>Never eeeever.

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I am so happy that I wasn’t married in 1977. I promise never to wear matching outfits. Not even for a dress-up party. I do not fancy dressing tweedle dee and tweedle dum. Ever.

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>I want, I need

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…a garden. These photos just make me really want to have a big garden picnic with all of our friends…big trees, lush green grass, fragrant blooms, space to lie in the sun and gaze at the clouds. One day I will have my own and I will play in it lots and plant beautiful plants. I also want recycling tins in one corner and a compost heap so that nature can embark on its cycle and the beauty can decay, the worms and gogos can do their bit and then we’ll put it back and the beauty can emerge again.

>Have a cupcake

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These woollen cupcakes are so so sweet! And I love the stand. Yesterday Steven and I made a double yummy batch of cupcakes with vanilla butter cream. They were fun to put together together and everyone wanted the icing recipe so I thought I’d put it all up:

cupcakes:

125g butter, softened and chopped
1 t. vanilla extract
150 g castor sugar
3 eggs
225g self-raising flour
60ml milk

vanilla butter cream:
125g butter, softened and chopped
1 t. vanilla extract
240g icing sugar
2 T. milk

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line 12-hole patyt pans with paper cases. Combine butter, extract, milk, sugar, eggs, sifted flour and milk in bowl with an electric mixer (beat on a low speed until ingredients are just combined and then increase the speed to medium, beat for about 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth and pale). Sppon the mixture into the cases, bake for 20 minutes and then turn the cakes out, top side up onto a wire rack to cool. Now make the butter cream by beating the butter and the vanilla until as white as possible. Gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar, milk, then the rest of the icing sugar. Spread the tops of the cakes generoualy and lusciously. Delicious. Makes 24 and takes roughly an hour.

>Badge behaviour

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Apologies, apologies. My portfolio is due on Friday and so for the last week (or more) I have been hunched over the screen, with pantone booklets flying around the desk, tea cups piling up and a big box of tissues as I have been a little sickly. I hvae missed my dear blog but from now will be in full swing of things:) The gentleman and I slipped away to family for the weekend and enjoyed walks on a stormy beach, wading through the lagoon and eating lots of birthday cake. It was his big day on Friday the 13th.

Gina and I are gearing up for lots of creating (actually she has been like the Shoemaker’s Elves all in one…working away and creating and being the most supportive co-founder of Miss Molly ever…Thank you Gins, I really appreciate it!) for various events and markets. I must must must point you to our cheeky dutch apron as soon as it is in the catalogue on our website. Some more exciting news is that we are starting a Miss Molly Etsy shop…I am so excited to sell on line! Also exciting is that we might just be printing some gob-smacking gorgeous fabrics in the near future:) Plus I have some writing deadlines tugging at me like an impatient child waiting for an uppy.

So it is only appropriate that I purchase these here badges for Gins and I, and adopt the motto: I write. I knit. I sew. (I love).