I can’t believe we are at the end of January already. Where did the month go. I haven’t been around here for a while and so my resolution of a post everyday has had a knock but we will get back on track I promise.
We did not have Haggis on Burns Night because in South Africa butchers don’t make it and we were quoted a price of R900 per KG by one supplier who only does it to order. Now if you know anything about Haggis you will know it is made with lungs, liver, heart, and the offal and stuffed in a sheeps stomach. I did not realise there was such competition for offal. Anyway we survived without it.
A project I have been working on is a Fairy Light. I love the look of these and I have to be honest the older I am getting the more kitsch I am getting. I live in an old house though and it goes with the ambiance. I really love minimalism but it just doesn’t work for me. Anyway these are really easy to make. I am lucky enough to have a Silhouette Cameo printer /cutter and the one design is a fairy sitting on a log with a little bird.
I printed / cut this on the machine and then used a Consul jar for the container. With a napkin as the cover and modge podge it took minutes to make the white outer layer. I used craft glue to hold the silhouette in place. My candles are two of those small led lights that I bought from Oriental City here in Benoni and I think the finished effect is great.
Our new kit to make costs R100 and the ready made one costs R125. If you don’t like fairies then you can have dragons, butterflies or whatever is your craze.