Friday, October 29, 2010

Amazing Blog give-aways for Paper Crafts and more!

Since I'm trying out various different crafts I come across such gorgeous blogs and really generous and amazing giveaways. It would be a crime not to share these links are these blogs have some truly beautiful work of paper arts.
As you would have known by now that we don't really get craft supplies out here these blog candies and give aways are my dream for now. Things like stamps, die cuts, pretty punches and different papers and the works are not even seen out here. Do check out these blogs and their amazing works.

Scrap with Stacy - giveaway ends on 31st October 2010 - Give away ends on 4th November 2010

Sentiments 4 you
giveaway end on 31st October 2010.

The Stamping Boutique winners announced on 20th November 2010.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stir- fry Squids
On a cooking spree these days besides the bag fever. This is a recipe I whipped up after having a stir fry sqid dish at a restaurant recently. It was well received and praised to no end but I think it will not be a regular dish ....too much of coconut and butter !!! And I have to watch my weight , health , nutrition ....etc.

Squid marinated in {salt, soy sauce, ginger-garlic paste, vinegar, red chilly powder} and stir-fried in butter / olive oil - your choice. Keep aside.

The grated coconut and finely diced onion being well roasted with a little butter, green chilly and curry leaves in a kadhai.

Then added the squids into the above mixture and stirred around for a while( abt 10 mins) water to be added. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

And Voila ! Here you go ...easy-peasy yummy treat all ready !

It's a quick and easy recipe you can see I'm no good at writing recipes. I just whipped up this one and had to share.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

And More....
Told you these are addictive! Just a couple of more book covers. I've added a matching pansy bookmark to the blue and yellow one. These make such cute little gifts.I was wondering if my son will approve of these as gifts for his teachers....he can be very choosy for an 8 year old!

I'm going to make some more of these many colours and ideas. I love these small and quick projects.
Bag it- 10

In the meanwhile , the bag making continues. This is one big bag that can fit way too many things- even my 14" laptop along with the usual bag stuff. The best part is that it happens to be pretty light considering the size of it.
As for the other crafts , I'm working on loads of flowers. Will post pictures soon.