Friday, 15 April 2011

Folksy Friday - Robots

This week I've picked robots, click the pictures to take you to them.

1. Glossy Pink Robot Necklace from KawaiiBoutiqueUK

2. Robot with a heart brooch from Hollowbourne

3. Robots have hearts too notebook from Rockavision Studios Unique Notebooks Notecards & keyrings

4. Sew-bot Sewing Kit for Boys from See What I Made

5. Robot cushion from Cuckoo Cushions

6. Robot birthday card from molly moo designs

7. Robot cape from iwishiwasa

8. Junk Yard Robot necklace from Putting on the Charms

9.  Pink Robots & Pearls Charm Bracelet from KawaiiBoutiqueUK

Low Calorie Chocolate Brownies

I have to share this recipe, because it is amazing! The best brownies I have ever tasted, and only 91 cals per piece. The secret ingredient here is extra-light mayonnaise. (Tell people about it and they won't touch, more for you!)


  • 85g of your favourite chocolate
  • 85g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1/4tsp bicarb soda
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp coffee granules
  • 1tsp vanilla etract
  • 2tbsp 0% fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp warm water 
  • 100g extra-light mayo

  • Preheat oven to 180c or 160c if you have a fan oven
  • Grease & line a 19cm square tin
  • Mix the flour, bicarb soda, and cocoa powder in one bowl
  • Mix caster sugar & brown sugar in bowl no.2
  • Mix coffee, vanilla, & yoghurt in bowl no.3

  • Melt the chocolate (in the microwave is easiest)
  • Stir the sugars into the chocolate
  • Add the coffee/vanilla/yoghurt mix
  • Stir in 1tbsp of warm water
  • Beat in a whole egg, make sure it's well mixed
  • Stir in the mayonnaise
  • Gently fold in the flour/bicarb/cocoa mix, being careful not to overstir 
  • Pour into your lined tin, and smooth out evenly
  • For those of you who aren't watching your waistline, here comes the fun part - you can add chocolate chunks, walnuts, sweets, anything you like. Just push them gently into the top of the mix, dotted around.
  • Put in the oven for approx 20-25 minutes.
  • To check when they're done, stick a cold knife into the middle, if it comes out with a few sticky crumbs it's done, if you like them more gooey then take them out when there's lots of sticky crumbs.
  • Let them cool down on a cold surface, they will get slightly dryer as they get cool so don't panic if you think you've taken them out too early.
  •  Slice them into 12 slices, and eat! 


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Folksy Friday

This week I have gone for a chocolate theme. 
Click the pictures to take you to the items.

1. Pink & White Chocolates Bracelet from KawaiiBoutiqueUK

2. choc-a-mocha cupcake soap from lishus handmade soap

3. Keep Calm & Carry Chocolate Necklace from Crafty JuJu Designs

4. chocolate pudding bear from Treaclezoo

5. Miniature heart shape chocolate box fascinator from A Harem Of Peacocks

6. Chocolates Birthday Card (large) from Pop-up Zoo Greetings Cards

7. Chocolate Fluff Candle from One stop pamper shop

8. "Best Things" Wall Plaque from POTSTOP


Friday, 1 April 2011

Unicorn Necklace

Today I made this pretty unicorn necklace using shrink plastic. I wanted it to be in a bubblegum coloured my-little-pony style, rather than the traditional light glittery mystical-ness associated with unicorns.

Here is the drawing on the shrink plastic:

This is the 'cooked' charm:

And this is the finished necklace!




Friday, 25 March 2011

Folksy Friday

This is my first Folksy Friday, and I've chosen a cupcake theme.
You can click the pictures to take you to the items.


1. Diamonds & Cupcakes necklace from Kawaii Boutique UK (available in lots of colours)

2. Cupcake bracelet from Linzy Kerr Illustrator

3. Fine silver cupcake pendant from Trinket Box (currently on sale!)

4. Chanel no5 Cupcake Soap by Delish Bath Treats

5. Cupcake tea towels by Shabby By Sharon

6. Crocheted Amigurumi Cupcake by Pipinopolis

7. Cupcake magnets by Little Red Robin

8. Cookie Dough Cupcake pincushion by Wooly Duck


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Big 1000

My 1000th sale on ebay (how did that happen??) was this cute supermario mushroom necklace, in pastel blue. You can find it on Folksy in lots of different colours (click the pictures to take you to each one)


Monday, 14 March 2011

Domo-Kun Plushie Tutorial


I came across this cute Domo-Kun plushie tutorial and wanted to share. This is not my own tutorial, I found it at Domo-Kun is the adorable mascot for Japan's NHK television channel.

1. First, you need to take all your felt and cut out the basic shapes. I made my Domo out of a single sheet of brown, but it can be scaled to any size. Cutting instructions are on the diagram. 

 2. Next, you tack the two jagged teeth pieces to the red inner mouth piece.

 3. Now take the body piece with the hole and line up the inner mouth/teeth and sew them together. I used a running stitch for this.  

4. Now you're going to attach the eyes. Use white thread to tack the eyes down and give them accents at the same time, then use black thread to sew around the edges of the eyes. Also sew the teeth down flat using a running stitch. Again, I used a running stitch for this step.

5. Now you're going to prepare the arms. Fold them in half, line them up correctly, and then sew the open side shut, leaving the end open for stuffing 

 6.Now stuff the arms! Make sure there's no stuffing sticking out the end. it's okay to have a bit of a flap of felt--it will make it easier to attach the arms later.

7. Next, you're going to whip stitch the side pieces onto the front and back body pieces, making a hollow Domo-shell. When you run to the end of the strip, just whip stitch the end of one strip to the next and press it flat, and then continue to stitch the sides to the body pieces. Be sure to leave an opening for stuffing. 

8. Now stuff your Domo! Make sure you make the body nice and firm, and make sure there aren't any awkward lumps in the stuffing anywhere, so your Domo is the right shape. 

9. Lastly, you need to attach the arms. Whip stitch them to the sides of the body, making sure that they are both even--you don't want one higher than the other! Also, whip stitch the hole shut that you left for stuffing.

And you're done!


I have these cute little monster necklaces and keyrings inspired by Domo-Kun, which you can find in my Folksy shop in lots of different colours, I take requests aswell.