Sunday 4 March 2012

My New Coat

Wandering around charity shops looking for clothing and materials to use in my many projects, I can across a lovely coat.

What attracted me was the feel, it is so soft and snuggly, like a heavy dressing gown with lining.  In a lovely rich Charcoal shade of grey.  The material was a mix of Alpaca and Wool.

I looked in the label and it had two tags, "Made In Britain" which I though was quite unusual, and the name "Marilyn Moore".

I tried it on, put it back, then tried it on again.  Then had a fight with my conscience, would I regret going home without it?  I decided I would, so I bought it for Five shiny pounds.

I thought it might be vintage, as it seemed to be 1940's style and cut, and the "Made In Britain" tag looked like it might be old, so I Googled the name. Turns out it wasn't vintage, but very modern, made in 1940's style, and designer.  The best bit is Marilyn Moore's work sells for a lovely price, take this similar jacket at £499  :)  I think I got myself a bargain.

The thing that nearly put me off buying it was the buttons.

 I just didn't care for them at all, so I took the scissors to them an snipped them off.  I bought some red (plastic) shimmery ones and popped them on instead.

Then I found a sequinned butterfly, so I sewed that onto the collar.

So, my new coat  :)  I am sure I will get a lot of wear out of it.

Thursday 1 March 2012

The Kit-Kat Project.

I got this from a friend many many moons ago, but was reminded of it just the other day during a forum discussion.  Of course the other forum members wanted to know what it was that you could do with a Kit-Kat and a brew, so I promised to write a tutorial  :)

So, first of all buy a 4 finger Kit-Kat (you only need one finger, or perhaps two, maybe three) but mistakes can happen ;)

As carefully as you can so not to snap the fingers, break them apart.  Now look down the sides and choose the one with the most chocolate down the edges, if you see too much wafer, then this will not work as the air gets through too quickly.

Nibble the chocolate off each end.

Make yourself a nice hot brew, to your own specifications  (we used a glass mug for photographic purposes,, any mug will do)

Dip the end of your Kit-Kat finger into the brew, count to 5........

........ then suck like mad!!

You will get a hot-chocolatey mouthful of brew!

After three or four good sucks, you need to just swallow up the chocolate as it is a bit warm and soggy by then.

Repeat as often as you like / can.

It also works with Twix, but you have to suck extra hard to melt the caramel  :)

Let me know if you try it.

***Thanks to Iain for being my model/guinea pig***