Thursday, 30 August 2012

Homework station

There is not need to buy some expensive organizers. You just need some used box, double side tape, scissors and decorative paper.
I raised one side of the box as my support. Simply using the cut lid and tape.

Compartments are necessary, each kids has its own

Folders are going to be added. Each one will have its own color.

And here is the final results with some extra touches.

Goodbye shoelaces

My youngest is going to start preschool, but unfortunately we did not learn yet how to tie shoelaces. Some of her shoes are with dry zipper, so no worries there, but we have others that she will have at school. And yes, they have shoelaces. So here is a simply trick I have used to replace shoelaces with elastic.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Organizing cabels and wires

Almost every gadget we buy comes with its own cable. With a time we are just overloaded with them. So if you are fed up with looking for the right cable for you MP3 or camera or anything else, you will enjoy this tip, which is not only very cheap, but also very effective. I did not feel like to give the extra effort, but you can decorate the toilet paper rolls by painting them or sticking something on them etc.

What do you need:

Box (plastic, shoebox...)
Toilet paper rolls


Simply just fold your cables into the rolls. :-)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Home made cones for cream rolls

If you would like to make cream rolls but don't have the right tools, don't worry, you can make your own.

Originally, cream rolls are rolled onto this type of tiny iron pipes...

However, you can make very pretty cones. They can be used not only for these rolls, but also for other pastry of even a bread dough.

We will need:
  •  Cereal box or any other sturdy paper
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Stapler
Cut out large circle from the sturdy paper. You can use plate as your template. Cut out the circle and divide it to quarters. Staple the sides (I found it easiest). Cut large piece of foil, wrap it around the cone and you are good to go. Btw. before you use them, it is always good to brush them with butter, so the pastry goes easily off.

Kremrole :: Sweet rolls

This eid I have tried something new and I'm glad I did. Well it is not new to me as to the taste, rather it is something I have only eaten, but never made. To my surprise these sweet rolls are very easy to make and of course they are just as delicious. You could do it with puff pastry if you are able to buy one, or you can just try this easy recipe.

For shells:
  • 420g of flour
  • 420g of butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbs of sugar
  • 9 tbs of water
  • pinch of salt
For cream:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 280g sugar
  • water

Mix well all the ingredients for the shells (according to your flour, the dough can feel sticky, so add a bit of flour according to your needs) and set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough (about 1,5 cm thickness), cut stripes and roll them onto iron pipes or home made ones. Brush with egg.

Bake at 405F for about 15 - 20 minutes, depending on the size. Let it cool and then fill with your cream.

How to make cream:

Beat egg yolks until soft peak, add 100g of sugar and beat till stiff peak. Meanwhile.... In a small pan boil the rest of the sugar with water. Add as much water as you need just about to cover the sugar. Let it boil gently for about 30 minutes. To test, if it is done, make a small eye with thin iron wire (or use some utensils with eye), dip it in the mixture and blow. If you are able to blow bubble, it is done. Pour slowly this sugar mixture to the peaks and continue till well blended.

Fill the shells with the cream and serve. You can store them in a cool place in air tight container.


This is very nice and very easy craft project that you can do with children any time.


Coloured tissue paper


Cut out from tissue paper a butterfly shape. Draw some designs on it. Glue feather in the middle. Attach string and hang. Very very easy and pretty too.