Sunday, 28 August 2011

milinery (hat making)

Hello guys, i found this amazing how to tutorial about HATS... yeah you heard me I said hats, hummmm.... it makes you wonder doesn't it? why not? right - my fingers are tingling already but I believe I must keep calm and finish all the projects I have in hands already; Projects ?! what projects?! might all of you been thinking.... well now I'll let you know but you'll have to stay tuned for the pictures ... here it goes .... ready?! OK so the almost finished but still ongoing projects are my lovely keyrings and more yes I really did say more Girlie's Hair Clips... yeihhhhhh

now here's the link for the amazing tutorial on hat making given by Victor and Threadbanger .

(sorry its the link instead of the video but for some strange reason it wasn't allowing me to share it here)

anyway hope you lot like
see you all soon my wackys xoxoxoxoxo

Owl Pillows - Sewing Tutorial

a huge hello to all the craftys out there, here's another great tutorial, and how lovely does it get in the end?! I love it and hope you do too.

"come on people roll up your sleeves and lets get crafting"

see you soon :)

Friday, 26 August 2011

ustream OH MY CRAFTS

Hello my wackys, today while searching on the internet for new projects and inspiration I found this amazing website, it seems a little bit like youtube but with a huge difference which is the fact that while the video (tutorial) is going on you can be logged in as well and ask questions directly, GREAT.

Anyway, I tried to copy a few of the videos to put here on my blog, but unfortunately it seems that it isn't actually possible, if you know how to do it please let me know.

I saw so many wonderful projects that I just wanted to do to, it never stops to amaze me how many wonderful people are out there with so many great ideas and that don't really mind to explain the how's to to others so that they could maybe get some extra pennies :) who knows?!

Anyway, here's the link to  UStream: Oh! my crafts

hope you lot love it has much as me...
bye bye everyone, see you soon

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Canonteign Falls (near Exeter)

Hello everyone, hope you lot are well and resting from a fabulastic Saturday such has me.
So let me tell you a bit about my unexpected Saturday; My hubby kindly told me Friday night that we should go  to makro on saturday to buy a few laundry supplies it's a cheaper than in other supermarkets cause it has bigger quantity's ( great an?!, like in the sainsburys slogan  "every little helps") Ok... so next morning while he was taking a shower I had to make breakfast for everyone, dress the girls comb their hairs and believe me between all the squirming and yelling it is a nightmare for the curly hair.... anyway someones got to do it :) and then I dressed all pretty cause I was going out with ma hubby (believe me that doesn't happen often)...
So we were in the highway going towards exeter when he saw a sign saying Canonteign falls, he asked me "do you want to check it out? " "yeah sure why not" - I replied- and guess what, we actually went that way well when we got there you sure good breath Fresh air and it felt great to get out of the house and go into the middle of nature listen to birds, ducks, crickets etc. it was lovely. At the entrance we had to pay 20£ to get in but I think it was a fair fee, I mean... they have 80 acres there that they need to take care off and feed the ducks etc. so we decided to pay the fee and check it out... my good it was huuuuge, follow the arrows they said, "what arrows?!" after 1h30min of walking in the natural park and soaking in the lovely view and fresh hair I decided to moan a little lololol ( you know how it is me and the girls got all spruced up, to go out with daddy and we end up full of mud, and I was wearing high heels and a dress so you might think its not that good for nature walks... and you know what?! you are absolutely right, and if that wasn't enough we could have made a lovely picnic over there and we didn't  because someone doesn't really knows what he's doing, so we'll come again one day and actually make a picnic, now that will be fun); any way we walked round and around all the lovely lakes and fields sat on a few benches that are available with little arrows on them and then out of a sudden my loved one tells me "I think we're lost, I can't figure out the way back"- and you don't see anyone there, you really don't I mean its 80 acres of land and you only see people on the entrance and cafe...- Oh my GOD we're lost, so here came lili thank you very much... man are always saying they are the best at this or at that but I was the one that found the way back, and we women are the ones that never mind asking for directions when we're lost... we were hungry, thirsty, and tired our feet and legs were killing us, but then he remembered "we haven't seen the falls yet"  oh man I thought, here we go again... this way he said.... I was thinking more of the kind ( please let's just eat something first the girls need to eat and drink something and I need to put my feet up.. ohhhhhh) but yeah we ended up going up the mountain in "high heels" ( oh my dear feet,  my lovely boots... all mucky ) so we went higher and higher walking like crazy " are we there yet?!" is the appropriate question and the answer was NOP keep on going, the girls were winning at this point and we were only half the way up... "Oh men" a last sacrifice and we finally got there... the view from up there was amazing but I could only think about the water which we lot drunk, and got all wet playing with it for a little bit, now we had to do it all over again but the way down.... you can just imagine right... "Ohhhhh, may God have mercy on my poor little feet and my little ones".... 
Here's some of the pics I downloaded from the net I didn't take a machine cause I obviously didn't knew where I was going....

