Monday, April 29, 2013

recipe :: salted caramel cheesecake sandwiches

I made this recipe last week ... it is the most delicious cheesecake EVER! 

The recipe is from the current (April/May 2013) issue of Donna Hay magazine. I made a couple of changes, including reducing the recipe to two-thirds as I used a 20cm x 20cm cake tin (and fitted 3x3 biscuits perfectly). I also didn't have any golden syrup, so I substituted honey.

This recipe is so quick and easy to make. I can't believe I never knew about Lattice biscuits, but they are a perfect top and bottom to this divine "sandwich".

There are so many good recipes in this issue of Donna Hay ~ try the Molten Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fondant Cakes ... Ahhhhmazing! You can thank me later!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

making {others}

I haven't had much time for making this week as I've been super busy printing up a custom order for a client (more on that soon). But, luckily, other have been making, so I thought I share a couple of pics (both sources linked below) here ...

Beky made this cushion for her gorgeous chair using my handprinted "Sevilla" fabric ~ I just love this photograph. Thanks Beky!

Nicole is making this lovely bit of patchy gorgeousness using a multitude of Australia textile designers, including some of my "Fan" fabric in cherry red. I love the slashes of colour ~ might have to try this idea out myself one of these days!

Hope your weekend has been super so far!

Monday, April 22, 2013

SALE TIME :: 20% off + free postage

It's time for an Autumn clean out, so the Yardage Design online shop is on SALE until Wednesday at midnight! There is 20% of everything (including items already on sale), as well as free postage (for Australian customers only). Just enter the code YD20 at the checkout.

Don't forget Mother's Day is 12 May!
Happy shopping!

Friday, April 19, 2013

studio friday

There has been a lot going on in my little studio this week :: lots, and lots, and lots of ink mixing and colour testing ...

Some colours for me, and some for custom work I'm doing at the moment ...

There has been a little bit of printing, including this little freckle experiment this morning, which was a bit of fun! {I'm making this one into a cushion for home}

All in all, it's been a good week! Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Monday, April 15, 2013

new ideas

Lately I've been playing with a few ideas in my day to day printing. Over the weekend I "stole" a precious hour and printed my criss cross design in a lovely blue ...

I love this design/colour combo, but I wanted to add a bit of detail. Out came the cutting mat and I made a little stencil to infill one (or more ~ I haven't decided yet) of the crosses. First I tried covering the cross completely, and then made it smaller, leaving a little edge around it. I prefer the latter.

I'm looking forward to making this fabric into something pretty. For now, it's back to it. Many of you, like me, may have just done the first school drop-off after a couple of weeks school holidays. It's always bittersweet here ~ I love the holidays, but it's a little bit nice to have some time to myself. A good excuse to tidy up and get ready for a busy month ahead.

Have a creative week!

P.S. Some new SALE items in the shop!