Nail art! I HEART!!!!!!
This is a quick fix for chocolate! So easy to make, and remember it’s better under cook than over cook! :-)
Mix the following together in a large mug:
- 60ml cake flower
- Pinch of baking powder
- 60ml sugar
- 30ml cocoa powder
Press a few chocolate slab cubes in the middle of the mixture.
Place in microwave on high (max power) for 2 - 3 minutes!
And ENJOY!! :-)
Ok, so I said that I would post a tutorial for home made journals so, here it is…
(Please see pictures below, I hope they help!)
You will need the following:
- 1 x piece of felt, any colour - 23cm x 32xm
- A hand full of any A4 paper (about 50 sheets)
- 1 x A4 cardboard sheet, any colour
- 3 x 1.5cm buttons
- 60cm of velvet ribbon
- 60cm of lace ribbon
- Then you need some decorations. You can use anything. I used 2 different types of lace (1 gray and 1 white) and tiny fabric roses. The wooden buttons are also quite decorative!
- 1 x Big thick needle and some thread
- 1 x nail
- 1 x hammer
- Some pins
- 4 x bull clips (see picture A)
First you’re going to take one of the piece of felt and the decorations. Place the felt flat on a table and start planning the placement of your decorations, pin them down. Take your needle and thread and sew your decorations to your felt.
Now take your paper and separate the 50 sheets into heaps of 10 (this just makes it easier to fold). Then fold then in half. Also fold your A4 cardboard in half.
Now, place your cardboard on a surface, place all your A4 sheets on top of the cardboard. Clip the paper and cardboard together using the bull clips to keep everything in place. Take your hammer and nail, and punch 5 holes in the centre of your journal (see picture B).
Keeping the bull clips in place, place the paper on top of you felt. Make sure you position it correctly (see picture C). Now start sewing your journal together using the wholes you punched. Make sure the sewing is secure.
You can now remove the bull clips and close your journal. Place your buttons in position. On the flap of the felt cover, mark the buttons’ position with pins. Cut 1cm slits into the flap so that your journal is able to button open and closed. Sew your pins on.
Lastly sew your ribbon to the centre back of your journal (see picture D1 and D2).
AND YOU’RE DONE!! :-)
See, easy as pie and they make wonderful gifts (see picture E)! Thank you for reading! Please leave a comment or mention @Keopolis on twitter.