Google+ That Flour Child: September 2013

September 30, 2013

His and Hers Galaxy Shirts

The galaxy print trend is everywhere.  And I have tried (and failed) more than once to make something with a galaxy print.  Finally I decided to give it one more shot and then when my shirt turned out so great, I made another for my boyfriend.  Then we took adorable matching pictures at the park.

First I got these plain black shirts at Michael's when they were on sale for 2/7$.  You also need tape, a sponge brush and a toothbrush for painting.
I used these six Tulip fabric paints:

  • Light pink: Petal Pink
  • White: Glacier White
  • Light blue: Cool Blue
  • Dark blue: Royal Blue
  • Light purple: Periwinkle
  • Dark Purple: Grape

I started out by taping out the triangle with painters tape.

I started with the dark colours first, sponging them in little "clouds" randomly around the taped off area.

After the dark colours are down, bring in the lighter colours, make sure you blend everything together as best as you can.  This will help it look more like a galaxy than tie dye.

Once the colours have all dried, you want to use the white paint and the toothpaste to flick little white "stars" all over the triangle.  You may want to put some newspaper or plastic down around the paint so that you don't flick any white on the black of the t-shirt.

This is where I stopped for the boy's shirt.  But for mine, I used some Tulip Glitter Spray in silver to add a little twinkle.

This was the first time I have been able to convince Graham to help me out with some pictures for my blog.  He is always willing to taste test the food, but getting him to take some serious pictures was a bit of a struggle.  And when I put the pictures onto my computer I found some little surprises.... which I may be willing to share later on.

But here are the cute ones for now ;).

On me: Shirt - DIY, Pants - (Old) 7 for all Mankind, Flip Flops - Joe Fresh, Bandeau - (Old) Express.
Hope everyone had a great September!!
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September 12, 2013

Avalanche Squares

Okay so this is in the baking category but this recipe does not require any baking.
These are super easy squares to make and are absolutely delicious.
I mean they contain white chocolate and peanut butter which are probably two of my favourite things to bake with.
Oh! and marshmallows. I love any excuse to throw a couple soft sugary pillows into the mix.

What you will need:
  • A bag of white chocolate chips.
  • 1/4 of creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups of Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 of dark chocolate chips

Melt down the white chocolate chips either in the microwave or in a double boiler.  Stir in peanut butter and then pour that melty mixture over your Rice Krispies.  Stir it all up until the Rice Krispies are all evenly coated.  Now you have to let this cool a bit but not so much that it hardens, and then add in the marshmallows and chocolate chips.  You have to wait until its cool so that these don't melt away into the mixture.  Pour into a greased baking sheet, let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!

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