Friday, November 26, 2010

Owl craft

So I felt a little crafty today, and made this little owl. I had no pattern to follow so I had to make it up. My Fiancee says it looks like a bird, because owls have no necks, so next time I hope it works out better!  When I was done I also attached the pink ribbon on it's head to make it a bird instead of an owl. Let me know what you think looks better.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Inspiration

With christmas a little over a month away, I've been browsing the net for some decor ideas. Here's some nice pictures I found for some inspiration! 

{2 pics above via Martha Stewart living}

{above 3 pics Style and Home}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Feather Earrings

I've been making feather earrings lately, and they always add a sleek look to an outfit. I'm always looking for things to hang my jewelry off, and I found this cute stand with birds on it at Winners which works perfect!  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I LOVE painting but unfortunately with a 9 month old I can't seem to find the time right now. My mother and I did some art class's together a while ago at a cute little hall. I found a great photograph of a peacock and ended up painting it. I had such a great time, and am hoping to start again sometime soon! Once I have my craft room set up I'm hoping I can squeeze some time in while my little man is asleep.  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mucha Art

Today is all about Mucha, my all time favorite artist.
Alphonse Mucha was born in Moravia , Czechoslovakia (Czech Rep.) Born 1860-1939 
Moved to paris in 1887 and is known for helping shape the French Art Nouveau Movement at the turn of the century. 

 I'm getting excited, I think we are going to convert our bottom bedroom into a craft / child room! It will be perfect for Mak and I !!! Hopefully I will have some pictures soon.
Cheers Tereza

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Makeef's Nursery

I got a projector from a friend and projected the lower image onto the wall and painted the trees with the birds. It gives the room such character, when my son nurses at night he always looks at the trees. There's 2 owls hanging in the branches on the night stand. I got them at the Coombs Market here on Vancouver Island. They are hand made out of wood pieces and such things, soo cute!
It's hard to tell from this picture, but I took the toys off the mobile and sewed my own. To add to the forest creature theme I made an owl, fox, and a tree. I also attached little painted wood bird houses. It's still above the crib now, he still loves watching them ( even though he can reach them now and has torn the tree off)
The owl that's sitting on the chair in the top photo is also something I made. Everything is made front felt and I stuffed them with plastic bags. Haha good way to recycle I guess.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beautiful patterns

Today I've spent most of my day working on the design of my blog and surfing blogs, and came across these beautiful designs. They are linen fabrics from a store called Habitat, which I believe is in Britain. These images are from the blog Print Pattern which I'd like to share with you. All the prints and patterns are so inspiring, they make me just want to decorate and design!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pecan Salad

I made this salad the other night for my fiancee and I, it turned out so delicious!  I accidentally made to much, but we ate the whole bowl, and could have eaten more! It was soo full of flavor, and the nice thing about it is you can substitute it with other fruits like apple, grapes, ect.   mmm I hope you enjoy, I know we sure did and I'm making more tonight!!!

Green leaf lettuce
1 Bartlett pear 
1 Mandarin orange 
1 Carrot  
Handful of Pecans 
Handful soft unripened Goat cheese 

3 Tbls Balsamic vinegar 
1 1/2 Tbls white wine 
2 Tbls olive oil
1 Tsp whole gain Dijon 
Clove of garlic diced fine 
Salt and Pepper to liking 

Rinse and rip salad into small pieces, make sure it's completely dry. Quarter the pear and core it, next slice it into thin strips. Peal the mandarine and cut each piece into 3 or 4 depending on the size you like. Peal the carrot and chop it finely, and cut the pecans in half. Throw everything on top of the lettuce, and then crumble the goat cheese onto that. Mix together your salad dressing and toss before eating. Depending on how much dressing you like, you may want to make more. 

Times flying by so fast my little man is 9 months old today!!! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sock monkey's

Now that it's sock weather here's a fun craft  to do with Socks!!! 
While I was pregnant I made a sock monkey for my baby, and after my son was born, I added the turquoise tie for fun. Sock monkeys are so easy and fun to make! I'd like to start making more so he has a collection as he get's older.
Below is the link to the instructions I used. 
Basically you can use any   pattern or color sock, just let your imagination run wild!!! One thing I thought would be really cool is to add a coat hanger into the tail so you can bend it and hang the monkey from objects. Also make note that I sowed the ears on wrong, they need to be more circular and on the side of it's head, no big deal though I still think he's cute!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pumpkin Fun!

 With Halloween over, I thought I'd share some Pictures of my Halloween Decor, and my little horse of course! I LOVE pumpkins and gourds and all there colors, they make  such beautiful decorations.
We took our son out to a local Pumpkin patch which was so fun! I feel so lucky to have them all around us in the fall. In the Czech. Republic (where I was born) they're not so common, and you can pay up to $20 for 1 pumpkin!!! 

I made a really tasty curry the other night and wanted to share the recipe with you. It's to be made with Lamb but I did Chicken instead. Either way it's delicious!

Red Curry
1 lb. of chicken or lamb
2 tbsp. veg oil 
1 large onion sliced 
2 cloves garlic, diced 
2 tbsp. red curry paste
2/3 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp. brown sugar 
1 large red pepper, seeded and thickly sliced 
1/2 cup of veg. stock
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
1 cup canned water chestnuts, drained 
2 tbsp. cilantro
2 tbsp. fresh basil
lemon grass, white part only chopped very fine
 half small green chili pepper seeded and diced (optional)
salt, pepper
jasmin rice

Cut meat into small cubes. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion, and garlic and stir fry for 2-3 minuets to soften. Add meat and stir fry until lightly browned. Stir in curry paste, and let it cook for a few seconds, then add the coconut milk, sugar, and lemon grass and let it come to a boil. Reduce heat, and 
simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the red pepper, stock, fish sauce, and lime juice along with the green chili pepper, and let cook for another 10 mins, or till the chicken is cooked and the pepper is soft.  Stir in the water chestnuts, cilantro, and basil. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Put the cooked jasmine rice into a bowl and top with the curry. Make sure you get lots of sauce on there! garnish with more fresh cilantro and basil. 

Hope You enjoy! 
Cheers tereza*