Lentils and lots of yummy ingredients….

Yes, it has been another hectic period getting beads ready for Fine Art Kangaroo Island so it hasn’t helped that I have been unwell for most of the last fortnight.
There’s been a bug (or a few) making the rounds here on the island and one of them caught up with me as well…..I thought it was just a short visit but two weeks later, I still feel stuffed up, congested and not too great.
On the plus side, the headaches and fever which I started with seem to have said goodbye….which is nice.

Now……the slow cooker has been busy yet again, it is just such a great way to cook, reduces the time to monitor jow a dish is going along, if it’s getting burnt or going dry…..all that fuss just isn’t there plus the bonus of a lovely pot of yummy food to see us over a few days.
This morning…lots of yummy goodies went in, we’ll see how it turns out but I am already getting some great smells and getting hungry!

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Lentils, zucchini, carrots, celery, potatoes, cauliflower with lots of yummy spices……mmmmm

What are you having for dinner tonight?

Catch you later…..
~~~SimplyBea~~~

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Yummy stew coming up……a la slow cooker….

Well, it’s still cold and windy so a slow cooked stew would be just the thing as well as being an easy peasy solution for days with huge to-do lists…..
Only problem is that even though this is a 6L pot, it always seems to be too small for everything I want to put in……so today the leeks had to stay out…..

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Here’s the loaded up pot now…..should look quite different by the time Paul comes home from work…..
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Ticked job #1 – cook dinner…..now on to the next one…. Make some lotion bars and lip balms, weigh up oils for soaos I am making to take to Mum back in Malaysia…..

Catch you later!

~~~ SimplyBea ~~~

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Not just child’s play…….@ Fine Art KI

After such a stressful couple of months and this, that and the other…..it’s actually quite nice to have something to look forward to.
Fine Art KI will be launching an exhibition early October in conjunction with the annual KI Art Feast and it’s a fun theme so I am very excited that Fleur has invited me to play….
I have been experimenting with handmade cane and murrini and it has been so much fun.
I am using my murrini slices with my canes in beads to create 3D worlds in the beads.
Mainly little sea critters moving amongst the sea grass and kelp and just trying to keep it colourful and cheerful.

These are beads i have just pulled out of the kiln from the last couple of nights and they have all just been cleaned.

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Now…..hmmmmm…..so many ideas, which ones should i go for????
How should I finish them off? Some of them have ended up being quite big with all he encasing….well, that’s the next step….

I finished last night with a fun play bead….

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This one will probably stay home with me…a cheeky little imp…..

Catch you later…
~~~ SimplyBea ~~~

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The flu bug…..got to me today…

Well, guess I am not superuuman after all…..the bug did get me and thankfully not the drippy nose…. Just headachy, stuffed nose and slight fever.
So I decided to take the day off and hope to kick it by resting for the day.
Too stuffed to do much but going to try posting a pic from the iPad here.

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I have been having fun trying out these seascapes with little critters lately.
Just have to try and keep them smaller as they end up being quite big (for me anyway) from the numerous layers of encasing….

Going back to bed for a rest…catch you later…*sniff*
~~~ SimplyBea ~~~

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