Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Breakfast muffins

There are a few breakfast/savoury muffin recipes doing the rounds on Pinterest lately.
The topic of making these for easy lunches for the kids has also been brought up at my mother’s group. So today I thought I’d give it ago.
MMMM so yummy and so simple!! Why have I not made these before?!
All you need is:
3 rashers of bacon
6 eggs
2 sheets of puff pastry
1 cup of grated tasty cheese
1/2 cup of milk
Now to start baking:
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.
Chop your bacon up into small pieces, pop it into a fry pan and cook till golden.
Greese a 12 cup muffin pan, then cut your puff pastry into squares big enough to cover each cup. This doesn’t have to be neat, just make sure the whole bottom is covered so the egg mixture doesn't leak through.
Put the eggs, milk and cheese in a mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper to your taste. (I’m not a huge fan of salty things so didn’t add salt and pepper. I found the bacon had plenty of flavour) Now mix all ingredients together.
Pour the egg mixture into the muffin pan, dividing evenly. Then place a few bacon pieces on top of each muffin.
Cook for about 15-20 mins (depending on your oven).
 Once cooked leave to cool for about 5 minutes.
To remove from the pan you may need to use a knife to loosen the edges.
There you have it
Yumo breakfast muffins

Friday, 15 June 2012

Crochet Beanie Pattern


Hi!!! OMG it feels like forever since I have been on my blog! I’m so sorry, but I will make it up to you all, I promise!
Now that its FREEZING here in Canberra Mr MDLO wanted me to make him a beanie using the same pattern that was used with his favourite beanie he bought in Brazil. HA he thought I couldn’t do it!! Well I proved him wrong!
So here it goes. I have never written a crochet pattern out before so please pull me up if I have made a mistake. Now let’s hope this makes sense!! ;)
dc- Double crochet
ss- Slip stich
ch- Chain
  Round 1: Ch 5, join with ss in 1st chain to form a ring
Round 2: dc 10, ss in 1st DC to complete round. It’s good to place a marker here, so you know where the round starts.  CH2  (10 dc)
Round 3:  2dc in every dc around, ss in 1st dc to complete round, ch2 (20dc)
Round 4: 2dc in every dc around, ss in 1st dc to complete round ch2 (40dc)
Round 5-17: dc in every dc around, ss in 1st dc to complete round ch2 (40dc)
Round 18:  dc in every stich around, fasten off using ss in 1st dc to complete round. (40dc)
And there you have it a simple beanie!  You can adjust how many rows you do to make a larger or smaller beanie.
(The black beanie is the one I made with this pattern)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Chicken noodle soup recipe

When I was a kid my mum used to make this for us when we were sick. Being sick over the last few days I asked her to email me the recipe. Mmmm nothing better than a warm homemade soup to make you feel better. ( it would taste even better if my mum was close by to make this for us!)


Fresh chicken pieces with bones any part but not just wings as you will get the meat off when cooked ( I also use leftover BBQ chicken, just make sure there is enough chicken on the bones)
1 brown onion
1 stick celery
1 carrot
piece of parsnip but not necessary
ground black pepper (coursley ground better)

Place all ingredients in very large saucepan and cover with cold water adding quite a lot of salt, bring to boil and slowly simmer for about half to 3/4 hour, remove meat from cooked chicken, peel and cut up carrot, strain broth.

Boil egg noodles (wide ribbon noodles) till cooked add cut up chicken and carrot, season with Maggie original seasoning, a must as it tastes great with it!
Enjoy :)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Crocheting Love!

Some people think I'm crazy at the amount of time and effort i go to make things.
As you can see by the pic below, That is the reason why! I LOVE seeing the kids smile with excitement of a new friend to cuddle !!
This spring bunny pattern by Stephanie Jessica Lau is just simply gorgeous!!

