Wednesday, June 26, 2013

just keep dancing

when everything seems so chaotic

and nothing is the same
except for two squares that I didn't want to be the same

when the pile of stuff just gets higher

and we feel like throwing it to the wind

when we feel so very scattered
just keep dancing

keep on dancing.
I meant joining just keep joining .

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

it's a date

This is my favourite date loaf recipe as it's not too sweet
so it's perfect with a little bit of butter and a cup of tea.
It also makes 2 loaves so I've always got a spare in the freezer.
I'm a nice girl so I'll share the recipe with you ~
1 cup chopped and pitted dates
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup water
60g butter
2 cups sifted S/R flour
1/2 teaspoon sodi bicarb
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg lightly beaten and a tbsp honey.
On your stove top (in a saucepan) stir over a low heat dates,
butter , sugar and water and honey.
Stir until sugar has dissolved.
Bring to boil and remove from heat.
Let it cool for 10 minutes or so.
Sift the flour and sodi bicarb straight into the saucepan
and mix through . Add beaten egg and walnuts and mix.
Pour mix into 2 bar tins.
Cover the tins tightly with 2 layers of foil.
Cook at 180c for about 25 minutes.
Let cool in tins about 15 minutes before cooling on racks.
When totally cool wrap one loaf very quickly and hide it
in the back of the freezer (don't say you weren't warned)
Enjoy !

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

tick tock

I have a small obsession with clocks.

I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to clocks.

I have at least 3 clocks in every room of the house .

My husband tolerates my obsession and even turned
up with this daggy creation the other day assuring me
that I could fix it up.

I wasted no time turning it into a pretty nice ticker.
The paint I used was White Knight ~ Squirts ~ Quick Dry
Gloss Enamel ~ Mint.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

you know how it is

I first heard about The Umbrella Prints Trimming Competition in March.
Wow I thought I'll have a go at that !
The idea is you buy a pack of gorgeous trimmings , make something
from them , put them up and wait for thousands of people
to repin them from pinterest as each pin counts as a vote.
Sounds so easy doesn't it.......
I stuffed around for ages and never got to it but I 
finally glued my trimmings
around little sewing spools a few weeks ago....
.....and then left them.
I then decided this morning I'd better do something with them
so I strung the spools onto thread with some lovely wooden beads.
Of course no one was home to take a photo for me so
I took one myself and you can see all my junk in the background.

Tough luck I thought .... I'll just get my entry in anyway.
So then I went to The Umbrella Prints Blog to get the address
to email my details to and discovered

entries closed four days ago !
This was all totally my own fault but I still had fun anyway.
(and I now have a pretty cool necklace)
Visit the pinterest board and pin your favourites and
see the talent that did get their act together in time .