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!