Sunday, 3 May 2015

Halloumi, apple and pear salad.

Halloumi, apple and pear salad.


  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 braburn apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 pack halloumi, sliced
  • 250g carrots, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 100g pecans, roughly chopped
  • 70g mixed salad leaves



  1. To make the dressing, mix together the lime juice, mustard, honey and oil.
  2. Toss the sliced apples and pear in the dressing.
  3. Fry the halloumi for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. In your serving dish, layer the salad leaves, carrot sticks, apples and pears. 
  5. Top with the sliced halloumi and sprinkle over the pecans.
  6. Finally, pour over the dressing.

Free cross stitch U is for Umbrella alphabet sampler PDF pattern

Ok is appears that U is that last letter I missed out. So now my alphabet sampler series is complete. Please check out the cross stitch pattern page as I am collecting all my free patterns in one area for you to use.
Free cross stitch U is for Umbrella alphabet sampler PDF pattern

Free cross stitch T is for Tomato alphabet sampler PDF pattern

I also missed the T. Feeling a little bit silly now as it seems I missed a whole chunk of alphabet. It's not as if I hadn't made the patterns, I just forgot to post them. Anyway better late than never. Enjoy. 

Free cross stitch T is for Tomato alphabet sampler PDF pattern

Free cross stitch S is for Sun alphabet sampler PDF pattern

It looks as if I also missed S! So here it is.


Free cross stitch W is for Whale alphabet sampler PDF pattern

I have just been organizing my cross stitch patterns page and when I came to sort the alphabet sampler patterns. It occurred to me that I missed the W! Not sure how that happened, but here it is! Enjoy.


Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF file.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Free cross stitch Robotic PDF pattern

The boys in my house are big robot fans and with that in mind I designed this Robotic cross stitch pattern. It would look great stitched down the arm of a hoodie or made into a patch for a bag, 


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF

Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF
 Here's one for the holidays, great to stitch up as a patch for a rucksack or maybe combine in your scrapbooking. However you use it, I'd love to see it. Post your pic's on my Facebook page.
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