Mrs Tiff ....living creatively



Sunday, October 7, 2012

~ Birthday Guitar Cookies ~

Baked specially for my birthday boy to take to school to share....









I found the cookie cutter at a store yesterday and inspiration struck!








I baked some guitar shaped cookies and got to work with some blue bubble gum icing, some sour cola straps (cut with a sharp knife into strands), some white chocolate buttons and some silver cachous.....










Sweet musical guitar cookies.......










All ready to take to school and a nice change from cup cakes I think!



Happy week!
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

~ Crochet Monkey Crazy ~




If you were wondering why I
have not been around much lately.....






These little monkeys have been keeping me busy!






















I have been a bit distracted...
They are just too cute, I just can't help myself!


Happy week!
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

~ Bon Voyage Tea Party ~




Today I am sharing some
tea party pictures........
 just wanting to wish a
fond farewell to a dear friend
who is moving to China
for a new adventure!






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Bon Voyage dear friend!




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PS: I had been a while since I last checked in,
life is so busy, but I have promised myself
to find time to catch up with all my
 bloggy friends who I am missing so much!!!!




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

~ Vintage Map Paper Decorations ~


I recently hosted a tea party to
farewell a dear friend off to teach in China.
After a little insprational browsing
on Pinterest I came up with a map theme
for my Bon Voyage tea party.....






I was lucky enough to have a
vintage atlas in my stash
so I got tearing and cutting!!!!






I cut little triangles
to make paper cupcake flags
using toothpicks (which I later
glued using a glue gun).






I folded some paper to make
those lovely rosettes.







I made some pinwheels
from a template on the internet.
I used some little brads from Kaisercraft
to secure them at the centre.






Then I made some tags
to decorate the table.






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I glued some old buttons to
decorate the rosettes
and bakers twine to use to hang them. 






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Since I am on a map theme today I
thought I'd also show use
my flying ducks...
These are the ones from Kaisercraft
which I covered in a Cavellini & Co
map (wrapping paper).






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There is something so pretty
about this vintage map paper,
it was a delight to create with too.

Hope you have been inspired
to get creating with paper now,
I imagine old children's books
would look just as effective
(I might try that next!).

I think that you could certainly
adapt the idea for some school
holiday fun with the kids!


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

~ Pretty Crochet Nesting Bowls ~

Today I am sharing some of my
latest crochet creations....




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These little crocheted nesting bowls
 are so sweet and very addictive!
I couldn't help adding some little
decorative zakka touches....

I found the pattern at the
lovely Bunny Mummy blog after
a less than perfect first
attempt from elsewhere.
I like the way Jacquie uses
two strands of yarn, it gives
the bowls a firm structure.

I am enjoying school holidays
but there never seems to be enough
time to fit everything in.

At least the weather was nice and warm
today, hopefully it will continue for our last
week of the holidays!


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PS: I hope you like my blog make-over
I have been meaning to do it for a while!