When I was a lot younger (age 10-12) I was really into paper craft – origami, kirigami, decoupage, paper sculpting – it was a cheap and simple art form that entertained for hours. At some point I moved on; highschool studies for exams got in my way, and I moved on to more complicated and ‘sophisticated’ craft projects like jewellery making and painting. I forgot about the simple art of paper craft.
(Although I do remember a botched paper sculpture in highschool which maybe put me off paper craft; the whole thing fell apart and I was told sculpture was not my forté and that maybe I should try something else. Very traumatic.)
Anyway, lately I’ve rediscovered my love for paper craft and craft in general. I’m organising my friend’s baby shower and I wanted to make something special for the party favours. I’ve been totally inspired by Kitiya Palaskas (kitiyapalaskas.com) and Geneva from (apairandaspare.com). They are both super crafty diy goddesses that are definitely worth checking out!
The tutorial and template for these mini piñatas can be found through Kitiya’s website, or you can make your own for different shapes!
I had a surprising amount of difficulty sourcing crepe paper for this project, it was really frustrating. In the end I just grabbed a pack of streamers, which ended up being exactly what I wanted and for only $2! Stoked.
I’m still not sure what to fill them with! I was thinking small coloured candy like Skittles or mini M&Ms. Definitely glitter. Haha.
Since I moved to Mount Lawley late last year, I’ve been meaning to try out different places around it. I live just a short walk from the main café strip that gives the Lawls such a hip and happening reputation, and it’s always been one of my favourite places in Perth, even before I lived here.
Today I caught up with my good friend Soo for the first time in ages. We were originally going to go somewhere boring in the city, until Soo offered to come around to somewhere near my place. I suggested Sherbet off Whatley Crescent in Maylands, it’s not part of the strip but there’s a few nifty shops around there and have been meaning to go for months.
I loved it from the moment I walked inside. It’s a really cute store with a slight emphasis on a ‘vintage ’50s’ vibe, not quite like a full-blown diner but a cute café nonetheless. There’s adorable window seats and the decor is really fun.
And the cake. So good. The red velvet was so good although the icing a bit too much for me. I tried some of Soo’s carrot cake and that was heavenly too!
It was a bit expensive, about $11.80 for a hot drink and slice of cake, and $4.50 for a cupcake. But the character the place has is wonderful, and the customer service super friendly. I would definitely go back on a semi-regular basis.
Sorry for the average photo! I’ll take better ones tomorrow hopefully when I make these for work. I based it off this recipe: http://bakingdom.com/2010/11/butterbeer-oh-yes-friends-butterbeer.html
It’s essentially homemade vanilla cream soda, butterscotch sauce and fresh whipped cream as a foam on top. Yum!
Over the weekend I had been delegated the task of organising food for a romantic picnic for two for my brother and his girlfriend.
I made around half a dozen of each of cinnamon buns, lemon curd cupcakes with cream cheese icing, spinach and feta quiches and devilled eggs. I packed it all in a nice little picnic hamper for them to take to the animal park, where he proposed.
And today she said yes!