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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – 2016

Sorry that I’ve been rather absent the last few months – life got rather busy as it tends to this time of year and I had to put the blog to one side! Not only are we rapidly approaching Christmas, but I’ve also just recently celebrated my birthday! I’ll be starting the blog back up again in the New Year but in the meantime just wanted to post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and New Year!

Christmas Wreath |

The weather here has been rather strange, but with temps up around 38°C some days, it’s been much too warm to do any crochet and I’ve been focusing on staying cool! I’ve decorated the house in the Christmas spirit though, including this wreath that I put together last year following this tutorial from The 36th Avenue!

It was so easy to put together, the trickiest part for me was finding the foam wreath that was the base of this piece. It’s lovely, sparkly and just makes me feel like it’s Christmas!

So once again from my warm spot in the world, I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year in 2017!

Happy Holidays,

Meagan x

Magimix Food Processor Cover

When my old food processor gave up the ghost at the end of last year, I decided it was time to take the plunge and upgrade! After a lot of researching online I ended up settling on the Magimix 5200XL! I love it, and have been cooking up a storm with it ever since.

The body of the unit is quite heavy so this lovely piece of equipment is living on the bench top next to the stove. I didn’t want to get any oil or dust on it, so I decided I would sew a cover, but I wanted it to be nice and colourful!

Step 1 – Find a pattern! I couldn’t find a pattern specifically for the Magimix, but I did find this pattern from the KathieSewHappy store on Etsy. It fit the base measurements of my machine and all I had to do was add a little height to the pieces. Kathie’s pattern does come with instructions to make pockets, but I decided for mine I would prefer it to be reversible and without pockets.

Step 2 – Find the material! I had purchased some bright and colourful material from my local Spotlight store, rainbow and greys for the outside and a deep magenta for the inside. It is a heavy weight cotton, but so lovely and soft to the touch!

Step 3 – Make the cover! Well this was the easy part. Extending the pattern to add the height needed and then sewing it together was easy with Kathie’s simple to follow instructions. Like I mentioned above, I did leave out a few parts, but I was very happy with the finished product.

Step 4 – Enjoy it! Most of the time I leave the Rainbow side face out, but I will change it up from time to time! Here it is 🙂

The rainbow side of my Magimix Cover The magenta side of my Magimix Cover

If you’re looking for a pattern for your food processor, I’d definitely recommend giving this pattern a try!

Happy sewing,

Meagan x

Welcome to Meagan Made

Welcome to Meagan Made, I hope that you enjoy reading about my adventures in the world of craft and cooking!

What will l be blogging about? Well, I seem to spend a lot of my time on Pinterest, either on the hunt for my next craft project (though I have enough things pinned to last the rest of my life) and for lactose free recipes! The thing is though, I’ve also seen my share of Pinterest fails… I decided to start this blog to keep track of which patterns and recipes work, and help you all out by directing you to those that do!

Photo of laptop, crochet hooks, project and yarn

In the last 9 years I’ve dabbled in a number of crafts; beading, quilting, sewing in general and most recently crocheting. I’m looking forward to sharing some of these projects with you, and hopefully you’ll enjoy either making them yourself or sharing them with friends.

When it comes to recipes, I often find that living in Australia, we don’t always have access to the same ingredients that are found in other parts of the world. On this blog I’ll be posting my ingredient substitutions for things that can be found here in Australia, as well as what I’ve done to make these recipes suitable for those of us with lactose intolerance.

I hope you enjoy reading the blog, feel free to drop me a line using the contact form or comment on any of my posts!

Thanks for reading,

Meagan x