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Somewhere along the banks of the River Thames lives a small group of Mice and Bunnies...they are brightly coloured and believe in food, tea parties and hot summer days. They are the Briesberry Mice and Carrotby Bunnies and wish to welcome you to their colourful world...

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity Auction!

Just a quickie post today -

the auction for Marie Curie is being held online tomorrow - as well as my Marie Bunny there are many lovely items up for auction, some handmade by Folksy sellers and some donated by celebrities!

A lovely lady called Angie Heaney has organised the auction - you can read her story HERE

And if you click HERE - you will go straight to the auction (not live till tomorrow!)

So please visit the auction tomorrow and bid if you can - this is a charity close to my heart and I'm hoping lots of money will be raised :)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Yellow Bunnies!

What have I been up to lately?! Well, as it is nearing Easter, I've been busy designing some Easter Bunnies using some gorgeous new fur I bought on my recent trip to London, and some yellow velvet : ) ! These bunnies are ment to have chocolate with them, but someone keeps eating it all up...I wonder who ?


Flora Bunny

Marie Bunny

Marie has been donated to an auction for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is why she is holding a daffodil. I'll let you know more details when I find them out!

And Flora can be Won ... yes thats right Won , by entering the Folksy Treasure Hunt


More details can be found HERE - on the Folksy Blog

The task is to find 11 eggs of the same colour ( the words 'treasure' and 'easter' may help!)

Ooo, and I have been doing some painting again, only of a picture I drew ages ago...

Next I think I want to make some new animals...I'm taking part in Spoilt Pigs Cat Swap so I think a cat is on the cards, although what sort of cat I don't know yet , a lion maybe, or a leopard? Or just a cute little kitty? Time to get thinking!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Here comes the Sun...

''Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves''
James M. Barrie

Many, many appologies for posting this late! I was awarded a Sunshine blog award from Marices World and Hotdog and Me! Thank you so much you lovely people - I was very happy to recieve this award as its fantastic to know my blog gets read occassionally :)

These are the rules of accepting this award -

Sunshine Award Rules

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.
To accept the award:

Place this award on your blog or in a post

Pass the award on to 12 bloggers

Link the nominiees within the post

Let the nominiees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog

Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

It nice to feel the sunshine in these soggy times!

So without further ado here are my nominated blogs -

1. Alexandra's Wishes
2. Amelie's House
3. Antii Sullivan
4. Cherish Me
5. Cole and Josephine
6. Dawn Bevan's Design
7. No Fen Just Ned
8. Hazel Fisher Creations
9. Moonlight & Hares
10. Noodlebubble
11. Niche Handmade
12. Tea, Babies & Beads

Please click on the links for some good reading! Many thanks for writing such good blogs ladies!

(oo, I must add I was really spoilt for choice among all the good blogs I follow! Please don't be offended if I didn't choose yours - next time , teehee :)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Best Ever Banoffee Pie Recipe - Gluten/Wheat Free

I thought it would be nice to share this recipe with you today - it was given to me by one of my friends at uni. It makes the most delicious banoffee pie, can easily be adapted for coelics (like me!) is simple to make and very, very sweet!


Mixing Bowl
Pie Dish ( approx. 30cm across 5cm deep )


1 Pack Digestive Biccies
(For Gluten Free version use gluten free biscuits - Morrisons do nice fudge shortbread ones that work well, or you can use another gluten free variety)
2 - 3 medium size bananas

Small amount of butter (about a spoonfull)
1 Carton of Double Cream
A few Squares of Chocolate
1 Tin Condensed Milk

To Make:

1. First place the tin of condensed milk into a saucepan of gently simmering water (1 - 2 temp. on the hob) - fill the water just to the top of the tin - but NOT covering the tin completely. You need to simmer the tin for about 3 hours - this turns the condensed milk into toffee.
IMPORTANT : Do not let the tin boil dry - it may need topping up every 40 minutes or so. Do not let the water boil. Do Not pierce the tin as the condensed milk will not turn into toffee. ( Be careful as there is a danger of the tin exploding - this has never happened to me and I've made this recipe many times - just follow these instructions and you will be fine. However I think you can buy Condensed milk toffee now if you are nervous!)

2. While the milk is simmering , you can make the base. Bash up the pack of biscuits so they resemble breadcrumbs - its easy to put the biscuits in a sandwich bag or mixing bowl and bash with a rolling pin. Melt the nob of butter then mix the biscuit crumbs and butter together. Press this mixture into the bottom of your pie dish.

3. Slice up the bananas to about 5mm thick and place on top of the biscuits. (Do this just before the milk is ready otherwise the bananas will go brown).

4. After 3 hours, take the condensed milk tin out of the saucepan and open it carefully. (It should feel heavier - be careful the toffee is hot and sometimes it squirts!) Pour toffee into a bowl and give a quick mix - some bits thicker than others and this just makes the consistancy more even. Pour this mixture over the bananas and biscuits.

5. Leave in fridge until the toffee is cool and set. ( Probably about an hour but I usually leave overnight) .

6. Pour double cream into mixing bowl and whisk till thick.

7. Place cream over the toffee (making sure toffee is cold).

8. Grate a small amount of chocolate over the cream.

9. En Volia! Your banoffee pie is now ready to enjoy!

Please let me know if you make this up what you think!

PS. The fab poloroid pics in this post are thanks to the excellent Cole and Josephine's Blog - check out this post to get some for yourself! Thank you Nicole, I love it!