|the apples from day 342 :)|
|the boy cuzzies :)|
day 341 i made a gorgeous felt mug of hot cocoa, tutorial and template from flamingo toes who was guest posting on a glimpse inside. this tutorial is also pinned to my winter wonderland board on pinterest. it is so cute and my aunties were very impressed with my sewing :) i told them it had improved over the year of pinterest creating ... i loved how the little marshmallows look like best friends so i am actually going to attach it to a frame and give it to polly's little friend with a picture of them inside ... then i am going to make some more for some sort of winter décor thing-a-me ...
|it was late when i took this photo .,. clearly my eyes were seeing double!|
|so even though this photo shows them unfinished at least you can see the cocoa in this one! i will take a photo of the completed one when i unpack tomorrow .. too tired to tonight!|
day 342 and i was back to sewing with felt today but this time it was apple coasters, tutorial from the purl bee. the tutorial is pinned to my autumn comfort board and i am getting in just in time before autumn turns to winter! i loved making these and chatting with my aunts on our last night in tauranga! they were such good support and my mum kept on making hot drinks to keep me going :) i made two, one with a bite out of it. i didn't quite have the right green to make green ones so they were both rosy red. They weren't too hard to make and i have really loved all the things i have made from the purl bee over the last (almost year) of pinterest creating. the tutorials are always so brilliant, easy, and user friendly ... definitely a place i go often for inspiration :)
|happiness in apple coasters :)|
and today, day 343 we drove home, and then had polly's best friend's birthday this afternoon ... it was a BUSY day! the party was awesome and hayley's face was priceless when she saw her new barbie house steve had made her, so cool :) i came home from the party and was exhausted, and was looking for something to make when i stumbled over this pin on my pinterest winter wonderland board. the pin comes from a season for all things an steve has been putting in some long work hours the last couple of weeks, leaving without breakfast. i thought these little ready-to-go oatmeal/porridge packets would be perfect for him over winter to take to work. something easy and hot he can put together when he arrives at work, making sure he starts the day with a decent brekkie ... and as a bonus hopefully i will earn some brownie points after all he has had to to for me this year! the oatmeal pin comes from a season for all things and is an adaptation of a recipe from life as mom.
|the added ingredients :)|
i used the recipe as was except for omitting the sugar (on account of steve being a diabetic) and added sultanas and coconut instead for some sweetness. it looked really good in the pack and knowing all you have to do is pour it into a bowl with 2/3 cup of boiling water and leave it to stand for a couple of minutes sounded really good to me! we will have to wait to see how this one pans out for steve, i'll let you know :)
|steve's breakfasts all ready to go :)|
my sincere thanks to all the lovely blogs that have helped me complete a pinterest creation each of the last three days: flamingo toes, a glimpse inside, purl bee, and a season for all things ... all great sites with so many wonderful ideas. that's it from me, i'm off to bed :)