Monday, 25 May 2020

Easy Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe


Deliciously flavoursome with a little hint of spice.  It's also jam packed with veggies.  This Cajun dirty rice recipe is a meal in itself but it also makes a fabulous side dish or accompaniment to a salad.


Tools and Ingredients:
500g Mince £1.49
Bacon £1.39
500g Rice 30p
500g Red Onions 35p
500g Mushrooms 70p
500g Peppers 60p
Half Bulb Garlic 8p
200ml Balsamic Vinegar 25p
1/2 Jar Cajun Spice Mix 30p

Total = £2.58 for a big tub that will feed a crowd.



Pop the rice on to boil in a large pan.


Start by mincing the garlic.


Then dice the onions.

They can both be thrown in a pan ready for frying.


Dice the bacon and fry that too.


Add the mince and fry that.


Once the meat is cooked add the Cajun spice mix.


And the balsamic vinegar.

Once it's all well mixed add it to the cooked rice.


Chop the peppers, add them to the rest of the ingredients.

Then chop the mushrooms and add them too.


Cook the veggies until just cooked through, stirring frequently.

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Friday, 22 May 2020

Cat Print Motley Shorts - Kwik Sew 3510 Sewing Project


These adorable little shorts are perfect for summer playtime.

The ideal casual wear for both girls and boys.  The cute cat print and motley style will look so cute on your little one.  These shorts are lightweight and will fold up very small so they're ideal for packing on holidays.

This pair are size T2.  They are loving made in Lancashire form 100% cotton fabric.  All of the seams are double stitched to stand up to rough and tumble toddler play.  Every seam is also professionally finished with an overlocker.

These gorgeous shorts are super easy to care for, they can be machine washed along with your normal load.  They will be fine int he tumble dryer too and if you want to make them extra smart you can iron them too.  

These shorts are availible to buy form my NuMonday shop.

If you're interested in how they're made and how you can make your very own shorts (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.

You'll need the following supplies:



Cotton quilting fabric in a pattern of your choosing, I'm using this cute cat print cotton from my fabric stash.

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After cutting the fabric sew the centre front and centre back seams.


Then bring them together and sew the inner leg and crotch seam in one continuous line.  


Finish the waist and pant hems with an overlocker to make them nice and neat.


Then press over the raw edges.


Make a loop from elastic.


Insert it into the waist and stitch the channel trapping the elastic inside.


Then use a twin needle to get a really professional looking finish on the pant hems.


These shorts are availible to buy form my NuMonday shop.


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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet Girl Piper Playing Handmade Card


Ohhhhhhh....Sooooo Pretty Sweet!  This stunning collection is just adorable, and as the title says - it's Pretty and it's Sweet and unashamedly girlified.  Meet Amelia, Piper, Maddie and Bella - 4 gorgeous girl characters in stunning shades of magenta, teal and purple.

These stunning cards are perfect for the pretty sweet girl in your life as well as those still young at heart.

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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The Polkadoodles digital image is printed onto Winsor & Newton Bleedproof Paper then coloured by hand using ProMarker Brush Pens as follows:

Skin Tones

Hair

Clothes


The sentiment is printed from the Work & Play 10 Country Life Digital Craft Collection and then die cut using Docrafts XLarge Nesting Dies, Circle.


The flower and flourish embellishments are hand die cut from First Edition Wild Flower Premium Paper using Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes die.


The card is accented with 4mm Half Round Resin Pearls.


The inside of the card is also decorated with matching papers from First Edition Wild Flower Premium Paper along with a blank square for a personal message.


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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Here are some of my other cards made with Polkadoodles digital stamps:

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