Embroidering on washable paper

This week’s 20 Flower Embroideries tutorial is more of an experiment. I had been really intrigued by washable paper*, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’d seen pictures of a few things made with washable paper, but I had yet to see anybody embroider on it, so that got me thinking, “is there…

On the menu – 3 ingredient Mac & Cheese

Monday This was made with my daughter S, it’s a good student-y recipe, and although I’m pretty confident that she can cook, I’m starting to bear in mind good recipes to show her for when she probably goes off to university in a bit over 3 years time. The recipe is from Tasty and is…

Embroidered flower t-shirt tutorial

This week’s 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is an embroidered flower t-shirt. For this, I used the Hypericum pattern, which, in the ebook is embroidered in its usual yellow but here I’ve stitched it in blackwork, which I think looks fantastic too. Other than changing the colour, I also switched the straight stitched flower filaments (the straight lines…

Lace and ribbon cushion

My next 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is for another cushion, this time featuring the cow parsley pattern, although as usual, you could interchange the flowers (although you may have to change the dimensions of the fabric strips and work out the maths yourself for how many of the flowers you can fit in). I was…

November 2018 books

Tombland by C.J. Sansom My rating: 4 of 5 stars Phew, Tombland is long! I mainly listened to the audiobook version (I also have it on Kindle), and it took me almost a month. It’s the latest in the Shardlake series, a lawyer, now in the reign of King Edward. Shardlake now works for the…

November 2018 photos

This month’s photos are all from Richmond Park, one walk on a sunny day and one on a misty day. I can be a bit fickle about Richmond Park, I’ve walked it for years, so often crave somewhere new but sometimes, like this month, it’s really good to walk familiar paths and besides, it’s only…

On the menu – Champ

Wednesday This is Champ from the Carbs book, basically milky, creamy, buttery mashed potato with chives and spring onion and it was very nice.