Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy 2014!!

Happy new year everyone!!With good health, joy, laughter, love and prosperity!!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Diy felt christmas ornaments

Although I have to admit I've never been that much of a fan of felt diy creations (I mean I had quite a lot of different color pieces of felt fabric just hanging there in my closet that I didn't know what to do with them)  after a lovely workshop I took part recently and mentioned in a previous post and a little surfing on the Pinterest felt craft goodies I decided to give it a try and do a little extra decoration for my christmas tree.

All it  took me was some fiberglass, a needle, some thread, beads, ribbon, and felt of course!

First of all I had to choose the shape of the christmas ornaments.After a while the idea of christmas balls seemed the easiest thing to do and so I went for it.

I drew on a piece of paper a christmas ball and then I cut it. (A few blurry photos, sorry!)

I used this as a pattern for the ornaments and in order to have the perfect result I pinned this piece of paper onto the felt fabric which was folded in two.

Then I cut the felt balls carefully and I sewed them with a thread that was almost the same color as the felt 
fabric.I just left unsewed the top of it so that I could stuff it with fiberglass later on. 

After that I cut different colors of felt in the shape of a star (I used the same method as the balls-that is drawing a star on a piece of paper, cut it etc)

and I sewed it on one side of the christmas ornament along with a heart shaped bead.
Then I took small pieces of fiberglass and I stuffed them.
Finally, I sewed the top of the ornament putting a piece of ribbon in between.

Ta-dah!!(A clear photo at last!)

And the felt christmas balls are ready to be put on the tree!!
What a delightful moment!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!!
May the new year fulfill all your dreams, even the craziest ones!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Chocolate mint ice cream

As I mentioned the other day I' ve been to a lovely workshop which was organised  by Anna from in my closet and was called Blink Blink workshop.
This time we were making felt Christmas trees and I have to say that  if I had to choose a tree that I liked best I surely would find it incredibly hard to do.
Anna described the whole process so much better than Ι would so I will just stick to the... yummy part of the event.
Christmas trees biscuits, cheesecakes, muffins, ginger bread...Oh dear what can I say?
A delicious heaven...
I prepared my famous (so to speak!) chocolate mint ice cream for the event and I once more got really flattering words for it.
So I think it's time to put the recipe here and share it with you.
I have read this about two years ago and I made some changes to the original recipe because I thought they were necessary.
First of all, I didn't use an ice cream maker because I haven't got one and it turned out to be just as good as it would be if I had used it.

So here we go...

2 cups of whole fat milk (do NOT use fat free milk)
2 cups of creme fraiche
(About) 2 cups fresh mint leaves ( I used leaves from the mint plant that grows in one of my pots- btw such a marvelous feeling!!)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of sugar
5-6 drops of green pastry color
1 cup of chocolate drops
1.Wash and dry the mint leaves.
2.Put the milk and mint leaves into a saucepan and warm it (The milk should not boil)
3.Leave the mint and the milk aside for about half an hour
4.Remove the mint leaves from the milk and then add into it the sugar and the salt.
5.Add the creme fraiche and the pastry color
6.Let it cool.
7.Put it in the freezer for about 7-8 hours. When you see that it has frozen a little then add the chocolate drops.

During winter time I would combine it with a piece of chocolate cake or a brownie...
Haven't tried it yet, but I'm soo anxious to do it sometime soon...

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