Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sage and Butternut Squash Risotto

Mr M got carried away with the shopping this week. He bought 2 large Butternut Squashes… which he then has failed to do anything with! I consulted Rose, and settled on a nice risotto. ————————————————————————————— Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto recipe – taken from Rose Elliot’s New Complete Vegetarian   Ingredients   1.2l (2 pints) […]

Playing with new toys….

This week, Mr M bought a Lego Star Wars AT-ST from eBay. Of course to give accurate feedback he had to build it to make sure all the bits were there….. Yes dear. It’s ok. You can play with your toy if you want to: That would be him using the electronic copy of the […]

Nerdtastic Bacteriological Cross Stitch Kit!

One of our trainees at work was leaving to go back to University for her final year. We always pitch in together to buy a little something between us all as a little leaving gift, but what to get? We were stumped. Then she asked me who taught me to cross stitch, as with the […]

Sorry guys….

… I have been so busy lately, I have barely had time for anything. So here is a picture of Linux being silly. Yes…. our cat is called Linux. Yep, after the operating system. Mr M named him. The other one, which I named, is called Serratia marcescens. Or you can call her “Marcie” for […]

Wedding table confetti

There are some friends that you have forever. No matter how long it is since you have seen them, it’s as if you have never been apart. My friend Rebecca is one such friend, we met at Rainbow playgroup when we were about 4 or 5, our mothers were firm friends (hers a Speech and […]

Grandma K’s Lemon (and Vanilla) Cordial

One of my ultimate favourite summer drinks is homemade Elderflower cordial. It’s delicious. However, due to a mixture of hecticness, and the particularly rubbish weather we have been having lately, I haven’t had chance to go for a proper flower picking session. Next best thing? My Grandma K’s Lemon Cordial. I make it two ways, […]

Rose Elliot’s Spiced Chickpea and Potato Pasties

I have been a little lax in updating recently, but to be honest, I haven’t had anything to post. A combination of working on something fairly large (that I can’t update until complete because it’s a secret! Shhhh!), and being poorly sick last week (was almost sick in the street while walking home from work, […]

Continuing the Kindle case…

….the time had come to finish off bits and pieces. You know, those things that you start, but don’t quite finish? When we made the Kindle cases a few weeks ago using wet felting around a bubblewrap resist, the intention was to embellish and decorate them. After about a week (yes, I know! A week!), […]

Raiding the material stash: an easy wrap and adding to the Simplicity 3835 collection

I was meant to be going to watch a load of planes today. I didn’t. I was tired, it was raining (and has been for the past two weeks or so), the fields around the airstrip would be a mudbath. Instead, I played with a few sewing projects, utilising some more of the random bits […]

Battenberg Earrings

Mr M wasn’t feeling too good today, so while he snoozed, and Brother Marsh snored…… I decided to make stuff. First off I decided to finally embrace making some Polaroid charms/ pendants out of Fimo…. But more on those later…. Then I decided to experiment. First some squared off sausages in yellow (10) and actually […]