Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary, where does the time go? In keeping with tradition we have given each other presents to do with cotton, the present for the 2nd year of marriage. To go with my present I made my hubby a card using cotton fabric and thread, with a cotton reel outlined using free motion embroidery.
It’s a very short post this week but pop over to handmade harbour to see what everyone else has been up to!
With the Manchester Creative craft show done and dusted I had this weekend free for some sewing. What’s more it was sewing that I had planned for me, a very rare occasion at the moment! With the sun appearing last weekend we got the deck chairs out, however it reminded me I wanted to make some cushions to hang off them to make them just a bit more comfy. I decided on an envelope cushion with a free motion embroidered beach hut design with ties which I could use to attach to the deck chair.
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On Sunday I spent the day with my mum at the Mostyn store of Abakhan. I went with a specific list of what I needed, as previous visits have resulted in impulse buying and mounds of fabric not being used. My main inspiration for the trip was the Great British Sewing Bee book. I bought the book after seeing the first episode and after a quick flick through, I couldn’t wait to start trying the projects!
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I am slowly trying to sort my loft out and have come across a load of card making stuff that I no longer need. There a a few stamps, pens, inks and some other bits and pieces, see the photos for what’s there. The large fairy stamp has never been used. Read the rest of this entry
A while ago my scales gave up mid baking and I had to resort to using the Tala cooks dry measure that I had bought to measure out American cups.
I never did get round to buying new batteries for the scales and so for several months now I have continued to use the dry measure for measuring out all of my ingredients. This goes against all my instincts as I am a very precise baker and I think there’s so much more room for error using the measure instead of scales. The only thing I can’t use it for is butter, I therefore go by eye and use the line marks that are on the packet to roughly guess.
So far all my cakes have turned out with no problem, prahaps one day I will get round to buying batteries, but for the moment I quite like the simplicity of the measure. Does anynone else use one instead of scales? I would love to hear from any of you who just go by eye and not use scales at all!
I have some very exciting news, on the 2nd May till the 4th May, I will be at the Manchester Creative Crafts Show with The Make and Do studio. Some of the Make and Do tutors (including me!) are teaching workshops throughout the 3 days and we will also have a section of some Make and Do Provisions products available to buy at the workshops. Read the rest of this entry