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You will need:

Sugar of your choice

Few drops of food colourant (I used the liquid one)

Mixing bowl

Oven proof dish and foil Spoon for mixing

Freezer bag and

Rolling pin

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC

In a bowl mix the sugar and the colourants well. You can also flavour the mixture with some baking extract or essences.

Make a foil boat and place it in the oven proof dish Pour the coloured sugar into the oven dish and bake for 10 minutes.

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if your oven is set to high the top of the sugar may start to caramelise, don’t worry this can be scrapped off.

 

Next break up the sugar with your spoon or use a fork.

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When sugar are completely cooled, transfer the sugar to a freezer or durable transparent bag.

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If you find that the sugar has a few clumps or crystals, use a rolling-pin to smooth it out (I didn’t find this necessary) Make a second or third colour if you wish.

Pour into desired containers, and enjoy.

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These edible fairy dust make for a cute and yummy party favour.

Pin Cushion Jar

I’m in need of a pin cushion, I came across a few tutorials on how 2 and it seemed pretty easy…  gonna give it a try.

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I love the tutorial from the Seasoned Homemaker, click here to view her work

 

 

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Click here to get the tutorial from factory direct craft

 

If you have a tiny wedding budget, and planning on getting married in the warmer months, an outdoors wedding could be a good budget pleaser.

You can cut your decorating budget with a considerable amount, by keeping it simple. With nature as a back drop you can get away with minimal decorations and still create something spectacular, so allowing Mother Nature to be the star attraction that she is.

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Outdoors / Garden / backyard Wedding Ceremony

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Outdoors / Garden / backyard Wedding Reception

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I wanted to do something special for hubby’s birthday, a medieval photo shoot came to mind as we both fans of these kind of movies. Dressing up in costumes, playing with swords and yes they are real was an absolute blast.

More of our photo shoot coming soon… Credit to Melissa for all the lovely photos

 

This past October I styled a styled a couples shoot

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The couple, Tiffany and Ethan

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Made the cake the night before

Made the cake the night before

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My cupcakes that barely survived the hot drive to the location.

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Every detail has been planned and thoughtfully placed

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This decorative ball took me about 13 hours to complete

This photo shoot was quite the family affair. I worked with an amazing photographer, my sister Melissa  (https://www.facebook.com/melissagillianphotography) . My cousin came to assist, we all pulled together and still found the time for lots of laughs and funny moments while working hard of course. Seeing months of planning come to life and the photo shoot turning out a success was gratifying to say the least.

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I needed a place to hang my hats, so I decided to make something. I build a solid wood frame and attached a backing to it. Next I painted the frame to my colour preference and painted the inner with black board paint. I wanted an oval mirrors 100x150mm, but instead I opted for a 150mm radius mirror which cost me a R100 less than the oval one.
I was not happy with the workmanship on the mirror, next time I will think twice before using the same guys to cut and polish my glass and mirrors, but I am pleased with the outcome of this project.

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Your memory will forever live on in the hearts of Africans and all people across the world. Your sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten, you leave behind a legacy larger than life. I am proud to be a fellow South African and it has been an honour and privilege to have you as a Tata, thank you for everything that you have done for us. We should continue to strive toward equality for all, fight against oppression and remember the lessons of forgiveness; compassion; reconciliation and peace you have taught our nation and the world. In solidarity Tata Madiba we salute You, May your soul Rest in Peace.

On Saturday I hosted my sister's baby shower

On Saturday I hosted my sister’s baby shower

It was wonderful to spend time with the family

The expecting mommy

The expecting mommy

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Ally checking on her aunt's Baby

Ally checking on her aunt’s Baby

The cake

The cake

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I enjoyed making all the decorations

I enjoyed making all the decorations

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yep if you haven’t guessed it by now, my sister is expecting a girl hahaha😉

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Children are a blessing from God.There is nothing like children running around and laughing to make one feel fortunate. I continue to count my riches by the family and good friends that I have in my life.:)

 

Update from Gail

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Unfortunately I haven’t been able to update my blog and facebook page as all of my attention is focused on expanding Marra Interiors and other ventures associated with the Gails Diy Creations. The foundation stages are always the hardest, so much planning… For now I’m putting in the work, as I know it will all be worth it soon enough. I am very excited and can not wait to share it all with you.
•I wish you all a blessed and safe weekend
•Ek wens julle almal ‘n geseënde en veilige naweek
•Auguro a tutti voi un fine settimana benedetto e sicuro
•Desejo a todos um abençoado fim de semana e segura
•Les deseo a todos un fin de semana bendito y seguro
•Ik wens u allen een gezegende en veilige weekend,
xoxoxo:)
One of the dad's in costume and character

One of the dad’s in costume and character

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one of the mom's I worked with, we had fun :)

one of the mom’s I worked with, we had fun:)

The class teacher

The class teacher

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couple of kids playing with the moustaches and lady lips

couple of kids playing with the mustaches and lady lips

 

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