Category random musings/ happenings

Little Summer Dresses

More secretive work, although when it’s not a secret from Andrew it’s much easier! It’s a special little lady’s 2nd birthday today, so I decided to make her a little dress for a present. The pattern is from a great book called 101 fabric by fabric ways to sew a metre, which is full of […]

So… what have I been upto?

This week has been yet again, uncharacteristically lovely. Weather-wise anyway. It’s almost like it is actually summer, rather than this rubbish, rainy, cold stuff we have been used to over the last few years. I hope it stays for a little while at least. But while it’s so nice outside, it seems a waste to […]

A quick DIY for Yoga: Yoga mat towel.

This weekend our boiler broke. Just after Mr M went away for a business trip. Him being all manly, he doesn’t seem to trust my estimation, I suspect he thinks that if he pushes a button it will magically fix itself, so wants to see it for himself before we call someone out to fix […]

The Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Final – Mary Berry’s Fondant Fancies

This weekend I went to work, had some lovely food at Hart’s Bakery, then went to a friend’s birthday BBQ with the theme of “Beardfest”. I took the crochet moustache off my neckwarmer and used double sided sticky tape to stick it to my face. It was quite the spiffy look. Today, we went for […]

Post Holiday Recuperation.

We got back on Wednesday afternoon. The first day/night was fine, the next night I made the mistake of snoozing on the sofa while watching tv….. then couldn’t sleep. Boo. For the last part of the trip we spent a couple of weeks in Seattle visiting a friend of ours, with a long weekend spent […]

The Room of Shame

So here’s the full post. I generally craft in my spare room. I’m lucky to have it, but it’s generally full of piles of stuff everywhere…. like so: It wasn’t very inspiring, and I had random bags with bits from different old projects, new bits of material, scraps of material………….. MESS! So it was definitely […]

Hobnob day: Chocolate and Ginger, Cinnamon and Raisin, and Seedy Vegan.

It’s International Homemade Hobnob Celebration day! I spent the majority of the morning in bed reading my Kindle. The benefit (and indeed, the drawback) of the Kindle, is that when you finish one book in a series… you can just download the next one… until you run out of books of course. Eventually however, I […]

How 2012 was for me.

A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]

Irish Potato Apple Cake

Irish cooking. Full of potatoes right? Well this is a recipe to live up to stereotypes! I went to Dublin the weekend before last, and if you go away, of course you have to bring stuff into work. However the joy of Ryanair baggage allowance meant that we didn’t actually bring anything back from Ireland, […]

Leftovers Patties

You know when you do too much mash? Or carrots? Or anything else…. and you put it in a tub in the fridge to use up… always with the best of intentions, but then you find it again 3 weeks later and it has some weird fungal growth going on? Well, before it gets to […]