Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting the knitting needles out.

… having been so busy recently, time has really slipped through my fingers. Now a friend at work is due to go on Maternity leave (and now going a week earlier than planned due to pregnancy related Carpal Tunnel) and as part of her gift on leaving I had planned to make her a knitted […]

Today in the house of M..

…. has involved not very much productivity. I was tired, I was feeling lazy…. I had planned to go pick Elderflowers ready for some cordial…. but the weather was iffy and a late call out last night left ne feeling a little less than perky….. So I did a little more of my current cross […]

Baking with Herman: take 7 – Banoffee Herman.

This post was a bit delayed I’m afraid, this week has been super hectic. It is also going to be the last Herman post for a while, I’ve ran out of inspiration temporarily, and want the freedom to explore making other things. I have enjoyed playing with the Herman recipe, and it has given me […]

Felting with Rivka: using a bubblewrap resist template to make a Kindle case.

Ick. Rain. What to do on a rainy day? Well, it’s like rainy day playtime! Thankfully we didn’t have to go anywhere, or do anything today, so after clearing up from the party it was time to play! Not 5 minutes after we finished clearing the table, Mr M and Brother M got out the […]

Jubilee Party Time!

Phew! What a busy day it was! Most of the preparation was done over the weekend, we made Millionaire’s Shortbread, Coconut Macaroons, Bakewell Tarts, Balmoral Tarts (not that great, bit odd, not sure I’ll make them again), Tea Loaf cake, Parsley Pinwheels, Potato salad…. Oh and this: Union Flag-tastic. Altogether, I reckon, a spread fit […]

Parsley Pinwheels

I was searching for some recipes for food to make for the Jubilee party and found these. British butter? Check. British Parsley? Check. British bread? Done! ————————————- Parsley Pinwheels Recipe – taken from Rose Elliott’s New Complete Vegetarian Ingredients 60g unsalted butter, softened 2tbsp parsley, finely chopped 1tsp hot water 5-6 slices bread, white or […]

The CraftBaketacular: day 7 – the Spa, lunch, then Rosette making!

—————————————————————————————————– We got an early start on the day today, through the doors at opening time at Thermae Bath Spa, 2 hours of relaxing on foam noodles. Lush. Then further enjoying ourselves with lunch at Demuths, Asparagus with Potatoes, Cheese, and Salsa Verde, then home to start crafting! Party Rosettes! These little lovelies were inspired […]

The CraftBaketacular: day 6 making the “In the Night Garden” cake.

Ok, it was time to put the plans into action. Time for putting together the cake! As mentioned in the Haahoo post… I can’t make figures. Thankfully I found these, just the right size for a cake, brightly coloured, and of course can be played with after the event too! The request was for a […]

Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies

Coconut Macaroons. I reckon we can class them as British. These beauties are easy, tasty, and smell absolutely gorgeous while baking, filling the house with coconutty loveliness. ——————————————- Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies Recipe – taken from Vegan Cookies invade your Cookie Jar by Ida Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero Ingredients 3 ounces extra firm silken […]

Skulls and Ponies Craft Swap: my swap item! Chibishou Harry Potter Cross Stitch!

I posted about the item I sent for the craft swap a couple of weeks ago. This morning, my item arrived…. How. Freaking. Cool. Is. It. I love love love it! My friends that I went to the Studio Tour with are unbelievably jealous. And rightly so! Thanks Stu! You are awesome! (blog post about […]