Magic Feeling

It’s heading towards that busy time of year again! It’s getting a bit harder and harder to sit down and actually write something at the moment, but I am going to do my best! What a lovely way to start on a Monday morning with a lovely quote that makes you think … If you’re heading to work or having a bad day I hope this lifts your spirit =)

That time of year

One of the problems about this time of year and being an introvert, you feel this total feeling of needing to catch up with everybody, yet you don’t want to see anyone…Luckily though I combat with this with being creative, even if it means just writing my Christmas Cards in multiple colours.

Psychology Today – Introversion

I made a thing! A Jelly thing =D

This year I have been really getting into cooking, I may have mentioned somewhere in a previous Blog. I can cook to “survive” but I’ve never really gotten into cooking. It’s interesting really pretty much all of the women in my family can cook, we can cook to live, but all the men in my family, they are the ones that are the creative in the kitchen.

I had seen this “glass jelly cake” all over my Facebook page and I just thought that it looked really good and it looked really easy to make. So I decided to make it.

The usual name for this “cake” is either called a “Rainbow Jelly/O Cake” or “Stained Glass Cake”.

So here are the steps (I swear that this is SO easy to make):

Step 1: Choose your flavours (I pretty much just picked any that looked good at the time, you can choose whatever you want…I am going to be getting green and red and make a Christmas one).

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Step 2: Place the jelly crystals into containers (use a different container for each colour, remembering that the length and shape of the container will determine how big the jelly squares will be)
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Step 3: Boil one (1) cup of water (most jelly packets will tell you to use two (2)cups, do not follow packet directions). The jelly squares will be more sturdy.
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Step 4: Pour the boiling *be careful* water into the containers, stir the jelly crystals until the crystals dissolve.

Step 5: Once the crystals have dissolve place the containers into the fridge and wait a few hours.

Step 6: Once you have waited a few hours, take containers out and either:

a) Cut the jelly into squares while in the containers and then placed them into a bowl/tray/case, or
b) Place Jelly into warm water for a FEW seconds and then, in one of the corners, wait for an air pocket and then it should fall out.

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Step 7: Cut up all the jelly squares and mix them up, so all colours are mixed up together evenly (this was the hardest part of the whole thing! The jelly will stick to your fingers!)

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Step 8: Fill 1/2 a cup with cold water and place two packet of clear and unflavoured gelatin in until the gelatin has “bloomed”.

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Step 9: Pour into the same bowl, 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water and one can of sweetened condensed milk…Stir it all together and wait for it to cool.

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Step 10: Once the mixture has cooled down, then pour the mixture over the jelly squares

*Be careful of the tin that you use! I used one and didn’t realise that it was going to leak everywhere…After I took this photo I had to swap tins*

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Step 11: Place back into fridge and wait for a few hours (most people suggest overnight)

Enjoy!

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Just so you know, it will be really sweet, but really light…Very refreshing! Great for a treat when it’s warm!

Celestial

A little while ago I purchased a Dragon baby from the incredibly talented Little Fat Dragons (Facebook page). Below is a picture of the little Dragon I “adopted” and I finally thought of a name for her!

Celestial…

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(Please click on pictures to go to Little Fat’s Dragon webpage)

The reason that I making this post today is because I want to create a little home for her (with more brothers and sisters coming along) I have no idea where to start to make a home for her! Do I make a cage, do I make a nest?

Changes are coming!

This is definitely feeling to be the year where I think for certain things are definitely going to happen. I already feel fussy and I know that if I don’t get to doing something soon the motivation will disappear, but the problem is…Where to start?

I already have ideas for doing some cosplays this year, but I don’t sow so I don’t even know if it’s “wrong” to get someone else to make an outfit for me. I know what I wish to do, but we’ll see if it happens. Cosplaying is not cheap at all!

There is also some motivation for this blog and maybe writing up some reviews. Now I have never done a professional type of review before, I have always just written my personal opinion, so will have to do some research into that. I have actually thought about starting to write a novel of some kind, but I really feel like you have to have a calling for that. I’m not sure what I’d write about or where to even start!

Watch this space for more, changes are happening…

Crafternoon!

I cannot believe that I have not written about this before! About once a month myself and a group of girls (although guys are very welcomed to join us as well) and we do crafts! This can be anything from sewing, making little clay-type characters, colouring in (for those who have come with a hangover)…Anything!

The reason for my post today is that I am looking for ideas for my current project. I recently bought a unique figurine for a beautiful little dragon, it’s no bigger than average size of a women’s hand. I have decided to make a little nest for it, in my room…YAY to inner child! I’ve got the basket I want for it and I am going to be making it a little more nesty….BUT…I have no idea what I should put in there as well?

Any ideas?