18 November 2010

New Koalas...

I have just listed these lovelies in my Madeit shop.
Get in quick!!
I'll be in away Aotearoa from the 24th of this month until the 3rd of January which means I miss the whole crazy Christmas shopping month (a shame I know).
I'll be posting the my last orders next Wednesday, the 24th of November.


07 October 2010

The month or so that was...

My car broke down.

A nice man towed her home.

A Sunday drive.

We went camping to escape the Grand Final.

I got some bright new supplies.


27 June 2010

A Koala for Solly...

A good friend of mine's little friend was turning 2 and she wanted to give him a personalised Koala... I couldn't resist giving him denim jeans and a little gold felt buckle!

Apparently he was a huge hit!!


04 May 2010

Raid your Nana's cupboards...


My souvenir tea towel supply is running dangerously low!

I need need tea towels to fill orders as soon as possible... please have a look through your mum's, aunt's and nana's cupboards! 

All accepted: Australian / New Zealand / Irish / English / Linen / Cotton.

I'll send you an original handmade 'LOOPI... for you' item for your troubles.

Please help.

Email: hello@loopiforyou.com for more details.

Thank you. Thank you.


21 April 2010

Muesli Bars / Granola Bars...

I make these muesli bars on a weekly basis and alter the recipe each time so we don't get sick of them!

Heat the following in a saucepan on low for around 20 minutes:
200g Butter
1/2 C Honey
1 C Raw Sugar
Test a drop in a small bowl of cold water after 20 min. If you like your bars chewy then it's probably enough... if you like 'em crunchy you'll probably need to boil it for a wee bit longer.... do a test in another few minutes. Be very careful not to burn it!

In the meantime...

Combine the following in a large bowl:
1 1/4 C Rolled oats
1 C Coconut
1/4 C LSA
1/2 C Bran
1/4 C Pepitas
1/4 C Sunflower Seeds
2 T Sesame Seeds
1/4 C Chopped Almonds
1/4 C Chopped Pecans
1/4 C Raisins, Craisins or Sultanas
1/4 C Chopped Dried Apricots (Monkey's Ears as my mother calls them)
1/4 C Chopped Dates

Add your sweet buttery mixture to the dry ingredients and mix it all through.

Place mixture in a lined roasting pan. Get some more baking paper out (how good is that stuff!) and place it on top of the mixture and push it down with the palms of your hands. Leave on the bench to set and cut in to bars!

* If you've opted for the crunchy bars then make sure you cut them before they fully set...

Sometimes I leave out the fruit and add more seeds or different nuts, or no seeds or fruit and all mixed nuts. I have tried using more honey and less sugar but it doesn't work as well.

I have made 'healthier' muesli bars in the past but they never stay together... and surely the amount of roughage in these bars outweighs all that butter and sugar?



15 April 2010

Ten Things...

Following the lovely Pip's Ten Things...

Here are mine...
  • I was born in a hydro-town called Twizel
  • I got a car when I was 14, my learner's permit when I was 15 and my drivers license at 16
  • My name had an E on the end until we moved to Australia when I was 5 and my parents realised they forgot to put it on my Birth Certificate (my brothers birth certificate has a mistake on it too)
  • I am a qualified Signwriter
  • I live right by the beach but hardly ever go there
  • Both of my parents have motorcycles and tattoos
  • I'm 30, but people always think I'm 22
  • I lived in Thornbury for 8 years and it's the longest I've lived anywhere
  • I have 3 sewing machines and 2 overlockers
  • I always laugh at things other people don't find funny

01 March 2010

Curious Oyster...


Loopi is now stocked in my old hood, Thornbury!

Stocking: Pouches, Purses, Card Wallets, Koala Softies, Melways Necklaces, Magnets and Accessories!!

Curious Oyster Shoppe is located on High Street (up the Preston end) and is packed full of handmade goodness.

776 High Street, Thornbury 3071 VIC Ph. +61 3 9484 3018



11 February 2010

Little Shop of Handmade...

LOOPI... for you is now stocked at the wonderful Little Shop of Handmade!
There you will find my coin purses, zipper pouches, totes and door stops, all made from vintage souvenir tea towels amongst a shop full of handmade goodness... and the bonus is that it's all under $50!

Little Shop of Handmade - 8 Woorayl St, Carnegie VIC
Opening Hours
• Sun - Tues ~ Closed
• Wed - Fri ~ 11am - 6pm
• Sat ~ 10am - 4.30pm


01 February 2010

The week or so that was...

I started on some new Melway pendants...

and made some new resin earrings...

whipped up a few sets of coasters...

went camping in beautiful Gippsland...

we went on a leisurely Saturday afternoon drive and ended up in the lovely Hastings...

27 January 2010

BOGO Sale...

Next Wednesday I'm having a big BOGO SALE* at Mornington Main Street Market! 
I need clear out some stock in order to make room for new stuff. Come along and grab yourself a bargain!! 

: Tote Bags : Messengers : Coin Purses : Card Wallets : Yo Yo Hairties : Button Hairties :  Brooches : Button Earrings : Button Bracelets : Button Brooches : Headbands : Zipper Pouches : Door Stops : 

I'll be outside the ANZ from 8am - 3pmish (Mel Ref 104 E11)
Spread the word!! 

* Excludes Melways, badges, magnets and resin ranges

17 January 2010

Mornington Peninsula Brown Owls...

GUESS WHAT?? Mornington Peninsula Brown Owls is actually coming to together thanks to the lovely Steph! ...and the lovely Pip for allowing us to form a chapter! (actually I think it's still pending)
If you or anyone you know wants to join, check out the blog! We'll be having our first official meeting next month! YAY!

Image borrowed from Mama Lisa

100 ideas...

I downloaded Keri Smith's 100 ideas a long time ago and they have been pinned to my cork board since, so last night I cut all 100 of the little squares out (with a really blunt guillotine) and placed them in an old pickle jar...

I'm going to try and do one of these every day for the next 100 days...

Gosh, I might even do a post every time I get one out of the jar!