Thursday, 28 March 2013

Scrapbook Art

Hey Guys!
Whats everyone's plans for the Easter Break?  I have 5 days off and i'm so excited to have a little stay-cation  We have a couple Easter dinners with family then i'm going to try and get through some of our packed up boxes and sort through them, i want to make a keep, throw and give away boxes so that way when we get into our own home we will fingers crossed not have as much stuff.

So i finished up my Scrap book art project, it turned out well i'm pretty pleased with it.  I still need to get a frame for it so i can actually hang it up, its currently leaning on a window sill just waiting for a cat to knock it over haha.

So this is the finished product, like i said it just needs a frame, i'm pretty happy with the results its colorful and cute and adds a nice touch to our very artless basement.  And it was really easy to make.

  1.  Like i said in a previous post first you cut your strips about 2 inches wide
  2. Then cut your strips into squares about 4 per strip.
  3. Then cut each corner into a curved angle to form the leaf.

4.I brought a plain white canvas from a Dollar Tree actually and black paint from there also,  i was going to go to Micheal's but i figured as this was a first time project i didn't want to spend big bucks on my supplies.
5. I did two coats of the black and watched a tv show while it dried.

Once you have painted your canvas, and cut out your petals you then plan out your flower.
After that you just go through and pick up a leaf, glue it and go on until all the petals are glued down.
I then just used Mod Podge to go over the whole canvas to seal everything in.

Th e Mod Podge also gives it a glossy look.

So thats my finished art project.  If your looking for something fun and easy to do that adds a little fun to a room try this one, its super cheap to do, this project maybe cost me $5 to make.

Do you guys have any fun cheap crafts you like to make?  If so leave a comment down below..i love learning about new crafts 

What Now?  Follow our blog with google friend connect in the sidebar, be our friend on Twitter

xx Amber

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Embroidered Pillow


So i turned 29 in January, scary i know. I can not believe the BIG 3-0 is next year!!! Yikes. I always feel that turning 30 is like entering 'real' adulthood.  So i have to enjoy my last year in my 20s. Although my mum says that her 30s were her BEST years. And now every birthday she has she turns 39. lol.

So on my birthday this year my lovely mum and sister bought me all the supplies i needed to start a new hobby. Embroidery.
All the embroidery threads i could possibility need, some hoops (a big and small one), new set of needles, and this super cute embroidery book called Doodle Stitching.
My mum gave me some lessons on all the basic stitches. I learnt the Straight stich, the Split stich, The chain stich, the back stich, and the lazy daisy.

So i saw this saying on pinterest and i fell in love with it. So i figured why not use that as my first big embroidery project. I decided to do a pillow case. As that is the easiest thing i could think of to put together.
I used my letter stencils from my scrapbooking, and a pencil and stenciled the words onto my fabric.
I then spent many an evening stitching my many, many letters. I think it took me about a month to complete it.
Here is the finished pillow case. It was hard to get a good picture with the right lighting. But you get the idea.
I just need to find a pillow insert that fits it now. I may of made the finished pillowcase just a wee bit too small for the pillow i had in mind for it. Oh well. lol

Now i am off to IKEA with my little sis amber. Yay for days off.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Thursday, 7 March 2013

Project in the Works

Hey Guys!
So i have started a new craft project, a nice easy one to ease me into the Crafters world.  I saw this on Pinterest  of coarse ha ha and really wanted to make one.  We don't really have much art and buying some right now is a little expensive as we are saving for our wedding, coming up soon!!! just under 4 months, can't believe it.  But anyways so with saving for the wedding and hopefully buying a house our funds are a little tight.  So making my self some pretty art would make this place a little more decorative without having to spend to many pennies.

So this is what i'm planning on making, all you need is:

  • 1 12x16 inch canvas
  • 1  4oz acrylic grey paint (or what ever color background you would like)
  • 5 pieces of scrapbook paper
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • foam paint brushes
  • mod podge

This is how far i've gotten at the moment. 
  •  I took my pages of scrapbook paper and cut them into about 2 inch strips...don't worry about being accurate it looks better if there is a variety of sizes.
  • You then take the strips and cut them into squares i got 4 from a strip, you then just cut one corner edge to edge, then the other one to form a leaf shape.  And again if they are not all the same size thats fine in fact make sure you have some larger ones and smaller ones.
  • Then in the left corner i have my pile of cut out leaves all ready to go.

So all i need to finish my project is the canvas, paint and some more mod podge as i can borrow my sisters glue gun :)

So this is my project in the works, i'm so excited to see the outcome i will hopefully be able to get the rest of the supplies this weekend perhaps!!! (fingers crossed)

Once i have it all finished i will write up a tutorial and post my finished art project on here so you can make your self something pretty too!!

If you'd like to keep in touch you can follow us with google friend connect under the Be Kind button.

With twitter our username is @thethreemagpiez

or shoot us an email-

xx Amber

Monday, 4 March 2013

Banana Ice Cream

My mom made me a delightful treat the other day on a visit. A treat that I have been meaning to test out myself and it was just as good as I thought it would be!  My mom made a delightful batch of Banana, Peanut Butter and cocoa Ice Cream it was Amazing!!!

Ice Cream made from Bananas
(I forgot to take a picture while i was this is one i found on my pinterest page)

It is a much healthier substitute to ice cream and it tastes just as good.

What you'll need:

4 over ripe bananas- I would peel them chop them into pieces then you want to freeze them for a couple hours (makes 4 servings)

Then pick what ever flavoring you'd like...cocoa powder to make a chocolate ice cream, peanut butter, nutella, strawberries any other fruit you enjoy.

Then all you do is pop the bananas in your food processor until well blended, make sure you scrape the sides to make sure you are getting all the bananas and add your flavor of choice.

It is such an easy option instead of running out to your local ice cream parlor and really is just as good if not better than the classic.

Here are some recipe suggestions i found all thanks to TheKitchn.  These recipes all make 2 servings

Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Ice Cream

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons honey

Nutella Banana Ice Cream

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 to 4 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread

Dark Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Dulce Banana Ice Cream

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground cinnamon

Strawberries & Cream Banana Ice Cream

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
1/3 cup roughly chopped frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons cream

I hope you all go and give these recipes a try i think you would all love it so much!!

So what now?? Let me know if you have ever tried ice cream made from bananas by leaving a comment bellow.  Become our friend by joining our site through Google friend connect in the sidebar under the Be Nice button.