Saturday, 28 February 2015

Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital 'A'

I just wanted to share with you a few of the new patterns I have been working on. They are inspired by all the button art work I have been seeing recently. I think they would make great gifts for welcoming a new baby or celebrating their baptism. I've started working on the whole alphabet but for now here are the 'A's. Each 'A' is created out of a range of button sizes and is stitched in either a range of pink or blue tones. The patterns are available for instant download on my etsy store and at £2.00 they are really a bargin when you want to make something special for the new person in your life.
Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital A

Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital A

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Craft bag design competition.

Just found out I won the craft bag design competition run by the sewing directory with this design! I will be getting my design printed on to a tote bag. I will post pictures when it arrives. So excited!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Eves pudding recipe

Eve's Pudding

  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g  Self Raising Flour
  • 675 g cooking apples, peeled and cored
  • 50 g sugar

  1. Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease an ovenproof dish.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
  3. Gently fold in remaining flour.
  4. Thinly slice apples and layer in dish with sugar.
  5. Prepare cake mixture and use to cover the apples. Bake for about 40 minutes.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ginger biscuits recipe

Ginger biscuits recipe Makes 12

  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g margarine 
  • 25g sugar
  • 2 level tablespoons syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level teaspoon of ground ginger

  1. Heat oven 190OC, Gas 5
  2. Grease baking tray
  3. Sieve dry ingredients into mixing bowl
  4. Heat the fat, sugar and syrup over a gentle heat until melted
  5. Cool slightly and add to dry ingredients - mix with a wooden spoon
  6. Divide the mixture into 12 balls 
  7. Place the biscuits on the tray, well spaces and flatten slightly
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. Lift carefully onto a wire tray as they will still be soft.

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