Friday, 29 July 2016

Crochet Shawl




Crochet triangular shawl

My video for crochet triangular shawl:
Original instructions for the shawl came from: Bobwilson123 youtube channel.


Instructions:

Chain 4
join to make ring
Double crochet into ring three times
chain 3. turn 
Work 2 double crochet in stitch at base of chain 3. Chain 3 counts as 1 double crochet
Work 3 double crochet into chain 3 at end
Chain 3. turn work
Work 2 double crochet in stitch at base of chain 3
Work 3 double crochet into next space.
Work 3 double crochet into chain 3 at end
Chain 3 turn work
Work 2 double crochet into stitch at base of chain 3
Work 3 double crochet into next space

*Repeat until shawl in required length and width


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.



Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Use it up


Un-ironed quilt.

I've been offline pottering around. We've been having some really nice weather mixed in with odd weather, rain and fog. It won't be long before spring is around the corner although we still have windy August to go through yet. 

While at home I've been trying new recipes. I made a goulash and I'll put a video of that up soon along with instructions for a crochet shawl. I've also been managing to get some finishes done.


I've been working on and off of the baby quilt and it is finally heading to it's new home. A baby girl will hopefully like this.  The only thing I brought for this quilt was a flannel set of double bed sheets on half price and I used the flannel for the batting. I wasn't sure if it would work as a batting but it does make the quilt very soft and warm, but not hot. 

nicely ironed

The rest of the fabric came from my stash. I used, yes, another bed sheet to for the embroidery blocks and coloured in the blocks using crayon tinting technique: Technique can be found here. I embroidered through out in one strand of embroidery thread in DMC 310 black. 


The gingham fabric came in a bundle from the thrift store a long time ago for about $1 (still had the price tag on it when I pulled it out.) The backing fabric is the same as the bed sheet. I actually used two different slightly pink sheets as I couldn't find the original one. Need to get organised in my stash I think. 

I used up a lot of what I had and even recycled the tag. The clay charm is a fish and it comes from When Laura Meets Clay who is on etsy: whenlaurameetsclay

The designs of the little girls come from : Q is for Quilter. They can be found in the colouring book section.

The blocks on the quilt are 8 inches square. Set four rows across and five rows down.
I also did a video of the baby quilt in this post here.

I'm no quilter and it shows, but I'm sure with more practice I'll get better.


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Quiche



Ingredients:
Pastry sheets.
Finely chopped brown onion
Bacon rashers trimmed
grated cheese 
Eggs
Pure Cream


Method:
Great oven to 200/220 fan-forced. Place a baking tay in oven. Lightly grease a  deep dish. Line base and sides of container with pastry and trim excess. Prick with fork. Line with baking paper.  Fill with pie weights or uncooked rice. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove baking paper with weights. Bake for 5 more minutes until pastry is golden.

Melt remaining butter in large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook.  Transfer mixture to bowl set aside for 10 minutes to cool.


Reduce oven temperature to 80/160 fan-forced. Spoon bacon mixture in pastry case. Sprinkle with cheese. Whisk eggs and cream together in bowl. Pour over bacon mixture. Bake for 45 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes. 

Note: I didn't add the amounts as we made a lot to freeze. We also added silverbeet from the garden as it needed to be used up. I don't think I'd use silverbeet again as once defrosted the Quiche was very watery.


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.



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