I needed to make a rash doll in a hurry for a paediatric oncology patient who needed some serious cheering up and who really loves dolls so I designed my own very simple rag doll made from scraps from my stash. Watch this space for more details soon.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
|The disgruntled violin|
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Kidney Bean Vegetarian Burgers are easy to make which is good because I am very lazy when it comes to cooking. Kidney beans are a good source of vegetable based protein and iron.
1 tin of kidney beans
Chilli con carne seasoning (or any other seasoning you prefer)
Flour to bind
Rinse the brine off of the beans and mash a bit until it's lumpy
Add the seasoning and mix
Add the egg and mix
Add enough flour to bind
Add the coriander leaves (or any other herb your heart desires)
flour your hands and form patties. Lightly dust with flour and place in the fridge for 30 mins to firm up
Cook over a medium heat and serve in a bun or however else you want.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Its going to be a very frugal Christmas for me and my elderly pensioner parents. I just had to buy a new car battery and the South African government just started tolling the highway that I have to take to work. So I am broke. So now my poor parents are getting homemade gifts this festive season. I decided to make my mother placemats.
I used the ruffled placemat tutorial from www.sew-it-love-it.com. I don't like ruffles and I didnt have enough fabric to make bias binding so I used ribbon over the seam between the main fabric and the contrast fabric instead. As usual the fabric and ribbons come from my stash.
I hope she likes it and that it isn't too tacky and cheap looking.
If anyone actually reads my blog pls leave a comment...it would be so awesome to hear from you!
Monday, 9 December 2013
I made a clutch bag following a tutorial on www.sew-it-love-it.com
I used light weight batting instead of interfacing and I added a credit card holder inside.
I made this using scraps out of my stash so it cost me nothing. I made it for a secret santa gift instead of using wrapping paper (which I think is wasteful and not ecologically friendly).
Friday, 22 November 2013
- 2 tbsp. (organic) shea butter
- a dash of organic carrier oil (I used Boabab Oil and now have lovely moisturised arm pits!)
- 1/4 tsp. citric acid (the kind you buy in the baking section at the supermarket
- 1/4 cup of bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 cup of (organic non GMO) cornstarch
- Essential oil of your choice