Jul 11, 2012

Pyra - The cutest Basschshund ever!

Py at 8 months, she just looks like a tricolour daxie.

At 11 weeks, such a cute little thing.

Jul 9, 2012

Cactus Fruiting

A small cactus in my garden has been producing these pink chilly shaped seeds. Anyone know what to do with them?

May 7, 2012

DIY Woven Rug

This looks like a great tut to try! Found it on Craft Passion. I will hopefully attempt this quite soon, and when I do I'll be sure to report back. If anyone tries this out, please show me the result!

May 3, 2012

Skinny Laminx Chair

I love Skinny laMinx fabrics, and plan to upholster my own tub chair soon. At the moment its still covered in its original tan vinyl, scary!

Apr 25, 2012

Washi Tape Bunting

Found a fun tutorial on making bunting out of Washi Tape! Enjoy!

Pallet Boards

Pallet boards are so awesome, I have a couple of outdoor pieces, mostly for garden storage and pot plants. But I would love to have a more refined item like in these pictures! Planning on refurbishing a cupboard I recently received, I'll be sure to include before and afters!

Apr 24, 2012

Breath Buster Dog Treats

I harvested some of our home grown vegetables on the weekend, its such a good feeling growing your own food! Spinach, lettuce, beans, mint and parsley... I then baked some Breath Buster treats for our two furry kids using the mint and parsley I picked.

These bikkies are cost effective and healthier (no preservatives or additives) than store treats.
The added bonus is that they absolutely love them!

 Here's the recipe:

Breath Buster Treats (makes between 24 - 48)
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbl. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • One medium sized bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Measuring cups
  • Wax cookie baking sheet 
  • Cookie cutter (I find a small one is better)
Preheat oven to 180 celsius. In a medium bowl, combine egg, oil, parsley, mint and milk; mix well.
Slowly stir in flour mixture and then hand mix until it becomes a firm dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 15mm high, and cut out shapes using a cookie cutter (I have a small dog boned shape that I found on Ebay, that's ideal).
Place cut outs on a wax cookie baking sheet on a baking tray.
Bake for 25 mins. until firm.
Store cooled biscuits in tightly covered container in a tin or the refrigerator.
They keep for about a max of 2 weeks outside of the fridge.