Saturday, June 29, 2013

I ♥upcycling

FINALLY I found a use for coffee cans.
If only they were still real coffee cans they would be a lot more useful but these days they are not metal anymore but cardboard disguised as metal.
Anyhow here's what I came up with !

A storage unit.

Instructions as follows.
1. Drink lots and lots of coffee until you have enough cans for your storage unit.
2. Find a suitable "frame", in this case I found a recycled wooden box that grapes had come in.
3. Remove the outside covers of the coffee cans to give them the high tech, space age, silvery look.
4. Arrange in chosen frame.
5. Fill with your own bits and pieces.

Well that was easy wasn't it ?

You could spruce up the outside too.........but I'm lazy and didn't.

Here it is installed in my weaving room.

Notice the flock of killer sheep guarding the bits and pieces !!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Back To Basics

I love anything that makes life simpler so I was thrilled when I found this old fashioned style (we have a real antique one at the museum so I recognized it right away), bread maker in a thrift store the other day. I like the idea of making a bigger batch of bread and freezing it. This unit does that and without electricity too so that's got to be good.

I made a batch of bread with it today. Here it is mixed up in the pan, ready to rise.

And again, once it had risen, you use the mixing pan to proof it so less washing up, Yay !

 And here is the finished product !
It made 6 loaves and 2 pizza shells, so that is pretty good.