Artisan aprons and the best Shortbread

It’s been a week of visiting family, days out with the teens, broken bones ( the husband ), catching up on orders, picnics on the beach and of course baking. First I made a new Artisan style apron in a super light and soft cotton fabric ….. I am just loving these aprons at the…

Our daily bread

Now I would love to have the time to bake bread on a daily basis but sadly that is not to be as I am just to busy and unorganised. When I was a child my father worked at a local bakers and we had freshly baked bread everyday of the week and at weekends…

Photo shoot fun and brownies

They say you should never work with children or animals, well I don’t know about animals but I am going to add teenage girls to that list. On Friday afternoon we visited my sister for a cuppa and to photograph my aprons using my daughter and my niece as the models. To say the least…

I am going to make a voodoo doll

‘ I am going to make a voodoo doll ‘ Β were the words my 14 year old daughter mumbled to me on Sunday. ‘ Oh OK ‘ I replied when really I wanted to say WHY !!!!! Each holiday from school I encourage my daughter to sew. In the past she has sewn several cushion…

Baking on the last day of term

I love baking and don’t do enough of it as my daughter tends to do the most of it and she is really good. I started to teach my children to bake and cook from a very young age, when they were still toddlers, as it was a way of entertaining them and spending quality…

Fun at the beach

Yesterday evening the teens and I went for a walk along the beach and it was such a gorgeous evening. We played hot potato ( good for the biceps so I discovered ) and I photographed my new tea towels and then we strolled home as the sunset. Tea towels galore now in my Etsy…

Bees and pom poms

This week has been yet another hectic week but I did finally have a spare couple of hours to sew a cushion cover which has been on my to do list for sometime now. I had this lovely piece of bee fabric left over from an apron I made ( remember it Cathy ) and…

Weekend fun

It certainly has been a hot one down here on the South Coast (UK) . We have been having breakfast in the garden, lunch in doors as it’s cooler in rather than out, back in the garden for dinner and then outside for the evening. The garden is looking pretty in pink at the moment…

Sun and Sea

Feeling thankful for the little things …….. Yesterday evening the teens and I went to the beach and it was so beautiful my youngest enjoying an evening swim selfie time with my son before he went of for a swim. Quiet days in the garden listening to the birds sing their little hearts out whilst…

Pom pom scarfs

I like wearing scarfs and wear them most of the year, knitted and chunky in Winter, an infinity scarf in the Autumn and in the Spring and cooler Summer days, a much lighter scarf made from soft cottons and an element of fun. I have never made myself a scarf Β and to be honest, it…

Something for myself

I share on here lots of my makes for my shop and I forget to share what I make for myself. So today I will share what I made yesterday. I wanted to make some fabric bracelets inspired by some I had seen in a book I was given for my Birthday, Lotta Jansdotter Everyday…

What a week ….

It’s been a bit of a funny old week, I had so much planned and it all started well but has gone down hill since ! Monday was spent sewing and packing orders and making bread, by Tuesday I started to feel a little yucky, and had to cancel my plans but still managed to…