hello easter

Hi All,

This is a special Easter post because firstly, I forgot it was Easter and secondly, I figured I shouldn’t post a spare post, even though I am not actually here to post it (don’t ask…I am magic ok?). This will be a bit smaller than my usual posts and will be more linky than usual. Here’s what I have been up to over the last few days…

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this is bun before the baking

I decided to bypass making hot cross buns this year as they stale a LOT quicker than regular hot cross buns and so I made a hot cross loaf using the following recipe…

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add sugar and cinamon

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Roll and fold time

DSCF0225Look a cherry , thats for the easter man (steve)

DSCF0238Time to bake well

http://thelittleloaf.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/healthier-wholemeal-hot-cross-loaf/

DSCF0260Emmmm

I made mine using regular strong white bread flour and I used a packet of mixed fruit with 2 cherries in it. I don’t know which mingy sod deals out the glace cherries in these packets of exorbitantly priced fruit but I recon it would actually be cheaper to bypass the cherries, especially if your man (like mine) doesn’t even like them! Anyone asking why he would buy me a packet of fruit with cherries in it to make “him” hot cross buns/loaf for Easter when he doesn’t actually like cherries needs to know that Steve shops at warp speed and rarely looks at what he is buying. So long as it’s roughly the shape of what is on the list, it’s in the trolley. I figure the 2 cherries are to be given a new significance and it’s sort of like “hunt the plastic baby” in a king cake…you find the cherry you win! I guess your prize is the cherry ;).

I baked a couple of loaves of regular bread on the same day because I looked in the freezer and realised that we weren’t going to make it till Tuesday when I get back from my daughters. The good thing about knowing how to do things yourself is that you don’t have to buy a loaf from the small petrol station cum deli that charges $10 a loaf and you can smugly pass them by without having to hock your children to satisfy your need for some quick carbs. I have been running around like a chook with my head cut off feeding kefir and storing it in the fridge and feeding Audrey to store her in the fridge for while I am away, effectively slowing the feeding frenzy down to the occasionally snack and rendering both of them strange bedfellows with the appetites of supermodels for the weekend.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe pirates are bak again

We got tired of our whiteboard because it decided that it didn’t want to release what we had written on it anymore. Rather than hurl it over the deck (my initial thought…) we decided to try out an idea that I had read about recently in one of the blogs that I follow. She linked the process back to the originator and I am pleased to share the link with you here…

http://www.marthastewart.com/271574/custom-color-chalkboard-paint

DSCF0277Pretty cool eh

DSCF0256it worked despite fran writing on it just before it was really dry lol

Ok Martha…can I have my sponsorship money now? No? Sigh… Steve mixed up a half batch ( ½ cup dark blue acrylic paint and 1 tbs sieved tile grout) to do a test on a piece of metal in the shed before we launched into painting our whiteboard (fool us once…) and after a rough coating and a nights drying time it was time to test it out…however we realised that we were deficient in chalk… we had none! We headed out to walk the dogs and saw Roxy, our friend down the road and asked her if she had a spare piece of chalk. Roxy has grandkids that come to visit and is the obvious choice to ask about chalk and all things kiddy crafty. She had 2 boxes of chalk and was generous enough to give us one of them. We got the chalk home and had a look at the box and noticed that it was old. We looked up the chalk online and discovered that it was manufactured by the “Cosmic” company back last century. A more fitting chunk of writing material for our upcycle of our defunct whiteboard I can’t think of. We got home and Steve tested out his tester board in the shed and it worked! After masking up the whiteboard he gave it 2 coats of paint and as Brunhilda was on for the afternoon, baking our loaves she kindly dried the white/blackboard in quick speedy time and we tested the board and it works better than regular chalkboard paint does! BONUS! If you have children, or a kitchen wall that bores you, or a back of a door that could be used for writing notes or amusing children or kids that LOVE to draw on walls (I had one of those…) or a husband who got VERY excited about being able to mask up and paint an entire wall of his music room in a blackboard union jack, have a go…the results were amazingly high quality and you can use any colour paint you like, so long as it is acrylic.

