Sunday, 12 April 2015

Folded Book Art - My First Attempt


My 2 daughters have both had an attempt at doing Folded Book Art whilst attending their Homneschooling Art Classes. I said I wanted to give it a go so I tried doing it this week. I didn't do any preparation work and rushed this as I didn't have much time but I am still pleased with how it turned out for a first attempt. It is meant to be like a 3D Heart.  I think If I put in more preparation and more time then it would come out good enough to give as a unique gift insha'Allah.

I used an old hard back book bought at a charity/thrift shop.


In case you missed my daughter's attempts at book art here are some pics for you.





Sunday, 5 April 2015

Individual Banoffee Pie Recipe



I have wanted to make these for years but just never got around to it but eventually I did try and they were scrumptious!!!  I made some individual ones and also a larger one.

Ingredients:

Base:
75g butter (melted)
200g digestive biscuits
Caramel Filling:
150g brown sugar
150g butter
1 can of carnation condensed milk (400g approx)
Pinch salt
Topping:
2 ripe bananas
150ml double cream or whipping cream
100g chocolate (grated)


Instructions:

Step 1: To make the biscuit base add the crushed digestive biscuits into a bowl. To crush them I place the biscuits into a bag and then roll with a rolling pin, but you could use other methods). Then add the 75g melted butter and mix.
Step 2: Place the biscuit base into individual glasses or one cake bowl if preferred. Pat down on the biscuit base and then place into the Fridge for about 30 mins to set.
Step 3: Start making the caramel while the base in the Fridge. In a pan add the sugar and 150g butter and melt on a medium heat. Keep stirring until the sugar melts and mixes.
Step 4: Then add the carnation milk to the pan and bring to the boil and then remove from the heat.
Step 5: Remove the biscuit bases from the fridge and pour over the caramel and then return to the fridge until cooled completely.
Step 6:  Once cooled, remove and then place the chopped bananas onto the caramel.
Step 7: Place the cream into a bowl and whip with electric beaters until the cream is thick but not stiff. Then place over the top of the bananas.
Step 8: Grate the chocolate over the cream and the dessert is now ready to be served. Enjoy.





Sunday, 29 March 2015

Folded Book Art


My 7 year old has been designing books and having a go at folded book art at one of her Home Education Art Classes. She really enjoyed this lesson and made a lovely piece of artwork that I have on display at home now! The photo below shows her lovely collage design for the front of the book.



My 12 year old also did some Folded Book Art which she has already blogged about on her own blog. Here is her link and a photo below: http://www.slhcrafts.com/2015/03/folded-book-art.html






Saturday, 21 March 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015 Homeschooling Trip



This week most people in the UK and other parts of the world have been looking forward to the Solar Eclipse. We bought our solar eclipse glasses in advance and arranged to meet with other homeschooling families at the beach to get a good view.

The weather was unfortunately cloudy on the morning of the eclipse (Friday 20th March 2015) but in between the cloud breaks we managed to get some good views of the eclipse. It was a good spot to view this on the beach as the children also had fun playing on the beach and climbing the rocks and looking in the rock pools!

I managed to get a few nice shots of the eclipse and plenty more of the beach too! We found a lovely heart shaped piece of sea glass which was a nice bonus!











Thursday, 12 March 2015

Crafts by Kids


My 7 year old has been doing some crafts at her weekly Brownies Club. She loves being able to do crafts when she goes and she received her craft and artist badge recently!  The photograph above shows a lovely card she made recently. Below are some other crafts that she has also made at her Brownies Club.





Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tile Crafts


My 7 year old has been doing some crafts involving tiles. She did this at her weekly Brownies Club which she loves.  She used stickers for this particular craft but you could decorate these with paints or sharpie pens. You can get white tiles fairly cheap if you shop around or use any spare tiles you may already have in the home.




Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stiletto Cake Recipe

stiletto high heel cake


My 7 year old made this cute Stiletto/High Heel Cake and I just had to share it with you.

Ingredients:

  • Plain cupcake
  • Wafer
  • Sponge Finger
  • Frosting
  • Cake decorations



Instructions:

Step 1: Place some frosting onto the cake and decorate.
Step 2: Decorate if needed the sponge finger.
Step 3: Place the wafer onto the cake securing a little with the frosting and place the sugar finger underneath to make the Stiletto heel.