Wednesday, 31 October 2012

bathroom doily rug just looks like one of my crochet placemats in xxl...and somehow this is exactly what a doily rug is.

 xxl yarn, an xxl crochet hook and after about two hours my bathroom shines in new splendor...i like..

Monday, 15 October 2012

fancy lunch bag


i always admired those beautiful handmade oilcloth lunch bags...finally found a fabric, i fell in love with...and here it very own fancy lunch bag...


this is what you need 


- 1/2 meter oilcloth ( wachstuch )
- scissors
- paperclips
- pins
- ruler
- thread
- sewingmachine
- stainless steel bag clip

this is what you have to do


- cut the oilcloth into three panels

- one main panel approximately 70 by 20cms

- two panels approximately 30 by 13cms



- fold the main panel inside out into u-shape with 13cm bottom



- sew-in side panels, matching up the tops and the side, leaving 0.5cm seam allowance





 - clip the large pieces at a 90 degree angle and rotate the side panel to create the bottom gusset.

- continue sewing the bottom and up the other side

 - repeat for the other side panel


 - turn right side out



- topstitch all around 

- add a bag clip 


- and enjoy your fancy oilcloth lunch bag

and here you can find the source of the inspiration 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

white chocolate cashew cookies


very simple recipe for some very blonde cookies


i actually thought of making cookies with macadamia nuts, but due to me not being organised i had no choice and had to use cashews instead...and i do not regret it at all.

here is what you need


100g chopped cashews
150g chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
200g butter, unsalted and softened
125g sugar
   1 pinch of salt
   1 egg
200g all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder

here is what you have to do


- beat together butter and sugar until soft and creamy

- add the egg, flour, baking powder and salt and mix until completely combined

- fold 2/3 of the chopped chocolate and cashews in until fully incorporated

- preheat the oven to 175 degrees

- drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet, leaving at least two inches of space between the cookies because they will spread out

- sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the the chocolate and cashews

- bake for about 15-20 minutes

- leave the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferrng to a wire rack to cool

- enjoy

the original thermomix recipe in german can be found here





Friday, 5 October 2012

pimping a pringles tube

these pimped pringles tubes make beautiful party favours, small gifts or just simply a fancy stowage for your own bits and pieces.

this is what you need


- pringles container

- fancy paper, fabric or wallpaper

- scissors

- glue

- craft knife

- decoration like brooches, ribbons, flowers 

this is what you have to do

- cut out a piece of paper, fabric, or wallpaper which entirely covers the tube.

- apply glue all over the paper and place it around the tube, overlapping at one end

- use a craft knife to remove the additional paper at the top of the tube

- decorate according to your own taste 

- you might not want to use it as a gift and rather keep it for yourself

- enjoy

here you can find a tutorial on how to even make a bag from a pringles can