Friday, 30 January 2015

Rainbow Sky bedding!

I had in my mind, for quite some time a certain project for pillows and cushions for Ioanna's bed.

The idea was the sky, with a sun, a rainbow, clouds and drops of rain!

The pale blue sheet is the sky and I sewed all the little pillows.

I printed in A3 paper a couple of cloud templates and used them to cut the white fabric, so I ended up with two clouds, one small and one large.

The drops I drew freehand, as the sun.

The rainboy was a bit trickier, in that I wanted to make the colours with satin ribbons. I cut a white rectangle and sewed the ribbons on one side and let them hang. Then I cut the back side of the pillow and sewed it together.

I filled them, closed them and there you have it! It took me about one morning to make them all. Of course she wasn't home...

It was a big surprise when she returned! She loved her bed! Especially the rainbow pillow. She likes to hug it and sleep with it under her arm!


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Orange Tahini Spritz cookies! - gluten free

Happy New Year!

It has been about a month.... Well, I was busy during the Holidays, both at home and at work (the busiest time of year actually!).
I, of course, baked. As I always do!

Oh, this recipe is a lovely twist on my basic sugar cookie recipe...

You will love it!

Tahini and orange... Well, this is a combination you just can't go wrong with!

I took my basic recipe and added 2 tbsp natural tahini, the zest of 1 orange and orange juice. For the juice part, I used 3 tbsp, because I wanted the cookie dough to be looser than usual, since I wanted to use it through a spritz cookie press.

Another thing is that I made them gluten free and therefore baked them a little longer, than the wheat flour sugar cookies.

If you want rolled cookies, just use the orange zest, the tahini and maybe a teaspoon or two of juice, in order for the dough to be a bit firmer.

Also, you may be able to find orange flavoured tahini and use that!

I dusted some with icing sugar! They are gooood!

No matter how you choose to make them, the taste of these cookies is out of this world!