Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Recipe Books

Hi all! Just a quick one to show you these... I've been meaning to find a good way of storing my recipes as I have so many magazine cut outs and printed sheets lying around the place.

I found this material online ages ago and couldn't think what to do with it but finally decided on a decent project. Something I can keep for myself for once as it makes me sad when I finish some fabric and have kept nothing back for myself.

So one of these is for a friend and the other myself do I will be busy at some point filling it :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Skull Beads

Been making these little skull beads this week following my obsession with Mexican Sugar Skulls. Im not entirely sure what I will do with them yet but Im thinking earrings. 

They are made with polymer clay which you bake in the oven. These pictured are yet to be baked and once they are I am going to paint them :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Felt sushi

Ive made these little felt california rolls for Evie to play with. She is still a little bit young to be using chopsticks but I think its a good way for her to be introduced to new foods and learn about how different countries use cutlery etc. Its also a great way for her to practice hand and eye coordination.

They are really simple to make as well :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crochet Goodies

Ok, so I didn't actually make these :)
I ordered them from etsy because I think they are the cutest little things and I just really wanted to have them. Im not even sure what I am going to do with them yet but Im thinking children's headbands and dress embellishments 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer sundowners

Just wanted to share with you a couple of snaps from a dinner we hosted in the garden the other day... I love the rustic look and adored using the hay bales and tree stumps as stools and benches.

The evening actually ended up being a great deal larger than planned as the neighbors heard the music and all came up to join us :)


Pumpkin Update

This my friends is my second child!!! I love her as if she were my own... This is my champion pumpkin! 

Last year my mother and I had a competition to see who could win biggest pumpkin, I won but only because mum didn't get any... last years was a pathetic orange sized thing...
This year however I am on a roll!! Sadly out of six plants this is the only one which has fruited but non the less it has a fruit so I am doing everything in my power to make it a record breaker... (family anyway)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Vervain Tea

As a very big tea drinker, nothing makes me more happy than to be able to sit down with a cuppa and think to myself that I grew all in the cup with my own two hands. 

This week I have been harvesting some of my vervain bush as it has grown massive.

vervain tea has medicinal qualities, it is supposed to help with headaches, protect your liver from toxins and improve digestion. 

Ive air dried my leaves and keep them in an airtight tea container for use throughout the year when fresh are no longer available :)