Friday, 23 March 2012

Bleach Print T-Shirt MOUSTACHE STYLE!

I've been meaning to give bleaching a t-shirt a go since i saw it being gloriously "tipped" by Gem on Superscrimpers, then a couple of days ago my Niece was doing the same thing for her home work ( i know... home work's got cool!) So ive decided to give it a whirl...

Of course the I LOVE MOUSTACHE thing isn't just a craze for me *side eyes*, i DO love a moustache, my Daddy (ledge') has a moustache and I LOVE MY DADDY!

So heres what Clairey did next;

you will need;

* A dark color tee

* Card

* Scissors

* Chalk or a fabric pencil

* Bleach

* Cotton bud

* An old magazine or newspaper

* Fabric pen (optional)

What you do;

* Lay the t-shirt flat

* Cut out a template using the card.

* Mark your motif on your tee with the chalk.

* Pop your magazine or newspaper inside the t-shirt to stop the bleach printing on the back

* Carefully paint the bleach on to your tee with the cotton bud.

* Now wait a bit...i takes a while.....maybe take some tea!

* When its reached the color you like, fling it strait in the wash.

* If you like when its out and dry, add little detailing with a fabric pen...up to you!


I'm off the look after Mr G, he had too many Ribenas last night x..............

There he is look...say hi Daddy! x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Vintage China Jewellery!


After toying with the idea for months of making my oh so much loved vintage china wearable, ive finally done it!

These little beauties look utterly fantazmic for summer and I CANT WAIT to team mine up with my little white vintage dress, Mums snake belt and my old lady chic loafers! BYE GUM ILL FEEL SNAZZY!

I've listed a handfull of my collection and they are beautifully quirky and scrummy! Im particually in love with the blue poppy bracelet and the yellow flower ring!

Here's the link.....

Any hoo, i hope you approve.... ill be listing more in the next week!

Off to take a late dee caff Tea Pig x x x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Baking with Archie - Yogurt cake

I'm possibly running away from my blog genre with this post but I just have to share!
My son loves cooking with me and at any given chance will drag his chair across my slate kitchen tiles *eye twitches* to help me bake and cook (Archie style)
I stumbled upon this recipe that literally can't go wrong (i say this as i'm crunching on egg shell) and is perfect for any budding baker to cook all on their own, it's called Yogurt cake as that's what's in it but also the main ingredients are weighed out using the tubs.....hence it's perfect for mini bakers!

You will need;

2 tubs whole milk yogurt (individual portion sized, about 126-175g each) fruity, non fruity it doesn't matter.

2 eggs

2 tubs of caster sugar

1 teaspoon of Vanilla essence

Just under one tub of vegetable oil

4 tubs of plain flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tubs of fresh or frozen fruit or even choccy chips (optional but Archie used fresh blueberries and it was delicious!)

What Archie did next (with a little help from mummy with the hot bits);

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius, grease a loaf tin or 9-inch round tin with a little veg oil.

Pop all of your wet ingredients in a bowl and give it a good mix then add your dry ingredients and mix again, Archie found using 4 spoons and a triceratops very helpful in aiding mixing, and then add your fruit or choccy....or a tub of both!

Tip all the batter into your tin and (with help from a chosen big kid) pop it in the oven for 35 mins, possibly an extra 5 mins if it fails the knife test


I've vowed to let Archie take control of the kitchen every Saturday morning to whip up a watch this space!

TA TA from Archie Bear x x x

I'm so sorry for forgetting to take a picture of the finished article....I'll try harder next time!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Share a little inspiration and happiness...

If you know me, have met me, chatted to me or have read my blog, you will know that chintzy china tea sets make me swoon!
I have been working my size 6 socks off on a very secret and yet to be revealed jewellery range, so I thought I would let you have a little sneaky peaky into what has been giving me MASSES of inspiration... I promise in the mean time to carry on working on my new deliciously delectable jewellery range, so it's ready to adorn your limbs sooner then you can say "one lump or two"
Now lets see if we can get you heading for your tea sets with this little bit of high tea heaven.....

x x x