Easter and a mini makers apron

  This morning I started making some makers aprons for children ( right picture ) some will have a matching adult version available, like above and others will just be made in all sorts of fun fabrics. This one is in a soft floral denim and is an exact match to the adults except that…

Snow, Risotto and Sewing

We woke to snow this morning and everything was still and peaceful. My daughter was keeping her fingers crossed in hope of a snow day and I could have done with snuggling back down under the duvet, but sadly that wasn’t to be as the school was open. My son doesn’t have film school on…

Brunch, tulips and me !

Most Sundays we get up slightly later and have brunch cooked by the husband everyone is at home, no work, no school and time to be together around the table. This Sunday was no exception and the husband made the most tasty meal. He made ham and cheese eggy bread fried sandwiches with fried tomato…

Red cats and shortbread

Its half term and so a little hectic here and the weather has been just frightful, if its not raining its blowing a gale or both at the same time. So the ideal weather for sewing, baking, reading and playing cards to pass the time and when the rain does stop quickly darting out for…

Winter soup and paper scrap packs

Hasn’t it turned cold here in the UK ? When its cold I find it hard to be healthy as I want to eat comfort food and the thought of exercising fills me with more dread than usual. To make it a little easier I have written the days I need to exercise into my…

Tortilla chips and aprons

One of my favorite things to eat as a snack or to go alongside a spicy chilli are these homemade tortilla chips. They are salty, a little spicy and very, very tasty but most importantly easy to make yourself. You will need – 1 pack of tortilla wraps a little sunflower oil a pinch of…

Applique caravans

This past week I have started working on a new range for my Etsy shop including cushions, aprons and more all with a caravan/camping theme. The idea I have to confess wasn’t mine but a friends who owns a caravan and I thought that it would was a good one. I am planning on going for…

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…