Runway magazine. Its all about paper craft!

Each issue is packed with pages of inspiring images, easy DIY projects, ideas and projects that are affordable, stylish, practical and pretty, and caters for anyone looking to add a personal touch. (Doesn't that sound wonderful!)

Turn to Page 51 and you will find our tutorials on how to make gorgeously wrapped presents. Its quite a treat. Click here to download the booklet.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Wildian Collection


I did a speech last year at the college I graduated from a Diploma of Graphic Design. Everyone was so lovely and made me feel at ease. One of the graduating students of last year (Simone Gonzalez Toro) has produced some lovely laser cut cards. The cards are printed with non-toxic water-based inks on EcoStar FSC certified paper which is made Carbon Neutral and manufactured from 100% post-consumer fibre in a process chlorine free environment. The Wildian Collection is dedicated to issues of sustainability, wildlife preservation and supporting local industry.

Great, hey! Check out her cards here.

Emily x