“twist & shout necklace!”

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I’ve been having a spring clean this weekend, but as always I find things to up-cycle!โ€ฆ.so my old 90’s style t-shirt has now become my new fav necklace!

Hope your enjoy using this pattern & please let me know what you think.. Happy sewing!

 

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Turkish Delight, Pistachio and White Chocolate cupcakes!! Yum Yum!

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Here is a little Thursday treat for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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

The Makery Christmas Market!

Design, Homemade

A couple of weeks ago, Lucy Joy & I had a little weekend stall at the The Makery Christmas Market, It was a fabulous!ย  I sold my homemade chutneys & Lucy sold beautifulย giclรฉe prints.

I sold out of chutney by Saturday evening! ๐Ÿ™‚P1010229

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

Ethical Stationery!

Design

I have am SUPER excited to show you the NEW stationery that I have designed ๐Ÿ™‚

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
www.plan-uk.org

Thanks so much!

Fabric Flower Headband

Design, Homemade

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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!

Happy sewing!

Super Simple Slippers

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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!

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning!

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sticky Apple Upside Down Cake!

This Cake Is No Looker, But It’s Super Tasty!
Cake โ€“ Ingredients

120g Butter
100g Demerara Sugar
2 Eggs -preferably Free Range (Think Of The Little Chickens)
2 Tsp Baking Powder
140g Flour
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

  • You Will Need A Loaf Tin Lined With Greaseproof Paper If Its Not A Non Stick Tin.
  • Preheat You Oven โ€“ Gas Mark 4, 180 Celsius, 350 Fahrenheit

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

  • Tip โ€“ To Check The Cake Is Cooked Use A Tooth Pick, Place Into The Middle Of The Cake And If It Comes Out Clean Then It Is Cooked.

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 Withย  Some Fresh Vanilla Cream & A Nice Cup Of Tea ๐Ÿ™‚

As I Am Not A Chef, You May Want To Tweak For Your Own Personal Taste.

Happy Baking!