Today I crossed off another recipe – Zingy Bean Pate. Not too far to go now. It tasted really nice but as my Aunt commented it would be good for a blind date in the literal sense. Not a pretty dish.
Today has been VERY exciting though. The courier delivered:
My very own dress makers adjustable dummy! How I have dreamed of this day. I bought this because I got paid to talk last weekend as an MC.
Also my amazing Great Aunt gave me these 3 boxes today.
And inside them was an assortment of smallish piece of fabric. Being given fabric is a bit like being given buried treasure only without the pirates, digging, sunburn, sea-sickness…. that real buried treasure demands. In other words buried treasure without the hard work.
So there it is. I hope you don’t mind my boasting. I am so excited.
Tonight I embark on another adventure into the 48 hour film festival. A NZ wide competition in which a film is written, filmed and edited in 48 hours. Tonight we find out our genre, 1 character, 1 prop and 1 line that must be included and then the craziness starts.
I am making a caramel cake to help us all in our efforts…. It seemed like the right thing to do!
Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 16/100 complete.
Today we went to the lantern festival which was one of those events that makes you feel creative and want to celebrate colour. Of course I forgot my camera so I have no photos to show.
The other exciting news of the day was a GIFT of absolutely beautiful red soft satin. A lovely lady at church thought I might like it. I love it when people think fo me like that! It looks like there are several metres as it is on a roll. Photo included but colour not super accurate. Now I just have to think about what to make from it…..
Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 12/100 complete.
Today I ticked off 3 more recipes. ‘Sticky Toffee Sauce’ p 92 this went with a Sticky Date Pudding I made for someone else! Tonight we had ‘Gougere’ p56 which is made from ‘Choux Pastry’ p82 (think eclairs). This was quite nice. I think mine browned a bit fast on the outside so the pastry was not as light as it coud have been but it was filled with veges and very pleasant to eat. It would make a nice lunch if you were having people over I think. There are still a lot of recipes to go but I think I’m over the halfway mark so that is exciting.
I also went for a fabric shop today! Hoorah! I bought some gorgeous pink/purple fabric from the quilting section – for nothing yet and also some fabric for mummy’s birthday gift. You’ll have to wait until the 26th to see that one so I don’t ruin the surprise via blog!
This week I am planning to properly read my foreign newspaper so that I can mark that challenge off. Apart from that a little sewing is in order I think!
Hope that you are finding ways to be more creative this year. I am currently musing whether to enter a wearable art competition this year in Kaikoura (about 2.5 hours north of Chch)… I’ll keep you posted.
I also signed up today to start learning sign language which I am excited about and also will help with the challenge where I need to learn something new.