Sunday, 26 February 2017
Friday, 14 October 2016
I'm finding more and more that I want to sit on an evening and enjoy a bit of beading. I love that I can sit with a bead Matt on my knee without the worry of my beads rolling off a tray and sit with Chris watching a bit of TV.
What crafting is your TV Craft?
Anyway, this was mine for the last couple of evenings.
Crystal Cascade kit, purchased from Bead Supply Auctions by Boheme.
Quite funny really as I wasn't keen on the colour ways of this until I started to make up the snowflake elements.
Pretty yes? I think so.
So now I need to find a new project to start.
I was aware that my link for my Jamberry Nail Wraps failed, I did correct it but here it is again Jamberry nail shop. And while I am featuring Christmas her are some gorgeous Christmas designed nail wraps.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
I was playing around with an idea of putting photos onto wood.
I wasn't sure that it would work for me but I knew I wanted to try it. The first couple of tries were a disaster and the image peeled away. I first tried with good old PVA although it seemed to have worked the glue just went milky and when peeling off the backing of the photo, I lost too much of the image to save.
I next tried with decopatch, this worked a little better but again I was losing too much of the image.
My final try was with a product made by Trichem called Voila, I've had this product for 10+ years and it worked beautifully.
I had to prepare the photo and created a sketch from the photo before printing onto a Matt photograph paper. Once I had brushed the Voila over the chopping board I layed on the image and let it completely dry into the Voila. That's when the fun starts, you have to soak the back of the photo and gently roll away the backing and this leaves the image in place on the wood.
I then let it dry and started to use distress inks around the edges and wrapped string and added flower and then give it a spray with a Matt varnish.
Of course once the above photo of my Daughter on her wedding day was done I needed to go on to my favourite subject of my Grandson with his Grandad.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Friday, 5 August 2016
Saturday, 9 July 2016
As promised I thought I would show you some of our tried and tested dinners.
Both Chris and I are creatures of habit, our weeks dinners are as follows, the say if it works don't fix it so we stick to the plan and go with what works.
Sunday - full roast dinner, either pork or chicken, we pile it up with baby potatoes, swede or Turnip depending on what part of the country you live in we use the orange one and call it turnip, broccoli, cauliflower and green beans. We leave out the Yorkshire Puddings.
Monday - Curry night, classic slimming world curry, loads of spices and it tastes as good as a takeaway from our favourite Indian restaurant.
This was it cooking
Tuesday - Beef Stir Fry, marinated in garlic, oyster sauce and ginger
Finished with fish sauce and a twist of lime, I never thought I would like fish sauce but it's lovely.
Wednesday - Prawn Salad, something we both look forward to, quite funny really as when we were first married Chris would now no way eat salad, I think the only salad he had had was side salad with no dressing, I converted him as I always do a tossed salad, loads of boiled eggs, I even chop up crab sticks and toss it with the salad in a low fat dressing mixed with a little cider vinigar.
Thursday - Roast Dinner, just like Sunday's.
Saturday - Steak night, we have always had this, the steak is ribeye and normally around a 15oz steak however the steak that Chris had tonight was a beast and was 18.5 oz. We stopped the unhealthy spicey frozen wedged and now make our own sweet potato spicey wedges and loads of roast onion, peppers and mushroom.
So that is our weekly menu in a nutshell.
However I did make a Slimming World Pizza for a taster event and we were thrilled at how it tasted, the base is made from cauliflower rice and egg and baked blind until crispy.
We would definitely have it again.