Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sewing!

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I have been sewing like crazy for the last two days and the day before that was spent cutting out all these skirts.  I thought I would share my craziness with you!

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I love the colours in this one!

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I HATE these colours but not everyone’s taste is the same as mine so I know someone out there will like it.

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This fabric is deliciously soft!

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I actually found this one at a thrift store and just upcycled it a little.

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This satin was a NIGHTMARE to work with!

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I found this fabric at our local Hospice Shop and I just love it!

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I love this fabric so much I am thinking about making myself one of these skirts with the piece I have left.

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This one is my favourite of all the ones I have made today! I want one!

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And just because fluoro stripes are in…

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Pretty in pink

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Valentines Day

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Valentines Day It can be such a tacky and commercialized day but it’s also a great day to do something special with the love of your life!

My hubby and I don’t go all out on gifts or anything but I like to do something small for him and we like to go out for dinner.

My Sweety brought me flowers! Image

I got him Hershey Kisses (He’s a chocoholic;) Image

And I made pink chocolate chip cookies! Image

This year it was a beautiful summer’s evening on V-Day and we went out for a sushi date at the beach. We sat and talked for hours and hours until long after the sun had set and the moon was rising over the ocean (I’ll never take living in such a beautiful town for granted) and the beach was empty except for a few late night dog walkers and young couples kissing in the moonlight. It was a very special evening and I never for a moment take it for granted that we are no together for all the special days as well as everyday!

Three years long distance dating is really tough. Our first Valentines Day he had just left the night before around midnight (I had no idea when I would see him again and even if he and his family were going to be able to stay in the country) and I was getting the stitches taken out of my leg (an accident with glass requiring a trip to the ER) and it was a really sad day. The next three years we were also apart for all birthdays (except his 21st which I went to Auckland for specially), Valentines Days and anniversaries. We met when I was 17 and my first birthday that we were together for was my 21st. So now, even after being married for three years I really appreciate being together! Here’s to many more and may we never take being together for granted!

Smoothies

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I have found a revolutionary new way to make smoothies. I know other people have been doing this for like ever but I had no idea it worked so well until a few days ago. Simply fill ziplog baggies with fruit (almost any fruit will work), throw them in the freezer, take one out as needed and blend with milk and you have a yummy smoothie!

Here is my lychee (litchi in South Africa) & peach smoothie: (It was AMAZING!!)

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To make:

Drain 1 can of lychees (you can’t get them fresh in New Zealand! Has to be one of the biggest things I miss about SA)Cup up 2-3 white flesh peaches (skin and all)

Put into a snaplock bag and freeze.

Blend with soymilk for a super yummy smoothie!

This mornings smoothie was a banana cocoa shake!

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To make:

Chop up two bananas and freeze.

Blend with soymilk and add 1 tsp of cocoa powder.

Guilt-free chocolate shake!

Knitting

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Over the summer I have done a lot of knitting! Most of it for Mission Without Borders.

Here is my latest blanket for MWB.

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I had fun with little newborn beanies for the orphanages.

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My first pair of mittens!

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And of course, Where would we be without fluffy scarves?

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That is my summer holidays in knitting! There are a mountain of other half-finished knitting projects lying around which I will hopefully get finished soon.

I’m off to make dinner for a very hungry Hubby! 🙂