10 Dec 2008

What to do on a day off

Yesterday it was my day off so dear Caitlin came to visit. We had planned some crafty and cooking adventures. And although we spent a good part of the day talking and laughing, we did do some crafting. In preparation for the festive season I thought it'd be nice to do some homemade printed cards, wrapping paper, tags and fabric strips for bags. Caitlin opted for potatoes and I for lino: I am quite smitten with these dragonflies!We also got to do a little sewing. I finished off two bag orders headed for Madrid, Spain - and Caitlin made herself a little tote from some beautiful vintage tapestry fabric (look out for photos on her blog!)
It has a hot Tuesday - and in all this printing, talking, eating, dancing we really worked up a sweat. So we decided to live off the most summery and refreshing drink I know: Watermelon + Rosewater Crush:
Watermelon + Rosewater Crush
- chopped watermelon flesh (more than 2-3 cups worth)
-1 cup of crushed ice

-1-2 tablespoons good quality rosewater (I find the organic rosewater at
PerfectPotion is much better tasting and smelling than the supermarket stuff)

Whizz up in a blender or with a bar mixer until all combined. You can add more watermelon or ice or rosewater to taste. You can also try adding some fresh mint leaves or some strawberries.

6 comments:

  1. MAN that drink sounds good. i don't think i could get used to the idea of christmas in summer, but...i guess if you've always had it that way, christmas in cold-ass winter would seem strange too. Love the potato stamps - we used to do that when i was a kid all the time. what a great use for tubers!

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  2. Fun! Love the stamps!!!

    I just did my curtains in potatoes. :)

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  3. Potato printing is all good in theory but it doesn't work as well as I thought it would. My turtle potato ended up looking like a wonky fat person...
    Those drinks were spectacularly delicious, and perfect for Christmas afternoon drinks in the sunshine - not the snow, is that strange?
    I can't imagine Christmas being cold, I love having the Christmas break for the beach!

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  4. Jordan: You must try this drink! I guess Christmas in summer is all I'm used to and yet I have always always longed to have a cold Christmas.

    Diber: Potato stamps rock! but are a little harder in practice than you think... and now I want to see these curtains of yours!

    Caitlin: I know... but your tutle/shirly temple beside a bathtub was still cute. I am thinking of doing watermelon + rosewater drinks for Christmas morning! Christmas breakfast will be the best this year. I want a cold Christmas damn it! Even if I'm used to swimming and sitting in the sun, eating prawns and having cold salads!

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  5. Yea, the curtains turned out a little differently than I imagined. http://www.flickr.com/photos/84535172@N00/3078093181/in/photostream/

    But it was still fun!

    (btw, I'm not a stalker *grin* Am on the same mothering forum as your mom)

    I'm intrigued by stamping and may use my Cmas money to go all lino.

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  6. nice photography keep it up!!

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