Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Turning Japanese

Part of the reason I've not been making many cards and have almost completely given up doing jewellery (although only on a temporary basis!!) is because I am so into cooking (and kitchen gadgets) at the moment. On my list is a decent food processor, a bread maker and an ice-cream maker. I tried out my first silicone baking tray at the weekend, and I loved it, so now I want a few more.

Anyways, on Saturday I decided to have a go at Sushi. I acquired a gadget called Sushi Magic and this was the result:

I was really pleased as it was the first time I've ever attempted it. But really it wasn't too difficult. The Californian rolls weren't quite right and I didn't have enough rice left over to make maki. The bowl in the top left has soy sauce and pickled ginger in the top right. I added some mini rice crackers in the middle bowl to balance things out. Obviously I made more than 4 pieces - here is the everything I made:

Stu the guinea-pig was well impressed. I think he thought at first it didn't look very much, but we couldn't finish it all between us as it was really filling.

I would definitely recommend having a go at making it, although I may have struggled without the Sushi Magic (it has moulds for the nigiri and has a rolling mat for the maki/Californian rolls, which was pretty easy to use.

Thanks for looking.


Still around

Well sort of. I just never seem to have any time for stuff these days - I'm sure I'll be back on track again soon though. I did make this rush card for a workmate - the first one I've done in ages:

I used Blonde Moments papers, metallic DCWV card, Sizzix Girls are Weird Alphabet and the cake was made using a Sculpey push mould. Edges are inked with Cats Eye Dark Peony.
I've also been busy doing my wedding invites - got both the all-day and evening ones finished now - just need to do the inserts and addresses. I'm really pleased with the way they've turned out and will post a pic once I've sent them out.
Next will be working on a layout for place names at the tables and a cover for the CD w're going to do for favours.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Her Space:My Space - Hand

The lovely Sue set the challenge today for Her Space:My Space today:


This picture shows why I am a secretary and not a hand model, although I do like my hands :D.

Thanks for looking.

Lisa xoxo

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

HS:MS Ring

I've not done the Her Space:My Space challenges for ages - but have really missed doing them.

Here's today's

A small circular band. Find a ring in your space today.

From left to right they are: silver zig zag ring bought in Mallorca, my gorgeous white gold and diamond engagement ring, silver ball ring bought in Ibiza and silver swirly ring bought locally. In case you can't guess, I love long rings.

Thanks for looking. xoxo

Bambi in the Dock

Hey bloggy-types, a little story with a happy ending from me today. Got a call at work to say a baby deer was in the dock up to it's neck in water. This has happened before with other animals, but a little baby deer - poor thing. Luckily by the time we went to investigate the fire brigade and a tanker driver had fished Bambi out and he had done a runner - probably scared witless, but he'll hopefully learn a lesson.
All geared up with my wellies, cagoul and camping chair in preparation for T in the Park this weekend - have a feeling weather's not going to be great considering there's only be 2 days in the past 2.5 weeks when it hasn't rained and often the rain has been torrential, as I discovered to my misfortune last Thursday when I left my car window open whilst visiting Stu's Nan. Had a bit of a soggy bum all the way home!!!
Back to work yesterday and my office has been all nicely decorated. My new filing cabinets have also arrived, so I'll be a busy little bee over the next couple of weeks.
Wedding plans all going swimmingly (unlike little Bambi!). Printed out all the invites and stuck the ribbon on, although still have inserts to do and would like to add some crystals too.
Stu and I went to a re-launch at Westerwood a couple of weeks ago. Was very impressive, great meal, lovely room and fantastic service (plus it was all free which is always a bonus!!)
Thinking of starting to put recipes in a blog, but not sure whether to use this one or start a food one - feedback would be appreciated. I love reading recipe blogs and love cooking so it shouldn't be too difficult.
Still miles behind with making jewellery and cards. Just seem to have no mojo at all - hoping it will return soon.
Toodles for now xoxo