DSCF0264emmm i love shepards pies

DSCF0274emmmmmmmmmmmm  even better shot want some 😉

It’s Good Friday and as Steve is “sort of” a Catholic we are having veggie burgers for tea tonight. He was too lazy to head out in the Mumbly Cumumbus to catch any fish so its veggies for him ;). He had a most unctuous shepherd’s pie last night and I have been making lasagnes and calzone etc. for him to just be able to pull things out of the fridge/freezer for meals over the weekend. He has to water my veggies, walk the dogs (both of them with a combined weight of 75kg) himself, post my post and add photos, guard the house against burglars and alien invasion and all of the things that men do when they are left alone at home (basically weld his derrière to the television and have marathon horror movie watching fests all weekend 😉 ). I can’t tease him too badly because Steve and I have a new television love. I can’t tease ANYONE anymore because this love is base and degrading and we can’t help it, we are addicted… we love “Honey Boo-boo”. It’s official. We love her, her redneck family, and we love their crazy coupon clipping, pageant attending, crazy world. I think we might need to be committed after a few more episodes but for now we are loving Honey Boo-boo and her crazy antics…”work it girlfriend!” ;).

fpwIts a line from a pink floyd song people ,,, i made this for fran

We have been going deep into Photoshop and love where it is taking us. For our assessment we need to create a poster using a logo that we are designing. This morning we found tutorials on Youtube that showed us how to make faces into text and how to make psychedelic rock posters from the 70’s!!! You can’t show a penniless aging hippy something like that and not expect her to break something in a feeble attempt to do a cartwheel! Steve also found a fantastic site where you can download all different kinds of free brushes and patterns etc. And I can see where I am going to be spending the free portion of my week of holidays over Easter. Photoshop and the price of high class cameras coming down have given we mainstream plebeians the ability to mess about with photography where once only the professionals could go. This follows the trend of people becoming their own landscape gardeners, their own restaurant chefs and their own artisan craftsmen. Obviously there are now biafran near starving representatives of these specialised industries nailing boards over their once prosperous shop windows but what do we care? The lowly masses can do it all! But can we do it well? That remains to be seen! I read about how allotments were being snapped up years in advance by hipsters hell bent on doing their thang all natural like and being able to wax lyrical to their friends about how green and hip and cool they were…but apparently they didn’t factor in the workload that you have to negotiate when growing your own vegetables and as they can’t vault over it and get someone else to do it (Green wash time!) they are leaving in droves and abandoning their allotments. About time I say! Get back to your 2 jobs in the city with your dog/cat children and your desire to be young forever…leave the gardens for people who are willing to put in the effort and by the way “skinny leg jeans are passé!” there…I said it! “Flares are coming back!”… I said that too! Man I am on a roll! ;). Ok, that’s enough words folks. I have 3 loads of washing to do, a pile of veggie burgers to rustle up, some form of clothing to toss into a bag along with some shoe like things to keep my feet safe, I need to run around gesticulating some more and making strange noises that will alarm the dogs and I need to sink down into a chair with my hand on my forehead sighing deeply…all of this will be completely ignored by my dear other half who has seen my travelling histrionics so many times he no longer worries that I am about to hyperventilate myself off the sofa. Have a great Easter period folks and keep safe. Stay away from rabid hoe wielding hipsters running in the opposite direction of their allotment and if you are clever you will follow them in your car because those hoes will be thrown down in disgust and they ONLY buy good quality second-hand things from Etsy so you are likely to score something great ;). See you Wednesday when I may, or may not be significantly greyer than I am now 😉

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoney Boo Boo style water slide in sidmouth

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFattys on the pot again …

DSCF0278Almost the last of summers harvests

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhy not .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAour local tug boat

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA flock of cockys sitting on the wires

Ok folks sorry i didnt say much about the posts but this is steve and i suck at the typing lol fran says see you soon and have a great easter .. bye for now

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rabidlittlehippy
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 17:24:19

