Monday, 2 November 2009

SRS does Mathilda's

Another great day at Mathilda's yesterday!
Thanks to everyone who come and said "hi!".
I'll be updating my shop within the next week with stock that didn't sell,but if you had your eye on something and missed out,drop me an email, and I'll let you know if I have it.
I'll be updating my madeit shop today with Kokeshi dolls.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Sydney Mathilda's Market and Newcastle Olive Tree Market

Come and see us at Mathilda's Market in Sydney.
Here's a sample of what we'll have for sale.I'll also have new design babushka tee's white and red with cute puffy sleeves,frilly skirts to match,holly hobbie tee's, apple tree tee's,all ready for your Christmas shopping!

And......if you happen to be in the Hunter on the 7th of November come and see us at the fabulous Olive Tree Market at the Junction Public School in Newcastle from 9am-3pm.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Ethan Ruairi Ainsworth

Ethan Ruairi born on 3rd of June at 8.38am.
Weight 4.2kg
We are all doing magnificently.
I was a little over ambitious in my previous post re Mathilda's in July.
We won't be selling there,although we will be at the November market.
The lovely Sam from Arabella's Corner is selling some of my products at the Kiama markets on the 3rd Sunday of the month and at Berry Markets on the first Sunday of the month.

Friday, 27 March 2009

What a blast!

Well Mathilda's was a resounding success!!!
Great sales and I got to meet some lovely customers and a few fellow bloggers including this lovely lady!!!
My neighbours,the lovely sister's from Barefoot Babies and Mayka from Little Rose held fort for me a few times for those numerous dashes to the loo,Thanks guys!!!
It was lovely also to meet this rad chick,as I've been a fan of her gorgeous dresses for a while.
My mum and hubby have convinced me to have a stall at the July market when baby boy will only be 4 weeks old.Eek!!!

I'll have reinforcements this time though so,Bring it on!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Mathilda's market

Me and my bump will be a Mathilda's market, on Sunday 22nd of March from 9am-2pm.
St Ignatius' College, Riverview. Inside the main hall.
Tambourine Bay Road.
Lane Cove.
I'm looking forward to meeting some online friends I've never met in real life before!
Here are a few of items that will be available.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Kokeshi Doll

Here is the latest addition to the shop.

I'm planning on making a few of these,with a bit of punk pink and blue hair ,in different styles too.

Not that there's much work going on right now,Mairi went back to school on Wednesday and Skye's first day back at daycare was yesterday and I achieved zilch!
I mopped around missing them,the school holidays were so fun and I hate being home alone.
I love what I do,but I find in the solitary nature of having an online business difficult.
Any other extroverts out there running a home business?

How do you stay motivated?

Monday, 26 January 2009


Check out my bounty!

Well,my hubby's the gardener so it's down to him mostly.

This year we planted grape tom's and we couldn't be happier with the result.

We grow organically and the bigger tomatoes have always been a killer,full of pests,this year was the best year yet,no pests.

I highly recommend them.

I turned this lot into a sauce for pasta and pizza bases and froze it in portions.

The secret in combining the fresh and sweet caramelized roast tomato together.

Try's delicious.

Mel's Tomato Sauce

3 kilo's of grape or any tomato(homegrown or in season are best)

1 medium brown onion,finely diced

5-7 cloves of garlic,finely diced

a handful of fresh mixed herbs(thyme,sage and parsley are best)chopped finely

1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of salt( to taste)

Olive Oil

Toss half of the washed tomato's into a baking dish with a dash of olive oil,a little salt and half the herbs.

Use your hands to mix thoroughly.

Roast in own juices for about 45 mins at 200C.

Meanwhile,blitz the other half of the tom's with a handheld blitzer of food processor until liquidised.

Soften,the onion,garlic and remaining herbs in a deep frying pan over a medium/high heated until translucent ,add the fresh blitzed tomato's,reduce heat to low and simmer for around 1 hour until reduced to a sauce consistency.

Add roasted tomatoes and reduce further if needed.

Add a pinch of salt and taste,you may need to add more depending on the sweetness of your tomato's.

Use as a pizza sauce or serve with pasta and fresh basil.


On another note,my huge 6 month gap from blogging has been due to my little business doing well and the fact that I've been under the weather with morning sickness for the last 4 months,as baby number three is due early June.

I will be getting my act together,this year,with weekly posts from now on(there I've said it out loud now I have to do it).