So I decided to do a before-&-after. :D And here's the after:
|I still have to find the right fabric to cover the inside with.|
And then came the decorations. I added a gold goodie that was recycled from a wedding invitation:
And then I wanted to add something to the front of the "house" because it looked a little empty, so I came up with this cute idea - I used teeny glass bottles, removed the corks and added black, red & green glitter (as the soil). I have little white organza roses that I dabbed onto with a red ink pad to give them some colour, and for their stems I glued on some of that green wiry things that I removed from some bees that I used in a previous craft project (I knew I could still find a use of these!). So I glued a little rose pot plant on each corner on the front:
Lastly I thought I'd share one of my favourite sauces. We usually eat it with a crumbly maize meal "porridge" that we have when we have a BBQ, but this time I didn't have maize meal so we poured it over cous cous instead, and it was just as good. :) It's really yummy & tangy with a strong flavour.
1 tsp dry mustard powder
30 ml worcestershire sauce
125 ml sugar
125 ml vinegar
250 ml tomato sauce
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper (what I think some of you call bell peppers?), finely chopped
Cook everything together in a pot for 10 minutes. This is a large batch, so anything you don't use can be frozen and it lasts for ages. Just defrost and heat up before serving again.
How simple is that? :D Enjoy. :)
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