At the moment it’s school holidays so I’ve got a glorious six weeks off work. I thought I would get a lot of baking done, but I haven’t. There has been trips to the beach, visiting friends and having BBQ’s, snorkelling at Goat Island and Christmas all mixed into my days. When I have had some down time to myself I have been getting crafty and watching movies (seen 10 this year already). Here’s some stuff I have made recently:
I even set myself up a shop on felt, which I don’t see doing much, but it was fun sticking stuff up. Yesterday, being a lady of leisure, I zoomed around Auckland stopping in at little shops I have wanted to check out. It was so much fun that I wanted to share it with you, despite there being no baking being made on my behalf. I just thought my day summed up what I have been up to lately.
The first stop of my day was in Point Chevalier. I went to a bead shop - ‘The Bead Hold’.
Next, I wandered down the road into this place; ‘Organic World ’:
Then, just a little bit further down the road I stopped into The Little Craft Store.
Going here was the main reason for my trip. I’m glad I went too – it is such a cute little shop; the owners is lovely, the fabrics are so pretty and I got myself a sewing pattern to make a birdie pillow (there’s a picture of it further down the post).
While out I decided a stop in at Icing on the Cake was in order, so I could pick up some cupcakes for Simon and I to eat later on, as we had planned on watching Black Swan.
These were delicious, but I didn’t get to eat them until 9pm-ish, as Simon decided we were going mountain biking (where I almost died) after he finished work, before watching the movie!
Also on my tour around some of Auckland’s little shops I stopped in at Bread and Butter on New North Road. It has only been open a week – stocks some cute crafty items and vintage clothing. I felt a little out of place as I was the only one not in a vintage dress – I love them, but I don’t think I can pull them off :(
I made a quick dash into Flotsam and Jetsam too because I wanted to get an old milk bottle to use as a vase for some pom pom flowers I had made.
1 tablespoon sugar
3 – 4 heaped tablespoons Milo
5 – 6 massive scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 x 150g pottle of chocolate yoghurt
1 cup milk
Mix it all in a blender until you get your desired consistency. Makes 2 large glasses.
After indulging in a glass of thick shake I got to work on my latest project. I’ve just started making a large striped crochet blanket and I’m loving all the different colours of wool I’ve got waiting to be used! Now, don’t freak out that I am abandoning baking – I promise I will have made something by the end of next week.