that time again

Ferrit was looking forward to this weekends Kraftbomb and discovering what new crafty goodness would be on offer. She couldn't help but think about which vegan cupcake cake flavour she would try this time from City the Nz Cupcake Queen, with so many choices it was always hard for Ferrit to make a decision.

a spot of red

Ferrit had just finished making a new selection bows and cameos which she had hand painted bits of red onto all the different designs

Ferrit had a soft spot for red and couldn't resist adding a little colour to the mix

Fair is in the Air

Ferrit was happy to hear she had been accepted into the very first Auckland Art and Craft Fair on the 24th July at the Auckland Art Gallery Art Lounge. Ferrit had a quick browse through the other stall holders and felt she was in very good company. There was so many talented people on the list and Ferrit was excited to see everyones wonders and wares on the day.


It was Ferrit's friend Tiara's birthday in the weekend and so she decided to make her some birthday cupcakes. After stumbling across a vegan cupcake cookbook she found the perfect recipe to compliment their mexican dinner.............. Mucho Margarita Cupcakes. Ferrit was a little hesitant when she read the ingredients which included soy milk, lime zest and juice, tequila and vanilla but she thought she'd give it a go anyway.

Ferrit was pleasantly suprised when the little patty pans of mixture puffed up like cupcakes should and wanted to share the successful recipe with her friends so they could all enjoy the delights of vegan margarita cupcakes

Mucho Margarita Cupcakes

1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp lime zest
1 cup soy milk
1/4 canola oil
2 tbsp tequila
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Beat lime juice, zest, soy milk, oil, tequila, vanilla and sugar. Sift in baking soda, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until batter is smooth (add more flour if mix is too runny). Fill 12 patty pans 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 mins


1/4 cup vegan margarine - softened
1 tbsp soy milk
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2 cups icing sugar

Blend margarine with a fork until soft and fluffy then stir in soy milk. lime juice, tequila. Sift in icing sugar and blend until smooth and creamy. Wait for cupcakes to completely cool then ice, and sprinkle granulated sugar around the edges.

words 'o' wisdom

Ferrit stumbled across these random words of wisdom whilst getting slightly sidetracked from doing some real work

She felt encouraged

Market Treats

Ferrit had a super day at the Cassette Super Markets on Saturday, listening to music, sipping on beer and being surrounded by super people and super stuff. She was a little sad to not have been able to have a proper look around at all the goods but in her quick scavenging was lucky to have collected a few treats from the other stallholders.

Ferrit was pretty happy when she was given a hand made Super Markets bag which was perfect for carrying all her treasures in.

She had eyed up these little bones from the beginning and towards the end of the market finally got her paws on some, there were also some cool bone necklaces that she thought would be on her list for next time.

Then there was a cute hand drawn bird brooch that Ferrit thought was just a wee bit sweet and was made of some intriguing shrunken plastic

One of the two zines she had picked up which was about disastrous cake decorating and having cupcakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

And then there was the cool ceramic skull candle holder which she got as a gift for her Mr Ferrit

Ferrit thought the Super Markets had definitely lived up to their name and hoped next time she would have time to have good fossick through the racks of vintage wears that were on offer.