Wednesday, 23 October 2013

DIY Paper Wall Hanging

I've finally finished this paper wall hanging for above our bed! This project was inspired by Style Me Pretty's DIY Wax Paper Backdrop. I loved the look of the wax paper backdrop, but I didn't want it to become washed out against the white wall. 

I only made a few changes to the original tutorial. Instead of half a circle, I used a full circle of paper to make my cones. After some experimenting I realised that I liked the look of wider cones better :) I also just tied the paper to a branch I'd spray painted silver, to stand out from the wall, and because I had less space for my wall hanging than the original backdrop in the tutorial!

Have you tried to make this project too? I like it, even though it's abstract, I still think it looks nice :)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Light and Easy Banana Walnut Muffins

So I've finally gotten around to baking again. I actually quite enjoy baking, but I don't always have the opportunity to photograph the finished product. I've made these muffins many times before, and they're always a favourite. You can also add chocolate chips to the recipe if you like your muffins a bit sweeter :)

Recipe from James St Cooking School.

1 ½ cups plain flour
1 cup castor sugar
1 pinch salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
tsp cinnamon
4 egg whites
3 large ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
½ cup light olive oil
¼ cup low fat yoghurt
¼ cup roughly chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 190°C. Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg whites with a fork until slightly frothy, and add to dry ingredients.
Stir in banana, oil, yoghurt and nuts and mix lightly until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the tins.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch on top.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Eat warm with a cold glass of milk on the side ;)

I hope you love these as much as I do!