The Three Broomsticks has brought out some new drinks to (try to) battle the heat!
It’s super hot at the moment, so Sarah requested some smoothies to cool down.
I made four flavours: mango, strawberry, apple and banana & blueberry.
They’ve all got little paper straws too – I’m very proud of these! I made them with little bits of toothpick glued onto the top of the drink. They make it easy to remove the drink from the mug, which is handy!
I can vouch for the banana and blueberry smoothie as my favourite; Sarah is yet to decide, though I think she’s leaning towards the apple one.
You know the whole ‘ugly Christmas jumper’ thing the Northern Hemisphere has? Well, I wanted to try making one, but as it’s summer in Australia, I had to modify the idea a little to make an ‘ugly Christmas T-shirt’.
I didn’t do very well on the ‘ugly’ part – I think it looks quite nice! This one was inspired by a design I saw in Mollie Makes:
I wanted to add some green to Sarah’s shirt, to make a little bit more Christmassy.
All the green bits continue around to the back of the shirt. I love the little bit over the shoulders – it’s not the usual place to find embellishment on a shirt, and I really like it!
This was lots of fun to make! I don’t think I’ll do many more, as Sarah doesn’t exactly need them for very long, but perhaps if I find a new design next year I’ll whip something up…..
I’ve been trying out some new stationery ideas recently, most of which worked!
The pencil case has two sides, and I did try to add a lining, but it didn’t work very well. I also repainted the coloured pencils, as the original felt tip ink was coming off.
I also made this little exercise book; I tried out a new technique and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I really like how slim it is, as well as the covered spine. As you can see, Sarah uses it for astronomy stuff, and I have to admit the galaxy paper I used to cover the outside definitely fits in thematically!