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Potato & Bacon Soup

Potato & Bacon Soup

This soup is ideal for when you have an empty fridge and pantry and desperately need to do a shop but can’t be bothered! All you really need are a few potatoes and a little bit of bacon and you’ve got a delicious soup that the whole family will love!…

Crepes Yummo!

Crepes Yummo!

Crepes are something I’ve always enjoyed eating and have also always thought they were too hard to make at home. But I was SO wrong! I’ve been making my family crepes for awhile now and we all find them easier to eat than pancakes and you don’t feel as sick…

Conversation Wheels

Our most recent MOPS (Mother’s of Pre-Schoolers) meeting focused on ‘growing a purposeful family’ and how important talking to one another is so the creative team came up with the idea of  making conversation wheels for the fortnightly craft session! The task was as simple as cutting out a cardboard circle…

French Toast

We normally have a hot yummy breakfast on Saturday mornings before my hubby goes off to work for the day as we are lucky enough not to have Saturday sport yet (plus Sundays are always a rush to get to church on time!). French toast is definitely a family favourite and enjoyed by…

Chicken Croquettes

Thinking of ways to use that left over BBQ chicken in the fridge? Last night was really hot in Melbourne so we grabbed one for dinner to enjoy with some salad and a little under half was left over. One of my favourite meals growing up was mum’s chicken croquettes…

Chocolate Spider Cupcakes

How fantastic are these Spider Cupcakes! Perfect for an afternoon treat or themed birthday party. I came across these on The Age website and thought they were worth sharing! These are quick to prepare and so rich and fudgey adults can enjoy them too. Ingredients: 250g butter 250g dark chocolate…

Creative Play with Toddlers

As most of you may already know, I am the mother of an adorable (and incredibly active) ‘almost’ three year old. Little Penny is constantly full of energy and easily bored so I am forever looking for great ideas to keep her amused, stimulated and occupied! I attend a local…

Hello World I’m Back!

It’s been too long since my last post and I’m here to assure everyone I haven’t closed Ernie & Bird! I needed to take a break while I handled some health issues but am now on the road to recovery. I have lots of stock waiting to be re-listed in…

Market Update

Unfortunately due to Melbourne’s wet weekend Ernie & Bird will not be attending the Mornington Twilight Market today. As far as I am aware the market is still going ahead but as I’ve been sick and have a little one to tow along I don’t think it’s wise to sit…

Father’s Day

We’ve been away in Brisbane for the past few days and have had a lovely time! It’s always good to get a break away from the sewing machine and recharge the batteries! We went to Australia Zoo north of Brisbane in Beerwah and I absolutely loved it! If you’re ever…

Ernie & Bird Update

So much has been happening the past few weeks and it’s been hard to keep up with the world! The sewing machine has been going flat out with two wholesale orders for Hootie Owls. These adorable little owlets are on their way to Scamper Hampers by Emmaline and a shop…

Boutique Oven Pads

Ernie & Bird ‘High Tea’ Oven Pads measure 18cm x 30cm. Constructed with a layer of 100% cotton fabric, Insul-Bright heat-resistant batting, and lined with quilted batting for added protection and comfort. A variety of designs in boutique fabrics are on their way. Custom orders more than welcome. $30 a…