Friday, 30 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
I made a few more softies from Sock & Glove. The pink monkey was a gift for my niece's 1st birthday. The party had a "pretty in pink" theme, hence the pink monkey. The perfect gift for a pretty princess like her [The blue monkey is featured in this previous post]. The second is a blue elephant that I made for a friend's baby. She uses it for his nap time routine. Who wouldn't love to cuddle up with this soft elephant every night?
Sunday, 25 January 2009
- 4 very ripe Haas avocados (mashed)
- 1 white onion (diced)
- 2 Roma tomato (diced)
- handful of chives (finely chopped)
- juice from 1-2 limes (depending on how juicy they are)
- 1 jalapeno pepper (if you like it spicy)
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste
Mix everything together in a bowl and enjoy!! For a rustic look, spoon the mixture back into the hollowed out avocado skins to serve.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
January is national soup month! I didn't know this holiday existed, but now that I do, we must celebrate ... with a steaming hot bowl of vegan soup.
My favourite middle Eastern restaurant serves a chunky lentil soup and I love it so much I decided to attempt to copy it. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 can of lentils (drained) I like yellow, but any kind will work
- 1 glove garlic (peeled)
- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- 1 red onion
- Various spices (I like cumin & turmeric)
- 1 avocado (optional)
Happy soup month everyone!
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
- Card holder from DesignVerb!
- Valentine card from Webshots
- Valentine wreath from Instructables
- ID tags for glasses from DAILY DANNY
- Gift tags and mini notebooks from A Spoonful of Sugar
- Notebooks from WhiMSy love
- Christmas gift tags from A Spoonful of Sugar
- Scrapbooking ideas from organizedscrapbooks.com
- Wallet from Flickr set
I can't stress enough that this is a REUSING craft! In other words, don't rush out to your local hardware store and grab a pile of cards. The idea is to reuse the cards you have already amassed, and transform them into something you can use and enjoy. Happy crafting!
Monday, 5 January 2009
I made a monkey (socks) and a dog (gloves) for my nephew, and an elephant and a zebra (both made from socks) for my niece. As you can see from the pictures, I didn't stay with the traditional colour for these animals, and the results were so cute! The zebra was the most labour intensive (mostly because of the hair) and the monkey was the easiest to make by far (the legs, body and head are made from one entire sock). I can hardly wait to try Miyako Kanamori's newest book Happy Gloves.
Friday, 2 January 2009
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