Sunday, December 29, 2013

Organic cotton flannelette nighties

Once again I'm sewing winter gear in summer, but that's ok, our Northern Hemisphere friends are enjoying winter at the moment.  I've just updated my shop with some new organic cotton nighties, to go with the upcycled ones.  You can find them here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Livinia is 5!

Happy Birthday Liv! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dance concert 2013

Just a few snaps from last night's dance concert, both girls were in it this year, and did very well.  Backstage was a bit more frantic than last year, thankfully the girls want to do swimming next year!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ginger cake in the Sun Oven

 I made a couple of ginger cakes in the Sun Oven today.  I hadn't baked anything sweet in it before, and with a nice sunny day (amazing how many warm days have had too much cloud cover!), I thought today was a good time to try.  This is when I put them in, it had heated up to 180 degrees celcius!
 This is when they were ready.  I left them in for about 1 1/2 hours, it normally takes about an hour.  You can't burn things in a sun oven, so I was waiting to see if the dips in the middle of the cakes would rise, but they didn't.  Probably because of the moist rather than dry air in the Sun Oven.  A knife inserted into the middle came out very clean, so they were cooked.
And the finished result- a little dippy in the middle, but perfectly cooked otherwise.  Lunchbox snacks done for the week, and one cake for the freezer.