Saturday, December 3, 2011

Taste of Carlow Sunday 4th December

Taste of  Carlow Festival is happening again this
Sunday 4th December.
Don't miss your chance to find Unique Handmade Christmas Presents
for your nearest and dearest.

Fabulous Artisans taking part so stop by my blog again next week for a full review :o)
The summer festival was fab! this promises to be Bigger and Better!!

See You There!

Till next time

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Witches' Attic

Just had to let you all know that
The Spiral Goddess Magical Jewellery
is now availabe at
O' Connell Street Dublin

Tarot Readings,Hand Crafted Jewellery, a fab range of books and T Shirts.
 With new stock been added daily.
It's a great place and George the owner a lovely man.
So stop by and say Hello.
Tell him Ellen sent ya :o)

Till next time

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Arrivals

I would like to share my latest creations with you.
They will be listed for sale over the next few days :o)

Bewitched Cameo Choker Pendant

Dream Out Loud Hand Stamped Mixed Metal Pendant

Alice had stayed Too Long In Wonderland Choker Cameo Pendant

Blue Sunflower Pendant on Leather Thong

Flower Fairy Choker Cameo Pendant

Shine Hand Stamped Mixed Metal Pendant

The Snow Queen Returns Choker Cameo Pendant
Heart Pendant on Leather Thong

Stay Tuned there's More To Come :o)

Until Next Time

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Let's Bake!

Hey Ho!
Today I would like to share the recipe for my Man's favourite cake :o)
It's a mix between a cake and a crumble and
whenever I bake it, it's gone within a day.
Really tasty and homely.

 Apple Streusel Cake

You Will Need.

115g/4oz Butter
450g/1lb Cooking Apples
175g/6oz Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Ground  Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
2 Eggs
1-2 tbsp Milk
Icing Sugar for Dusting

For the Topping

115g/4oz Self Raising Flour
85g/3oz Butter
85g/3oz Caster Sugar

 Set your oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas Mark 4
Grease a 23cm /9" Spring Form Tin

To make Streusel Topping

Sift flour into a bowl rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and place in fridge until needed.

Peel, core and finely slice the apples.

 To Make the Cake
Sift together the flour, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl cream together the butter and Sugar until light and fluffy.

Gradually beat in the eggs adding a little of the flour mixture with the last egg.
Gently fold in Half the flour mixture.
Then fold in the rest with the milk.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.

Cover with the sliced apples.(They always turn brown)
Then sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the apples.

Bake in preheated oven for 1hour or until browned and firm to the touch.
Leave to cool in the tin before opening the spring form.
Dust with icing sugar and 

Delicious hot or cold 
Even better with Vanilla Ice Cream Yum!

I have made this with all different fruits
Blackberries, Apple & Blackberries,Blueberries etc.
If making with Blueberries
leave out the cinnamon and add some vanilla essence to the cake mixture instead.
Try it out and see what you think. 

Till Next Time

Friday, October 7, 2011


The Spiral Goddess got Featured in
the Etsy Ireland Blog Fab Friday Picks!

That's me no. 5 with my Vampire Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelets

Happy Daze Yay!!

A great big thanks to Nicola of Nicsgifts on Etsy for the feature ;o)

Till Next Time

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Setting Up Shop For Christmas

OMG can't believe I used the C word in September?/!
But when you run a business you have to think ahead right?
So today I wanted to show you my latest listings in my Etsy Shop
Hand Painted Cookies for Santa and Christmas Countdown Plates.
Ruldolph looks a little worried in case the cookies aren't shared
Plates can be personalised :O)
Just leave a note in message to seller during checkout.

I love the way Ruldolph is popping his head into the picture to remind you he is on the way!
Have great fun with your Countdown to Christmas with your Countdown Chalkboard Plate.

The Man Himself!
Yay! For Santa!
Don't forget to leave some cookies out this Christmas Eve.
Santa works very hard and would Love a cookie!

Stop by and take a look around my little Siopa
or stop by
my brand new Facebook Page and leave a like if you like :O)

Till Next Time

Friday, September 23, 2011

Everyone Say Awwwww :O)

Just had to introduce the newest member of the Household
Our new Bunny Rabbit.
 Previously know as Fluffy the girls have renamed her Winter.
She was given to us by a family who didn't want her any more.
Poor Winter :O(
She is so cute our girls squeeled with delight.
Could you Blame them :O)
We introduced her to Jasper and now they sniff each other through the hutch.
She runs around the house and loves to sit at the patio doors looking out.
We love them both Jasper and Winter

Till next time

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Blackberries are not just Phones

Yes! Once again it's the time of year for grabbing your kids and some buckets to get out into the fresh air for some serious blackberry picking.
The blackberries seem to be very late this year.
We have been watching the hedgerows for weeks now and only spotted some the other day. I think my jam was made by this time last year??
Anyhoo we had a ball!
 Into the forest ( the Enchanted forest across the road from our house)
and 3 hours later we had nearly
 6 kilos of gorgeous plump berries :O)
 Even our dog Jasper eats Blackberries!

How do you know if you've had a successful foraging trip??
Your hands look like this....

Your bucket like this :O)

And your Kitchen like this!!

You can find a recipe for making Jam here on my blog

Enjoy the Jamming
Till next time

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My New Love ♥

Hey Ho Peeps!!
Just a quickie to share with you my "New Love" that is Hand Stamping Metal.
I am spending Wayyyyyyy toooo much time searching the internet for new fonts and blank metals to stamp.
So here are my latest that are available in my Etsy Shop

Werewolf Hand Stamped Pendant Necklace

2 Pirate Cuff Bracelets
"Drink up me Hearty's Yo Ho "& "A Pirates Life For Me"

Love and Light Colour Disc Pendant

Pirate Lovin Bling Pendant

Wonderland Pendant with Rabbit Charm

Dream Out Loud Colour Pendant

2 Witch's Cuff Bracelets
"Good Witch" & "Wicked Witch"

Lots more to come and some great ideas for halloween costume jewelry etc also available in

Till next time

Monday, August 29, 2011

Taste of Carlow Artisan Fair

Ok Peeps,
I'm back!! I have been prompted back into blogging by recently volunteering to write the
Welcome New Members spot for the
Etsy Ireland Team Blog

So today I'm here to tell you about the fabulous Carlow Food & Craft Fair I took part in yesterday.

Held in a great location on the banks of the River Barrow just opposite the Town Park there were Artisan Food producers which included Meats, Jams, cheese and organic vegetables, with gorgeous displays of quality fare.
Crafters included Potters,Card Makers,Jewellery Designers and Knitwear.
Excellent cooking demonstations were given by leading local chefs.

With Face painting,Music,bouncy castles and activities on the River Barrow it was a brilliant fun packed day for all the family.

The weather was great and Carlow town never looked better!
The event was a great success! Well organised by
Carlow Tourism with ample free parking.
I heard a rumor it may be a yearly event. I hope so it was a fabulous day and I was very proud to be part of it.

Until next time