    Steve, Steve, Steve, where would we loyal readers be without your dedication to posting. 😉
    Fran, once again, great post but seriously, who (or what) the hell is Honey Boo-Boo?!
    I have rainbow trout frozen in my freezer (I know they’re better fresh but whatcha gonna do) yet succumbed to schlemmertopt in Ignisa for 4 hours lamb casserole.
    About to make me some sourdough Easter scrolls as I have had a head cold these last 2 days so getting my head around any recipe other than those I know backwards was not going to happen and I never have the energy to put crosses on my hot cross buns anyway. If I did I would be the one ending up hot and cross. So I usually make what I call ‘pagan buns’ which are just hot crossless buns. 😉 This year it’s gonna be scrolls. I think. See what I have the energy to do.
    I love baking my own bread and thumbing my nose at what is totally empty carbs from supermarkets, overpriced or not. And better yet thumbing my nose at needing yeast! Being able to make sourdough that is actually nutritious without that chelating phytic acid is the bees knees. And saving a small fortune ($10 a loaf had better buy a serious piece of artisan hand crafted bread in my world) on buying bread helps too.
    LOVE your upcycled white to black board. I’ve read about making your own blackboard paint but given the tiny amount I actually need… And if you’re ever out of chalk again or you want to get a finer writing than a standard stick of chalk will give, try using your dressmaking chalks/pencils. Yep, the “aha” light just went on hey. 😀 When I heard it first I felt the same and I have tried it with resounding success. 🙂
    Anyway, off to try make bread baskets for egg hunting tomorrow. Chat when you’re back and Steve, I won’t say stay out of trouble but more, clean up all the evidence of said trouble before the return of yon lady. 😉

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:57:13

      Steve would like to be known as “Magic Man” from now on, all of my dear constant readers have caused his head to swell and he can’t fit through doors at the moment (till all of that hot air deflates 😉 ). Honey Boo-boo isn’t our sort of gal babe! She is a teeny little rotund Middle American who’s entire family consume the wazoo out of Hillbilly happiness and we watch it like flies on the wall…it’s a study in excess and if I was America, I would have nipped it in the bud as a bad publicity exercise before it was sold to “the rest of the world” but it is intoxicating and strangely addictive to see how America REALLY lives under all the pretend, the plastic surgery, the vegan hipster greenwash that we are led to believe that Americans really are…that’s all apparently bollocks and Middle America is doing its level best to rectify that injustice/imbalance ;). Hillbillies on steroids is the best way that I can relay what Honey Boo-boo is and at the moment I love it! At least the people are “real!”…I dare say most American’s would rather cut off their tongues than admit that this is how it really is…the hidden masses…but that’s what happens when you try to hide reality and push a “reality” that is a load of bollocks, the truth bursts out at the seams and hangs out there just like Honey Boo-boo does 😉
      I had amazing food…I am in awe of my daughter’s store cupboards! It is like walking down an ethnic food store and they eat this way every freakin’ day! (Lucky bollocks 😉 ). They are kimchi factories at the moment and I ate some amazing kimchi while I was there. I may have ended up with some kimchi that had baby shrimp in it but what the heck, I dare say I eat more caterpillars from my own vege than I ate shrimp at my daughters ;). On the last day (Monday) I took them to a fish shop and the fresh fish was awesome and 20% off and they picked up some fresh caught shark and squid tubes for an amazing price. I am so proud of them for being the adventurous and amazing cooks that they are :).
      That hot cross “loaf” had a cinnamon swirl (had to make it something special for Steve to toast while I was away scarfing Korean food and having a ball with my daughters 🙂 ). His was apparently pagan as well as I could be bothered adding a cross that burnt in the toaster…the thought was there 😉
      That “light” from my “dressmaking accoutrements” is highly unlikely to go on. Sewing and I are foreigners. I don’t speak “sewenese” but I know where I can wander the aisles of Sewenese stuff (my daughters take me there) and can pick up the amazing things that you speak of. I might take up sewing in my dotage but I doubt it…why break the habit of a lifetime eh? 😉
      Steve took out the broom and did a cursory sweep but the boys were good and didn’t make too much mess, besides I brought BONES home with me! ;). I taught myself how to make hanging baskets out of willow…might have a go at making some small baskets to show you a tutorial so you can make your own next year, they are amazingly easy and look awesome and I just pinched green willow whips from the local pub 😉

