25 March 2015

1960's Shift Dress


I made a dress! It looks like an old tablecloth, but that's exactly what I like about it. I had hoped it would come out a little more like a 'shift' than a sack, but at least it's wearable. I'm going to put it's shape (or lack of it) down to the fact that I didn't actually have a dress pattern to work from. Instead I

01 February 2015

Chevron Card

This card turned out pretty good, hopefully all the bright colours and hypnotic patterns keep your eye away from the wonky lines and gaps. I made it quite a while ago, so don't have any photos of the ball-aching process of making it. I could explain, but it wouldn't make enthralling reading.

18 January 2015

Spiced Chutney

Homemade Christmas Spiced Onion Tomato Chutney Gift in a Jar with Stilton and crackers
I love cheese, especially with chutney. This leads me to think that chutney, particularly homemade chutney, would be a brilliant gift to receive. I am probably wrong. Nonetheless, every Christmas I make a huge batch of it for my family, who probably all hate chutney.

21 December 2014

Ombre Petal Cake

Handmade Pastel Purple Lilac Ombre Petal Cake Recipe Tutorial
Do not make this cake. This is a bake for people with far too much time on their hands. Of course, I'm pleased with how it turned out and it received plenty of 'oohs' but somewhere between the shades of purple, I was ready to throw the icing bags away and give up. Even the best bit - the eating, didn't