Monday, February 10, 2014

Old buttons

I asked members here to send me any old button they no longer wanted and how about this for way to use them. Thanks to those who shared their buttons with me.

Bracelets are such a great way to use old things


http://www.reborndolls.com.au/thread-8923.html

Old forks and Spoons

What a great way to use old forks and spoons, I love the creativity of people.


Pom Pom Chair

Recycling a garden chair with old wool made into pompoms and attached to the chair. Wonderful, fun and so creative

http://www.reborndolls.com.au/thread-8924.html


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Teapot garden art

Teapot and glass beads as water drop

WONDERFUL

 

Muffin Tin Planters

As spring gets underway, live plants abound both indoors and out. A neat way to plant some green in the kitchen is with a baking tool: a muffin tin!The wells in a muffin tin are the perfect size for holding small live plants directly from the nursery flat. Choose a moss as shown or even plant herbs in an old tin and keep it in your kitchen. Water the plants by misting. If you're using a muffin tin long-term for small plants, repurpose and old tin and consider punching holes in the bottom of each well.

EASY Small Green House

This is a portable greenhouse, good to start seeds or small vegetables  (basil, parsley, salad, cilantro...). it's really fast and easy to built, and super economic and ecologic, I made mine all out of scraps and in little more than an hour.
Materials :
  1. Big plastic can (white is better)
  2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
  3. 4 screw with 4 nuts;
  4. 4 little piece of plywood about an inch by an inch;
  5. a piece of bike inner-tube;
  6. Duck tape
Tools :
  1. Jigsaw
  2. Power Drill
- See more at: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/06/easy-way-to-build-small-greenhouse.html#sthash.oO9G1i1E.dpuf

This is portable green house and is great to start small seeds or small vegetables (such as herbs)
Fast to make and super economic

YOU WILL NEED

1. Plastic can or barrel (white is best
2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
3. 4 screws with nuts
4. 4 little pieces of plywood about an inch by and inch
5. bike inner tube or an old hose
6. duck tape

Jugsaw
Drill




Thanks gardening world for the photos



This is a portable greenhouse, good to start seeds or small vegetables  (basil, parsley, salad, cilantro...). it's really fast and easy to built, and super economic and ecologic, I made mine all out of scraps and in little more than an hour.
Materials :
  1. Big plastic can (white is better)
  2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
  3. 4 screw with 4 nuts;
  4. 4 little piece of plywood about an inch by an inch;
  5. a piece of bike inner-tube;
  6. Duck tape
Tools :
  1. Jigsaw
  2. Power Drill
- See more at: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/06/easy-way-to-build-small-greenhouse.html#sthash.oO9G1i1E.dpuf
This is a portable greenhouse, good to start seeds or small vegetables  (basil, parsley, salad, cilantro...). it's really fast and easy to built, and super economic and ecologic, I made mine all out of scraps and in little more than an hour.
Materials :
  1. Big plastic can (white is better)
  2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
  3. 4 screw with 4 nuts;
  4. 4 little piece of plywood about an inch by an inch;
  5. a piece of bike inner-tube;
  6. Duck tape
Tools :
  1. Jigsaw
  2. Power Drill
- See more at: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/06/easy-way-to-build-small-greenhouse.html#sthash.oO9G1i1E.dpuf
This is a portable greenhouse, good to start seeds or small vegetables  (basil, parsley, salad, cilantro...). it's really fast and easy to built, and super economic and ecologic, I made mine all out of scraps and in little more than an hour.
Materials :
  1. Big plastic can (white is better)
  2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
  3. 4 screw with 4 nuts;
  4. 4 little piece of plywood about an inch by an inch;
  5. a piece of bike inner-tube;
  6. Duck tape
Tools :
  1. Jigsaw
  2. Power Drill
- See more at: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/06/easy-way-to-build-small-greenhouse.html#sthash.oO9G1i1E.dpuf
This is a portable greenhouse, good to start seeds or small vegetables  (basil, parsley, salad, cilantro...). it's really fast and easy to built, and super economic and ecologic, I made mine all out of scraps and in little more than an hour.
Materials :
  1. Big plastic can (white is better)
  2. Transparent or semi transparent plastic sheet
  3. 4 screw with 4 nuts;
  4. 4 little piece of plywood about an inch by an inch;
  5. a piece of bike inner-tube;
  6. Duck tape
Tools :
  1. Jigsaw
  2. Power Drill
- See more at: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/06/easy-way-to-build-small-greenhouse.html#sthash.oO9G1i1E.dpuf

