Sewing

Spring Stitching

I recently signed up to a Spring Stitching Club from Wild Olive. Each week for 13weeks an embroidery pattern with a spring theme is emailed to you to be downloaded and stitched onto a fabric of your choice, which will become a patchwork lap quilt. The quilt is made up of my favourite patchwork style to…… Continue reading Spring Stitching

Baking

Coconut, Chocolate and Cherry Traybake

I’m not entirely sure where the week has gone but somehow it is Saturday already and it’s been a week since I last blogged. Yesterday was a very sad day for us, we had a funeral to attend. When we got home I needed to do something to take my mind off things, and needed something…… Continue reading Coconut, Chocolate and Cherry Traybake

Baking

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a lovely Easter Sunday. It’s been a nice relaxing one here, and I’ve stuck to the plan of eating as much chocolate as I can! I made some more shortbread yesterday but didn’t get a chance to decorate them, so while hubbie was watching the Formula 1…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

Baking

Easter Baking

I hope you are enjoying the Easter holiday, we have been blessed with some lovely spring weather. I had a go at the hot cross buns yesterday. It seemed to take me all day to make them, and if I’m honest I was not best pleased with the end result. It’s not a recipe I will…… Continue reading Easter Baking

Baking

Easter Bunny Biscuits..

Getting ready for the Easter weekend I made a batch of shortbread bunnies. I’ve had this cookie cutter for a while now but have only just got around to using it. For the icing I used Royal Icing with a touch of violet food colouring. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I found the icing…… Continue reading Easter Bunny Biscuits..

Baking

Beautiful Butterfly Cakes

One of my favourite cakes as a girl was butterfly cakes, and you can see why, so pretty and girlie! But the best thing for me was the butter icing centre. Simple pleasures! I don’t remember that many cakes having butter icing so when I came across a butterfly cake at a party… (as that was mainly…… Continue reading Beautiful Butterfly Cakes

Crafts · Sewing

Sewing…

I’ve been really enjoying getting back into the sewing room, and I have the Great British Sewing Bee to thank for that. It all came to an end last night in the grand final, and a huge congratulations to Heather who in my eyes was a surprise winner (my money was on Chinelo), although the…… Continue reading Sewing…