Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Easy peasy owl pendant necklaces!
All you need is some inexpensive owl die cuts.....
Just trace shapes onto your favourite paper...
I used vintage music & some scrapbooking paper ...and cut out the shapes.
Next cover the owl & eyes with modge podge, place on the paper and let dry.
Once it is dry I use a metal nail file to sand the edges so they are neat.
Then I ink the edges with an appropriate colour.
Glue the eyes on to the body & place Kaisercraft rhinestones on for the centre of the eyes...
I used amber and a black colour, but they come in a HUGE range.
Finally, paint the back to seal it, then put a clear coat over the top (modge podge does the trick).
These owls can be used for anything, but I thought they'd be great necklace pendants so I used the 1mm hole punch to make a hole and attached a jewellery ring.
All I need now is a chain or ribbon to hang it from.
I think I'll also add a few silver charms.
What a hoot!!!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Lastly I stirred in the white choc chips (a large white chocolate easter egg smashed up).
I put spoonfuls on trays lined with baking paper...
they took about 12-15min in a moderate, pre heated oven (180oC).
I let them cool on the trays before storing them.
It is an great recipe... easily adapted.
Usually I don't melt the butter but it works either way.
It's also good with nuts or craisins.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It is actually a delicious tropical fruit called a dragon fruit!
(Looking at this picture I think I see why... it looks a bit like a dragon head!)
It grows on a cactus like this...and thrives on neglect .... so perfect for my garden!
This is what it looks like on the inside....
the colour is AMAZING and it has a subtle, fragrant rose-like taste.
The texture is like a kiwi fruit. We only get a few each year so they are SO special to us.
There is also another variety which grows the same way but is white on the inside instead of red.
We have that growing too but it never fruits, but I think they aren't quite as nice to eat anyway.
We first tasted dragon fruit in Vietnam, but they are available all over Asia.
We bought out plants at the Mt Tamborine market and they seem to grow well in this area.
You can sometimes get them at the fruit shops & supermarkets....
now you know what they are you might like to give them a go!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Fancy some sparkle to put you in a good mood?
....I have an easy peasy idea to give you that glitter fix I am SURE you have been wanting.....
All you need is a chipboard die cut shape of choice (I found loads on etsy) ...
I chose the eiffel tower...
cover with modge podge (glue) ....then sprinkle glitter to your hearts content!
(I put paper underneath and catch any excess glitter.)
I give two coats to each side to patch any gaps & then modge podge over the top
(so I don't have glitter everywhere).
Punch a hole, add a ribbon to hang it and .....
you have a delightful bit of BLING to hang on a picture frame, door knob or cupboard!
Monday, May 10, 2010
This time I made it in blues and light brown. I have to say that this is my favourite gift of the moment, although once everyone has one I will have to think of something else!
It is so quick and easy, as well as CUTE!
Hope you liked your gift Mum! x