Happy days

Today didn’t start out promisingly. Boy with temperature home from school, girl with the ever-lasting screaming whinges, baby with lentils all over the floor, house a tip…

But then I created some divine coconut kisses… recipe on Queen of Puddings…how I love creative cooking… and chocolate making (when I’m not under pressure! I used to have a little handmade chocolate business) Oh mama these are good!

And we did some more of our favourite pasttime…

Marbling!

Have you discovered marbling? It is fun, simple, you can’t tell the difference between a 3-year-old and an adult masterpiece. It’s very Zen, you can’t plan it, it’s all about feel, timing and luck…

We tried making our our marbling inks last week, thanks to an online craft tutorial, with cooking oil and food colouring… the results were mediocre. I found some marbling inks on Amazon, and umm-ed and ahh-ed, they are an extravagance, so I didn’t…

But then yesterday I took myself to the art supply store in Midleton to stock up on yummy arty crafty mama goodies…

And there they were… so I got them…

And I’m so glad I did. We must have spent an hour marbling whilst the baby slept. For a past time using inks and water, surprisingly we had NO mess! Double hurray. (For technical advice see comments section below.)

And our dear special angel cleaning lady was here today, working her magic with cheery kindness…

So we gifted her back with a thank you card made on one of our beautiful pieces of marbling (another two have gone out to Granny and a godmother!), and of course a coconut kiss (as well as her pay – of course!)

Happy days!

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