Error message

  • Deprecated function: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; views_display has a deprecated constructor in require_once() (line 3130 of /home/julie241/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Deprecated function: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; views_many_to_one_helper has a deprecated constructor in require_once() (line 113 of /home/julie241/public_html/sites/all/modules/ctools/ctools.module).

This space is intended to provide regular updates to events and projects I am involved in. Keep watching for book launches and crafting courses to be announced soon. I am reallly excited to be able to announce the first of my Genius Crafting Courses, which start in October at the lovely Oliver's Hill Barn in beautiful East Sussex.

Joining me will be Louise Roberts, a very talented crafter, cook and gardener lending her own expertise and top tips to the Junk Genius and Superscrimping ideas I have been involved with.

Please do click on a post and leave any comments and suggestions.

New Book " Hand Made Beauty"

I've been really busy lately writing a new book and it's finally published and available to buy on Amazon and other online sites and book shops. It's all very exciting!If you have ever fancied trying your hand at making your own skincare then this is the book for you!Working with my friend and highly respected cosmetic formulator Abi Righton, we've put together a stylish, illustrated book packed full of hands on recipes and helpful tips.

Have Your Friends Been Round and \left You With Some Rubbish Beer

Have Your Friends Been Round and Left You With Some Rubbish Beer?

 

Sadly your friends come over, drink all your artisan craft beer and leave you with some stuff in cans, which make clanky noises when you pick them up. A case of what to do with the cooking beer?

You could throw it away, after all the embarrassment of your cool friends finding it is just too awful, or you could use it up and generally improve it.

Why not have a go at my favourite bread recipe which is truly delicious and no one will know the secret ingredient came out of a nasty can.

Italian Stationery Some Great Crafting Ideas With the Very Best Paper

If you feel in need of some inspiration for your crafting projects, take a look at my features on the wonderful new blog from Rossi of Italy. http://italianstationeryblog.com/featured-designer-juliette-goggin/

Eat Your Greens In February

 

February Cabbage that you Actually Will Want to Eat

 

Most people really don’t like cabbage, memories of soggy green mush at school and a dreadful lingering smell are probably the reason most of us don’t want to eat it. But in January and February cabbage is so seasonal and cheap it makes sense to cook up some tasty recipes using this great vegetable.

 

Ingredients

Warming winter drink for coughs and colds

 

Ginger, Lemon and Honey Soothing  Drink

Try this wonderfully warming winter drink which is particularly beneficial for coughs and colds.

 

Ingredients:

Root ginger

Honey

Grated zest and juice of one lemon

Boiling water

 

Grate approximately 1” of root ginger into a small teapot. Add the zest of a lemon to the pot with the ginger. Pour over boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Longer is better.

New Year Beauty Tip Make Your Own Lip Balm

 

 

Genius Crafting Home Made Lip Balm

 

Ingredients

 

Makes 20g of Lip Balm

 

This recipe is not only soothing, it is also very cheap.

 

Ingredients

Almond Oil 16g

Beeswax 2g

 

Essential oil/food flavouring, a couple of drops

 

Container

Superscrimpers Snowman Light bulb Decoration

 

Superscrimper Christmas Projects

 

Snowman Christmas Decoration from an Old Light Bulb

Save any old light bulbs for this fun project.

You will need:

Old fashioned Lightbulb, the screw thread ones work the best, but bayonet are fine as well.

Hobby spray paint in white, aerosol car spray paint is fine as well

Permanent marker pen in black

Orange sweet wrapper, Roses work very well.

Scissors

Glue, superglue or hot melt is best

Superscrimpers Christmas Tips

Christmas Penguin from Left Over Marzipan

 

Why not make your own Christmas Figures using the left over marzipan. This penguin is really easy to do

 

You will need

Left over marzipan in white, not yellow

Food colour paste. Liquid doesn’t work as well so much better to get paste such as those made by Sugarflair.

For the penguin you will need black, green and red colours

Icing sugar

Blunt knife

Rolling pin

Chopping board

Wooden skewer or cocktail stick

 

Pages