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Author:  Mimi [ Wed Sep 21, 2022 16:00 ]
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Cras wrote:
The variety of dinosaurs and how well adapted they typically were to their evolutionary niche is an excellent opportunity for a wonderful learning experience. You want your ball out of the stream? Grow flippers, kid.

I reckon the sauropods would have used their long necks to take it out the water with their mouths. I should have dunked him. :D

Author:  Mimi [ Wed Sep 21, 2022 16:01 ]
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Trooper wrote:
Mimi wrote:

You honestly can’t tell who is going to be a handful. There is one little kid who always looks so incredibly sweet, but my goodness he wanted to smash those dinosaurs with a club at every opportunity he got, and was just purposefully knocking his ball in the stream so I’d have to fish it out at every turn.


..and his name?

...Russell

:DD

Russell was at the back of the group with all the really easy-going kids.

Author:  Mimi [ Sat Oct 22, 2022 16:20 ]
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This is just a little thing, but I got our Christmas cards that I designed for this year back from the printers yesterday.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Sun Oct 23, 2022 14:10 ]
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That's awesome, and how did I miss the dinosaur T Shirts? Best party bag ever!

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Oct 23, 2022 15:25 ]
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Aw, thank you. The T-shirts were really well received, and the party was ace. I wish I’d taken pictures of the lunch and personalised gift bags, but I was working on all the little touches right up to the wire so didn’t get chance, but it was a fun day.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Sun Oct 23, 2022 23:07 ]
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Those party packs are amazing, such an effort. Love the tshirts too.

For contrast, for our youngest (he's the third) we did a pure minimum effort - we bought some pizzas and took them to the football fields so him and his mates could eat them after summer football.

We didn't even have a lighter for the candles, so a tradie mate got a blowtorch from his ute to light them.

A really nice memory is that one of the little mates still calls me his 'pizza buddy' after this.

Author:  Mimi [ Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:49 ]
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
a tradie mate got a blowtorch from his ute to light them.


This may be the single most Australian sentence I have ever read.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Mon Oct 24, 2022 23:38 ]
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Note how the cake was also a basic circle, decorated with some circles cut from pre-made icing that I rolled out flat, and then a toy chucked on top :metul:

I think we also made a 'paw patrol' badge out of the icing by cutting round a paper template I printed out.

We've decided over the years to scale back a bit, in the past Lady T did some amazing cakes but the effort required (and some tears involved) were broadly speaking unsustainable for us.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Mon Oct 24, 2022 23:39 ]
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"Don't melt the toys"

oh and also,

"Don't burn the kids"

Author:  Mimi [ Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:42 ]
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That’s still effort, though. Lots of people buy a cake in, so it’s still superb.

I did a simple cake this year too. Let me see if I can find cake pics.

Author:  Mimi [ Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:52 ]
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1 year: Octonauts
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2 years: Hey Duggee
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3 Years: Grandmaster Glitch from Go Jetters
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4 Years: Rainbow, from Sarah & Duck
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5 Years: Totoro
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6 Years: Animal Crossing (specifically Bob)
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This year: astronauts
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Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:11 ]
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Those cakes are amazing

Author:  GazChap [ Tue Oct 25, 2022 11:10 ]
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Mimi, if those are your idea of simple cakes I'd hate to see what you consider a complex one! They're all absolutely incredible. I love the way you've created the rocky effect on the moons in that last one.

Author:  Kern [ Tue Oct 25, 2022 11:41 ]
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Those cakes are amazing


This!

Superb work Mimi. They even look tasty on the screen.

Author:  Mimi [ Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:47 ]
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GazChap wrote:
Mimi, if those are your idea of simple cakes I'd hate to see what you consider a complex one! They're all absolutely incredible. I love the way you've created the rocky effect on the moons in that last one.

Oh, some of them took a lot of time and effort, but this years was very simple and easy. I took longer researching and making different frostings this year than I did icing the cakes. It was just ermine frosting swirled with the back or handle of a teaspoon. The astronauts were the first pre-made toppers I’ve ever used but as he’s really into space at the moment and has an increasingly space-themed room, I figured they could be used as decorations in his room afterwards.

I really enjoyed making the Grand Master Glitch one and shaping the cake under the icing to create the recess. Id sort of imagined it and was very happy when it worked as I’d hoped.

Author:  BikNorton [ Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:09 ]
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First time making 3 loaves at once which involved oven juggling and they came out underbaked as a result, a bit of a cakey feel.

Still, especially as I also did 50/40/10 wheat/spelt/rye instead of 50/50 wheat/spelt, not bad, will try harder (dusted with Emmer which is a terrible bread flour but great for that, super tasty)

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:18 ]
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They look incredible, though. I bet they taste beautiful.

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Nov 13, 2022 18:48 ]
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I usually get a burst of creative energy on the lead up to Christmas as I just like handmade things. I haven’t started proper yet, but I made some Christmas pyjamas for D.

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I used the scraps to make a couple of pairs of briefs so there was no wastage. The fabric glows in the dark, and who doesn’t want glue in the dark fire engine pyjamas?
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I also made a sweatshirt with a glow in the dark space theme, because I got some free glow in the dark vinyl and wanted to try it out.

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Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sat Nov 26, 2022 14:25 ]
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Just catching up on some of your makes, Mimi and they all look amazing! Particularly the dinosaur t-shirts and glow-in-the-dark jumper.

I still have the fabric that changes colour in sunlight to use, I hope it's still okay - it's been packed up for so long.

I have promised Christmas Pyjamas too, but have nowhere to set up a machine at the moment. Eek.

Author:  Mimi [ Sat Nov 26, 2022 18:45 ]
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Just catching up on some of your makes, Mimi and they all look amazing! Particularly the dinosaur t-shirts and glow-in-the-dark jumper.

I still have the fabric that changes colour in sunlight to use, I hope it's still okay - it's been packed up for so long.

I have promised Christmas Pyjamas too, but have nowhere to set up a machine at the moment. Eek.


My sunlight changing fabric was in a box for *years* and was absolutely perfect. I think it’s pretty stable. Are you making kid’s pyjamas? If they’re jersey pyjamas do you have a pattern? If not can I give a shout to the Lightning Leggings pattern from W&W (free download) using the relaxed view with encased elastic waistband and cuffed bottoms, paired with something like the Emi tee (again, from W&W) in the cuffed long sleeve view? That’s what I used for the above set and the guy is perfect for pyjamas. I lengthened the Emi so they’d fit for longer.

Is your overlocker back in action now, @goddess Jasmine? (When you find space to set up, anyway).

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sun Nov 27, 2022 0:24 ]
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Ah, that's really good to know, thank you.

I think I have most of the W&W patterns now. I go for the dolman and For Seasons to give me wiggle room, as I don't get to.keasure the recipients, so there is an element of guesswork involved.

I got a new overlocker in the end, and really can't wait to get it back out again. It might have to have a temporary space on the dining table next weekend. Christmas is coming too quickly!

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