Bits & Bobs: Natural Balance Foods

After spotting my blog a little while back Natural Balance Foods have been kind enough to send me some of these delicious naked snack raw bars! These are literally my favourite health food snacks so obviously I jumped at the chance. As a plant based vegan (and a greedy one at that) I can get through a box of snack bars quite quickly which is great as they are on the list Iron rich foods so help keep my levels balanced whilst I am rushing around running my business or teaching craft workshops out of town. We can't always be super organised an make sure there is a pack lunch ready... that's when these come in handy... and they come in fantastic flavours! 

My favourite flavour continues to be Cashew Cookie, in close second place is Cafe Mocha and last but not least Bakewell Tart which is a new edition AND very tasty! If you love the idea of raw snack bars but also love baking why not try making something similar at home with this simple recipe! Mmmm

Tutorial: Funfetti Crockery

Tutorial: Funfetti crockery. Our Pinterest account has seen it’s fair share of ‘funfetti’ pinning over the last few months. From funfetti pinatas to cake decorations, there’s something so fun about this confetti trend! We decided we wanted to jump aboard the funfetti bandwagon and immediately started looking around for things to funfetti bomb! We found inspiration in an old camping plate and lots of leftover card… We are ready for summer picnic time!

You will need:
Cutting Mat
Japanese Screw Punch (or a regular hole punch)
Scrap card
An old plate
PVA glue
1. Start by taking one colour of card and snipping off small random size pieces a’la confetti stylee.

2. Repeat this process with all the colours of card you have. Making sure all the pieces are random!
3. Next take your screw punch (or hole punch) and pick a couple of colours to do some circular cuts with. Make sure you are pressing onto your cutting mat if you are using a screw punch.

4. Move all your cuttings to once side and using your paintbrush give the plate a think coating of PVA glue.
5. Once coated simple sprinkle all of your confetti pieces onto the plate, making sure you cover the whole thing. Once you’ve done that you are ready to do another coat of PVA.
6. This next coat can be a bit tricky as some of the pieces will move, but just be as patient as possible and reaarange any pieces that move too much. Once coated, leave to dry. This can take a few hours.

Inspiration: A Birthday Adventure In Nottingham

Inspiration: Birthday Adventures In Nottingham. It was both us Super Girls Birthdays this week just gone so here’s a little look at Amy’s Birthday adventures In Nottingham! We visited our first cat cafe, spotted the Super+Super craft book series in Hobbycraft and pottered about the various vintage and bric a brac shops hunting treasures. Look out thirties here we come!