Archive for July, 2008

The Flat Rosies are home!!!

The Flat Rosies’ holiday with Aunty Jenni and Uncle Hugh and their 2 cats, Ralph and Max.

July 2008


When the Flat Rosies came to stay, Aunty Jenni was really happy. The Rosies were bright and cheerful and good company for a sick aunty!


Among their adventures they…


  • Watched the All Blacks with Uncle Hugh
  • Planted a bulb with Aunty Jenni (it came home with them)
  • Made fresh Lemonade (recipe included)
  • Slept in Patrick’s bed
  • Met Banafa the Italian witch (kind of like an Italian Santa Claus, brings gifts to good children on Jan 6)
  • Went for a ride on her broomstick
  • Went to Aunty Jenni’s hospital appointment, met her nurses.
  • Had a picnic with Nana and Jenni and made hot choc with the hospital machine!
  • Went to the domain and fed the ducks
  • Had coffee in Ponsonby, sat on the table
  • Bought a felt butterfly for Zoë and Ruby
  • Went to a Café with Nana, Papa, Aunty Jen and Uncle Hugh for brunch
  • Watched Kung Fu Panda while sitting in Uncle Hugh’s pocket and ate his popcorn
  • Had a nap with Ralph and Max
  • Told the cats about the 3 little Kittens
  • Watched Zoë dancing
  • Made dancing outfits and did a show for Banafa (outfits came home!)

All these adventures were hand written this tiny little handmade book! SOOOO much fun for the kids to open!                            




Next trip…..


Uncle Jeff and Aunty Sue’s house in Wellington!!!!


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Dancing Star!!!

Check this out! Zoe just entered her first dance competition on Sunday, She not only won her group, SHE GOT A MERIT!!!! (That’s the top grade you can get… an A +!!)

She is so proud, she got her very first medal! (And a cool bookmark!)

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And the winner is….


Congratulations Mary!! I will e-mail you in the next couple of days!

Now, talking of give-aways…. You have to visit this site! Believe me, it is worth it! Our chances of winning are VERY slim, but you know you have to be in it to win it!

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The Flat Rosies….and……A GIVE AWAY!

Meet The Flat Rosies!

We read a book recently called Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown), it is about a boy who gets squashed in his sleep! His family pops him in an envelope and posts him away on holiday!

We decided to make our own version, the girls have named them The Flat Rosies! This week we have posted them to Aunty Jenni (She is not allowed to see anyone this week as she is Radio Active due to her cancer treatment!)

We are looking for other holiday destinations for them! They are very easy house guests, they only want to stay for a week (or so) and all they request is a photo, picture or story included in the envelope when they return! If you would like them to visit, leave a comment! We are going to make their adventures into a book (not a published book, a book the kids make!) and would love to send them all over the place!

Now, the giveaway!

I whipped up this felt poppy needle book last night!

It is all handstiched, i will include a variety of needles in side.  (11 x 14cm)

Leave me a comment and i will draw a name on the 18th (my birthday!)

Thought i should mention, this giveaway is open to EVERYONE! You don’t have to have commented before, you don’t have to have even visited before! Just leave a comment!

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MMM Yummy!

Well, i said in my last post that we were off to a Hangi (traditional Maori meal cooked in a hole in the ground). Unfortunately, Javi ended up with food poisoning! He vomited 5 times (including all over the bedroom floor, thank goodness for wooden floors!). Everyone had separate packages and in mine the veggies were a bit hard, so i didn’t eat it! Javi’s was cooked perfectly, but, obviously there was something else in there!

On a yummier note, heres my new fave dish, just for you Kate!

Citrus Salad (i first saw this in a Foodtown magazine, but  has been adjusted more than enough to make it MINE!

4(if you are making it vegetarian you will probably want more!) Kumaras (sliced thinly)

2 T oil

2 T chilli flakes or 1/2 t paprika or 1/2 t chilli powder

2 T orange zest

2 T honey (melted in the microwave to make it runny!)

Put all these in a bag and shake, making sure the bag is not split, because that is REALLY messy!

Roast at about 200 C for about 20 mins. I do this earlier in the day.

On a big flat dish arrange 1 bag of salad (i like baby spinach) 1 avocado, spring onion, 1 orange, Kumara.

Mix 4 T Best mayonnaise, 1/2 orange (juice and pulp)

Pour over salad……………..


To carnivorize it add 3 rashers of bacon, 1 sliced chicken breast or 1 cordon bleu or 1/2 pack of Tegal chicken bites, some more of the dressing…..


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Frivolous and silly!

Yes, frivolous and silly is how my lovely husband has described my latest project! Thanks Hon!

I made this little owl purse tonight, as i was watching Top Model and Project Runway! (Boohoo- SweetP was eliminated!)


It is made from recycled tweed, felt, buttons and lined with a very funky brown/orange/purple vintage floral! on the back she says Hoot! I think she is cute! (and yes, she is a bit frivolous, but i like frivolous, so there!)She is designed to fray around the edges and get better with age!

We have a busy weekend starting tomorrow!  We are going to take the boys to a chicken show in the afternoon, then Jarrod and i are off to a Hangi at one of his clients house. On Sunday we have a wedding to attend! yay!  My girls have gone on their first ever holiday without us! 😦 I know, i know they go to Nana and Papa’s all the time, but they have never been AWAY with them! I am a bit sad!

Oh, and i have to show you the snow we had at our house! hehehe! OK, Just kidding, i was cleaning out the freezer! (that is from just 2 shelves!!!!! it is 25 y/o and a hand-me-down from Mum and Dad!)


I HAVE JUST NOTICED THIS IS MY 50th POST!!!!! Maybe i should do a give away? Keep your eyes here, i will update you!

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