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      • rabidlittlehippy
        Apr 03, 2013 @ 06:18:07

        We ave a willow tree just across the road from us so being able to put that weed to use would be awesome.
        Glad your boys all behaved themselves and that you’ve had a ball too. 🙂 But totally welcome home. You’ve been missed. 🙂

      • narf77
        Apr 03, 2013 @ 06:27:48

        I bet my daughters won’t miss me! They will be sleeping in today till about 11am and enjoying every single minute of not having to consider someone else in their world that is exactly the opposite of them ;). Had the BEST sleep last night and actually had to set the alarm to wake up at 4am and it’s 6.25am and I have only just started reading my RSS Feed read after answering all my emails and blog comments, MAN you guys are prolific! 😉 Thank you for missing me, it’s great to be home and thank GOODNESS I have a backup post to post tonight as I will be reading RSS Feed reads all day today to make them manageable… got to find some photos to post but we are heading over to pick up a stack of library books that arrived over the last week and so I have photo opportunities there (thank goodness! 😉 ). I am actually looking forward to walking the dogs today…I KNOW! Mad 😉

  2. brymnsons
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 22:31:57

    Food looks good Fran… I think I will need to lose about 20kgs before I come, just so I can put it all back on again lol 🙂

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  3. Angela @ Canned Time
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 23:31:39

    Happy Easter Fran. Guess you’ll be celebrating while we’re sound asleep….Easter Bunny gets around, doesn’t he?
    Your hot cross buns look so scrumptious they make my morning waffles today look very blllllaaaaaaahhh !
    Up to 60 degrees today here, yes. Take care & God bless 😉

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:43:20

      Don’t pass out in all that heat Angela! ;). It’s cooling down nicely here and as my daughters live 50km inland from us (we are almost on the coast) its MUCH colder there and they get frost. We don’t get a lot of frost here but it does get cold (but rarely under 34F). I wanted to use my daughters vintage waffle maker that they bought for $2 from a local thrift shop to make waffles but we just never got round to it :(. I LOVE the idea of waffle making and am going to be scouring the stores to find myself a waffle maker. We just don’t “do” waffles here in Australia like you guys do and we are missing out! Anyone for toast and vegemite? I will swap? ;). Hope you had a gorgeous Easter and the buns were actually a Hot Cross “loaf” as Steve had to eat it all by himself and buns stale too quickly. He has been toasting that loaf all weekend and I have a repeat script for another one ASAP. I think it might be his new breakfast institution 😉

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  4. Sincerely, Emily
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 06:48:40

    Happy Easter to you both! Your buns look great (I’m not just sayin’ that to butter you up!) What a wonderful thing to turn your white board into a chalk board – way to re-use and use again. The Shepard’s pie looks divine!

    Please please please say it isn’t true! Please! I can’t say I have ever watched a HBB episode, but I have seen bits and pieces here and there on other shows to know I don’t want to. And we don’t have cable, so I think I am safe.

    I’m with you on making your own bread. It is fun to see what you are making with your sourdough.

    Love all the photos you have added Steve.

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:39:29

      The Honey Boo-boo thing is a study in watching Middle America dissolve itself! It also encompasses “extreme couponing”…we are flabbergasted by how “extreme” some people are! I understand that people would want to save money and that couponing is a good way to do so, but these people are addicted and greedy to the max! Who on EARTH would need 5000 cartons of toilet paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve and I are just completely amazed at how some people live. I wonder if the creators of these shows care what sort of reputation America is getting in the “rest of the world”. We all think that you guys are on a fast track to self destruction and are loving the ride! Some of the mass consumption involved in these shows is simply amazing…food must be very cheap over there. I notice that the “food” (I use that term most loosely) that couponing gets you tends to be full of sugar and fat and just about every single extreme couponer is obese and has obese children. That alone would be enough to warn me off couponing (although to be honest, I am most prone to the competitive urge and would be likely to dabble in couponing if it was available to we Aussies which is isn’t). The Honey Boo-boo thing would be a simple exersise in studying another one of Steve’s “stories” but for the fact that these people are actually more interesting than any of the “stars” you read about…forget “The Simmon’s” family and “The Osbourne” family, This family show it like it REALLY is in Middle America and aside from the crazy lives that they lead, they show that American’s aren’t all skinny, aren’t all living in California, riding skateboards and covered in tattoos and most definately aren’t all vegans and hipsters…there is a real population being hidden by the “desired image” that America rolls out as “de rigeur” and the rest of the world likes to see that you guys really are human underneath all that plastic surgery and Hollywood hype :). Happy Easter right back at you by the way Emily. That chalkboard is AMAZING and much better than commercial chalkboards and Steve used old tile grout and paint that we had left over from renovating Serendipity Farm so thats a double whammy bonus :). His next project is to paint a chalkboard Union Jack on an entire wall of his music room so that is going to be a fun event to post about ;). Steve did a good job while I was away, keeping the blog posted and running, a truly magic man 🙂

