Wednesday, November 19, 2014
There is one thing I never do and that is play computer games. I just can't stand them. However I do love crochet and recently I downloaded an app for my ipad called Total Amigurumi and I just had to crochet Angry Bird. This is the result and the second photo shows the small tail at the back. I have not done any serious crafting for quite a long time so something quick and easy goes down well. Ok so now I have got him out of my system so I can continue something more worthwhile. In the meantime what to do with Angry Bird? I will probably just dangle him behind the windscreen of my car...glowering at the cars behind me ;)
Friday, November 7, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Blue jeans are in fashion year in and year out and especially common amongst teenagers and older. However sometimes they are ever so long and shortening their hems the usual way (cutting and turning up the hem then herringbone stitch all around) somehow takes away some of their professional make. I recently came across this tutorial which really leaves the hem stitching intact while at the same time shortening the jeans leg. Try it. I know I will :)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
One of my biggest hobbies is reading. I have to admit that my ipad has become a big distraction with facebook,emails etc. I have been a bookworm ever since I was a little girl. In between more challenging and complicated books, i like to put in some light reading. Mostly love stories. Where they lived happily ever after...you know the type. This is what I am reading now.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I recently downloaded an ipad app called Total amigurumi and in it there was angry bird. Now I have never pkayed the game or whatever but I seem to see this "bird" everywhere and decided to jake a small one for myself and then hang it somewhere in my car. This is as far as I have got so far...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In Malta I belong to a group of cross stitchers called Stitch in time. We meet up just once a month, do some cross stitch which is then sold and the money donated to charity. Recently some members from the committee stepped down and it was touch and go if the club would continue or not. Thankfully some members stepped in to fill their place so the club will go on. It is so lovely to meet and chat to other ladies with the same hobby. Unfortunately this year I missed many of the meetings because of my husband's illness and other things. This mug is a souvenir they gave to us when the club had its anniversary in March. The cake is one I found on the internet showing the club's logo.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
All this week I have taken up my cross stitch again. It had been so very long but a lot was going on in my life...bad things that I just did not feel like it and neither did I have the time with hospital visits. My dad is living with us too now. After mum's death he was not fit enough to live alone. So instead of dozing off in the afternoon in this heat, i take out my cross stitch work in progress and now it is very close to being finished. Here is what it looks like now. I started it way back in January 2012 so it is about time that it is ready.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I have had this sewing machine foot for years but after several attempts and not so good results, I just gave up. Seeing this tutorial on Youtube makes me want to try it again which I will do first chance that I get.
Monday, September 15, 2014
I am not much into baking cakes although I have often posted pictures of beautiful cakes I find on the internet. Decorating cakes is out of the question for me but a cake I love to do when zucchini or courgettes or "qarabaghli" (as we call them in Malta) is in season is "zucchini cake". It is very easy to do ( which is why I make it) and everyone likes it. The mixture does not look very appealing but the result is good. Here is the recipe:-
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 cups zucchini grated with largest holes in grater
1 can pineapple
3 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
mix everything together and bake for about an hour in the oven.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It seems that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot and in France of all places. This week they came to Malta where they will be starting to film their new movie called 'By the sea'. The set has been built in the neighbouring island of Gozo where a whole cove has been closed off for them while they film during the next two months. There was a rumour that they would get married during this movie but they had to do it in France. Couldn't they have waited for a couple of days and did it in Malta? The weather is fantastic right now so it must be beautiful there at Mgarr ix-xini where they are filming.