Lovely isn' it? yeah all in all a great saturday but this morning when we lot woke up we were still feeling the secondary effects, next time... yeah next time I'll take my trainers and a back pack with something to drink and munch ;)

See you soon xoxoxoxo 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

DIY Stuffed Animals by Threadbanger Projects

Hello everyone I found this great tutorial on youtube and I thought that you would obviously like it to. It shows you how to make plushies or stuffies like I call them  its great to use up all your fabric remnants and guess what you would be helping the environment  urray !!!!!! and who knows maybe earning some pennies hey?!  I hope you guys enjoy it cause I really did I'll post the pics of mine soon...

Thank you lot for watching and thank you for threadbanger for the inspiration ;) keep on the good work.

See you soon my wackys xoxoxox

Monday, 15 August 2011

strawberry ice cream

Hello everyone its been a while has you know I'm looking for work but it seems that things are not that easy unfortunately....I don't understand really, they say  just fill this job application and send it together with your CV and s*** and then they send you a letter saying that unfortunately your application hasn't been successful at this time its bolux... If  you have qualifications then you have to many, if you don't than you don't have enough, why don't they just give a chance to someone who really wants to work, I really need it and am very dedicated at whatever I do, but it seems to me it isn't enough....Their loss...

Anyway the reason you lot popped in MY AMAZING SUPER YUMMY STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM yeihhhh:

350gr strawberries (fresh ones)
75gr sugar
1/2 a lemon
200ml double cream

really easy and oh sooooo good when you tried it you will never again buy those in the supermarkets trust me. So you just pureed the strawberry's add the sugar the lemon juice and the 200ml double cream turn the blender on again and then put it it a container to freeze if you don't have an ice cream machine, leave it overnight but don't forget to mix the mixture after 2 hours in order to brake the crystals.

See what did I say EASY, healthy and oh so good.

Hope you guys enjoy it, see you soon

Thursday, 11 August 2011

apple and cinamon cake

 Hello craftys, its been a while I know, and yes I missed you too so very much ;) , been kind of busy lately has it is the school holidays, which involves even more baking, cooking and cleaning... My life's been kind of chaotic and now I really need to find a job asap this crises and debts are coming down on us really fast, really hard, but we will make it I hope...

Anyway here goes the best apple cake recipe you will have ever tasted

     hummmm.... I'm getting hungry just by looking at it

2 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 pinch of fine salt
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
8 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted and cooled
2 apples diced and peeled
1/2 cup of raisins

I make this recipe on my food processor so I just pour in the liquid contents in first place, then the dry and then the fruit which I stir by hand to spread it in the batter. Don't forget to preheat the oven at 180o , leave the cake in the oven for around 30 to 35 mins, remove from the oven and let it cool down for at least 15 mins. before removing from the pan.

Hope you lot like it!!!

( this recipe was improvised from the apple muffins recipe in the Old Fashioned Baking Book by Jim Fobel's)