School holidays have arrived and along with them comes the inevitable "i'm bored" and "i'm hungry", you can betcha bottom dollar on it.
So how about whipping up some of this delicious Caramel Popcorn and chucking a movie on?
Nothing like killing two birds with the one stone.
1/2 cup popping corn
5 tbsps oil
2 tbsps honey
3/4 cup sugar
Method: Cover the bottom of a large saucepan with the oil. Heat slowly. Test for correct temperature by dropping in a couple of grains (and if you're like me, watch them closely and jump out of your skin when they do pop). When the oil is hot enough add all the grains. Cover and shake the saucepan regularly over the heat until grains cease popping. Remove from heat and empty the popcorn into a large bowl.
Stir the honey, sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved, then boil uncovered for 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Mix to coat. Spread over a large tray covered with baking paper and allow to cool. Break into large pieces to serve. Store in a airtight container.
Soooo yummy and always popular with the kiddies!
Caramel Popcorn is great to make for kid's parties too, you can serve individual portions in cute little cupcake wrappers.
Trace the bunny onto the vliesofix (remembering that your design will be reversed once it's on the t-shirt). Cut out the bunny leaving about half a centimetre around the trace line. Iron the bunny onto the reverse side of the fabric and then cut out the design on the trace line. Remove the backing paper and iron your cute fabric bunny onto the t-shirt. Thread your needle and do a simple running stitch around the inner edge of your bunny. Then all you need to do is glue on the little fluffy pompom tail and allow it to dry.
How easy is that? You can use this method to put any kind of fabric silhouette onto t-shirts, bags, cushions etc... It's lots of fun.
Here we go again..........this is what i am up to this month.
How about you? What are you up to?
Are you celebrating St Patrick's Day? What are your plans for Easter?
Okay, enough questions....
listening :: to my girls playing mums & dads, quite funny actually!
cooking :: lots of roasted tomato sauce for the freezer. drinking :: homemade juices reading :: the latest issues of Frankie, Real Living & Shop 4 Kids watching :: An Idiot Abroad series on dvd - hysterical wanting :: a holiday in the Greek Islands. wouldn't that be nice? pondering :: a blog makeover. help! sewing :: some mini embroideries for my girls wishing :: i had of travelled way more before i had kids enjoying :: the cool change missing :: cold weather food - soups, stews, casseroles.... waiting :: for Easter. i love Easter liking :: comments on my blog. say hi :) loving :: Macadamia oil for my hair, feels lovely hoping :: to oneday be brave enough organizing :: an Easter getaway! believing :: i will never trust a hammock again! (stop laughing Kristen) wearing :: white shirt and jeans - classic considering :: writing a bucket list like Sophie knowing :: it won't be as exciting noticing :: my boy is suddenly growing up :( thinking :: a blog makeover is trickier than i thought needing :: to spend some time with Joanne marvelling :: at Scarlett's drawing - think we may have a little artist trying :: to find the motivation to clean out Chas' room smelling :: rain feeling :: tired
This weekend is a long weekend in Australia, usually i love a long weekend but i had to work.
Kind of sucks when everyone else has three days off and they're going away and enjoying the sunshine and you're stuck in normal routine.
Like my family did.......yep they ditched me and off they went.
Actually it wasn't so bad - it was so nice to come home from work and just plonk myself on the couch with a DVD and a block of chocolate and sleep in (a bit). Oh the serenity!
I did feel it would've been a wasted weekend though if i didn't do something productive (other than sell clothes), so i finished off my little embroidery that i started a while ago that had just been sitting in the cupboard. I have a bad habit of starting something and never finishing it, so it felt so good to finally complete it.
I decided to wrap the embroidery frame in fabric to finish it off, inspired by this talented lady.
It is now hanging on the wall beside my bed.
I found the pattern on this awesome flickr page. There is literally hundreds of vintage embroidery patterns on there...........so many i want to do! One of my future projects will be embroidering the below design onto a pillowcase.
How gorgeous is that going to look on a pretty little bed?
So that was my weekend, i now have an ironing basket of clothes to do........now that's one project i would rather avoid! My babies will be walking through the door any minute now and i can't wait to give them all a squeeze! I hope you all had a lovely weekend too. xxx
Our Amity is a bookworm, always has her nose in a book and i love this.
We decided a cozy little reading corner was needed in our home to encourage her love of books and give her a quiet space to read.
Using this tutorial, Amity and i whipped up some simple cushion covers with fabric from my stash and some cushion inserts i had. They are so simple, can easily be made in minutes.
We have one more cushion insert in the cupboard and soon we'll make a trip to Spotlight and i'll let her choose her own fabric. I'm thinking these cushions would also look great made with vintage linens......i think a thrift shop visit is needed too.
Her brother has now requested i make him some cushions too, however i don't think they'll be used to read on - more likely his will be used for pillow fights.
One of those weeks where my boy goes on his first school camp and they all end up getting gastro and coming home early (yep all six grades and teachers).
And work has been ridiculously busy with tons of new stock and no where to put it.
We've had a little girl who will just not go to bed at night. Grrrrr.
And it seems every place i have purchased at this week i have been overcharged, annoying!
Then my stupid washing machine decides to throw a wobbly. Again. (Don't ever buy a Samsung front loader people, it's been nothing but trouble since day dot).
I have a 21st birthday lunch here tomorrow and i have floors that need cleaning and crap things that need to be put away. So best i stop my whinging and get my butt off of this chair. Thanks for listening.