17 February 2011

My creative space - Amigurumi hearts

Wow!! it's been a long time since I've been able to have any space to myself, let alone creative space!!

Actually, I tell a lie, I have been able to snatch a few moments here and there to make my grandmother a few hearts. I promised myself when I went to Chile last year to say goodbye to my auntie (who was very skilled at crochet), that I would learn how to crochet, and now, thanks to Youtube, I have.

When I was there in September, I gave my grandmother a sewn heart, that she sleeps with and prays with. It reminds her of her daughter. But it has seen so much attention that it needs a replacement, and after a few attempts at creating the perfect one, I finally feel confident in sending her this one.

I hope she likes it.

On another creative note, seeing as this in my first free day since last year, I am hoping to have a stab at making this short sleeve blouse....

These crafty people might get you inspired to make something today as well

16 February 2011

Banana Muffins

Lucho started prep this month, and it has taken a bit of getting used to the new routine of pick ups and drop offs. plus there is cricket, and martial arts during the week... and I still haven't got used to stopping everything for that 3.30pm pick up.

Little Eva misses him a lot as now it's just me and her, and I'm infinitely less entertaining than her big brother, even if I take her to the movies to watch tangled.

On Wednesdays though, for a little while longer, Lucho is with me, and today we have made some banana  muffins for his lunch box.

And then, i made a lovely coffee to go with the fresh warm muffins... mmmmm yum!
Recipe was supplied by Amanda, the cook from his childcare centre.

Here's the recipe, they were so easy to make, and tasted like coffee shop ones:

Banana Muffins
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg - beaten
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1 3/4 cup self raising flour

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and prepare muffin pans.
Blend butter and sugar, then mix in egg and bananas.
Gently fold in self-raising flour.
Spoon into muffin trays and cook for 20 - 25 minutes.

EASY! enjoy :)

so creative!