Sunday, July 31, 2011

Butter, flour, sugar

It's amazing what can be achieved with a little butter, sugar and flour. Yesterday we had the Red Hill Fair, the main fundraiser for our kindy. Our cake stall raised almost $4000, not bad for some baking, well I suppose it would have been about five tonnes of cakes. Get a load of this....

...and that was about 2/3 of it. Cakes and sweeties as far as the eye can see. This is me simultaneously texting and selling cakes, being the clever person that I am! Please, don't anyone else try this.
I dragged out my special dachshund apron for the occasion.

I even got to serve a gang of fairies (I think that's what you call a group of them). They let me take their photo because I couldn't find my daughters at the time (they weren't behind me then) and I didn't think they'd believe I served a fairy gang actual fairy cakes!

I spent the whole day working on the stall. It was fun - kind of.
I spent $50 on ingredients and turned it into $35 worth of things to sell, through the magic that is my kitchen.
Now, late last week I was in one of my favourite thrifties - it's whereabouts shall remain a secret still. There wasn't a whole lot on offer, then what should I see as I was walking out? This painting, which is no doubt a  
I asked the lady who worked there how much it was. Hmm? $2? Then she said, they were having a half price sale so it was actually $1. Some of you may think I overpaid, but I love it more every time I look at it.
Right, I've got some jobs to do pronto before my date with Kevin on the ABC at 7.30.


  1. A very interesting painting indeed. How do you find these fabulous things? My local op shops are full of dinner sets with faded blue ducks on them & truck loads of old plasticware. I tell a lie, there was a mink stole for sale but I was too scared to ask how much. I'd have loved that.

  2. Your painting looks like a Charles Blackman. Was he ever in Brisbane?