SW 1 syn diet ‘Ferrero Rocher’s

SW 1 syn diet ‘Ferrero Rocher’s

4 Shredded Wheats, crumbled 145g Nutella, microwaved for 20 secs moulds, scales, fruit┬áslices   Mix up the shredded wheat flakes and the Nutella. Microwaving the Nutella makes it slightly easier to mix together. Each 4.25g of this mixture is 1 syn, so fill your...
SW Summer Fruits Ice Cream

SW Summer Fruits Ice Cream

2 servings down before I thought to photograph them! Bowlful of frozen summer fruits (defrost in fridge overnight) Muller Light vanilla or vanilla with chocolate sprinkles Approx 300g Quark/Natural Yoghurt (or a mixture of both!) Sweetener to taste ( added 1tbsp...
Merry Cheapmas! (printable)

Merry Cheapmas! (printable)

Our family have booked a cruise for March next year and I’m SO excited! However, to afford the bloody thing we’re all already a tad worried. We soon decided that this Christmas we’re going to do ‘Cheapmas’. Setting the rules all the way...
Oat Bran Chicken Goujons

Oat Bran Chicken Goujons

5 Oat Bran slices (Healthy Extra B) wizzed up in a blender Egg Whites Chicken cut into pieces/strips Dip the chicken in the egg then the bran crumbs, fry in a good non-stick pan or with some frylight. 5 Oat Brans will give you a LOT of crumbs (I had far too much...
SW 1/2 syn brownies

SW 1/2 syn brownies

Found on a Slimming World group on Facebook. Mine turned out a bit flat! They definitely taste different to ‘normal brownies’ but they hit the chocolate craving spot, and I happily stuck to just...

Project 4 Review

Did you manage to ‘make space move’? Yes, I thought this was a bit ridiculous but I understand now! What are your thoughts about the drawings you did in Stage 3? I liked working from previous work, I didn’t spend too much time on making...
Project 4 Stage 4

Project 4 Stage 4

Developing design ideas from previous work. I started by pushing all the concurrent ideas onto one page (because they were all screaming for attention at once). I photocopied the main shapes and the bird drawing from previous work. I made some stamps and tried out...
Project 4, Stage 3

Project 4, Stage 3

This stage was all about looking over previous work for inspiration and for ideas to redo into new work. I started by filtering out the most boring stuff and laying out the rest on the couch and floor. I then narrowed down the field to the pieces that were sparking...
Project 4 Stage 2

Project 4 Stage 2

Working from resource material with a viewing frame: Splitting one image down into texture, colour and shape Reworking with the parts I found more interesting/intriguing: (Here I liked the flat texture against the pattern. I couldn’t decide if the pattern is...
Project 4, Stage 1

Project 4, Stage 1

I thought this Stage would be a little bit boring and wouldn’t make much sense to me, but after moving the squares on the paper I could see what the book meant by making the space ‘move’. I looked over some of my previous work and could see how I...
Project 3 Research Point

Project 3 Research Point

This research point was to look at a textiles piece from the home which held significance or interest for you. I examined my uniform hat a lot closer. I’ve worn this thousands of times and never really looked at it properly so this was quite refreshing. I...
Project 3 Stage 6

Project 3 Stage 6

Wow. This was the longest exercise ever. Not only are French knots slow but they are BORING, so when combined with the procrastination they are even slower. I took about 2 months doing this one sample and then ended up not doing any course work for several months...
Delays

Delays

So I’ve hit a rut.  If you are kind enough to subscribe/follow/link from the OCA textiles blogroll/stumble upon my blog regularly then you might be thinking ‘what the heck’ there are loads of posts dating months back that I haven’t...
Zentangle

Zentangle

I did a bit of zentangle work in my A3 sketchpad – I really enjoy working with the patterns and think the combinations of patterns (or ‘tangles’) look really nice. The details are fascinating. I can see how these could be worked into fabric pattern...
Exhibitions and Sketches

Exhibitions and Sketches

First up, sticking things I found pretty on paper and exploring them. Then getting distracted by a bird I saw as I was making vectored birds for pattern design (perhaps more on that later). Also a bit on combining the Southbank centre line style I liked with Audrey...