' Fairy Tale Goodness!

A fairy tale themed sewing swap!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

So first of all...after a lot of thinking and twisting and turning and re-thinking I decided I dont want to follow a certain blog posting routine anymore. I just noticed that sometimes I could write two blog posts a day for two weeks because I got so much to show and tell and sometimes I dont really know what to write about. So I figured from now on I will blog whenever I got something great to show and write about...like this super amazing swap package from my Courtney! It was a swap that has been all about favorite fairy tales and we agreed on making a recipe journal for each other...isnt everything just too cute?! I am in mad love with the embroidered little red riding hood!!!

The ribbon...Miss J already claimed it! :)

And there has been the most gorgeous stack of well-hoarded fabric!!!

And this!!!! Yummmyyyy!!!! 

Have an awesome week everyone!!!


' Fabulous Food Friday

Recipe for baking muffins on Fabulous Food Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

It´s coooold outside, so how about staying inside with the yummiest ever muffins?!!!

Lemon poppy seed mini muffins (about 36)

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
a bit of lemon extract or grated lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon yogurt

You got to preheat your oven to 350°F (175C). Combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 

Mix sugar and butter until white and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and lemon extract. Add flour mixture and yogurt, beat just until moistened. 

Spoon batter into mini muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes (tops should be lightly browned).

Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!!


' Whimsical Wednesdays

Some super fun treats on Whimsical Wednesdays!

A box full of super yummy treats found its way to us! Again from our wonderful friend Colleen, who officially is the queen of making caramels!!! I wish you could all smell them, they are so wonderful and sooo so so yummy!!!

There was an Olaf hat in there for Jamie too, who is over the moon happy with it! ;)

And gnome socks for mommy!!! Thank you so much again dearest Colleen!!!


' Apple dumpling pouch

My apple dumpling pouch for a swap!

Happy Monday everyone!

I figured I never actually showed you the little apple dumpling pouch I have been sewing for a swap! So here it is:

I thought little red riding hood is a perfect match for any apple themed swap, so that´s what I did!

I also sent along some hexies for partner! The fabric is the original Far Far Away print by Heather Ross:

And an apple pincushion:

Have a great start into the new week everyone!


' Fabulous Food Friday

Recipe for Orange-Lemon-Cake on Fabulous Food Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

It´s baking time on our little blog today!!!

Yummy Orange-Lemon-Cake

200g butter
200g sugar
1 Tbs vanilla sugar
200g flour
50g corn starch
2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
zest of one lemon and some more orange zest
juice of one lemon and one orange

Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and stir until it turns really creamy. Mix flour, corn starch, baking powder and lemon and orange zest and stir in only very shortly. 

Bake in a greased cake tin at 180°C for 45 minutes. Leave to cool in tin for 15 minutes, then take out and take a wooden pick to poke a lot of small holes into your cake. Soak with the mix of the lemon and orange juice.

Have an awesome weekend!!!


' Whimsical Wednesday

Fairy tale zipper charms!

...just because we never get too old for putting fairy tale charms on our zippers...right?!


' Traveling Gingerbread House

Some updates on our traveling gingerbread house!

It has been a while since I had any updates on the traveling gingerbread house, but Shauna forwarded these awesome photos to me - look how super cute it already looks!!! So many fun sweets and treats and I think it already got some lovely little stories in its travel journal too! 

The little house is currently traveling to Hawaii - oh my, how I wish I´d be there now! I can´t wait to see a lot more candy decorations showing up on our gingerbread house!!!