Monday, November 21, 2011

Homemade Pizza

Base and all! So tasty!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Excuse me, dear readers, while I use this to apply for a job!

Hi Yvonne,
                My name is Katie. Currently, I am a teacher, working as casual relief (ie emergency/substitute). I enjoy this, but casual teaching is not very stable, and full time teaching eats up your whole life.
You want me for this position because I am enthusiastic, cheerful and highly intelligent. I am good with people, but also good with computers, having grown up around them. I even studied Computer Systems/Software Systems Engineering for a while, before I decided I liked people too much to be an engineer. This means that I know some basic programming and HTML already. I use computers and the internet most days, both personally and professionally. Professionally, I search for teaching ideas, and create learning tasks. When I was teaching full time last year, I became a Lead User for the Ultranet and even ran a Professional Development day for around 20 people. Personally, I have this blog, and an Etsy store. I use email, Facebook and am an active member of several forums.
Prior to teaching, I worked in retail, predominantly selling jewellery at Zamel's Jewellers in Eastland. This means that you know that I can talk to people and help them to figure out what they want. Christmas time especially is pretty high pressure in jewellery, but I always dealt with it with a smile.
Please hire me. I strongly believe that I would be perfect for this job, and it would be perfect for me!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Steampunk Husband

 I made this shirt for my husband, using gorgeous steampunk design fabric from Spoonflower and a vintage pattern. I wasn't sure that there was a good reason for using a vintage pattern, since men's styles have not changed all that much, until I realised that the pattern taught me how to flat-fell seams!
I took about an inch out of the sleeve length, in order to fit it on the fabric, but it seems that was just as well. I really enjoyed this project and I love the finished product - the fabric feels divine, and there's not a single exposed seam! Andrew likes it too - he's wearing it right now.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lasagne Pancakes?

What do you do when you have left over sauces from making lasagne? Wrap them in pancakes, of course! A cheap, simple dinner, and a great way to use up left overs!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bunny in Pink Snow

As beautiful as the blossoms are, they don't last long, fluttering down to the bunnies like pink snow.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Daily Bread

Cheese and Vegemite scrolls, plus a loaf of good white,
served with fresh lemon butter.

Shirt dress

I am loving this dress. Made from a vintage pattern, with quilting cotton, it looks great and moves beautifully. It's so comfortable to wear!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

With a little help from my friends

My dear friend Michelle from Kitchen Shenanigans has been teaching me how to make bread. We had a little time on out hands on Sunday, so we decided to mix up a batch. Half became focaccia, while we decided to experiment with the other half and make cinnamon scroll. Experiment success!
Credit for all but the first couple of photos goes to Michelle too. The slightly darker toned hands in the second photo are hers, while the ghostly pale ones are mine.