*************Edited January 2015
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**********Edited August 2014
The kids cushions have been very popular, I did do a magazine story on some giant floor cushions.
here is the blog post
and here is the digital version of the patterns in the magazine
Hope that helps
I finally finished the X cushion today - original post back here
its the perfect size for the kids space
30inch X 30inch
I've had a very big clean out of the "toy" room - hence why its looking soooo tidy.
Lots of old (but good) books and soft toys have been dropped off to St Vincent De Paul (don't tell the kids!)
Lets see how long it stays this way....
and what do I do when its a rainy Sydney afternoon & I'm really hungry?
I bake :)
Today it's little banana cakes
I used two different tins - the oval & rectangle friand tins, just use what ever you have on hand, small muffin tins are good too.
this recipe will make 12
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
250ml sour cream
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 very brown banana mashed
tsp vanilla paste
1 just ripe banana
raw sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
Beat the butter & sugar until light & creamy, add the egg - beat well.
add the flour, baking powder, almond meal, sour cream, mashed banana, cinnamon, vanilla & fold through till just mixed.
grease your tins
spoon in the mixture and lightly press it down, (the mixture will be quite stiff)
slice up the just ripe banana - place the slices on top, brush with melted butter & sprinkle with raw sugar!
bake for 30 minutes
eat them HOT, with a sprinkle of icing sugar!
the almond meal & sour cream makes them moist and heavy :)
I need to write up my recipe for the spinach pie & Scones I posted about - I'll attempt it in the next day or so.
I really want to start on a wonky star quilt with all my bits of material I have laying around.
for now I'm enjoying a tidy (ish) house & doing some preparation for my beginners class tomorrow morning