Sunday, 2 November 2008


I've been a real domestic goddess this weekend. On Saturday Mr Lark took the kids into Melbourne to buy a wardrobe at IKEA (storage, hurrah!), so I was able to wash and iron all of the linens we bought on Friday, cut out dozens of pockets for vintage craft smocks and bake hundreds of cupcakes for the local spring fair. Here are some of the vintage sheets and pillowcases hanging out to dry.

This is our 'cupcakes and juice' stall at the fair, I think it looked really pretty and we sold heaps. I think I may have inadvertently ruffled a few feathers by setting up an alternative from the traditional 'produce stand' that has been running for years, but there seemed to be customers aplenty for both our stalls, and there is always room for a bit of a change, isn't there? Especially when it's for a good cause!

My friend Beck helped me to ice the cupcakes last night after the kids went to bed.

The roses are from our garden, which is coming into full bloom at the moment.

I love this photo of some of the eggs I used to make the cupcakes. They came from my friend Tracey. She is very organised and has written on the date that each egg was laid. In this photo, the eggs remind me of bingo balls!

19 comments:

beck said...

you are a real whiz! Love the photo's, especially the eggs, I'm going to use that idea myself. Impressed you managed to get blogging so promptly after a big day at the fete!

AnastasiaC said...

nice fresh eggs - love the date idea!!
your spring fair looks great - yummy cupcakes!!

trashalou said...

Glad you managed a roaring trade at the school fete. Am completely loving the cupcake stands. Shame about the 'nose putting out of joint' thing but Yay! for change ;-)

Kitschen Pink said...

Poo to the stuck in the muds! They were just peeved because your stall looks so fine and dandy and your cupcakes were much much prettier than anything they've ever seen! Can I have an invite next time please! t.xxx

Swift Jan said...

Oh your cupcakes arev very cute!!!! Love the eggs too :)

Gingham and Flowers said...

The stall looks so lovely. Seems funny to be seeing such pretty spring colours and flowers when it is getting so cold, grey and miserable here in the UK. Love those red and white spotty cakes best.

Skye Rocket Sews said...

Beautiful stand and very yummy cakes!
Where did you get your wire cake stands from?
I'm in the market for a set :)
Mel.x

ingrid said...

YAY for cupcakes and eggs with dates, and what a fabulous idea that is!
Your stall looks super nice too.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous stall! And only $1.50 for a cupcake - that's a steal!

Donna said...

Delicious!

funkymonkey said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by. Your cake stall looks absolutely marvellous with its vintage style cake stands and its luscious cupcakes....yummy!

Nicki said...

Well I think it looked fabulous. Obviously you were right about ruffling feathers, schools can be VERY cliquey like that and village ones even more so, from what I gather. Enjoy the fact that you sold heaps and forget petty minded people.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

That's about the prettiest little cupcake stand I've ever seen. Love the red ones that look like little toadstools. So cute! ^..^

Top bird said...

I swear those are my childhood pink floral sheets. And the orange ones, as well. Wow. xx

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