Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Very Merry Mama Christmas!

Wishing everyone a wonderfully happy and safe Christmas - thank you to all who stopped in, left a comment and visited mama's stores - it's been a great and exciting year and mama is looking forward to a huge 2011.

And for those of you who can't resist purchasing some more of mama's wares over the next few weeks.....I will be here and shipping out orders but just dressed in a bikini.

Merry Christmas!
Love Mama x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Caramels

Instead of the usual store bought chocolates to give to the neighbours this year, I have decided to make my mum's caramels......yum. Never done it before but mum reckons 'they're easy'. Every recipe she has in her collection has a little history - whether it's Mrs Dorn's chocolate cake or Aunty Norma's Anzacs, they have been lovingly shared along the way. Except for the caramels....written in my oldest sister's handwriting, the origin of the recipe has been lost to history so I was bold enough to re-name them Mum's Caramels and hopefully they will look like these.....

  • 125g butter
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
Melt butter in a saucepan and then add the rest of the ingredients and bring to boil.
Keep boiling and stirring for 15 minutes or until the mixture leaves the sides of the saucepan.
Pour the mixture into a greased slab/slice tin. Set aside to cool.
When cooled, cut and wrap in baking paper. Try to leave some for gifts !!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Shipping Deadlines !!!

Well, today is probably the last day of regular Australia Post shipping for your goodies to arrive in time for the Big Red man. If you would kindly like to upgrade to Express Post (and you live on the Express Post network), then we can probably stretch it to Tuesday.......and if you live in Sydney and care for a drive to the beautiful Northern Beaches - you can pick up right until Chrissy Eve. And that concludes my Christmas Shipping announcement. Normal programming will now resume.
happy shopping !!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Market - Thursday 16th Dec - Come and say hi to mama !!

Yes, that's right - come and see mama in person at the gorgeous Mosman Night Christmas Market between 4.30 and 9pm this Thursday night. And yes, I will  let you touch my gorgeous cushions.....and other wares. There'll even be some Christmas 'Specials'. Hope to see you there.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cushions galore.....

Just letting you know that I have been sewing up a storm in my little caravan studio and there are even more cushions for sale in my blue caravan store or my made it store.
Some of my favourites are there like these beauties...
have a happy weekend

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FREE Fruit and Vegie PDF Pattern - yay!

I know - I am a day I was trying to figure out the best way to distribute this pattern. And I figure the easiest is for me to email it out to you, dear reader. So if you would LOVE a FREE PDF pattern from the super talented designer of Daisy Janie Fabrics, Jan DiCintio, then email me at: and I'll send it to you....Merry Christmas !!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free fruit and vegie bag pattern coming today !!!

Thanks to the amazing Jan from Daisy Janie, super designer extraordinaire, I'll be posting a super-easy pattern for DIY fruit and vegie bags...haven't got time right now - got to make the school lunches.....................