Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nail polish & wire - Pinterest Wednesday

I saw this pin a while back and thought it was a fantastic idea!

I don't think I'd have the patience to create something as beautiful as that, but I quite like what I came up with.

I started off trying a bow:

I had problems with the bow as the circle was too large and I couldn't add enough nail polish to make it stick, so I made a thinner one to practice on:

And finally got it! 

So I created a collection of a few together:

And then painted them with the nail varnish. I'd advise that you first paint around the edges on the inside and let dry to a tacky consistancy, then swirl a full brush around the inside and it should take:

All dry the next morning:

I only had the black nail varnish to hand, but I bet it would look great with pastel colour nail polishes, like the ones from the original pin.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Clementine Chicken - Pinterest Wednesday

It's another food Pinterest post this week, and another bit of a cheaty one as I only got the idea from Pinterest, rather than follow the recipe.

Here is the pin that gave me the idea:

I had some clementines to use up and thought this looked great, so decided to give it a go with a twist. I had some onions and rosemary in the fridge so decided to use them too

Please excuse the photo being on it's side, Blogger flipped it for some reason

My recipe is as follows:
3 x clementines
1 x pack of organic chicken pieces (2 thighs and 2 drumsticks)
2 x small onions
2 x sprigs of rosemary
some new potatoes (how ever many you want for 2 people)
a little olive oil
some mustard

I put the chicken in the roasting dish, peeled and then chopped the onions in half, squeezed one clementine over the chicken and sliced up the other 2. Scrubbed the potatoes and sliced into small pieces, added them all to the roasting dish and then striped the rosemary leaves from the stalks and scattered them over everything. Before putting in the oven I brushed the chicken with a little mustard and added a small slosh of olive oil. I then put them in the oven at 180 for about an hour and a half.

I served them on a bed of stir fried kale and courgette:

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Etched Wooden Spoons - Pinterest Wednesday

Hi Guys, I came across this pin for etched wooden spoons:

I've had a wood burning tool for a while that I saw in Lidl very cheaply a while back and had been looking for an excuse to use it.

My Niece and I gave this a go last weekend, and I think they turned out great!

We will be listing some for sale in our Etsy shop over the next week or so (I will add the link when it's up and running).

I hope you're all enjoying 2014 so far xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Pretzels - Pinterest Wednesday


Hope you're all enjoying 2014 so far! Getting back into exercise after having a break for Christmas has been blooming hard work today, but so worth it. I've definately put on a few pounds over Christmas!

This year, we have a new addition to Emily Joan! My Neice Emily. She will be helping me with Pinterest posts, tutorials, packaging items and helping me out at shows. She may also start selling her own items too =)

So anyway, back to the Pinterest post haha!

I have been wanting to do a food post for a while now and after seeing the large pretzels for sale in Tesco, I decided I wanted to try to make my own.

I came across this pin:

Which is for a video by The Vegan Zombie

Here is the video: 

These were SO good! I definately recommend them! I used butter instead of vegan butter, but you could use vitalite or oil for the vegan version.

Here is my attempt:

I did half with sea salt and the other half with cinnamon sugar. They were absolutely delicious!