DIY Felt Monster Stuffie

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Please welcome Mr. Spottieback One-eye. Mr. One-eye is the first felt monster I've made. So it was all make it up as you go kind of a deal. How did I make it? Why, I thought you'd never ask. It's very simple really, me being all for simplicity and all that.. (I'm sorry I forgot to take pics of the ...

DIY Bunting T-shirt

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When I saw this t-shirt (below) on Pinterest I just had to make one like that. I used this grey cotton t-shirt which seemed perfect for this easy project.I used Pentel fabric pastel sticks that my sister had bought for me sometime back.So easy. All I did was draw bunting on the t-shirt with the pastel sticks and iron ...

Homemade Multi-grain Cereal

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In Sri Lanka, multi-grain cereals are quite popular. These cereals usually include a mixture of rice, soy beans and cornmeal.Reading the label of one such cereal brand got me thinking if I couldn't whip one of these up at home. It surely couldn't be that hard.This is what I came up with.I used brown rice, soy beans, mung beans, chick ...

Upcycled necklace

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This necklace was a workplace secret Santa gift years ago. Originally it had transluscent rose hearts and pearls. After a while colour of the hearts faded. Today my sister and I got together and coloured them pink with pink nail polish. These are after shots.

Crochet flowers

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Further to this post, this is my craft of the day.. A crochet flower out of copper wire and a crochet flower and leaf bracelet.

The easiest ever crochet baby sandals

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These are so easy to make that you can easily whip up a pair in less than an hour. They're perfect for these hot days and are very comfortable for little feet.They are basically two ovals with double crochet front and ankle straps and a button for closure. The best thing about these sandals is that you can make the ...

Elephant softie

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My very first attempt at plushie making. Doesn't look all that great. But baby seems to like it, so I just might try my hand at making some more.

Granny Blanket

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I made this for my hubby who is in extreme cold climates these days. A simple granny square that goes round and round and round. A perfect stash buster. :)

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

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Chicken Curry. As promised. Everyone loves a good chicken curry. (Everyone except a vegetarian like me, sorry to be a buzz kill!).Whether to mop up with a fresh slice of bread or with steaming hot rice, chicken curry sure does the trick.This particular one is a favourite of my hubby and I like to think my brother quite likes it ...

Roasted Curry Powder: Cooking like a Sri Lankan

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Welcome to the first post in a series on Sri Lankan cooking. Sri Lankan cooking invariably depends for its authentic taste on a variety of curry powders and spices. Curry powders are commonly called "Thuna paha" which literally translates to "Three and five" meaning the eight kinds of spices that are used to make the spice mixtures. However, as is ...

Cooking like a Sri Lankan : Intro

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Ayubovan!!!Welcome to the "Cooking like a Sri Lankan" series. From today, we will take a journey into the very diverse and yum yum Sri Lankan Cooking. Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and a multi-religious country with past colonial influences reflecting this diversity and cultural richness in their food. Sinhalese cuisine and Tamil cuisine have slight differences due to their respective ...