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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Happy Fall Y'all!




Just hopped in, to say: It's offical fall now! 
It is my favorite season because of the colors. Here's the another part of my falldecoration.

Thank you for dropping in



Thursday, 18 September 2014

3D autum wall art

Hi Y'all!

The last few days I've spent my time to transform a simple black frame into an awesome 3D autumn wall art.


The other day I bought this picture frame because I thought there are 6 individual frames, but when I opened the package I found that there is only one frame. So I set it aside, waiting for a genius idea. 















Last week I've got the idea that I wanted to do a special decoration for fall. 

So I painted the frame with this metallic color from VBS. The shade is copper. I havn't done very neatly, so the black of the original frame still shines through and I have a vintage effect.

Then I covered the rear wall with different materials like scrapbookpaper and different fabrics. I glued on, some leftover deco pieces from the last years. One frame is filled with fabric and then stamped on some apples.






The stamp is self made from an old rubber. (The idea I often saw over at pinterest.) The textile color is from VBS.

One frame I totally filled with autum leaves.



This artwork includes the colors and some things I love about autumn. Hope you'll like it too.

Till next time



Monday, 15 September 2014

Gobble gobble

Hi Everybody,

hope y'all had a nice weekend and enjoyed the last days of summer. Since Thanksgiving is not too far away, I thought it might be a good idea to prepare the turkey right in time.



Hope to see ya next time

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Back-to-Work-Pie

Hi ya!

Everybody is talking about Back-to-School after the summer, but what's about Back-to-Work after the summer-vacation?

In our department, it's common to spend cake if you go on summer-holidays, but I decided I want to bring some cake, when I return from my summer vacation back to work. I brought an apple-pumpkin-pie to my colleagues because I had these wonderful pumpkins from my own garden. Some of my colleagues liked it and some... ok well.



If you like it not too sweet and you like to bake at it, here's the receipe:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Pie Crust:
2 1/2 cup  all-purpose flour
                salt
1-2 tbs     cold water
1              egg
2/3 cup    soft butter

(Makes enough dough for one 30 cm baking tin)

Combine the flour, salt, water, the egg and butter in a large bowl. If the dough is too dry add more cold water. Transfer the dough to a work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk. (Although many dough recipes call for chilling the dough at this point, this dough should be rolled out immediately for the best results.) Lightly flour the work surface, then flatten the disk until nearly large enough for your baking tin. Put the flattend disk into your baking tin. and press with hand until it covers the form totally. You need an about 3 cm high rim. Now the dough could chill in the fridge until next step is ready to go.

Applefilling:
3            apples, peeled, cored and cubed
3 tbs      butter
1/2 cup  brown sugar
1/2 tsp   ground cinnamon

In a pan, heat the apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until the apples are tender and light golden brown. Put the apples on the pie crust.

Pumpkin-filling:
400 g     pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
3            eggs
300 g     cream
1/3 cup  brown sugar
1/4 cup  maple syrup
2 tsp      pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs, cream, brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well, and pour onto the apples. Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake 20 minutes.

While pie is baking, make crumb topping:
1/2     cup all-purpose flour
1/2     cup brown sugar
6 tbs  cold butter
1 tbs  grated ginger (optional)

Combine flour, sugar, butter and ginger until they're nice crumbly.

Remove pie from the oven. Sprinkle crumb topping over pie. Then put it back to oven and bake another 30-40 minutes, until crust and crumb topping are golden brown.

I know it's hard, but please wait to enjoy until it's completly cool.

This was the second thing I made out of my pumpkins. If there are any questions about the receipe, please let me know.
Thank ya for visiting my little blog



Joshi

As you might have noticed, I was not online for a few days. During this time I have finished some projects, that I want to show you in the next few days. I hope you will like them.

During the last time I had so many different projects, so I am very glad to show you a crochet project.

Some time ago, a friend and her son was visiting us. The son told me, that he likes Joshi of the Mario Brothers, very much. And what is there to do? Of course, I immediately startet to crochet. Here's the finished Joshi.



Thanks for reading my blog.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cute Piglets

Hi y'all

today I want to show you two cute piglets that I crocheted for my dear colleague and talented seamstress Simone from 76x82. She asked me to crochet an animal for her office desk. She told me that she likes pigs. So I made the decision to make her these two cuties.


Today she had an open house and I visited her to give them to her. She liked them very much and I was happy.

Incidentally, I have now made ​​the second thing out of the pumpkins. I will show you next time.

Thank you for dropping in.







Friday, 5 September 2014

Draculaura-Oopsy-Doll

Hello,

one of my colleagues asked me to crochet a doll for her, to give her niece as a present. She liked my Abby-Doll. So I decided to do something similar. I asked myself about the style and came up to "Draculaura" from the series "Monster High". Hope the niece will like it!




Thank ya for stopping by



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Pumpkin soup

Hi Everybody

recently I told you about my "big" pumpkin harvest. Here's the first product that I've made ​​from the pumpkins. Super yummy pumpkin soup, according to my mom's recipe.


If you'd like to cook at it, here is the recipe:

Ingredients (about 4 servings)
2          small leeks 
60 g     butter 
500 g   pumpkin (peeled and diced) 
300 g   potatoes (peeled and diced) 
¼ ltr.    water 
¼ ltr.    milk (whether 3.5% or 1.5%)
1 pack creme fraîche 
            salt and pepper
1 pack cooked ham




Preparation 
Peel, dice and wash the pumpkin and the potatoes and set aside.


Cut and wash leeks. In the meantime, heat the butter in a large pot. Sauté the leeks in the butter. Add milk and water and bring it to boil. 


Put in the pumpkin and potato pieces and cook until everything is soft (about 30 minutes). Remove the pot from the heat and puree everything. (Side note: Pay attention! Puree could be a total mess.) Finally, stir in the creme fraîche and season with salt and pepper to taste. 


Dice the ham and spread it on your plate, fill the soup over and enjoy.


Till next time



Monday, 1 September 2014

Fall Wreath

Hi y'all

today I decided it's time to start fall decoration. (Side note: I l♥ve the colors of this season and because of that I asked my hairdresser to change my haircolor into the colors of autumn leaves.It turned out great. Maybe I'll show you the next days, if you like.) The other day I found a simple willow wreath in a garden market. I thought it would be a nice base for a fall wreath. So I took it home with me. Then I put on some autumn decoration pieces, which are still left over from the last years and the autumn wreath was finished. 


This is the first step of fall decoration. More to come. Stay tuned.