3.12.10

Repose Instructional


I think we all ought to take a day off on a whim. A day off for no reason in particular. A day for ourselves.

This Friday, I spent the day getting up to all sorts of things ME things:

I MADE MY OWN BUTTONS!

Remember playing with Shrink Plastic as a nipper?
Well I fancied a little mess about with some for nostalgia's sake.



This is what I wound up with! I am rather pleased with the result.
If you would like to see a tutorial for these buttons, please visit The Workshop.


I MADE TEA (LOTS OF IT)


I drunk plenty of tea in this lovely Wedgwood cup from my dear friend Simplyjolielaide.


I MADE SOME CARDS:



I am not great at this but I do like to try to add a more personal touch to the post I send out!


Is it cheating to use a rubber stamp? It is a pretty rubber stamp.


I WATCHED KIDS TELLY


I love Pocoyo <3


I MADE BISCUITS


These may be the strangest savoury biscuits yet but they are melt-in-the mouth pukka if I may say so myself!

I have been meddling with recipes AGAIN....this recipe actually called for Cayenne and black pepper but it was cold! I didn't want to go out and so instead used Yukari which in my opinion worked well. It served to add a tangy dimension that goes well with the cheese. (waiting for glances from my fave 3 recipe ladies: Catty, Sugarbar and Sasasunakku).



Worship Blues' Pukka Shiso Cheesy Biscuits

Ingredients:

125g Plain Flour
125g Butter
25g Grated Parmesan
Pinch of salt
A teaspoon or 2 of Yukari (dried shiso furikake)


Get your hands dirty and rub the flour and butter together till the mixture looks bitty. Add a splash of milk if it look too dry.

Chuck in the parmesan and the yukari.

Knead the mixture into a ball and roll out.

Cut into rounds and throw it into a preheated oven (180 degrees) for about 10 mins,

DONE!!!!

I intend to do very little with the remainder of my weekend. What about you?

Grab a glass of wine and enjoy your cheesy treats BUT don't blame me if the recipe goes tits up! I am but a novice!!!

23 comments:

  1. wow~ you must have had a productive week :) but i have to admit, i really love those buttons! it's so much fun to play with shrinky-dinks. the biscuits look yummy too. thanks for the recipie!

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  2. Ooh I like the idea with the cards! I'm gonna steal this idea for my cards this year heheheh <3 thx for posting! ^^

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  3. I love crafty posts. More fings please!! Those biscuits look really good right now, i need a snack! :D

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  4. It is a pretty looking stamp!

    Ooo you've had such a productive day!!
    The buttons looks great!!
    Mmhh your biccies looks yum!!

    Enjoy your weekend! I'll be making some money :P xxx

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  5. So...I'm uh...gonna give those biccies a try. Will royally eff it up but at the very least I will have some burnt cheesy goodness. Are they as tummy warming as they sound?

    I make my own Christmas cards! I haven't done any for this year yet...must get round to it soon.

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  6. Oh my dear, I'm happy to see that cup is being put to some use :) I so wanted to get the matching saucer for it, but alas, they did not have it! Who does that?! Nevertheless, I felt it needed a home so I snatched it up anyway. :P

    Anywho, I have this strange suspicion that you somehow slip into my wrinkly little brain every now and again! It seems everytime I'm just about to delete my twitter and/or blog, you pop up for a hello....you sneaky lil' minx! <3 Btw, thank you for your lovely comments ;)

    and on another note...me thinks a special package will soon appear on your desk in the next week or so (crossing fingers!)........

    xoxo!

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  7. Shiso and cheese! Go you! Anything with yukari makes me swoon, as you know. On my to-bake list for sure, once I get somewhere I can bake - I leave on Tuesday to NZ. And don't sell yourself short - your cards are amazing - I know; F. and I marvelled over my one for days and it's still perched in pride of place on top of the turntable ^_^

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  8. oh my gosh! making your own buttons!! that's amazing! and they're so cute :D how do you do that! I want to try it~

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  9. I'm in love with the bottom left button. Those colours just make me smile. They all look fantastic.

    - I said to my nan besides me, I only know of you who drinks out of an actual TEA CUP & she replied
    ' That is how ladies are meant to drink tea, not out of these gigantic mugs ' lol

    Ooo personal cards, love that. I think it's always lovely to receive cards like that, it shows so much more
    effort and care into it .

    Pocoyo - he's such a cutie, I watch peppa pig in the morning ahaha 'retraining' with a pig.

    Those biscuits look lovely mmm, yum !

    What a productive Friday you had love :o)

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  10. You are so creative! Those buttons in particular are soooo pretty and unique!

    Wish I was able to come up with something interesting every so often..I think I lost my creative touch while I was in uni where it took me 3 weeks to come up with 2 beaded necklaces!

    It's great you can keep coming up with these great ideas! Always an inspirational read.

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  11. what a great way to spend your free time.
    those pastries look enticing.

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  12. Oh, get you! I think i spent much of friday evening lazing about on the sofa watching B&B with miss koo
    The think cards look incredible

    xx

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  13. The buttons are so pretty! Been on a making frenzy eh?
    Pocoyo is the cutest!

    x

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  14. Looks like a fantastic creative Friday. You made wonderful things. Hope your chilled weekend was good. Xxxx

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  15. I've missed out twitter and blog banter but I'm back in full force!

    Those buttons look fantastic, I thought at first you'd found them as they don't even look home made.

    I watch Pocoyo in the mornings when I'm getting ready for work (I've never watched the news and I don't intend to, far too serious for the morning).

    Us Punjabis make a similar sort of biscuit but it has no cheese in there, they're called mathiya and they're really nice. Not very good for you but then things that are nice never are, you roll the dough into sausage shapes, cut it and roll it into little circles. Prick with a fork and then deep fry..handsome.

    Also, I will be asking you about the stamps at a later date so I have to remember becuase my mum has been looking for some flowery detailed ones for ages.

    xx

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  16. Such a productive weekend...I would love to do my own personalized stuff too...I love the stamps....and thank you for the compliments on my blog,I admire your photography & creativeness so that makes it extra special...unfortunately we didn't get inside gorey's home which is now a museum...we came too late...I like to slap myself too..hehe...cuz' I've been wanting to go inside..

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  17. love the buttons! and agreed, a random day off is a little bit of joy during the week :)

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  18. ooh, just made a batch of the buscuits and they are amazing! wonderful recipe thank-you so much.

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  19. ah ah so much creativity and talent! makes me jealous and feel lazy :P

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  20. oh my gosh! making your own buttons!! that's amazing! and they're so cute :D how do you do that! I want to try it~

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  21. I love crafty posts. More fings please!! Those biscuits look really good right now, i need a snack! :D

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  22. So...I'm uh...gonna give those biccies a try. Will royally eff it up but at the very least I will have some burnt cheesy goodness. Are they as tummy warming as they sound?

    I make my own Christmas cards! I haven't done any for this year yet...must get round to it soon.

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  23. wow~ you must have had a productive week :) but i have to admit, i really love those buttons! it's so much fun to play with shrinky-dinks. the biscuits look yummy too. thanks for the recipie!

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