Getting Clean Water

In a life and death situation this would be great to know and I know I would have cloth so lets hope I could find containers lol

Take a piece of fabric and place one end in the dirty water and the other in another container and yes you will get clean water



Candle light when camping

I love this idea when camping or you need more light in a blackout

Take a soda can , cut it open in the front and place your tealight candle inside.
You get a stronger light and breeze is not a hassle 


Kitchen washing Machine

This is such a great way to hide a washing machine in your kitchen and why was it nit around when I lived in a small apartment



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Circular Needle Storage

Can’t get any easier than this, the 15-minute circular needle holder.


Stuff you need
Cotton spools, wooden would look better
Approx 1 1/2 – 2 yards fishing wire
Permanent markers (I used a silver paint pen and a sharpie)
Scraps of yarn or fabric
Glue (hot glue gun was weapon of choice for me)
Note on the spools – mine have 1/4″ hole which fits up to a US size 10 needle. This was adequate for me, but if you require ones for larger sizes you can drill or use a needle file to enlarge the opening, or look for a larger diameter spool.
What to do with it
First, label all your spools with the appropriate needle size. For my end spools I wound a piece of scrap yarn around the spool and secured it with a dot of glue. A piece of fabric cut to size would also look nice. You could obviously embellish these however you like. I went with simplicity (also known as “easy”). Next cut a length of wire about 1 1/2 – 2 yards long, I just kinda eyeballed it. Thread wire though first spool and hold in half so both lengths of wire are equal. Following the diagram below, weave the wire in and out of each spool.






Then, once the last spool is wired on, twist the remaining two wire lengths around each other and fold into a hook shape. Trim ends and load up with all those unruly needles.


FANTASTIC

Thanks to pieknits for the tutorial and photos

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cheese making workshops Lyndall Dykes

BEST COURSE EVER and it teaches you how to live on less and live well.


I did a one day cheese making workshop with Lyndall Dykes and I have to say it would have the be the best course I have ever done and in my many years on this earth I have done a few lol


 There are a couple of reasons I did Lyndalls cheese making course, and they are the price as it was under $200 for the day and it was a ONE DAY WORKSHOP not a two day workshop. I have found that two day workshops are exhausting so I try and avoid them. I have made three lots of cheese since I arrived home and love it, plus I am amazed at how easy it is to remember what I was shown and honestly the notes we are given are kind of idiot proof lol. I would recommend this workshop to anyone and would love to know if anyone has done a cheese making course and what you think of what you learned.


check out her  web page

http://thecheesemakingworkshop.com.au/ 


Cheese Ball

This is easy, looks great and tastes great.

you will need in a bowl

  •  cream cheese, room temp
  • cheddar cheese ( if you want to add it)
  • 3 tbsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups nacho cheese chips, crumbled, or corn flakes or even crushed nuts and salty ones are great
  • top of 1 bell pepper for stem garnish
  •  1. With a mixer, combine cream cheese, cheddar, onion, salsa and cumin. Mix until creamy.


  2. Scoop mixture onto plastic wrap and use wrap to form a ball and chill for at least 2 hours.

 3. When ready to serve, roll ball into the crushed nacho chips and place bell pepper stem on top. Serve with chips, vegetables or pretzels!


Thanks to Cory from Family fresh meals for the instructions and photos, loved this

Watermelon Cake


watermelon cake .

Sooo good. cut the watermelon into a cylinder (cutting ioff each end) . whip up a chilled can of coconut cream (set aside the water first) with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Spread the coconut cream over the watermelon  sides and then into add some toasted coconut or almonds. .
Cover top with remaining cream and top it all off with your choice of fruit (I used Banana and pineapple.

OUTSTANDING and very healthy, looks great, tastes great


Slow cooker deep dish pizza

This is amazing and everyone will love it here is a no knead bread recipe I use as you can make it and leave it wrapped in the fridge for...