Friday, April 26, 2013

Visit Us At Confetti Fair

This year we're doing our first exhibition ever!!

It's called Confetti Fair and its on next Sunday 5th May at the Mosman Drill Hall from 11am til 4pm.  It's only $5 entry and all ticket sales go to Heart Kids Australia.

It's the perfect place to go if you love party planning and need inspiration or suppliers for your upcoming birthday, engagement, kitchen tea, baby shower, wedding or 1st birthday!

There will be mini workshops,and all the vendors will be participating in collaborative party setups so you can see the latest trends in party styling.

WE will be running a really fun competition on the day for everyone who attends!!  Just make sure you visit our stall (and don't forget to bring your camera/phone!)

We'll also be showcasing some of our signs and styling work, AND lots of our props which are available to hire!

The fair is pre-sale only, so if you're keen to go, make sure you buy a ticket online!

WIN A Graffiti Blackbook Artwork by Kade

Check out the interview over at the Elements At Home blog Simon did on how he got started in graffiti, his inspiration, and how he went from a "vandal" to a business owner!

We're also giving away a blackbook sketch that Simon will customise for the winner! It will be mounted, ready for you to mount (like in the image, which was taken from the Black & White exhibition late last year.)

All you have to do, is follow us on Facebook, instagram (@ashdownandbee) or on Pinterest, and leave a comment after the interview saying where you follow us!

Good luck!! 

Simon & Melissa x

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Treats

For Easter this year, I decided to make our family some chocolate covered pretzels! (after seeing the amazing 100's & 1000's covered ones that Sunday Collector made and seeing them on Pinterest.)

Here's how I did it.. 

First I made some labels, printed & cut. 

Ingredients: Chocolate melts for dipping & drizzling, pretzels, hazelnuts & shredded coconut for topping, custom labels & clear bags.

I used these Cadbury chocolate melts as I looovvvee Cadbury chocolate, but you can use Nestle or other kind of "melts" from the baking section of the supermarket.

Melt chocolate in microwave or in a bowl over saucepan.  I used white chocolate as the base for all of mine.

Dip pretzels in melted chocolate and shake of excess. (This gets messy - i used bamboo skewers to dip and to hang them over the bowl to drip!) 

Then I drizzled some milk chocolate on some, and dipped others in crushed hazelnuts and shredded coconut. 

Lay on baking paper on a cookie tray and keep in fridge overnight to set! 

Here's the finished product, packaged into little bags with my labels attached! Voila!

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