Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mirror Mirror on the Wall DIY



                                  Hello Friends!
I want to share with you our front hall mirror and the DIY to update it.


Last year we picked up this quaint mirror at an estate sale.


We hung it in our front entrance .

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

FLOWERS ...CRAFT....DANDELIONS.......



              Spring is definitely in the air..... grass starts growing and so do ....

                                  THE DANDELIONS.......

Here today you wouldn't know that spring has come....we had snow pellets than rain...
                                      snow on the ground....

So you will find me in my studio....












               While on Anthroplogie's website I came upon these cute pom pom flowers....
                                                   Pomdelion Bouquet!






                                               

                                                       Oh how sweet!                         I knew I just had to make them.........

 I opened up my cupboard to see if I had any yarn .....hahaha...

If you know me I always have a stash on hand........
I bought these cute Bon Bons by  Lion Brand last fall not knowing what I make with them.

See the bright orange mini balls.....

Out came my Pom Pom maker
glue gun
florist tape
green tissue
scissors
wooden skewers
(or florists metal stems)








with the bright orange yarn I started making small pom poms...
1 Ball made 2 small pom poms...
I only had 2 bright orange balls so I made 4 orange....
and 1 bright yellow.


I took the scissors and gave them a haircut....

Next I took the skewers and wrapped them with the florist tape.
Then glued them to the bottom of the pom poms.






Next I cut out some leaves from my green tissue paper and
glued them to the bottom of the pom poms.


That's all there was to it!

Love how cute they look in a mason jar!




My Anthropologie Pomdelion  Bouquet






Dandelions will be popping up before you know it!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What's cooking......On the Menu



                    Rainy spring days.....I guess that's what April is.....

               So I thought I would share some comfort food.....

Mashed potatoes
brown beans
parmesan chicken

That's what was on our menu last night....

Parmesan Chicken.....

                                            I use Coconut oil in a hot pan....
                                            1/2 cup parmesan cheese
                                            1 cup of bread crumbs
                                            1 slightly beaten egg
                                            2 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
           
                                 Dip chicken in the egg then into a plastic bag with the
                                 parmesan and bread crumbs...
                                 shake, shake, shake,...
                                  now fry.....at medium heat turning and turning as to not
                                        burn.....about 20 minutes...

                            Easy eh!!





                                             Look how moist the chicken is.....



Then came the dessert.....



                                                        Custard Pudding


I don't make it from scratch....sorry..... I take the easy road....



Bird's custard powder
2 1/2 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of custard  powder
3 tablespoons of sugar

mix in a saucepan over medium heat stirring frequently till
it bubbles and thickens up.

I put berries in the bottom of my serving dishes 
 what I have on hand...
frozen blueberries.
Then pour into the serving dishes and chill in the fridge

When you are ready to serve add a dollop of  Kool Whip...

Yummy!
 A great source of calcium!

Do you eat comfort food on the rainy days?

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, 20 April 2015

Mondays.....



What do  you remember about Mondays.........

As a kid Mondays.......Wash day ..........laundry hanging on the line.......




I remember Mom hanging clothes out spring, summer, fall and winter......
I can still smell the freshness of the towels or the sounds of the sheets flapping in the wind....
Bringing in the clothes  half frozen and hanging them in the basement to finish drying or over the
vents in the kitchen ,,,,,,,,,when the furnace would come on the house filled with the aroma of
CHEER laundry detergent........




                                                          vintage





Funny over time it's the little things that we remember ..........

Laundry days have sure changed with the changes over the years........

I know they have changed here.......
No more clothes line.....
Laundry day is Saturday......clothes are tossed into the dryer.....


 When we moved out to the country 20 some years ago... thought that I wanted a clothes
line.....So hubby honoured my wishes and built a line that spanned 30 feet....




Oh I was in my glory...hung out the clothes to dry....watched them flap in the wind....
Just like Mom.....till one day the line broke......and I had to wash all those clothes again....

Yes ...that was the last time I used a clothes line to dry clothes........


Funny over time it's the little things that we remember ..........

                             
Well it's Monday ....wash day for some.....


Raining.....no wash day here........


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Friday, 17 April 2015

Watercolour painted Pillows....



Can we ever have too many??????







                        Spring is in the air and all the outdoor enthusiastic sports minded ....

are eager to fish.....boat......but for me it's cycling...


                   Yup I like to ride my bike so what better than to paint my bike
with watercolor paints on fabric.......

Oh I'm so new at this and I know I need to practice on my painting on fabric......

You know it takes only a small amount of water and ......there it runs all over the fabric.....

So after many attempts and fixes......(many fixes) I finished ..........








Now to make my back ....I'm in favour of easy so I made an envelope style backing.....

attached it to the front........


And here she resides in the living room......a fresh breath of spring!!!



                                     

                                         Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!!

                                                 Just might ride my bike.....


                                                     Thanks for stopping by!


                                   

Monday, 13 April 2015

My Front Porch




                        Or should I say our old front porch!


Thought I would share with you our front porch from the home we came from.

We down sized 5 years ago. Gee it doesn't seem that long ago. Anyhow this is where my
blogging started. On the front porch.

Many many memories made here.


On 2 acres in the country we purchased this house . Over 2500 sq. ft.

Weddings, gatherings, parties....all on this front porch.

So lets take a stroll down memory lane shall we..........










A large country porch!










A great place to hang my quilts.


Miss my front porch !

But I have some exciting news we are adding a sun room !!

Pictures and post to come soon.

Hope you have enjoyed this tour down memory lane.


Thanks for stopping by!


                                                           

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Baskets of Rainbows








I finally did it......

Let's start from the beginning shall we.
While browsing Ravelry I came upon this beautiful site.
                       Felted Button

Oh how she loves to create beautiful patterns in luscious colours and this
blanket that I admired was crocheted with this yarn purchased at Deramores.

You know I live in Canada, and I have never ordered yarn online before.

Stylecraft Special DK.......Oh so many colours to choose from......I placed
my order and the shipment came across the ocean from the UK.


I was like a little kid in a candy store.......

I couldn't wait to get started , so I ordered my pattern again on line
at Felted Button.

                           I downloaded my pattern and got started crocheting right away.....






It's funny how things change and the excitement
left.....

It sat most of the winter....I would pick it up and crochet a row or two .........

Christmas came and went.......then Easter.........

I needed to get back at crocheting.......and set my mind to it........

I'm glad I did!!     It turned out beautiful!!


I love how the border turned out......At first I tried to follow the pattern.......

crochet a chain , leave a loop....etc just wasn't happening.....then all of a sudden
It worked.........one chain of white then a chain of purple........the rest is history.

This beautiful blanket measures 50 x 50 inches. The pattern called for much smaller
but I wanted a lap throw.





Aren't the colours fabulous!

                In case you are interested in the hooks I use
                    they are Clover Armour crochet hooks with easy grip handles .



I used the #4 purple handle..........Did I tell you how lovely this yarn was.........

I know that one day I'll be ordering Stylecraft Yarn again in the distant future.......



                               


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