Dear Mr/Mrs Polluter
I believe that you have lost your plastic bag.
Well I found it in my climbing rose. Care to come and get it?
This could have been prevented if the perpetrator had only made the responsible decision to buy a bag from one of the many bag makers on Etsy, eBay, made it or Coles for cryin out loud, they sell calico ones! Buy my bags or someone else's, I don't care, just buy a real bag that isn't made of plastic.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Dear Mr/Mrs Polluter
This is why I don't have an empire like Martha Stewart yet.
You got 6 out of 10!
You really know your crafts! Your IQ falls in the mid-range, but keep crafting and learning new techniques and you'll be on top soon enough!
Are you up to Martha's standard yet?? Take the quiz here
Saturday, November 29, 2008
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs (Arnotts Marie Biscuits)
1 cup confectioners' sugar (Icing Sugar)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (Cole's choc melt buds worked the best)
2 tablespoons shortening(oil) (I never add it, too lazy)
Combine peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs(Marie biscuits), and confectioners' sugar(Icing sugar) in a bowl or a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Roll teaspoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into balls. About the size of a Large marble Refrigerate until ready to dip in melted chocolate.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in the top of a double boiler until very liquid. Using a tooth pick, dip each ball into chocolate leaving just the very top of the ball exposed. Set on a greased cookie sheet, setting each ball on the peanut butter end. Refrigerate(FREEZE) until the chocolate is firm. They only take about 5-10 mins to thaw here. I use the freezer because they tend to melt way too quick in our Summer which is when I make them.
The Narre Warren Community Craft shop is closing its doors after 21 years.
This is where you would have found me over the last 2 or so years on a Thursday. Knitting, laughing, chatting about what we were making, what charity we were helping next and drinking lots of tea and coffee. We were all volunteers, from all walks of life who valued the community spirit. There just wasn't enough interest in local craft to keep it open in this area so the hard decision was made. The shop had to close.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The winner of these cutesy cupcake and poptart-ish magnets will be drawn tonight so you still have time. 15 hours actually!!! Click on sidebar for link.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have reflected this week on where I am going with my business.
Where will I sell my product?
What is my product?
Who am I even?
Well all of those questions are answered in my business plan. Thank goodness. So all I need to do is grab it and reacquaint myself with it.
Today is my designated admin day. I don't have a lot to do because I haven't generated much business which is probably the reason for my reflections. My goal was to generate enough income to support a family of 6 should it all fall to me to do so. There is a real urgency in this task and it wasn't an idea born from me just wanting to play grown up business person stuff.
As I have stated before, we would all starve and be homeless if they were to rely on me now. It has been over a year and complacency and inertia have become my main obstacles.
I would love to hear from people in this situation or people who arnt but just want to tell me to get off my fat arse and work harder or smarter.
note* Whilst this may not seem like a Fantastic Friday it actually is. A day of reflection and re-assessing can ground you and refresh your sense of purpose.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Oh hi there. OK, so I am walking down the street to my house and it is the 19th of November and what do you think I saw.... some one, who is working of an entirely different calendar to me, has all of their xmas decorations , tree and lights up..... I don't know why but that bugs me.
I just walked for an hour by the way so everything bugs me. I totally and absolutely hate exercise.
Wish I was more like my friend Aisha who loves exercise and was so fit when I last saw her and clearly doesn't consume the quantity of carbs that I do....must keep walking....... be back later with On My Desk.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I just found the most gorgeous Japanese sewing site with free patterns and I'm giddy. This is also my first "blog this" attempt. Yay me
Ok now I do confess, I did think it would show the whole page. I mean it did say Blog this Page.....
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hi there. Just dropping in for a quick coffee and a chat. Well that's what a blog really is isnt it, a chat of sorts? I am making drawer freshers at the moment and I keep forgetting to make me some. Do you ever do that? Totally forget that you would really really love it if someone made you one of these things you are making for some one else......
I thought I would try a cupcake shape one since I am cupcake obsessive at the moment. I am starting to resemble a cupcake actually and at 3pm I have TOLD myself that I have to get on the treadmill. GASP, the treadmill isnt an ornament?
I'm not sure what scent I will put in these. The colours make me think Melon or some kind of fruit. Something nice that wont give me a headache. Don't you find some scents are so cheap that you are left with a migraine? Don't worry, I can't have those kinds near me so I have to use good quality fragrant ones or pure oil essence. Preferably pure oil.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I think my pelargonium collection has expanded somewhat, however, just like you can never have too much fabric, you can never have enough of your favourite flower
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Not really that hot I know but consider where I work. A shed with a tin roof...
No reason for the picture except I love the pattern.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Crafty Daisy is doing with trash. Just brilliant. Check these bags out.
Trash bags.com.au and for other green ideas
Great Green Goods
More links to tingle your enviromentally aware bone
Green on a budget: A sampler of sustainable products
Busting the plastic bag recycling myth
Events raise awareness about the harm of plastic bags
One question I want to ask, should you even be this far into my blatant enviro naggin blog, is this.
Do you really need that one plastic bag to carry that tiny item home from Coles or any other huge Grocery store? I see people still opt to say YES when asked "would you like a bag for that Sir?"
For one bloody item.........
Shame on you who do that.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
OK OK, sheesh my inside voice is so bossy and sounds a lot like Joyce
Insert Enya "in memory of trees" cd for admin inspiring ear candy.
6 hours later... not done yet, sick of Enya and I have a work induced headache
and I still have to start on my eBay business paperwork.
Looks like it's Pizza for tea
One day, when I have an empire, I will employ people to do admin for me... "OK stop dreaming and back to work.." There's that inside voice again...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesdays are now my days to report what people do with trash and trash ideas.
Refashioning, recycling and reusing are the new black and I hope it is here to stay.
If you are a consumer with a conscience then you might find some interesting stuff on my new Tuesday addition. I wont be doing much writing, just providing you with stuff that I found worthy of noting.
Eco-chic a matter of choice
Wearing rubbish has never been such a great idea!
'Green' designer uses recyclable materials in fashion
How to make bag out of wrappers
'Gifts of Green' at Winter 2009 Edition of California Gift Show(R)
An Interesting comparison for school mums regarding the debate between using foil or plastic is here - I found the aluminium difficult to clean after use which then deems it un recyclable so I am sticking with lunch paper for now. It goes straight into my compost, yucky half eaten lunches and all.
I hope these links provide you with some useful information or inspiration.