Friday, 26 July 2013

Upgrading my Cheesemaking Equipment!

I'm very excited at the moment, because I recently overhauled my cheesemaking equipment, and yesterday I made my first cheese with the new set!  It came out perfectly!  Scroll down for a photo of the size comparison between the new and old cheeses :)

In this post I'll tell you how I made my new equipment.

New equipment! PVC pipe, perspex and handkerchiefs.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Dyeing Hair with Henna

So I have now coloured my hair twice using henna instead of normal hair dye, and I am absolutely loving the results!!  I figured I would wait until after I had done it at least twice to post up my method, so I could learn from anything that went wrong the first time :)  Luckily for me not much went wrong, so here's the method I used!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Beaded Snood

When I was little, my Mum made me a couple of small hair nets (bun covers) which I loved and used to wear all the time.  She had woven some beads into them, and to me that made them special!  When I started crocheting snoods, I thought wouldn't it be fabulous to add some beads just like Mum used to!  So I set about working out how to do it :)

Here's a photo of my beaded snood - I don't have much hair to fill it out at the moment, but once my hair grows a bit longer, it will look a bit fuller :)

My beaded snood :)
Below is the pattern as to how to make the snood.  For instructions for how to incorporate the beads, just scroll down a bit further :) 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Rosella Jam

So for months now I have been dutifully collecting, washing, separating and freezing rosella flowers off my rosella plant, and finally yesterday I felt it was time to actually put them to use!

My rosella jam!

I have never made jam before, and never used a rosella... so this whole process was one giant learning curve for me!