Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Rice pudding recipe

Rice pudding recipe.

You will need:
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 75g pudding rice
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 600ml milk
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • a pinch of nutmeg

  1. Preheat the oven to 150c
  2. Place the rice, sugar, milk and vanilla extract into a large oven proof dish
  3. Dot with the butter and sprinkle over the nutmeg
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, until the rice is well cooked.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Free adult coloring pages

       Have you fallen in love with the Adult coloring craze yet? It's part of the mindfulness movement and encourages you to unwind with the meditative state you get from coloring. Do not panic if your late to the party I have a great and popular collection of coloring pages on my Pinterest board.

         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board adult coloring pages on Pinterest.  

Monday, 5 October 2015

Free cross stitch strawberry cupcake PDF pattern

Free cross stitch strawberry cupcake PDF pattern
This sweet treat would be a must for any cake lover. Stitch it up on an apron or framed in a kitchen it's sure to brighten up anyone's day.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Free cross stitch Halloween Spider web PDF pattern

Free cross stitch Halloween Spider web PDF pattern
A great pattern to whip up for Halloween. Only one colour to use and would look great hung in it's hoop. If you like my cross stitch patterns why not follow me on Instagram where you can see me stitching up my favorites of my designs. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Cross stitch Christmas pudding alphabet

 I was so excited to hear that my Christmas Pudding alphabet from my Etsy store was going to featured in this months issue of Cross stitch Crazy magazine. It is one of my favorite publications and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy.

The excitement didn't fail me and they did a lovely right up about my pattern.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Rocket 1st Birthday card

How cute it this 1st birthday card?
I loved using this rocket themed paper to make my nephews card. I picked out a larger rocket and mounted it on foam pads as the main motif and then added a coordinating 1.
To finish it off I added a glittery happy birthday sticker and a gift sticker on the envelope. I was really pleased with how well my simple idea worked out.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Spoonflower design competition - Cephalopod

Do you know Spoonflower? It's a great website which allows you to design and print your own fabric. It is also a great place to shop for unique and original designed fabric as many of the designers list their work in their own little store. I have a store on Spoonflower and would love it if you took a look.

They also run a weekly design competition and I love to take part as it often make me design things I wouldn't normally draw.

The latest competition is entitled Cephalopod. This was the brief:

'In honor of Cephalopod Awareness Days (Oct. 8th- 12th) we decided it was about time again to pay homage to our favorite inky sea creatures. Although, it's a fact that not all species of cephalopods produce ink. With more than 800 species of cephalopods, that's a lot of inspiration to draw from! Show us your best Cephalopod themed design!'

What do you think?
If you like my design please pop over to Spoonflower and vote for me. The voting opens today

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Day of the dead embroidery and cross stitch

I have always enjoyed the imagery from the festival of the Day of the dead. I recently turned up some illustrations I had made during my jewelry making course which I took as part of my degree these had been inspired by the day of the dead.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Free cross stitch tea cup PDF pattern

Who doesn't love a cup of tea? I know it was once seen as a British institution and now seems to be being surpassed by coffee, but in my home the tea cup still rules supreme. If your also a like minded tea lover, then this is the chart for you.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Arrow art prints

I love the graphic quality of arrows and often find myself doodling them when on the phone. It probably says something about my personality. I'm looking for a direction or I don't know which way to go. Whatever they mean to you, they look great as art prints. These are my four favorite arrow designs, that I have created. These are all available on fabrics via my Spoonflower  and Woven Monkey stores. Alternatively you can buy them as art prints from my Society6 store or on a range a products at my Redbubble  or Zazzle stores.


Monday, 21 September 2015

Great Halloween craft ideas

       I do love crafting for Holidays and Halloween is becoming one occasion we celebrate more than we used to in the U.K. We have a lot of catching up, until we are anything like the USA for all things spooky, but with that in mind I thought I'd quickly share my Pinterest Halloween board as it has some great, quick and kid friendly ideas on it. Enjoy!

         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Halloween crafts on Pinterest.  


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