Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thankyou Wendy.....

It's oh so nice to get feedback from your customers, and when the feedback is positive it's inspiring.

Wendy your note gave me a real boost, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wendy purchased a Pencil Roll for her daughter over the Christmas break at the Boutique Markets. She tells me it has been a real success. It makes me so happy to think that I am giving others the same joy that I gave my daughter when I made her first Pencil Roll and introduced her to Lyra Pencils.

So this morning I was inspired to get sewing on something that will invite more of my Boutique Market customers to experience the Lyra difference. I'm not going to say too much, only that you should call into my stall this Sunday and join me for some colouring in.

Experience the Lyra difference for yourself. Your all welcome to pull up a chair and join me. See you Sunday.

Here is a little hint on what I have been sewing....

Looks like this and took 6 metres of fabric.....hmmm see
you Sunday and find out.

Boutique Markets
Portside Wharf, Hamilton
This Sunday 8am till 1pm

A parcel from Tassie

A good friend from Tassie mailed me a wonderful parcel filled with fabulous gift cards, note books and shopping list pads. I love them so much I just had to share them with you.

Christine from Gypsy Two Designs has been selling her beautiful wares at the Salamanca Markets in Tassie, and would love to find a retail outlet here in Brissie.

I'm very happy to inform you that Belleville Kids Boutique of Annerley
will be stocking them very soon.
So keep watching the Belleville blog posts to see when they arrive in store.

I have no doubt they will be just as popular here in Brissie as they are on the ultra groovy Salamanca Market.

If you have a retail outlet and are interested in stocking these fabulous little cards, let me know and I will be more than happy to put you in touch with Christine.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Warm Pikelets on a rainy Friday afternoon

Look out, Rose feels like cooking. And Pikelets are on the menu. Gluten Free Pikelets!

I love when Rose feels like working in the kitchen. There's nothing like passing down skills and recipes to your children. It always reminds me of cooking with my Mother and Grandmother.

Recipe is very simple, perfect for a 9 year old budding cook.

Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
Gluten Free Baking Powder
1 egg
Soy Milk
Caster Sugar
Butter for the pan

One thing my grandmother passed down was the ability to measure in "dashes", "dollops" and a "good helping of's". So for those hoping for measures, its about 2 cups of flour, 1/4 of a teaspoon of Baking Powder, 1/4 cup sugar, and enough milk to bring to a batter. Pikelets are very forgiving so don't stress over exact measures.

After seasoning the pan with a dollop of butter and a poor little sacrificial pikelet, your good to start pumping them out. Pikelets cook quickly, so they are perfect for keeping a 9 year old's attention, without becoming to involved.

Once you have cooked your pikelets both sides and set them aside to cool, your ready to top with my favourite, butter and strawberry jam. One coffee and you have the perfect snack for a rainy Friday afternoon. Bring on the weekend! Have a good weekend guys ;)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

At the risk of sounding heartless........

Is it wrong to want to buy groceries at the grocery store?

Just once I would like to enter the supermarket without feeling the weight of the world rests on
my shoulders. That's right, at the risk of sounding heartless, I'd like to get into the supermarket
pickup the dishwashing liquid that I have run out of and get on with the rest of my day.

Love the Panda's, Rain forests, starving children of the world, cancer support but every time
I go to the market there is a new charity waiting to pounce. I have given all I can this year. Seriously, I JUST WANT TO BUY SOME DISHWASHING DETERGENT!

I'm fully aware that there will be those of you who will be outraged by my comments, but it just
has to be said.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A new album for inspiration....

I have an iphone, although I have never downloaded any music from the itunes store for my ipod. Last night I thought I would have a look at what music is available and I found a brand new Eric Bibb album - Bookers Guitar released on the 23rd Feb 2010. Its that new its shiny!

So of course I had to have it, and Oh My Goodness it is great. I already have a favourite track. Anyone who follows Peg & Kate will love this one. "Turning Pages" If you love it as much as I do you can get it here.

Eric Bibb's Album "Diamond Days" has inspired me many a day to get working. And when ever I listen to it, I think of my own Grandma and all the lessons she gave me. Here is to Grandmas all over the world and all of the wonderful lessons they give us. Cheers!

If you want to find out a little bit more about the fabulous Eric Bibb you can visit his website here