Friday, 21 December 2012

Headband Refashion

I had an old white headband from way back when and I couldn't bring myself to wear it any-more or even give it to the girls because it looked really shabby. I decided to recover it and so give it a new lease of life. I found some lovely sheer ribbon in my stash and got to work with my hot glue gun.

First, I covered each end of the headband so I could wrap the main piece and not have to worry about making sure the ends were properly covered at the same time. I just folded a piece of ribbon over each end and hot glued it in place. I held it in place with a peg on each end until completely dry.

To do the main piece, simply glue one end of the ribbon to the end of the headband at an angle, wrap the ribbon all around, overlapping as you wrap, and hot glue on the inside only to keep the front looking pretty. When you get to the other end, just cut the ribbon at an angle again, wrap it around as neatly as you can and hot glue it down.

Leave it to completely dry and there you go. Brand new headband in hardly any time at all!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Red pepper, tomato and spinach pasta sauce

I made this yummy pasta dish for my girls this afternoon and it was so tasty and even better, it took minimal effort. My kind of meal!

Red pepper, tomato and spinach pasta sauce (Serves 2-3)

1 x red onion, peeled and diced
1 x red pepper, diced
3 x tomatoes, diced
2 x sun-dried tomatoes, finely diced
handful spinach (or other leafy green)

Heat some olive or coconut oil in a pan and add the onion and pepper. Stir to coat and leave to simmer for about 5 mins. Add the fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, along with some freshly cracked black pepper and a pinch of mixed herbs. Stir well and leave to cook for a further 10 mins, until the vegetables have all softened. Add the spinach, and 1 tbsp water. Cover and leave to steam for 5 mins until the spinach has wilted. Blend with a stick blender and serve over freshly cooked pasta.

Absolutely delicious with a good sprinkling of grated cheese :)

Monday, 17 December 2012

Mint Stuff I've Seen #27

This Week's Features:

DIY Chili Seasoning - Smashed Peas and Carrots

Crochet Snowman Hat - Repeat Crafter Me

DIY Soap Pouch - Whimsy Love

Home-made Extracts - Akshayapaatram 

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - An Edible Mosaic


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