Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Year On

Wow. What a year. 

My home, my Christchurch has had such a year.

This day, last year, at 12.51pm, everything changed forever. 

Today my thoughts are with those who lost their family, their friends, their lives as they knew it, their homes, their jobs. So much changed, so much was lost. But so much is being gained, so much good is happening. 

 If you want to know more, there is a whole Stuff Section covering the stories of that day, and this year. Some will make you cry. Some will make you smile. 

God Bless Christchurch.

<3 Anita

Friday, February 17, 2012

How to: Make an awesome piece of art

Step 1: Grab whichever canvas tells you to prettify it. 
Step 2: Pick a colour, today is blue. 
Step 3: Doodle on the canvas. I picked hearts (it is for the Valentine's Day giveaway after all) 
Doodling with a Blue Sharpie
Step 4: Rummage through your crafty supplies, and pick out some things in the colour you like, think different textures, and media. I picked out a blue Sharpie, light blue tissue paper and grey/blue glitter stock card. 
Glitter card stock
Step 5: Play with it all. Layer the items you have picked. Change it round. Decide an idea. Go with it. 
Step 6: Use Mod Podge
After a layer of Mod Podge and Tissue Paper
Step 7: Take photos of some stages, not others. Mod Podge dries too quickly for action shots. 
All done!
Step 8: Love what you have created! 
Bonus gift, one of my Dry Erase boards from our Shop
 Step 9: If you are giving your creation away, wrap it up and make it look awesome. Lacking ideas of how to make a gift look exciting, check out How to Wrap your Crap for some clever ideas.
All wrapped up
P.S for ease of Mod Podging tissue paper, wear jeans that aren't your favourite. They will get glue on them. Crafting is messy business.
Part 3 of the gift lacked photos in progress, but it is the little round mystery on top there. A jar with a Mod Podge and Washi Tape lid, with a pair of earrings made my the beautiful Alexia inside.

<3 Anita

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Giveaway


We had a prize draw for, available for the lovely people who like The Foxes' Forge page on Facebook. We said we needed 50 likes, and we got 55, then I removed admins and my husband from the list, then thanks to we have a winner!

Number 32 on the list, Stephanie McRae!

We will send out the prize, and then we will share with you all what the prize was... we are keeping it a secret until received. 

<3 Anita

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Today, I attempted to make gluten/wheat free cupcakes from This recipe. To be honest, when I first read it I did think that it couldn't possibly work. Would you like to see a photo of what happened?Of course it didn't work. I like to say the recipe was a flop. Literally.

Good thing I had thought ahead and I had made chocolate truffles (thanks Kristy) :D They were delicious. Next time I think I will double the recipe.

Oh well. I think I'll try a different recipe next time. Hopefully I will start knowing some good low wheat, low lactose recipes soon. I miss baking.

Anita xoxo