Sunday, November 24, 2013
Just FYI - (I know I said this at the start of the year, but since then I've changed address...) I'm officially over at:
Hope to see you over there :)
(There's crafting, cooking and books. Probably should mention that too, haha)
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
When I started this blog back in... 2009, I believe, I had one idea - I wanted to create cross stitch patterns and blog about them. Since then... it's changed a lot, and so have I (in lots of ways, but I won't go into that now). Since it's a new year, I wanted a fresh start in the blog world. This has been in the works for a while now, and I'm so excited to finally (*squee*) put it out there.
Blogs, that is.
Coffee and Craft will still be here, but I won't be posting on it any more.
If you want to keep up with me and my crafting adventures in the new year, please pop over to
Monday, December 24, 2012
It has been over two months since I last had a post! What a terrible blogger I am. Hehe. That being said though, I have been insanely busy- my teaching prac for uni kept me busy every day for a month. No joke there, for a month it was all "hobbies? You have hobbies now? No hobbies for you!"
Since then I have been working on a plan (yes, a blog related plan) which starts in the new year. It has been in the works for a few weeks now, so bear with me for a bit =)
Hope those links work! If not, I'm "tinirawrs" on each of those sites =)
Anyway, I hope you and your family have a safe and very merry Christmas and a fabulous new year.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
For a change, it's actually my own "recipe". It goes as follows:
-3 squares of puff pastry
-300g (ish) tin of pineapple chunks
-lots and lots of cheese
-herbs (I used a premix called "Italian Herbs". No idea what was in it, but it was delicious)
1. Preheat oven to 180(degrees)C. Line trays with baking paper.
2. On the sheets of puff pastry, spread tomato sauce, followed by ...everything.
3. Roll puff pastry! Close the ends (...squish them down with a fork).
4. Sprinkle cheese on top!
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes
It was a surprisingly delicious dinner, and there's one roll left over for tomorrow! Yay.
See you Wednesday!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
To explain the random lumps in my icing... Yeah, I don't have a sifter. There was one, once, but it was a weird contraption which had a huge buildup of flour and icing sugar and was impossible to clean (it had rotating blades and was... again, weird).
Apparently these cupcakes were "alright, but not really Dr Pepper-y". Not my words, I took a tiny nibble and all I could taste was Dr Pepper. So won't be making these again, but it was an interesting Pinterest-inspired project!
The batter was the other half of the brownie cupcake recipe from last week, and half a cup of Dr Pepper. The icing recipe was from somewhere on the internet, but they all looked pretty similar when I Googled "Dr Pepper Icing"
See you Wednesday!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
...Or is it just me that does that?
Bit of a back story to this one, I bought this dress while I was on holiday with my cousins, considering it was summer at the time (and so. very. hot) and adorable. Aaaand then I got home. It got worn once. I'm not a huge fan of strapless dresses (for the sole reason I've never found a good strapless bra), but the pattern is gorgeous.
|Super cute but strapless and not quite right!|
And the ruffle! I love the ruffle at the bottom! It's so adorable.
|Aaaaand we're ignoring the winter-white legs here. Hehe|
As simple as the refashion would be, I figured the best option would be to turn the dress into a maxi skirt. Conveniently, I'm hoping I can use it for my teaching prac in a few weeks (it's long and in a dark colour. Considering I'm working with primary students, this is perfect).
|Heads up: my top is super slouchy!|
I'm super happy with how it turned out. I should take it in a little at the waist, but I love it. It's much more... me. That, and it's much more versatile.
Can't wait to continue cutting down my pile! One day, it'll be smaller...
Until next time,
Sunday, September 16, 2012
|...You have no idea how hard these were to pull out of the wrapper...|
Yeah. The chocolate brownie cupcakes collapsed while they were cooking. Funnily enough, the Dr Pepper ones (which were in the same tray) didn't. But moving on.
Remember the granitas I made a while back? In this case, I located the coffee granita one and filled my cupcake with it. It ended up looking like this:
It. Was. Delicious. Also made getting the bowlcupcake out of the wrapper so much easier. Mm, tasty.
I got the recipe from this book!
|Yes, the boar has a tiara on it. It was from my 21st and I couldn't bear to toss it, so the boar got it.|
Figured photographing the book with some soft toys would be infinitely cooler than just telling you the title. It's an alright book, there are a lot of recipes in there, but I think this is the first thing I've actually made from this book.
Until next time,