I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!
Friday, 23 November 2012
On the subject of cakes, I wanted to tell you about my sister Hayley who makes custom celebration cakes and decorative cupcakes. She has made some fantastic cakes and they taste delicious!! She is known as The Sugar Plum Fairy and you can find her over on Facebook here. She is based in Bristol and is always eager to try out new designs and ideas so feel free to contact her via Facebook or through my blog.
Here are some of here lovely cakes
Thursday, 22 November 2012
We've had some really miserable weather this week in my part of the UK. My city, Bristol has seen flooding in places where it's not been seen before. Of course our flooding does not compare to floods that other parts of the world have experienced in the past and more recently the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It does make you wonder what on earth is happening with the weather these days though.
Anyway onto jam jars - after seeing my little jam jar tealight holder, my sister decided she also wanted one so I made her one last night!! I made hers slightly different as individuality is a good thing!! Here it is
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Anyway - I've had my eye on an empty jar for a few weeks now and forgot to claim it so it went in the bin so yesterday I had to retrieve it before the bin men came and took it. I wanted to make a tealight holder with it. Initially I was going to use wire around the top and make a handle but that didn't work out as the wire was not flexible enough!!
Last night, whilst sat watching the Walking Dead, I came up with this vintage style holder.
I joined a group over on Facebook that has recently been set up by a fellow crafter for people to swap and share their slow cooker recipes and tips.
A recipe for pulled pork was shared in the group by a lady called Jan and it sounded great and also easy to make. Even better that the recipe used a shoulder of pork which I already had in the freezer. The pork had been reduced at Sainsbury to £1.09 and I picked it up and popped it in the freezer until I'd decided what to make with it! So this was the idea way to use it and test the recipe.
I cooked it in the slow cooker for around 7 hours until the meat fell away, then shredded it and mixed in a BBQ sauce I'd made. Now you can leave it for 30mins in the marinade and then put it into your conventional oven for another 30 mins but I left mine overnight in the fridge to get more flavour and then cooked it the next morning. I also made up some more BBQ sauce and mixed it in just in case it had got abit dry overnight. During cooking I also stirred it several times to prevent it burning on the top.
The result was delicious and I will definately be making this again. I froze some of it also for another meal!