Friday, 25 February 2011

Daydream believer.

It's still really odd to be at home all day and to be able to do what I like (within reason) with my time. For the past 15 years, up until last November when I gave up the day job I'd worked in a Primary school. I'm sure those of you that have ever worked in a school will know that there's not time to think of anything other than what's going on around you.
Children trying to get your attention, shouting, crying, snotty noses, 'I feel sick'........ 'My mum said I can go home if I don't feel well'..........

Anyway, I now spend my days at my sewing machine with plenty of time to think, day dream and wander off in my own little world.
While in my own little world, I decided I needed more fabric to make some more of these.

I have made these before but I'm going to put these in my NOTHS shop. I want to fill my shop up with other things, things buzzing around in my head but I've been busy getting organised for the next NOTHS catalogue due out on Monday that I'm featuring in.

Along with the day dreaming I can often convince myself that I need to make a trip to the town for things I either don't need or things that can wait till another time.
Today I needed to go. Walking past the charity shop I spotted three cups and saucers, which became a nice prop for the brooches!

I hope you have a good weekend daydreaming!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Love a duck!

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I looked after my nephew. We walked to a local pond and fed the ducks.It's been a long time since I did that......
and good fun it was too!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

If at first you don't succeed.............

Sorry for the long silence. I won't go in to details and bore you but lets just say the blog got pushed to one side.

Don't know if you have been watching 'Baking made easy' on BBC, but I LoVe it! Almost all the recipes Lorraine Pascale makes look amazing and this week was no exception.

She told us how easy peasy it is to make honeycomb. Now, Nigella told us the same thing a couple of years ago and after my 4th attempt in one evening I well and truly gave up and never revisited it again!

So when Lorraine showed us this week I thought I'd give it a go. I had Sky+ it so I had it on in the kitchen and did EXACTLY as she said and this my friends is what I ended up with........
The door and windows were flung open to get rid of the smell of burning and once it had cooled down, was thrown, with force, in to the bin!
Not being one to give up (well that's a lie really as I am easily beaten) I popped to Tesco and bought more butter.
Looking at the recipe on the website, which is more detailed than on the TV, I started again.
Watching over the pan like an anxious mother over a sleeping baby, I gently moved the saucepan around to stop it burning and hey presto this was the result!

There is one problem though.............I started a diet on Monday!