Seashells by the seashore table runner

I purchased this lovely linen mix seashell fabric a while ago to make some aprons with which didn’t work out as well as expected as I realised that it would have been better if I had lined it, so lesson learned. Which left me with some spare fabric to play with that I used to…

Resolutions

Have you made any new year resolutions and if you have are you still sticking to them or have they fallen to the wayside already ? This year my resolutions are simple – be happy have fun try to fit in 20-30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week enjoy the little things more quality…

Christmas traditions

With Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share my Christmas traditions and I would love to hear yours. I always make a Christmas cake in November using a Nigella Lawson recipe and we all make a wish whilst mixing the cake then it is wrapped up tightly and stored away until it’s…

Project bags for knitters

It’s so nearly Christmas and I am so not organised, how about you ? I can see myself this year buying everyone’s gifts last minute. I am trying to make everyone a little something, except for the teens in the family and maybe the men, then buy them a gift as well from other makers…

Hello again

It seems ages since I have been on here so, so much has got in the way including the fridge freezer breaking, the car being of the road, laptop playing up, daughters laptop breaking, husbands work not paying him for the full time he has been off work with a broken leg and so many…

A little SALE and some baking

What a lovely weekend we have had here in West Sussex a mini Indian Summer. We spent it on the beach and walking in the woods hunting for conkers. What did you do this past weekend ? I have set up a sale in my shop where you can save 20% on all my aprons…

Skull aprons and a Cappuccino cake

What a week we have had some of it good and some not so good but a very busy one yet again. So this weekend has been about the small things, baking, gardening, movies, reading and cooking and eating tasty home cooked food. Today I photographed some aprons I had made during the week using…

Scones and a pot cover.

When I visited my sister last weekend she gave me one of her many chilli plants. I love chillies we use them in cooking, we make flavoured olive oils with them and they brighten up the kitchen window sill. The trouble is the plastic pot it was planted in was bigger than any of my…

Making the most of the last days of Summer

It’s all change with my girl starting back at school next week and my boy the following week, starting film school. The house will once again full silent and feel empty during the day, so I have stocked up on lots of new fabrics and will be busy sewing the hours away. But for now…

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…