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  5. franion
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 09:15:20

    Happy weekend. Love blog. Wish had more time to comment. Wish could come to dine on beautiful food in my flares.

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:20:35

      Linne, another one of my gorgeous dear constant readers, just told me how to make my own flares! Using velvet…satin…whatever I damned well please and I am going to make some!!! (Well that is a lie…I am going to get my eldest daughter who understands “Sewenese” to make me some 😉 ). Consider yourself invited to the virtual hippy flare encrusted meal and we will eat from burnt orange and avocado swirled plates (with purple napkins), Jimmi Hendrix will be on the stereo and fondu will be the order of the day with German leibfrauwine will be de rigeur darlings! 😉

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  6. Allotment adventures with Jean
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:39:22

    Happy Easter Fran. I love your Easter Bun.

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 04:59:52

      Steve did too Jean :). Happy Easter back to you and hope you had a lovely time over the weekend. I am going to take a week to recover from my adventure to my daughters 🙂

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  7. Chica Andaluza
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 00:21:35

    I’ll eat the cherries! Love the bun, and love the chalkboard 🙂

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:01:04

      I bet they were thrown in the bin while I was away as Steve HATES cherries in any form ;). The chalkboard is a huge success…MUCH better than regular chalkboards and we are thinking about making a Union Jack in Steve’s music room for an entire wall.

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  8. athursdayschild has a long way to go and much to be thankful for.
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 00:54:54

    I have really got to get into making bread, perhaps one of my resolutions. You are an inspiration. How do you stay so skinny? I guess it’s all the stuff you do.

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    • Linne
      Apr 02, 2013 @ 16:08:05

      On the ‘Vintage Hearth’ blog there’s a recipe for an Artisanal Bread that’s easy (pretty much no-knead) and delicious! (for if you are short on time). I messed around with the recipe, of course, so mine was heavier than it might have been, but it was still yummy and very good with soup (which I was making lots of at the time). ~ Linne

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      • narf77
        Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:11:38

        Soup and bread have to be something that ties humanity together as all cultures have soup and bread in some form or other and they have been passed down through the generations. Simple vegetable soup with whatever veggies and “meat” or other interesting ingredients to stretch the protein served with some form of starchy cooked “bread” are probably humanities mainstay and we continue that tradition today. Isn’t it amazing to think that past generations took the same enjoyment out of simple home cooked soup and bread that we get today? :). I haven’t gotten into seriously making sourdough bread yet, I am using most of my starter on cakes for Steve BUT I have plans to remedy that over winter when Brunhilda is on 24/7 and I can do whatever I like in the kitchen as I have 4 ovens to mess about with (my winter consolation 😉 ). By the end of winter I plan on being a dab hand with all different kinds of breads and I might have even started a food blog for serious eats, you never know 😉

    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:02:28

      I don’t eat the bread! ;). I wasn’t “skinny” (and still aren’t 😉 ) to start off with and was once 110kg so this “thinner” thing is relatively new. I don’t plan on returning to “fatter” though, any day soon. Healthy eating is the answer and getting other people to eat the bread is a good start 🙂

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  9. Bread and Companatico
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 04:08:43

    oh my! I LOVE this loaf! I saw on in my little loaf and was so impressed. so beautiful to see the pictures of the making… lovely bread and I hope you will enter it in the coming PANISSIMO showcase (you have until the 13th to send it to us). and thank you so much for visiting. I will be following you too… happy Easter!

