The critters and I are very excited to be taking part in the Sydney and Melbourne Finders Keepers markets coming up. Sydney will be on the 6th and 7th of June and Melbourne on the 25th and 26th July. Time to get making!
I entered this inspirational lady into the Reginald Portrait Prize for Softies, and she was chosen as a finalist! There are 12 finalists out of 63 entries, all the finalists are currently being exhibited at the CAE Info Shop, 44 Degraves Street, Melbourne. As part of the Portrait Prize there is a People's Choice Award, this is where I could use your help. If you think Tove Jansson is super amazing and that my portrait is pretty great too please head to reginald.com.au/vote-for-peoples-prize/ and vote for her. She and I would both really appreciate it!
Kevin awoke from his morning nap with a serious sugar craving! There was only one thing for it, look through his favourite cookbook for a recipe that would give him the sugar fix he needed.
He went straight to the Birthday Party section and found just what he was after, Vanilla Circles. They looked simple, delicious and they only need 10 minutes in the oven!
He collected the ingredients.
Then set to work!
He beat the butter, sugar and egg.
Combined the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar.
Then he mixed the two together.
He quickly made the vanilla circle dollops on the baking tray and patiently waited for 10 minutes...
And then they were ready and looking delicious!
Kevin hurriedly put them all on a plate, made a cup of tea and ate vanilla circles until his heart's content.
For International Women's Day I wanted to share with you an amazing woman who is a huge inspiration to me, Tove Jansson. She's the creator, writer and illustrator of the wonderfully magical world of the Moomin Trolls.
Her books were read to me from a young age and now whenever I see a Moomin Troll (which is often because I own heaps of them!) they always make me smile. This year also happens to be the centenary of her birth, so to pay tribute to such an important role model I decided to make a softie portrait of Tove.
Happy International Women's Day everyone!