Monday, 11 November 2019

Budget Batch Cook Tomato Soup Recipe


Silky, sweet and comforting there's nothing quite like a big bowl of tomato soup to warm you up on a chilly day.  

This recipe makes up a big batch which you can freeze for a quick and easy lunch.


Ingredients and Tools:
4 Tins Chopped Tomatoes 29p x 4 =£1.16
Quarter Garlic Bulb 4p
500g Onions 25p
4 Vegetable Stock Cubes 12p
Handful of Oregano from the garden

Total = £1.57
Makes 15 servings = 11p  per serving

Food purchased from Aldi

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I started by chopping the onions.


And the garlic.


And the oregano.


Throwing it all in a pan along with the chopped tomatoes.


And some stock cubes.


Boil for a about 15 - 20 minutes.


And blend.

I like to freeze my soups without any added water as they take up less space in my freezer this way.  I add a little boiling water and stir it in before serving if I fancy it, sometimes I like a thicker soup.





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Here are some of my other soup recipes:

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Butterfly Print Peek a Boo Patterns Chicka Chicka Bum Bums Sewing Project


These Chicka Chicka Bum Bums is available to buy in our NuMonday shop.

The Chicka Chicka Bum Bums sewing pattern is a quick and easy sew.  It doesn't use much fabric so it's perfect for making use of fabric leftover from larger projects.

Chicka Chicka Bum Bums make the perfect outfit for the little ones and big kids love wearing them as lounge wear, pjs, dancewear and for layering under dresses.  These Bummies feature a yoga knit waistband for optimal fit and comfort.

Lovingly handmade in the UK using gorgeous butterfly digital print cotton Lycra fabric.  All seams are double stitched and overlocked for an ultra strong and secure professional finish.

These Chicka Chicka Bum Bums coordinate perfectly with my Twirly Circle Skirt Dress which is also on sale in our NuMonday store.

 Girl’s Butterfly Print Handmade Twirly Circle Skirt Dress

Tools and Materials:
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Seams



I stitch my seams on my sewing machine using a stretch stitch followed by a second line of stitching with my overlocker (serger).  This makes the seams ultra strong and secure.

Bands



When sewing the bands I use a straight stitch because it allows the seam to lie a little flatter than it would with a stretch stitch.


To make it lie even flatter I press the seams open.


I use a tailors ham for pressing, this helps me to line up the two raw edges of the bands perfectly.


I use lots of pins to keep the bands in place while I sew them onto the pants.


These Chicka Chicka Bum Bums is available to buy in our NuMonday shop.

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Polkadoodles Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn Handmade Card


Say hello to Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn.  She's sure to light up any little girls Christmas.  She's part of the Winnie White Christmas range from Polkadoodles.  

I've kept the colouring very subtle and really went to town with the sparkly glitter on her hat and scarf, mane and tail.  Accented with a gold foiled edging.  I've included a little flower that's just loaded with oh so much glitter and embellished with a big silver pearl at it's centre.  There's some silver glitter ribbon in the background overlaid with some beautiful glittery gold ribbon.  Embellished with three golden pearls.

You can buy this card from my NuMonday shop or see below to get the materials you need to make your own.

Tools and Materials:

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You can buy this card from my NuMonday shop.

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Here's the sketch I followed from Stella Says Sketch:


Feel free to take inspiration from my design.  Why not pin it for later?

Here are some of my other cards made using Polkadoodles designs.  


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