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:05:11

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am still very new to making bread and am in amazement at how awesome you and your fellow bloggers bread actually is. I have only just discovered your amazing blog and can’t wait to learn from you guys. I might get to posting some results one day but for now I can’t even compare to the beauty and incredible results that you guys get. Happy Easter (even though I was away for it and didn’t get this comment till I got back so it’s a bit late 😉 ). I hope you had a great time. That loaf was particularly amazing and the cinnamon swirl made it great for just eating plain with good butter apparenently, according to the husband who has been toasting it for breakfast every day :).

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    • Bread & Companatico
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:34:38

      no way! we want to see what people is baking in their homes, does not have to be fancy or perfect! you will see in the collection that there is really a mix variety of breads with only one common denominator: love for bread… and this loaf was perfect btw. ciao! Barbara

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  10. Linne
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 16:01:30

    Well, after the shopping post, I knew you were ‘Super Steve’, but . . . ‘magic’, too?? I’m impressed!! Great post, Starf!! ;-P

    HBB: never heard of this show. Will have to see if it’s on YouTube. ‘Being Human’ had that effect on me – I watched four seasons of a show I would normally not watch if I were paid!

    Your food: ALL the food photos make me drool! I now need to make a large bib, to be worn while perusing your blog! (well, and other blogs, too!)
    YouTube links: am interested in the YouTube links showing how to make psychedelic lettering, etc., which you referred to. I am working/planning another project which those would be useful for . . .
    T-shirt: love it! Hope Fran makes one for you!

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:07:25

      Lol…If I have to wear a “Fat psychopathic wife” shirt you can only START to imagine the t-shirt that Steve is going to have to wear next to me Linne ;). I adore that tutorial showing how to do the psychedelic rock posters and am going to use it to make the poster for my “seed saver” website that I am designing for our course. LOVED IT! So many things are making me twitch with excitement, one of them was returning to my own comfy bed after my weekend away ;).

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  11. Linne
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 16:23:57

    Forgot to say: that chalkboard is great!! I do have a question, though: do you buy ‘sieved tile grout’ or do you buy ’tile grout’ and put it through a sieve?
    In my perfect world, I have painted the outside of a shed with this and visiting children are presented with a bucket of coloured chalks . . .

    As to flares: did you know you can transform your ho-hum jeans into snazzy flares? Use a seam-ripper to open the outside seam of each leg to that spot between your calf and your knee; cut a triangle of fabric (denim for everyday; maybe velvet or the like for fancy; I used a gold crushed velvet once). It needs to be as long as the slit, plus a seam allowance along the sides, plus a hem allowance at the bottom. Make the hem first, then pin the ‘flare’ in place and stitch to the jeans. Wear with a big-collared shirt or peasant blouse or . . . 🙂 ~ Linne

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    • narf77
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 05:17:04

      When you talk about sewing its like you are talking in Chinese to me Linne ;). I am not a sewer and the closest I got to being one was forced on me at highschool where I turned out a rather pathetic apron, a sad approximation of a pillow case and something approximating a knitting needle tidy that resulted in the serious loss of needles at every opportunity :(. I don’t even own a sewing machine although my daughter is a dab hand (self taught) with a sewing machine and makes cosplay costumes with velvet and faux leather and constantly amazes me with her talent…my daughters are both artistic and draw and design comic strips, anime art and are both working on a concept computer game at the moment from the creation of characters up (using photoshop). I might send these instructions off to my daughter (Madeline) to see if she can understand sewing “Chinese” and make me a pair :). Steve (being Steve the quick and lazy…) just bunged tile grout into the paint straight from the packet. No sieving apparently needs to take place just a bit of a whizz around with a stick/brush and Bob’s your painted uncle! Steve has plans to paint an entire wall of his music room in a large Union Jack in homage to his U.K. history and also because it would be amazing! ;). Wish us luck…

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  12. Sophie33
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 18:50:18

    What a lovely eatser bread you two made! The other breads look great & tasty too!
    Where you live, you have pretty views & surroundings too!

    Waw!!

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