Mutant bunnies

My kids love Wine Gums, more so, possibly, than chocolate, so I thought that Wine Gums better feature this Easter. I saw this cute bunny pouch pattern on Pinterest and thought I’d have a go. The pattern (by Stitched By Crystal) is nice and easy, unfortunately though, the result is not quite big enough for…

5 things I liked this week – 7.4.17

Finishing some embroidery and starting on a new project. The kids being on school holiday. Finding a new bakery in town, this attracted my kids to the window like magnets and ooh their dough balls were good (not dough balls as in Pizza Express type dough balls, no, they were little miniature doughnuts, coated in…

On the menu – lentil bolognese

Friday I’d been fancying a good lentil bolognese, so I made one. I’ve made a few in the past and I’ve found that some recipes are okay and some recipes are so so, this one, by I heart eating was pretty good. I did make a couple of changes though, the recipe calls for lots of…

Shy Girl, Shy Boy

I got hit by the urge to embroidery again recently, so I finally got round to stitching the lovely Shy Girl and Boy pattern from Sublime Stitching. The pattern is one of Sublime Stitching’s collaborations and is based on artwork from Rosie Music. I had a lot of fun stitching it, I loved the artistic…

Sneak peek – ‘workbox’

As well as working on Shy Girl, Shy Boy this week, I’ve made a start on some bunny bags for Easter using this pattern by Stitched By Crystal. Some of the bits and pieces for both have been stored haphazardly on top of one of my embroidery floss boxes.

5 things I liked this week – 31.3.17

1. The new Top Gear I think is better than the old Top Gear or The Grand Tour, I know that may be controversial to a certain demographic, just as admitting to having watched the old Top Gear or The Grand Tour would be controversial to another demographic (I like the travel stuff!) but, to…

On the menu – I need to maybe stick to buying Bountys

Saturday I’ve been craving coconut soaked in condensed milk; coconut ice would therefore be the obvious thing (just like my Grannie used to make) but no, I thought I’d go all fancy and make homemade Bounty bars. I’m not sure if Bounty bars are a global thing, I was surprised the recipe I found for…

Ten Days, Six Nights

I needed to pop into central London today for a blood test and I didn’t want to just go into London for something which, it turned out, took just 8 minutes (pretty much zero waiting, take note my local hospital), so I thought I’d also pop into Tate Modern to see Ten Days, Six Nights….

Sneak peek – still working on that diamond hex quilt

eNot that much crafting done this week either, just the diamond hex quilt still. I’m still really (obviously, as I wouldn’t still be doing it) enjoying it but I got hit by a brainwave this week of what exactly I want my next EPP project to be. I had been thinking about this for a…

5 things I liked this week – 24.3.17

1. James Wong recipes. 2. Spring! 3. A long gossipy chat with my dad on the phone. 4. Finally doing the Tamsin Trail. 5. Watching Homeland (it took me a while to completely warm to this current series but it’s getting really good and watching 24: Legacy at the same time, has made me appreciate…