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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Father's Day Mug

It's my husbands first fathers day, so I thought it would be fitting to do the traditional DIY present from his son. The Sharpie pen tutorials on porcelain always catch my eye but I read they dont last and I didn't want all Jack's precious art work rubbing off. For the mug pictured I used a standard white mug from the supermarket and Pebeo Porcelaine markers. I was inspired by this latte quote found on Pinterest and I added my husbands coffee order to the inside base. Unfortunately I smudged a few bits as working on the glaze is slippery and the pens are very runny so take extra care. Hope everyone has an enjoyable Father's Day with their families. We're taking a longweekend in the countryside.

Bake Off - Carrot and Zucchini Bread

This carrot and zucchini bread recipe sounded so delectable I just had to pin it to my Food Glorious Food board. My intention was to give it a go this week but mum beat me to it and kindly made it for our brunch today! Mum could make brussel sprouts taste good so it wasn't a surprise that it was scrummy. Very dense and moist so it takes a bit to cook through.  We served it with some homemade yoghurt and I went back for fourths ... Oink oink 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

D.I.Y Pom Poms

Unfinished projects are one of my biggest frustrations, yet I have a habbit of collecting a lot of them! This scarf was one of those projects, started 18 months ago and finally finished last week. Before I could put it away I decided it needed something on the ends to make it pop so I made these DIY Pom Pom's (originally pinned by Etsy) using a fork. To make it easier for you to make the pom pom's, I've put together a short video.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Melamine Plate

So artistic at only 4 months! #footprints

Messy business... dad and Jack had lots of fun 

Melamine plates always remind me of kindergarten. We made them with drawings of santa and each Christmas mum would proudly put them on display, reminiscing about how small we were when they were drawn. We decided to keep up the tradition and took prints of my sons hands and feet for melamine plates from www.pictureproducts.com.au. I loved watching him squish the paint between his toes and fingers and he showed us his own creativity on a couple of prints. Now we have to choose the print we want to become a plate..... tough decisions!
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