Archive for July 13th, 2010

I love recycling. I adore finding things that nobody else wants anymore and putting them to good use. Most of the time, I apply this to making things in the form of wearables. However, this time it was all about the cookins.

Step 1: Collect a bucket of lemons from a lady on freecycle (so plump and fragrant! – the lemons, not the lady).

Step 2: Make lemon cake using this vegan lemon cake recipe.

I followed the cake recipe to a tee and it came out beautifully! The cake was moist, fluffy and just perfect. I definitely recommend this to all cake lovers.

Step 3: Make lemon curd using this eggless lemon curd recipe.

The making of the lemon “curd” wasn’t as successful in terms of its final consistency. I found it too runny when heating. Eventually when I turned the heat off and the mixture began to cool, the cornstarch became lumpy and hard to break. I ended up manually removing the lumps, resulting in a liquidy consistency. It did taste quite lovely despite that.

And the result:

This was a delicious lemon cake, especially after sitting in the fridge for a day! And the perfect thing to enjoy with a cup of cawfee.


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It’s winter here. It’s so cold.. and to top it off, my body decided to give in about a week ago, and allow the flu to enter its nervous system. How inconvenient! But instead of turning this into¬†complainy-ville, I’d like to share some of the lovely things that have come out of a boring week at home.

The method: Crochet.

The materials: Either things I had lying around at home, or second hand bits and pieces (such as buttons).¬† For more detailed descriptions, please have a little looksie at my burdastyle sitezzzz…

1) 1960’s inspired driving gloves:

2) 1930’s Robin Hood hat:

3) Winter neck warmie:

4) Nana square booties:

Coming up next:

Next on the crochet agenda are a 1930’s hat and matching purse:

These lovelies are supposed to be made out of gimp cord, however, since second hand gimp cord is difficult to source (and I only really work with second hand materials), I’m going to be using strong cotton crochet yarn instead, which I have plenty of already (incidentally, I received this as part of a freecycle offer). In dark green. I have already purchased antique purse handles (via etsy) in an ivory colour (which look to be made out of bakelite or some such)… And I can hardly contain my excitement! Aah the life of a craftster…

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