Monday, 25 February 2013

Stamping is addictive

'Just can't quit it, just can't quit it.'
I've carved 38 individual lino stamps the last couple of days

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Straight from the oven

My oh so eager little helper!


1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
3 tbs oil
1 cup oats
1/3 cup milk
1 jumbo egg
4 medium carrots, finely grated
1 ripe banana, mashed

Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, add the raisins, banana and carrots.  Mix well.  Add the oil, egg and milk.  Mix till just combined.

Scoop 1/4 cup fulls in a prepared 12 hole muffin pan.
Baked at 190 degrees Celsius for 25 min or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of each muffin.

Serve warm with a knob of butter and drizzled honey.
A cuppa Rooibos serves as a great companion!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Stuffs we've made the past two weeks

We are expanding our brand a bit, (inspired by my children and husband of course) with a clothing, shoes and hand printed range of goodies!  These items are once off at the moment, but we will be expanding shortly! Keep your eyes peeled...

Pop us your thoughts! 

-  Happy Tuesday  -

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

'n Rare Verskynsel

Reën in Februarie in die Sandveld gaan 'n
verstand te bowe, geboë rûe swig swaar onder die son 
se gloed ... dan die lafenis van onweers-wolke, 'n donder
roep in die kloof, fluisterend plof die eerste geboorte stofwasem in die sand.
 Dit drup, drup en die aarde laat haar lyf drink, van dors sug
sy in saligheid en haar asem ruik soet -

Monday, 11 February 2013



Serves 2

500g potatoes
125g flour + extra
olive oil
400g minced beef
2 carrots, grated
1 garlic glove, finely chopped
1 onion, grated
1/4 green pepper, finely chopped
tomato & onion relish
brown sugar
coriander, cinnamon, blackPEPPER

For the Gnocchi

Boil the unpeeled potatoes in salted water for 20 min, drain, peel and blend coarsely.  Leave to cool slightly.
Sprinkle flour on a work surface, knead the lukewarm potato with the flour, we had to add a little extra flour, until it no longer sticks to your hands.
Divide into portions, roll into long tubes, cut into rectangles approximately 2cm long, press with a fork.

Meanwhile;  In a frying pan, fry the carrots, garlic, onion and green pepper in olive oil for a few minutes, add the mince and spices, cook on medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  Add the relish and brown sugar to taste, simmer until done.

Bring salted water to boil, add a few drops of oil.  Cook the gnocchi in the boiling water until they rise to the surface, scoop out and keep aside.

Serve the mince on top of the gnocchi, finish with garlic chives.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Homemade Berry Smoothie

Serves 2

Freeze two handfuls of strawberries overnight,
In a blender, add the strawberries, a handful of fresh blueberries.  Four tablespoons plain yogurt.  Three tablespoons Vanilla ice cream and milk to find the desired consistency.

Blend well!

Serve in a 'frozen' recycled Dough Egberts coffee jar
Super summer cooler - Yummy!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Tiny Handmade Slip-ons

The first pair of our handmade teeny shoes...
These beauties are really comfy and boast genuine leather inner soles and finishes

Watch this space, there will be plenty designs and styles to come!

Friday, 1 February 2013

A Handmade Diaper Bag for the soon to be four of us

I've decided to sew a custom designed proudly South African diaper bag for our two little ones.  The one we had was a bit too girly, and to small to accommodate the little fellow that is on his way.

I was inspired by various designs on Pinterest, and settled for a intermediate design, that would fit both the kids goodies and mine.

We are super happy with the outcome, and excited to experiment with more handbag/diaper bag designs!