Friday, April 30, 2010

What have I been doing?

Making shorts for little boys that have grown and complain the old ones are too tight around the waist.  A couple more in the pipeline as well.

I finished these last night and like expected I was woken by this little person wearing them telling me they are nice shorts Mum, not tight!
FYI the motorbike fabric was a pillowcase and the orange cord is stash = FREE shorts.

Making bags, not plastic coated.  This is the perfect size and I don't know about you but I love the sideways old car once a pillowcase fabric!  I did extra rows of stitching on the handles for a bit of something.

I like it and I'm using it!  I've got a couple of other ideas for a key hook thing on the inside with the scraps leftover.

And lastly, actually not lastly, I've made a zillion other things lately but these are just the pictures I've got on hand for now!  Pavlova birthday cake for Stephen.

We all love pavlova, especially ones with special jaffa's on top.
FYI, I use 8 egg whites (6 were cold and 2 were room temp cause I had to wait for the chooks to lay 2 more that morning to have enough!)  and 2 cups caster sugar-  that's it.  Nothing extra special like vingegar, cornflour or whatever in my pavlova but I do take about 25-30 mins to beat the sugar in and cook it very slowly and then leave in the oven to cool with the door open.  The marshmallow was nice and thick on the inside too! 


Sandi Butler said...

Your son's shorts look really great!
The pav' turned out nicely....yummo!

Vik said...

Those shorts are awesome! Can I ask which pattern you used?

mummymadesigns said...

love your pav and the shorts lovely, but especially love that nice clean oven wow !

Leah (mummy made it) said...

Vik, Its a Burda pattern I have made a million times before and thats not an exaggeration! I've tried so many other shorts but I always come back to these. I forget the pattern number but they are listed in lots of posts on my blog. p.s. the oven was recently cleaned! prior to April the birthday month ready for cooking up a storm!

Vik said...

Thank you soooooo much!! I've heard about this Burda shorts pattern before and finally after your post I decided I must own the pattern and now I do! Can't wait to try them for my little guy and they will be perfect for my nephew's birthday this month. Thanks again, love your blog :)