Hi all,

I have a fun project today, sharing how I made a shirt style gift card holder. This is perfect for those men in your lives, that you want to give a gift card to for any occasion or celebration. You could make this in any colour combination and it would look just as great. I have instructions over on the Papermilldirect blog here. So head on over and check it out!!

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Inside there is a panel to hold the gift card, and to include your message too!shirt card 7

Shirt Gift Card Holder

Hi all,

I am stopping by quickly to share a cute project I have up over on the Papermilldirect blog. It is a fun project for teachers or just for a fun treat idea. Head on over to the Papermilldirect blog to see a tutorial on how I made it.

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Apple Gift box

Hi all,

My brother in law Rodney got married at the weekend to his wonderful new wife, Karen. Both are huge Dr. Who fans – the cake toppers were Daleks! So I just had to make them a non traditional wedding card that was perfect for them! I have details on how I made this card and all supplies used over on the Papermildirect blog.

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It opens like a traditional card and has a more traditional sentiment inside, but is all TARDIS on the outside!

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I am happy to say they loved it. Congratulations again to the happy couple!

TARDIS Wedding Card

I am back with another Live Lagom post, this one with a real difference! It is all about fermenting. We got invited into the Ikea Dublin HQ to learn all about fermenting with Dearbhla Reynolds of The Cultured Club.

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We learned so much about fermenting, the techniques behind it, the health benefits and much more. We started off with a lovely table set up ready for us to make some food of our own….those knives were sharp, there were a lot of plasters being handed around!

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We got to try some of Dearbhla’s fermented lemonade, and fermented salsa – both of which were amazing. The salsa can keep for up to 6 months, if you can manage to not eat it for that long that is. It is such a brilliant way of preserving food!pic 3

We then got down to making our own salsa, after getting a lesson in how to do it. Lots of peppers, onion, tomatoes and garlic were chopped (a triple portion of garlic in my case, I do love my garlic!), and seasoned with herbs and spices before adding the brine mix that is the secret to success.pic 4 pic 5 pic 6 pic 7

So much salsa – we did great work, and the room smelled divine!pic 8

This is our final result. We have to wait 5 days before it is fermented and ready to go. Then we have a stash of salsa that will keep for 6 whole months, yum! Next on my list to make is kimchi, I love that stuff, and cant believe how easy it is to make.pic 9

Thanks to Dearbhla and Sarah in Ikea for having us in and for such a great workshop!

#7: Fermenting Fun!