Saturday, July 24

Domestic Goddess?!?

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It's true! I think I may be turning into a Domestic Goddess!

It all started last night ... John was out and got held up ... my students and I needed dinner ... so horror of horrors I had to enter that room ... Oh yes everyone ... that room ... The Kitchen!!!

You may need to sit down at this point and maybe get yourself a cup of sweet tea ... I understand that is very good for shock! It was no culinary delight ... but I managed a perfectly adequate Fish, Chips and Beans! Now to some of you Delia Smith types this may all sound ... a tad ... well ...erm ... simple ... but for me ... she who had never tackled the new Deep Fat Fryer before ... it was quite an ordeal. Of course when I say new ... it is actually several years old ... but it was new to me! Actually ... Luckily the Fish had oven baking times on the packet ... and if I am honest ... I followed the frying time for the chips too :0)Beermat12407

Well ... on top of all that ... see those charms on this here beer mat ... well ... I sewed them on!!! Oh yes ... Is 45 classed as mid-life??? ... perhaps I am having a crisis!!! A mid-life domestic kind of one!

Anyways ... it has been a while since I altered a Beer Mat ... and even longer since I entered a challenge ... so here you are! Over at the Lots To Do Challenge this week the theme is shapes and I thought I would join in with a shield shaped beer mat!

I covered the mat with Lord Tim of Holtz's tissue tape ... LOVE that stuff ... you know Tim ... the man that can eject himself from a jet aircraft while playing Amazing Grace on the Harmonica and crafting a grunge rose with just an inch long piece of tissue tape and a pokey tool.

If you guys like a challenge ... don't forget to check out the totally new Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge ... the DT is being chosen as we speak and the challenges are due to begin on Monday the 2nd of August!

I must away ... not only am I cooking and sewing ... today I am being nurse maid too ... NO! ... it's not Food Poisoning ... but that's a whole other story!

Laters!

34 comments:

Jaqi said...

Brilliant work and what a fab post, You made me smile , thanks for sharing

Anesha said...

Great hanger, love the flowers. Well done on your domestic triumphs! Question, how do you achieve such intense colours with your grunge paper?
Anesha :)

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous altered beer mat love how you layer up all the elements, great shapes. xx Zoe

Bernice said...

You're a woman after my own heart. I can thoroughly recommend oven cooked chips to go with the oven cooked fish. I was given a note pad that says: 'I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.'

How true!

Nettie said...

Goodness Gracious Me!!!!! next thing I hear will be you having your own TV series: How to cook Oven Chips n Fish, for Beginners!!!
Beer mat is fabulous . . but where's the piccie's of the fish, chips n beanz? and bonus: another bean tin to alter!

crafty creations said...

Stunning alteration Linda - and a great story in to the bargain lol

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Sarah A said...

Oh Linda

Your post cracked me up haha on the kitchen triumph, whats next... hot pots and stews??

I have got a proposal for you, i will come and teach you to cook and you teach me to create gorgoeousness like you do... OK I admit, I will come off better!! On second thoughts, I will cook you a delicious dinner for some of your knowledge! No, what if I wash up afterwards??

Great altered beer mat and I was going to ask the same as Anesha, the colours on my grungepaper just aren't vibrant at all!

Sarah x

Basslady said...

your "adore"-card is really adorable!
love those cool details and especially the flower is marvellous!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Yours Artfully said...

Cooking and sewing.....all in the same weekend....I'm seriously impressed!!!

Lin x

Jackie said...

A great beer mat, Linda - I know what you mean about that tape!
Glad you survived the fish & chips episode!!

Femmy said...

it's beautiful!!!

Ali H said...

Hi Linda - or should that be Nigella ? I have to walk through my kitchen to get to my craft desk - so I do kind of remember where it is - if not what goes on in it ! I can recomend a slow cooker - shove a few bits of meat & stock in in, disappear off crafting and 4 hours later - voila! - a meal miraculously appears !!!

craftytrog said...

Linda the Domestic Goddess - hmmmm! Linda the Amazing Beermat Transformer - definitely! Another fabulous beermat, love your use of the Eifel Tower as the butterfly body! x

Kay said...

Fish, chips and beans...... another altered bean tin on the horizon then? lol. Love the beermat, wish I could find some interesting shaped ones but the pubs I frequent (infrequently you understand!!) have just square or round ones :(

Netty said...

Domestic Goddess, the Hostest with the Mostest and a fab crafter all rolled into one, amazing, I sit in awe........ Great altered Beer Mat, never seen that shape before. I also love the Eifel tower as the body of the butterfly, brilliant touch. Won't hold you up as am sure you will be dusting and polishing plus crafting at the same time.....lol
Annette x

craftimamma said...

Fab beer mat - I've missed them!
Don't enter that room again Linda or they'll come to expect it on a regular basis!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Alix said...

love your beer mat linda...but where do you put the beer?? ;0)

btw...what die have you used for the leaves...i need some rose leaves...LIKE NOW!!!! lol

hope you're not too overrun with the DT applicants...but i bet it will be very inspiring going through them all :0)

Kaz said...

wow love the beermat, we are not worthy, amazing crafter as well as a domestic goddess!!

Carmen said...

Love your beer mat and all those shapes and pins...

Cooking ready meals is easy. Shove everything in at 200 for half an hour. The state it's in when it comes out is the the state it's in. No arguments. Tell them to eat it or go hungry :P

It's actually far easier for me to cook from scratch cos I always wander off and forget the ready meals so they are usually all a fetching black with chargrilled taste by the time I remember ;)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

this is gorgeous!!!
I love the colours you have used and the trifle tower on your butterfly :D
Very cool :D

Julie xx

Silvia said...

How cool, wonderful elements.

Debi said...

Wow, it is gorgeous. You did an amazing job on it!

Lori said...

Thank goodness you've used another beer mat, thought I was going to have to take up drinking to replenish the supply...lol... the kitchen? What's that? ... This is a really lovely piece, the charms are fantastic...

Jennie said...

Great Beer mat :))) did you drink a lot to achieve the fish and chips? lol
xx

Sid said...

The beer mat looks fab Linda, I think the food comes second ;-)

kath said...

is there no ends to your talents lady....sewing cooking crafting and now nursemaid...hugs kath xxx

johanna said...

LOL!!! well, i hope your *crisis* will last long and show us more of such gorgeous work!!

Claireliz said...

Tea sounds fab Linda, I only have a kitchen because it came with the house, Domestic Goddess I ain't!
:D
C
xx

Neet said...

Enjoyed the read but not as much as the actual artwork. This is lovely and all on a beer mat!

Helen said...

Love the beer mat, I have missed them, yours are such fab shapes. Well done on cooking! I love to cook but just for one it's boring so I never try anything exciting. Sewing, though, no not me!

Angie said...

Had a giggle at your post ...watch out you may get a feel for cooking lol
Love that Beer Mat ...it is so you yet has a slightly different feel to it ...nice mix of colours and textures.

Hope who ever you are nursing is feeling better soon. xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

so glad to here you made it out of the kitchen ok hunny, we only have one here cos it came with the house, I hate the place! stunning beer mat as always :) so wish had have had time to submit for the new dt, just need lord tim to create something now that will give me more hours in my day! hugs m xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh get you being all domesticated. As for braving not only the kitchen but the deep fat fryer I commend you; they (whoever THEY are) reckon it's good to do something that scares you ROFL I agree 'cos I'm sure it grows you IYKWIM. ;-)
Anne xx

Chrissie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
Chrissie x

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