I’ve been having a spring clean this weekend, but as always I find things to up-cycle!….so my old 90’s style t-shirt has now become my new fav necklace!
Here is a little Thursday treat for you 🙂
I tried a Turkish delight cupcake a couple of months ago at foodie market in Bristol & thought I must find a recipe & make these little beauties! I made the Turkish Delight from the Hope & Greenwood Life is sweet recipe book & found a cupcake recipe from the Gourmet Lovers site, the Turkish Delight took a while to make but taste & smells amazing!
Happy Baking! x
I have alway given my chutneys away as christmas gifts so was super excited to hear what all the customers had to say. The feedback was great, a lady even came back the next day & said “I had the fig chutney last night & it was lovely!”
Thank you to everyone for all their support & my lovely husband who put up with weeks of jam jars, apples, ribbon & lots more chutney making bits & pieces Xx
More pictures to follow
I have am SUPER excited to show you the NEW stationery that I have designed 🙂
It is trend led stationery range that raises money for kids to get educated in Africa; a big 25% contribution goes directly to Plan UK to help children in Sub-Saharan Africa!
The idea started on Chanel 4’s Battlefront T4 show and they have fully endorsed this.
I have loved working on this project, from designing the stationery & Logo, to the styling of the web shop its all been great fun. We also did a photo shoot in Oxford which was Ace!
The web shop is now up and live but we need to get the message across to as many teens and parents as possible, so we can raise as much as we can for such a great cause.
So if you know of, or have any kids yourself who might like this please check it out – www.ethicalstationery.com
There is also a competition to win some too! – https://www.battlefront.co.uk/competitions/win-some-amazing-stationery
Thanks so much!
Last Year I made a cute felt flower necklace for Christmas presents & it is defiantly the most popular post I’ve made on my blog! 😉
So with that in mind I thought I’d do a new version for your fabric flower lovers!
The flowers are made in the same way as the felt one’s, you just need to sew or glue them to your headband instead of a ribbon.
I have made the flowers in soft cotton to give a lighter feel, they are not as defined as the felt ones but I think just as cute!
As it’s getting closer to winter I thought I’d better knit some 2011 Super Simple Slippers, I make a pair of these nearly every year as I wear them all year long & wear them out! I have made them stripey this yr, its a great pattern to use up any left over wool you may have.
They are really easy to knit and a fab Christmas gift if your thinking of making a present from someone.
You can find the pattern here, Happy Knitting!
Every Year At Work We Join In With “Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning”, For Macmillan Cancer Support.
This Year I Decided To Make A Mary Berry’s Perfect Victoria Sandwich! & My Own Sticky Apple Upside Down Cake!
Everybody Made An Amazing Effort And We Raised Lots Of Money! 🙂
Sticky Apple Upside Down Cake!
This Cake Is No Looker, But It’s Super Tasty!
Cake – Ingredients
100g Demerara Sugar
2 Eggs -preferably Free Range (Think Of The Little Chickens)
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Mixed Spice
2cm Chunk Of Fresh Ginger Peeled & Grated Or A Tsp Of Dried Ginger
400g Eating Apples – Peeled & Grated
4 Tsp Golden Syrup
For The Sticky Top!
1 Tsp Of Vegetable Oil
2 Apples Peeled And Sliced Neatly
1 Tsp Of Demerara Sugar
Cream The Butter & Sugar, Add The Eggs One By One Mixing All The Time. Sift In The Flour, Mixed Spice, Baking Powder And Mix. Finally Add The Golden Syrup, Grated Apple & Ginger.
Pour A Teaspoon Of Vegetable Oil In The Bottom Of Your Baking Tin & Spread Over The Base So It Is Coated Evenly. Sprinkle The Demerara Sugar Over The Base Of The Tin & Layer The Sliced Apple On Top. Pour Over The Cake Mix & Bake For 45 – 50 Minutes
When The Cake Is Cooked & Cool Carefully Turn Upside Down Onto A Plate & You Will Reveal The Lovely Sticky Apple Top!
I Like My Cake With Some Fresh Vanilla Cream & A Nice Cup Of Tea 🙂
As I Am Not A Chef, You May Want To Tweak For Your Own Personal Taste.