zondag 30 december 2012

The days in between Christmas and New Yearsday

Hello my dear readers,

Did you have a great Christmas? I did. We had a lovely First day of Christmas at my parents house. They always have a lovely Christmas tree which even looks better with al the Christmas gifts underneath it:

I got spoiled! Really really spoiled. Just like the rest of the family. I enjoyed their faces when they opened their presents and it is what they wanted. :)

Second day of Christmas started lazy and in the afternoon mister R's parents came over. We made a lovely 3 courses diner with a killer dessert! Pavlova's. Sooooo jummie.
They are easy to prepare so you don't have to be in the kitchen that long when its dessert time.
Here's the recipe:
You need: (for 4 persons)
4 whites of the egg
200 grams of suggar.
1 table spoon of vinegar
1 table spoon of potato starch

250 grams of fruit. ( I used 1 kiwi, half a banana, 2 strawberries and a 1/4 apple)
1 lemon
2 table spoons of apricot jam

whipped cream
1 vanilla pod
50 grams of sugar.

Set the oven on 125 decrees Celsius.
Make sure your bowl is very clean, any fat or oil will make sure your egg white won't become stiff.
Whip up the egg whites, gradually add suggar. When its stiff (hold the bowl up side down and it shouldn't fall out)
mix in a seperate bowl the vinegar with starch and spoon it through the whipped eggs.
Make blobs on baking paper. I usually make a little ditch in the middle so the fruits can lay in there. 
Bake in the oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Cut the fruit to small pieces.
Put the abricot jam with the juice of the lemon in the microwave for around half a minute and mix it.
Pour the abricot-lemon over the fruits. ( it should taste sour.)

Get the seeds out of the vanilla pod and put it in the cream, whipe it up while adding sugar.
Note: don't whipe it al the way it should be a bit lobbed (thats what the translation program says.)
( don't throw away the vanilla pod, put it in a glass of milk of pan heat it up for a few minutes and make chocolat milk or icecream with the milk. It will be delicious!)

You can put the fruits and whiped cream in the fridge and serve when its time. I usually heat the fruit a bit in the microwave.

Succes guarenteed.

I had too work and then I had to tidy and reorganise all the nice stuff i got. (mostly crafting stuff.) I bougth myself a little cabinet at Ikea. And for the really small stuff a little one at Xenos.
I cleaned a small part of my workdesk and this is the result:

I could use another one of those little wooden cabinets from Ikea :) My inks really like it in there, just like the fimo clay, stickles bottles, distress stain, distress reinkers and containers with embossing pouders.

It's just too bad the dylusions and colorwash bottles are too high. Same goes for the dabbers. :(
If any of you have a suggestion please let me know!

For a good beginning of 2013 I've washed all there was in the binns, ironed every item that was piled up (and that was a lot) and cleaned the rest of my desk.
Tomorrow morning will be spend cleaning and vacuuming the house.
I hope you'll have a great Oud en nieuw. Please be carefull if your lightning firework. (we won't, I don't want too spend soo much money for at most 15 minutes of fun)

And last but nog least:

I wish you a
very creative, fun and healthy 2013!

Love Susan

maandag 17 december 2012

Christmas arrangement - Kerstbloemstuk


How are you all doing? Did you decorate your house for Chrismas yet? I started yesterday with a flower arranging course. It just was one morning but we had a lot of fun. I'm very proud of my work:

And here's the cone in detail:

Today we have decorated our huge mirrow in the livingroom with fake green with little lamps and our little "houses".
House, the cat in this case really liked it and did model for this picture. Too bad my phones camera isn't that good.

I still have a lot to do. My Christmas cards still need a place to stay and there are a lot of other decorations who still need a good place to live for the rest of the month.
Christmas presents are all bought and wrapped and Christmas diner is set out. I just hope all the ingredients are in the supermarket. :)

Have a good Christmas,
Love Susan

maandag 10 december 2012

Winner Give Away

Hello my dear readers,

First I want to thank you all for joining! And a warm welcome to Gill!

I've used reasearch randomizer to pick a winner. House (the cat) just wasn't interested in the little nameballs I made, not at all. So this is the result:

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Research Randomizer Results
1 Set of 1 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 4 -- Unsorted
Job Status:

Set #1: 1

Congratulations too: Elizabeth!!! Please mail me you adres.

I hope you all had a good start of your week.

Love Susan