Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Box Frame Picture - Butterflies

Some friends of ours got married last week, so I made them this picture as a present & personalised it with their names and the wedding date. I love box frames - I have another project planned that I am collecting the materials for right now :) I searched for them for quite a while before coming up trumps at Ikea - they had exactly what I wanted at a good price.

You will need:
Box frame
Backing paper
Coloured paper for punching
Double sided tape

Sunday, 20 May 2012

New sewing machine

Look what lucky 'ole me got for my birthday!!

sewing machine

I also got a few sewing books so I got straight into making the bag that came free with my Cath Kidston book. This took quite a few hours - it took me a while to remember how everything works on a sewing machine - by I loved getting back into it.

sewing machine bag pattern

My aim is at some point this year to be able to make a piece of clothing. I'm not really sure how realistic that is but I'll have a go!

Monday, 7 May 2012


I love marshmallows. I love the tiny multicoloured ones you put in hot chocolate, and  I love the big fat ones you can melt over a BBQ. So I couldn't resist having a go at trying to make them when I saw this recipe. They're so flexible, I didn't realise that you can flavour and coat them with so many different things.

You'll need a sugar thermometer for this - I recommend something hardy like this as you can leave it in. Digital ones you have to keep removing. Be careful with melted sugar, it's seriously hot!

My first attempt was with Innocent strawberry and banana smoothie and I coated them in cornflour. The flavour came through really well. The texture isn't as good as supermarket marshmallows, they are a little heavier - I heated my sugar a little too high. Never mind, they're still good!

homemade marshmallow recipe

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