Treats!

I am a total sucker for sweet treats and this afternoon I had a super quick baking session with the Boy. Well… I say baking really what I mean is we made some rice krispie treats (or Mars Bar buns if you prefer!).

If you don’t know what they are, essentially they are melted Mars Bars, mixed with Rice Krispies and smothered in with chocolate. If you want a more detailed recipe check out Laura’s post on them at her blog Day Dreaming Foodie.

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Yum!

They are totally delish and I am very much looking forward to an evening with Netflix, a glass of wine and a couple of treats. I don’t think Sauv Blanc will work too well with them but I’m gonna give it a try!

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Triangle Pouch!

Having a nosey on Pinterest the other night I came across triangle pouches! This was a total revelation to me, they are super cute and not too much different in construction to the wee zipper pouches I had made before.

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With help from this tutorial from Crafty Gemini I put together this cute pouch.

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Triangle Pouch Interior

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I could definitely refine my technique a bit. I’d like the top of the zip to look a bit tidier but I think it didn’t turn out too badly for a first go! I can see lots of these in my future, in lots of different sizes for holding all my bits and pieces.

This is a great pattern for using up scrappy bits of leftover fabric. I used two 9×5 inch pieces of polycotton. I interfaced the exterior with firm interfacing and medium interfacing on the interior to give it enough body to stand up without adding too much bulk. I used a 7 inch closed end zip but the next time I think I’ll be a bit more careful with the placement. It would look a bit better with the zip top at the top of the pouch rather than centering the fabric on the zip, which is what I did.

All in all a very versatile method for making cute pouches and I can’t wait to make some more!