Monthly Archives: January 2015

Othello at the Maynardville Outdoor Theatre

For the last 6 years we’ve been going to the Maynardville open air theatre as a family. It’s become a tradition, and long before January, we’re all watching the website to see what show will be next. It did take a few years to convince my dad to join us, as school Shakespeare had left […]

Making Biltong

So the second dehydrator project was to make some biltong. It was quite a process, and does take a few days, but we think it was well worth it in the end. We may try another recipe next time, as this one has a lot of sugar in it, and it is strange for the […]

Sundried tomatoes: My first dehydrator project

Chris bought me a dehydrator as one of my Christmas presents, and I’ve been waiting to use it since then. Though of course, it doesn’t come with all its pieces in the box, so we needed to head out and get some candle light bulbs first, and then needed to decide what we would like […]

Crocheted baby blanket

    This was my after Christmas project for a friends of ours who are having a baby in the next few months. That was a quick little project, and I really enjoyed putting it together. Also a nice break between Christmas presents and carrying on with our wedding things. The yellow and purple blocks […]

Christmas presents: The Best Chilli Braai Relish

We had fun bottling a few different things as part of Christmas presents this last year. The apricot jam recipe we used is the same one that can be found in this post, here.  The Chilli Braai Relish is simply a winner! It was in one of the Idea Magazines and we have had so […]

Christmas Present: Crocheted Elephant Blanket

  I still need to finish blogging about my Christmas presents! Only one more after this one though. This elephant blanket was the biggest thing I worked for this last Christmas. I received plenty of help from the kitties, who had to make sure the ball of wool could still roll and often needed to […]

Christmas presents: Polymer clay beads

  I decided to try making something a bit different for Christmas presents last year. So I did quite a bit of research and really liked the idea of polymer clay, and I found a great Youtube tutorial as well:   I used the basic concept used here and combined different colours of clay to […]