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Baking up a storm June 29, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, business, butter, cookies, custom order, food, home made, kings cross, oats.
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Some shots of the baking I’ve been doing this week to prepare for tomorrow’s Catering job:

Spiced Orange and Cardamon Cookies

Chocolate and Oat Cookies

Double chocolate brownies

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Op shop finds June 15, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, cake, fabric, food, Gempo Fine China Japan, Op Shopping, recycle, Second Hand, Tasmania, tea towel, Thrifting, thrifty, vintage.
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Today, sweaty and exhausted after another tough boxing session at the gym, I headed to the nearby Op Shop to do a little spotting of pretty things.

I came away $6.50 poorer.  But, look what that investment gave me:

5 cake tins, of varying sizes and weights.  I’ve been in need of a Bundt tin for some time, so I was delighted when i found this one for just $1!

This very old cake tin is really quite beautiful.  It’s old enough that it was made in Australia, as was it’s neighbour.  A rare thing now I guess – tins made here.  I think it will make a fine fruit cake tin at Christmas time this year.

I’ve been a fan of thick tourist linen tea towels for some time.  I’ve never been to Tasmania, but this tea towel is quite lovely I think.

While I was scouring the shelves I came across this little coffee cup.  Isn’t it a beauty?  I do not know if it is very old, or very new.  I didn’t find many references to the writing on the bottom of the cup when I did a Google search.  The text says “Gempo Fine China, Japan”.  I don’t mind either way, I think it’s quite lovely.  Definitely my star find of the day!

Something pretty June 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, flowers, home made, Saponify, soap.
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Lilac-scented soap bars freshly made and curing on the rack.  They’ll be making a home in my online store in early July.  They smell so lovely, i can’t wait to give one a try.