Saturday, April 19, 2014

Deviled Eggs with Chicken Adobo

This weekend we decided to experiment with leftover Chicken Adobo and use all the easter eggs we have been making!


6 hard boiled eggs
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup pulled chicken adobo
salt
pepper
paprika

Cut the boiled eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the egg yolks. Place the egg yolks in a mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, and mash them with a fork. Stir in the chicken adobo, salt and pepper. Place the filling in a zip lock bag and carefully pipe them on the egg whites. Or you can just scoop the filling with a spoon one by one.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Ikat Easter Eggs

These Easter eggs are inspired by the patterns and vibrant colors in Ikat fabric. They are very easy to make, especially for last minute Easter party plans!



You will need:
- hard boiled eggs
- Sharpie markers
- pencil




First, use a pencil to draw guidelines on your egg.

Then you can draw the pattern. In this case, I chose diamonds. It can be chevron, or curvy shapes.

Next, choose your color scheme.

I like to start with the lightest color first.

Color the eggs with Sharpie in an up-and-down motion to create that Ikat effect.

Fill in the rest of the egg with another marker

And don't forget the final touches.

And you are done!

Go ahead and try making them and I hope you enjoy my tutorial!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Egg Flower Fairies


For this project, I will show you how to make these cute Easter egg fairies. 

Materials:
hard boiled eggs
green paper in 2 shades
colored tissue paper or crepe paper
glue
scissors
pen

For the grass, cut two squares: 2"x2" and 3"x3" using paper in two shades of green

Fold the squares three times and cut them into a leaf like shape. When you unfold the paper it should look like this.

Glue the grass at the bottom part of the egg.

Use about 5 sheets of 3"x4" tissue paper to make the paper flower. Click here for the full tutorial on how to make tissue paper pompoms. Glue the pompom on the top part of the egg.

With a Sharpie or any black pen, draw the face of the egg fairy.

Just wait for it to completely dry and you are done!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Fling

This spring, I am leaning towards cottage style or shabby chic with a lot of lilacs and mints. I love how distressed wood, vintage items, and floral prints go well together. And let's not forget the fresh flowers that bring life to a room. I hope you find spring inspiration with this mood board that I made!


2. Potted plants via Vibeke Design
3. H&M Home Bedding (2011) via Redesign Revolution
4. Dining table styled by Dreamy Whites
5. Spring styling via Vibeke Design

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Homemade Lemon Curd

Hey guys! I told you I was going to be making a lot of eggy recipes since Easter is coming. First up is lemon curd. This is my first time to make and try this. I don't think this is available in the Philippine supermarket, so I thought why not make your own?

I played around with the proportions of the ingredients based on Cupcake Jemma's recipe. I loved it so much and I just want to let you guys know that I have been eating this for breakfast for three straight days! I am officially addicted to it!


Ingredients:
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 whole egg
- Juice of 1.5 lemon
-1 tbsp lemon zest
-1/4 cup white sugar
-2 tbsp chilled butter

1. Start by putting the eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and white sugar in a bowl. Mix everything until it is well blended.

2. Cook the lemon-egg mixture on a double boiler and keep whisking until it becomes thick. It may take about 10 minutes to get to the right consistency.

3. Remove the curd from heat, and finally add in the cold butter. While the mixture is still hot, pour it on a bowl with a sieve on top to separate the zest and other chunky bits.

4. Transfer the curd in a 8-10oz glass jar and store it in the fridge for 15 minutes or so before serving.

There were three things that I discovered while making this lemon curd:
First, is that this goes well with cream cheese on toast.
Second, I could try experimenting with other fruits like lime, orange, or calamansi.
Third, if I just tweak this recipe a little more, I could sell this good stuff.

Since my supply is running out, I'll be making more next weekend. Let me know what you think of this recipe! I hope you like it!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crayon Resist Easter Eggs

We are so ready for Easter! For this post, I am going to show you a very simple technique that you and your kids can do: Crayon Resist Easter Eggs.

You will need:
- eggs
- wax crayons
- food coloring
- water

First you gotta boil the eggs. You don't want it to be in a sticky situation when you accidentally drop them, right?

Then prepare your materials. All you need are crayons and food coloring. I also placed kraft paper on the floor to contain the mess.

And then start decorating! My sister copied patterns from the book "Colors" by Alexander Girard.

After drawing the pattern with crayons, we dyed them in diluted food coloring. The wax from the crayon will resist the dye, and I think it looks nice when you use light colored crayons against dark colored dye.

For my design, I just drew dots clumped together at the bottom then the spacing gradually gets bigger as you go to the top.

Here's what it looks like after the dip dye

And here's another pattern based on Alexander Girard's design.

And we are done! I think this is one of the easiest ways to decorate easter eggs. I hope you like it! Watch out for more easter crafts and eggy recipes in the next couple of weeks :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Woven Decor

Ikat and Kilim have been trending in interior design. The bright and vibrant colors of these woven fabric bring a bohemian character to a room. It can be used as throw pillow, carpet, curtain, or even use it for the lamp shade.  


1. Sig Bergamin's Apartment via Elle Decor. Photo by Simon Upton
2. Istanbul Ikat Pillow, Etsy
3. Kite Kilim Floor Pouf, West Elm
4. Kilim Rug, vtwonen
5. Photo by Angus Fergusson
6. Kilim Bench, Wisteria
7. Turkish Pillow Cover, Etsy

In the Philippines, T'nalak is a traditional cloth made by the women of the T'boli from South Cotabato, Mindanao. These women are called "Dream weavers" as the designs and patterns of the  are based on their dreams. It is used to make blankets and clothing but nowadays artists have been exploring the use of this material in furniture and home decor. Here are some examples: (except for number 4, which is a different kind of weaving)

1. T'nalak Round Ottoman, Hacienda Crafts
2. T'nalak Rectangular Ottoman, Hacienda Crafts
3. Large California Mid Century Lamp, 1stdibs (item out of stock)
4. Banig Throw Pillow Case, Kultura

For more information on T'nalak, you can check out One Weave, One Dream.
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