Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TUESDAY TREASURES



My Tuesday treasure to share this week is the post I did yesterday and a follow up as I didn't add one photo of the gifts Kate brought me back from Thailand, this beautiful Louis Vuitton scarf (not authentic), it's glorious and the photo doesn't do it justice at all, for some reason the gold stripes have come up pinkish in the photo. I just love it.

Pop on over to Melody's and see who else it sharing their treasures today.


Cheers

Kaylee



Monday, February 27, 2012

GIFTS FROM THAILAND

My eldest daughter Kate and her boy friend Josh went to Thailand for 12 days on 28 January and they had a wonder time, did lots of tours and sight seeing, here are a few photos.










Kate brought back some wonderful pressies for all of us, here are mine, I absolutely love this necklace and matching bracelet, they are so easy to put on, it's a magnet clasp. It is in white, silver and dusky pink pearl.






This gorgeous parasol with lovely paintings/drawings on it.


and a lovely lipstick case in Maroon, of course (QUEENSLANDER !!!) with gorgeous gold elephants.


My one request before Kate left was - please buy my some gorgeous Thai material for me, which I paid for and she did very well, I love it all, these first two pieces are Thai Silk, both 2 mtrs each, one piece plain red and the other red with gold thread, I think I'd like to make a lovely skirt with the red and gold thread piece.


This is a close up of the gold border.


This piece is so stunning in a gorgeous pink with gold elephants, this piece is 4 mtrs and is a mixture of Thai silk and something else which Kate could not remember.


This piece also has a gorgeous border on it.


This gorgeous purple piece is also 4 mtrs.


I am so happy, Kate picked very good for me. The 4 pieces amount to 10mtrs of material and only cost $70 Australian which equals to $5.80/mtr, how amazing is that for beautiful Thai silk material. At this stage I am not sure what I'll use it all for but I am most happy to have it in my stash. Maybe a couple of lovely cushion covers and more..........

Cheers

Kaylee

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LABNEH CHEESE

Yay I was so excited to arrive home last night to my Labneh cheese, it worked, I was very happy. The yogurt was in the muslin for 3-1/2 days, I am happy to know using the low fat yogurt still works as well as using the full fat yogurt, just leave it longer. This is what it looked like when I unwrapped the muslin.


I brought some in for morning tea and had it on crackers with some sweet chilli sauce. Next time I will add more salt as it still has a yogurt taste. I tend to be heavy handed when using salt so I was very careful and didn't put too much in but next time I will had some more salt.



Thankyou Teresa for the recipe.



Cheers

Kaylee

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TUESDAY TREASURES



I started making my sewing machine a cover last November and the project was abandoned to complete Christmas gifts however I have been doing little bits every weekend and hope to finish very soon, my poor sewing machine has a nasty plastic cover and there is a hole cutout at the top where the thread sits. My machine sits on an old computer desk up against a window so I can have maximum natural light during the during without using electricity. Dust comes through the window of course and my machine is constantly dusty at the top. I am hoping to have this project finished soon, this photo is just the front piece of the machine cover. This machine cover does not have a cutout at the top so no more dust...

I am linking with the lovely Melody over at The House on the Side of the Hill for Tuesday Treasures, pop over and see who else is playing along today.


Cheers

Kaylee

xx


Monday, February 20, 2012

LABNEH CHEESE



On Saturday I tried to make Labneh Cheese which I saw on Teresa's blog over at All Things Vintage. So far it has not set, I have used Low Fat Greek yogurt and I think this maybe the reason. I want to give it another try this weekend using full fat yogurt. I haven't bought full fat of anything in years, I only ever look at low fat products. This is the whey from the yogurt.





This is the yogurt in my colinder.



I decided to make some delicious scones from the whey.


My hubby and I enjoyed delicious home made scones and cappuccinos yesterday. Yes the cream is missing, I don't have cream in the fridge on hand and as it was a last minute decision to make the scones instead of pouring the whey down the sink we had scones and jam. They were still yummy. I have a great scone recipe my Mum gave me years ago, she uses icing sugar in place of sugar, they are so light and fluffy. Of course I knead them and roll them perfectly which makes them so yummy :-)



Cheers

Kaylee

xx

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

BLOG GIVE AWAY OVER AT VAL'S



If you haven't already go over and join in Val Laird's giveaway to celebrate reaching her 500 followers.




Cheers

Kaylee