A Day In The A Blue Mountains.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I welcome you to take your time and browse , visiting my bush garden and discovering the wonders of my city within a national park; Blue Mountains National Park. Via my blog you will travel with me through the successes, trials and tribulations of gardening on a bush block. I share with you my patchwork & quilting, knitting, paper crafts, cooking and life in general.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Sunday 2013

Easter Sunday means a huge family gathering.
So we grated and 

we sliced

and drank lots of coffee

caught up on devouring chocolate

brought out the fancy

glass ware

hunted eggs

followed the clues

until the glittery foil caught our eye

admired the statuettes

along the way.

Chocolate rabbits appeared

in unexpected places.

More than enough chocolate


to supply a chocoholic

for a month of Sundays...

perhaps even longer...

The house is decorated with bunting made from upcycled paper.

Little kids, and big kids, trampolined the afternoon away.

Here's hoping that your day was fun too.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Relaxing Afternoon

The afternoon was spent preparing for Easter Sunday, packing gifts.

Making chicks with my DD and Miss Five.

Colouring in eggs to make bunting.

No pressure.
Time with family.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

More Easter Cooking - With Miss Five

Miss Five is now at school.
She had a bit of a wobbly start to school with quite a bit of separation anxiety going on.

She spends three afternoons a week with me.

Yesterday afternoon she decorated some milk arrowroot biscuits with glace icing.

And of course, we couldn't forget the obligatory Easter egg.

They are now bagged and tagged ready for giving on Easter Sunday.

This morning I had my first attempt at decorating with royal icing.

I need a new craft like I need a hole in the head...seriously!

I decorated yesterday's chocolate pops with some left over white royal icing...for the kids.

I think I've over committed myself!

I've cooked Easter goodies every day this week.

I baked some Figolli yesterday which I decorated this morning.

After I had finished icing them I realized I'd forgotten the Easter egg!

Luckily I still had some icing over to glue them to the cakes.

As you can see...I still need lots of practise...

The truth is though...I don't really have the patience for this type of fiddly craft!

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season and that you get to spend lots of time with family and friends.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Cooking

Here are my Easter treats all ready to gift to my sewing buddies.

I made lavender shortbread hearts and packed them into cello bags along with a chocolate Easter egg.

You can find the cutest Easter tags 

I went a bit crazy with the chocolate and...

certainly wasn't thinking ahead.
What do I do with fifty plus choc pops?

What are you cooking for Easter?

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