Little miss said "oh mum its my favourite!"
hehehe so darn cute!!
you can find the pattern here

Also congrats to MDLO giveaway winners J.Nock, S.Rawlings & P.Tan!!!
I hope you love your crochet hook organiser!! (gee i better get crocheting!)


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Doll stroller revamp tutorial

OK so here is the tutorial on how to make a new doll stroller liner.
This is the 1st tutorial i have done, so if you cant understand it or i have left something out please let me know. Also if you would like the pattern message me and i can see what i can do.
I need to find a pattern making software

Materials you will need:

Seam picker
some scrap fabric
sewing machine
sewing scissors
11/2 meters of bias tape binding

OK 1st step is a bit of a drag. I Hate unpicking seams!!
Grab your seam picker and unpick the bias tape that runs around the whole lining.

The old fabric is now your template, so now lay out the old pieces of fabric on top of your new fabric and cut around.  (There is no need for a seam allowance.)

Grab your rectangle piece of fabric and fold over the long side of the fabric 1/2inch. Then run over it with a warm iron.

Next place the rectangle piece along the bottom of the curved piece of fabric. Wrong sides facing together. So the folded piece is facing inwards.
Now sew along the three outer sides and  7cm in the middle (see pic below)

This now creates two little pockets that will slip over the bottom of the stroller

:/ mind the bad worn off nail polish!

Now this is when the kids started going crazy and my sewing machine started to go bonkers!!
I have only just taken pictures so please ignore the binding, that step is comimg.
Lay the large back piece face up with the smaller end up the top and the wider end at the bottom. Place the curved piece of fabric on top right side down. Yo are now going to pin the curved end to the the wide bottom part of the back piece. (OMG does that make sense?? )
I start pinning the out side, middle then in between. I have numbered the picture below so you get more of an idea on where the pins go.

Sew together
Grab your binding and sew it over the seam  where you have just sewn.
(i missed this step because i was feeling Rather frustrated with my sewing machine)
Now you would attach the straps that kept the doll in. Making sure the bias tape is facing in.

again i didn't do this as my little miss gets so frustrated when her doll gets stuck.
 Now sew your bias tape all around the outside of the lining.
Cut two strips of binding measuring 8cm. Fold in half and sew on top two corners.
Then just pop the straps over the stroller handles and slip the little pockets on the under side of lining on the bottom part of stroller.

and there you go a lovely new stroller lining.
I do hope this tutorial was easy to follow.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to message me

Monday, 2 April 2012

Winter style



Who would like to win one of these crochet hook organisers?
I will be giving away one in your choice of colours!!

All you have to do is join MyDailyLoveOf blog or like MyDailyLoveOf  facebook page and share with your friends.
then go to MyDailyLoveOf facebook page and under the photo of the organiser write "done".
Simple right?
So go on share the love!!
On the 10th i will draw a winner via



1.Aubin & Wills Dallington cotton-voile shirt- $58
2. MOSCHINO C&C Black One-Button Blazer $750
3. Kenneth Jay Lane Satin Gold & Jade Oval Ring $80 -
4.Aqua superskinny jeans @ a bargin price of $35 -
5.  Aqua Turquoise Striped Gold and Crystal Bangle $28 -
7. Unlisted Proto Call NV - Black $45 -
8. Versace Quilted leather shoulder bag $1,695- (I can dream right?)
9. My signature sent Dior Addict Eau De Parfum, 1.7 Oz. from $80 David Jones/ Myers

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Doll stroller revamp

Little Miss's stroller was looking a bit worse for wear so i decided it was time to get rid of the old yuck, moldie and sun faded lining. I didn't really want to throw the whole thing out and buy a new one especially when i had some cute scrap fabric lying around.

Much better i think :)
I was going to add the straps but the kiddies are going a bit crazy and my sewing machine wasn't behaving. I think its a bit better without it anyway because now little miss doesnt get frusterated trying to get dollies legs in!

If you would like a tutorial on how to do this please leave a message and ill do a post or email the tutorial.