I do love the colors in this even though spring is nearly here. Somehow it only reminds me of autumn with all the different orange hues, the darkness of the smoky quartz and the crispy white of the crystal quartz reminding us that winter is just around the corner. Hopefully I’ll get something more spring like done next.
Sorry for the quiet time. I’ll try to be more active again. Got a few projects right now that I really want to give my attention to. You’ll hear about them soon. Have a great day everyone.
I bake but not when it requires yeast. I’ve had too many bad experiences when baking with it and sometime ago I decided to just forget it. Last week though I had to confront this yeast beast since my girls had been asking me to bake some buns. For some unexplained reason the buns turned out real good and my belief in baking with yeast took a step forward. Maybe, just maybe, I might start using yeast….
Here’s a quick pic of the Buns of Hope. Oh so yummy if you cut it up and put a little jam and whipped cream in between.
So since these buns turned out good I ended up baking today and decided to go for the dreaded homemade bread. My mother had bought some malt which is usually used here to make homemade beer but also fro baking. The bag the malt came in had a recipe for malt bread and I went for it.
Was I surprised that it worked? Oh yes! The batch was so big that I made four of these breads. They will last for a while and I’m pretty sure it was financially worth it as well. The bread is very dark and looks almost burned but trust me, it is not. The recipe contained 3 different flours, syrup, sun flower seeds etc.
The taste is pretty powerful but very delicious. The syrup brings out a sweetness in the bread which I like. The recipe did say that the bread is at it’s best after two days but we could not wait and ate half of the first bread already. It’ll be very interesting to see is it true. I also like the fact that it can be frozen. This way you can make a large number of them at one time.
Here’s a picture of the bag of malts. Unfortunately it is in Finnish but I wanted to post it so all my Finnish readers can find it easily in the stores if they decide to bake these great breads. And in the end, maybe I just might really start using yeast more often since this second try was a success as well.
I’m really in the mood for long necklaces and bracelets right now and since my brain won’t let me understand that I have no more space for new piece I decided to make some more. This time I’ve got three bracelets to show you.
This light pink bracelet is made of large rose quartz nuggets with two 4mm metal square beads and a square freshwater pearl charm. Beautiful yet so simple.
This bracelet is made of Brazil Petrified Wood agate. I love this stone even though black/dark colors aren’t my cup of tea. This stone though somehow just speaks to me. I added a few rectangle metal beads and a faceted crystal quartz to the bracelet also.
The last bracelet is made of black fire agate. I might call it even fierce since the cracked white lines in the stones just pop on the black.
That’s it for tonight. Have a great evening everyone! I have something chocolatey coming up next.
I had earlier talked about reusing leftovers from jewelries and this applies to old used jewelry as well. This time I decided to break down a bracelet I had done a while back (if you open the link it’s the first bracelet). It had been my first bracelet using the weaving technique. In the end a few things bothered me in the piece and I started to think what could I do to make it work. So the bracelet turned into a necklace and finally I am in peace with this piece.
I am surely going to create a new bracelet using this same weaving but for now I will just look at this beauty. It was a rocky and long road but the end result is sweet. One thing that warms my heart is that I was able to create nearly every single part myself. The only once I am not capable to create are the 15mm round sterling silver beads but that is ok.
We got some shelves put up in our girls room when we decided to make over their room. I had a vision that the higher shelves would be the ones that they would not get their hands on. The two underneath would be their own and for them to put their important things on. I knew I wanted some photos on the top shelves but also some kind of art but what I was not sure.
The photos I got up pretty fast but finding something else ended up being so hard. I went through multiple poster sites but I found nothing that I liked. In the end I decided to make it myself. underneath you can see the finished ‘piece’ me and the girls made.
I gave some paper and water colors for the girls and let them just paint whatever they wanted. I cut out circles from the dried watercolor paintings using my big shot and started to play around with the circles. I decided to go from light to dark with the way I arranged the circles. I lightly glued the circles onto the paper just using a basic glue stick. I then framed it using an old frame I had lying around and that was it. Here are some photos from the project.
And this is where it ended up. I’m not sure about all the details yet but we’ll probably get there at some point.
Have a great weekend everyone. Got a fab necklace coming up this weekend.
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I wanted to make something quick and cute for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I decided to use my ABC mould that I had and just make an I love you sign. I also decided to do some chocolate heart lollipops for my girls.
Happy Valentine’s to you all my readers as well. Hope it was a sweet one!