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Today, I decided to take the day to devote a craft project for my mom…. She had asked me to print out some recipes for her, so I thought, “I’ll make it special”…. or “Mol-ify” it…. So then it hit me, I had seen a lovely line of fabric covered folders in a local stationary store for about 5KD (about $20 each) and I thought…. to buy or to make?? Surely making it wud be much more fun!!! Don’t believe me? Try it! Its also easy enough to make with kids! This tutorial is just to make the basic cover, but with a bit of glue and alot of imagination you cud embellish it to your hearts content!
You will need the following:
1 two-ring binder
Lay the fabric on a flat surface, up (patterened) -side down, and lay the binder down as shown, keeping it as flat as possible (I used 2 candle holders to keep it flat). Draw a line about one inch around the whole folder.
Cut the fabric on the line, and iron.
Next, using a paintbrush, put a light even coat of fabric glue ON THE BINDER… its important that this is done quickly and without globs of glue…
Now you’re ready to lay the fabric on the glue…. again, do this relatively quickly as the glue will dry!!!! Avoid crinkles sticking by flattening with the palm of your hand. Leave to dry for about an hour.
Now we need to stick down and seal the edges of the fabric. With the paint brush, put a coat of glue on the upper and lower borders of the file, just enough for the fabric to stick to. Stick them down.
Next we need to snip off the little square in the corner of the file, you don’t HAVE to do it but it makes it less bulky and messy looking.
Almost there!!! Just lay down the last strip of glue and stick the last bit of loose fabric down and voila! You have a funky new file!
This was just my first one but I plan on having a whole bunch of really funky looking files for the next college year!
Thanks for looking!
I know I had promised a new post by Friday but my internet was down so I apologise for that!
Onto today’s post, as I mentioned before, baby Guinness eats only wholesome, hearty, homecooked meals. I feel this way I know exactly what goes into his oh so topsy-turvy tummy. At only seven months of age, it is crucial a kitten’s food contains the essential nutrients to help him grow. This recipe can also be used with adult cats. Although I wouldnt change it,’you can cut out the milk powder if u like. So here’s the recipe I’d use normally… you can substitute the meat for chicken too!
200g Wholewheat Pasta (I use spaghetti ’cause its just easier for him to eat but any will do!!)
500g Minced Beef
3 Crushed Eggshells*
2 tbsp powdered milk (make it up into a paste with a small bit of warm water!)
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup sliced green beans
3 tbsp soyabean oil
1. Boil the minced beef in a pot of water for about 25 mins. Drain. Save the water! You will need it in the next step!
2. Use the water from step 1 to boil the pasta until its just overcooked. It needs to be a bit mushy.
3. Off the heat, add the pre-boiled minced meat to the pasta, mix, then mush it up like mad with a potato masher!! Add the milk paste and crushed egg shells to the mixture.
4. Next, add the oil to a pan over low heat and add the vegetables. Once the vegetables have softened slightly add them to the other ingredients. Guess what comes next?? You guessed it!! MUSHY MASH MUSH MASHY!!!!
5. DONE. This recipe should be enough to last about 12 servings. I separate the mix and put it into disposable pudding cups and bung them into the freezer! The trick is to defrost one in the fridge one day in advance.
*Crushed eggshells = Wash and dry 3 eggshells, put them in the oven at 190 degrees celcius for about 20 minutes or until bone dry. Using a pestle and mortar crush the eggshells into a fine powder.
As mentioned in the previous post, you can add a couple of tablespoons of brewers yeast to the food once its defrosted. I use one tablespoon per serving, twice a day! (duh) Also, if you like, you can add 2 tablespoons of codliver oil to the recipe after the finished mixture has cooled down slightly. Codliver oil is rich in vitamin D which is great for growing bones! But please don’t try to be over-enthusiastic and add too much, it can be dangerous! You put your kitty at risk of vitamin A toxicity as codliver oil is rich in vitamin A too!
RESULT: Well… just see for yourself!