Monday, June 30, 2014

A Round Tuit 212

Phew!  Term 2 finished at school for my girls, half-way through the year, and a busy weekend done.
Yesterday was a fun Tri De Femme triathlon with my girls in aid of Breast Cancer. We entered as a team and had a lovely morning!

We have 2 weeks of school holidays starting today and no commitments at all. I'm so looking forward to spending time with my girls with no time constraints or places to be!

So - time to get A Round Tuit!!


Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this very cool crocodile pillow from Wesens-Art:



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button from my buttons page.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Macrame bracelet - first attempt!



Yesterday I tried something new. Following this video tutorial, I made a macrame bracelet.

It didn't turn out quite as it looks in the video, but I guess it's not bad for a first attempt.
I used embroidery thread and just some beads from my girls' collection.  

I'm not sure if I didn't alternated both sides equally when I threaded the beads and tied the knots (got a little distracted), or if the beads were too big, or the thread too silky?


I'm going to try more - and show my girls the video so they can try too.
Does anyone have any hints or tips?
Have you made macrame bracelets before?

Any suggestions for materials or methods would be much appreciated!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Round Tuit 211

After a wet few weeks, the sunshine is finally back here in Cairns! What a difference it makes!
Happy happy happy!

I hope the sun is shining for you too!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, these Baked Churros from Kitchen Dreaming:
I used to love getting Churros from street vendors when I lived in Spain.  I have to try these ones just baked in the oven rather than deep fried! Then smothered in chocolate sauce of course!Yum!!


Next, a no-sew t-shirt bag from gkkreativ:
I love these no-sew bags. I think I might show my girls how to make them in the upcoming school holidays!


Finally, a Boxy Overnight Bag from Vicky Myers Creations:
Vicky always makes such beautiful bags, and this one is no exception! 


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button from my buttons page.
Creating my way to Success
----------------------------------------------------------
Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cake shapes fun!


I did some fun baking with my girls at the weekend.
We had some new baking molds to test out:





So we made Hello Kitties - in the microwave!


Then the rest we baked in the oven:
 Puzzle pieces.

Fish..

And of course, the dinosaurs!




The cakes were fun, and were topped with blue icing! (sorry forgot to photo that, and they were soon all gobbled up and gone!)

Next time I'm going to try mini dinosaur quiches, or perhaps hello kitty puddings, or jelly - fish!!

Do you have any unusual shaped baking molds?
Any tips for what to make in them - or how to ice them so you can still see the shape?


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

More Mini Pencil and Notebook Folders


Last week I posted a tutorial for making these mini notebook and pencil folders.


I really enjoyed making them, and have lots of these mini soccer notebooks, so I made a few...

Using lots of different coloured scrap fabrics..


And different denim jeans scraps colours too!

Dinosaurs..

And Dalmations!

Now I just need to list them in my shop!
(and keep them away from my girls who are trying to claim them for themselves!)

What have you been making lately?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chocolate, oat and cereal cookies



Do you always end up with a pile of crumbs at the bottom of your cereal box that no one wants to eat?

I decided that I need to make use of these crumbs, so I turned them into some tasty cookies - also using up some Chocolate milk powder (Sustagen) that my girls used to drink but decided they no longer like! 

Here's what I used (rough measurements)
135g weetbix (Cereal) crumbs
150g currants
150g oats
6 rounded spoonfuls of Sustagen (chocolate milk powder)
200g butter or margarine
150g golden syrup or honey

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl:

Melt the margarine/butter and syrup/honey in a pan.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then roll into balls and flatten onto baking trays.

Bake at 180C for around 15 mins.
Then enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

I also tried a few of these just rolled into balls and put in the fridge to set rather than baking them - they were a big hit! Really tasty.


I'm trying to reduce our food budget just now - and using what I have in the cupboards and pantry is a part of this.

Do you have any recipes for left over cereal crumbs? Please share if you do! These are really tasty cookies but I'd love some alternative recipes to try too!


Monday, June 16, 2014

A Round Tuit 210

 Happy Monday!
I hope everyone has had a good weekend.
Ours has been wet - most unseasonal here in Cairns since it is the DRY season!!  Still, my tomato plants are loving it!

Definitely good sewing and crafting weather though.
How's the weather where you are?

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, an invisible dragonfly tutorial from Mich in LA:
If you haven't visited Mich's blog yet, you're missing out. She has incredible creativity and makes beautiful jewellery from the most unbelievable things!


Next, a cute kids craft that's always fun to do - painting rocks, this time Splatter Bugs from Art Club Blog:



Finally, a cute Boxy Pocket Bag tutorial from Sewing for Utange:
You know I love a good jeans upcycle - and this blog is full of them!


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button from my buttons page.
Creating my way to Success
----------------------------------------------------------
Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.