Where it belong ...

11:00 AM Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Carelessly planned projects take three times longer to complete than expected.
Carefully planned projects take four times longer to complete than expected, mostly because the planners expect their planning to reduce the time it takes.


After opening some boxes in my hobby room the other week, I discovered an unfinished pillowcases that I started a year ago for our bedroom. (see our France holiday http://www.carina-at-home.com/2010_06_01_archive.html) - I never finished it, as our lives changed a lot after the holiday when we decided to move to SA and now I'm slowing starting to take each room and finish it. In between my job, being a mum, renovating the rooms and other hobbies, I'll hopefully get these unfinished projects finished. One down, a few more to go!

Have a good week.

The result

7:09 AM Friday, June 17, 2011

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
~Elbert Hubbard~

Been asked by a lovely friend to make an IPAD cake for a very special 40th birthday. The same evening I browsed to see what the icons looked like, as I don’t own an IPAD, and immediately I had an idea.

Wanted to make a Guinness Chocolate cake, but was afraid that this will just be to moist a cake, so made a black magic cake instead.

All came together beautifully and

the end result .... just LOVED it!

I will share the recipe shortly.

Have a good weekend.


:: Stripes ::

11:24 AM Thursday, June 2, 2011

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”
~Dale Carnegie~

Between work and kids and and some really lovely creative business, the blogging keeps getting pushed behind, but I'm going to be good now.

In April I have send off a little cot blanket to a lovely little boy across the water.

I loved how it turned out and the colours worked really well too.

I've got some other projects and hopefully I get to show you soon.

Have a good weekend.


“The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!”
~Napoleon Bonaparte~

Since April I've been really busy with baking and a lot thereof,
made new things with sugar icing and I LOVE LOVE LOVED it.

Here is a few of the cupcake beauties:

I'll send an update on the cakes soon.
Have a good week.