Thursday, 7 August 2014

Getting back to normality

After a chaotic few weeks, finally getting back into my SW routine. I also gained 1.5lbs, taking me back to 2lbs under target which I'm very happy about.
An old favourite for tea last night - beef pasta bake. One of my best yet - in fact, had another portion tonight. Here's the mince, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers simmering away, just before the pasta al dente was added, and transferred to a casserole dish for 25 minutes.  2 portions now in the freezer for another couple of meals :-)

PS - this should have gone on to my Slimming World blog, but hey, I eat as well as craft :-)

Friday, 1 August 2014

Wall hanging for my great niece

This is one of 3 wall hangings I made for each of my 3 great nieces - and in a rush to post them forgot  to take photos of the other 2!  Kate's was mauve, and Alice's was red (their favourite colours).
The hearts are made of humble MDF, painted and varnished then embellishments added. I put some faux stitching around the edges with a black fineliner pen, then added a ribbon loop for hanging. 

This one is winging its way to Germany, whereas Alice and Kate have received theirs and love them. I added in some craft bits and pieces for 5 year old Kate, and she has already made a card for her mum and dad :-)