Monthly Archives: February 2016

Poké-alphabet week 15

I’ve made it! Worked late tonight on it but I’ve finally caught up with the poke-alphabet! Week 15, 15 Pokemon!

   

 
 

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It’s blue beetle!

Well, not quite! Actually it’s a blue and red cotton harlequin bug (Tectocoris diophthalmus I believe). I have finished my painting!

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This week we decided that we could just paint a home rather than pay a bunch to get only a little help. The big difference we found was that our brushes were not as good as the ones from the “class” we attended last week. But with the $40 a class per person we will be saving, we will definitely have the money to invest in better brushes for next week!

I also started on a new painting. Can you guess what/who will be on the couch? (hint: it’s pokemon related!)

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To finish, my latest coded pictures 🙂 I’m using that as my background on my phone, I just think it’s too cute!

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X

Emma

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3D card, tea dye and online studying

Happy Wednesday you lovely bunch!

The beginning of the week has been busy to say the least! I’ve signed up for a new course on edX: Mobile Application Experiences Part 1: From a Domain to an App Idea

I’m not doing a certificate because I’m not sure I’ll actually finish all the assignments but I’m very interested in learning how to build an app and what the whole process is. Our first assignment is to do a demographic study about a particular mobile aspect we are interested in. I decided to go with photos because I take a lot of pics for blogging and I’m interested in knowing how/why people use their phones to take pictures (if you’re interested in participating, online poll link is here).

Over last weekend I decided it was time for another try at dyeing fabric. I followed Maia’s advice for a nice brown and used some tea.

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I really love how it turned out. I was very unsuccessful in getting a pink colour from raspberries and cherries though so I’ll need some more experimenting!

I also followed Vicky’s DIY idea of making a 3D birthday card, but instead of balloons, I decided to fold a few origami butterflies and to glue them on my card.

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I just LOVE it! and the person receiving the card also did! I think it’s really much nicer than just buying an impersonal card and it’s also much much cheaper (cards were 6 for $2.50 from Choice and origami paper was $2.80 for 30-ish sheets from Daiso). Needless to say I’ll be making more of those in the following months!

 

Hope you guys had a great start to you week

x

Emma

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Nutella recipes

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Hi guys!

Like I said recently, I’m a huge fan of Nutella so I thought that to start February well, I would share a few Nutella recipes with you! I have not only 1 but 2 Nutella recipe books but today I’ll just share two of my favourite recipes.

Coconut and Nutella puff pastries

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Makes about 30

Ingredients: 1 frozen puff pastry sheet – 150g nutella – 15g coconut powder

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven on 180 C
  • De-freeze the puff pastry and spread nutella on it
  • Roll the pastry on itself until half way and do the same thing on the other side (you will have 2 rolls touching in the middle)
  • Place the pastry in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • Cut the pastry in 0.5 cm thick pieces and bake for 15 minutes
  • Half way through the baking, sprinkle coconut powder on top of the pastries

 

Nutella lava cakes

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Makes 4

Ingredients: 140g coconut powder – 80g icing sugar – 40g of melted butter – 1 egg yolk – 100g coconut cream – 3 egg whites – a pinch of salt – 4 tea spoons of nutella

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven on 180 C
  • Mix the coconut powder, the icing sugar, the butter, the yolk and the coconut cream
  • Add the salt to the egg whites and whisk the whites until they form peaks. Add to the coconut batter
  • Grease 4 ramekins and pour the mixture in each of them. Then, add a teaspoon of nutella in the middle and push it underneath the coconut batter (this will prevent it from drying up when you bake it)
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before gently removing them from the ramekins (or you can just eat them straight from the ramekins!

 

That’s it for today! If you would like more Nutella recipes, just let me know in the comments 😉

x

Emma

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