Check out my friend's daughter's most beloved toy Baby Fox in her new threads! Baby Fox has spent her entire life in the nude, something i thought i could rectify. So i made her a little vest top (from an old tshirt), a pair of knickers (from a sock) and a little cape, which she could also wear as a skirt. Baby Fox (and her owner of course) seem pretty pleased, as am i!
Saturday 30 November 2013
Thursday 28 November 2013
After falling madly in love with the crochet rhino i made i knew i had to make some more - and this is the latest addition - taxidermy moose!! Isnt he just gorgeous!! I modified this reindeer pattern by RoxyCraft, extending the neck and mounting it on an oval plaque, just like with the rhino. I love love love him!
Tuesday 26 November 2013
I did my first ever craft fair last weekend!! I was selling my snuggly baby blankets, theyre also for sale in my etsy shop. It was quite a small fair, in my local town center, and i only sold one blanket but it was a great experience and i got loads of positive feedback. Unfortunately not many people shopping had babies to buy for. It made me realise that baby blankets are quite a niche market and that i need to diversify for my next fair.
This is my stall, i covered the table in hessian
Then i displayed my blankets in some old metal filing trays i borrowed from my mum
I made some chalkboard paint price signs out of old ikea benno dvd tower shelves
And decorated the stall with some bunting made out of teatowels!
I also built this quilt display ladder from some left over wood and dowelling. It worked perfectly :)
I had a great time at the fair and met some nice people and i'll definitely be doing some craft fairs again soon - watch this space :)
Sunday 24 November 2013
Now i hate dried fruit, its one of my least favourite things, but lovely BM loves spotted dick so, like a good girlfriend, i put my issues aside to make him one! Its a proper traditional one, covered in a muslin and steamed in boiling water, i used this recipe by James Martin, i just halved the ingredients to make a mini version. According to lovely BM it was delicious :)
Friday 22 November 2013
The 3 stages of profiterole yumminess! Choux pastry dough to puffy baked balls to full deliciousness filled with whipped cream and topped with melted chocolate. They lasted all of 5 minutes when i presented then to my parents!
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Is he not the cutest thing youve ever seen!!!! I love all the crochet and knitted taxidermy stuff thats around at the moment so i had to make my own. I adapted this pattern for a Rhino by Sweet and Cute Creations and mounted him on an mdf oval plaque. I just l-o-v-e him!
Monday 18 November 2013
Saturday 16 November 2013
My aunt has an entire fruit orchard in her back garden (lucky!) including a brilliant bramley apple tree which has had a bumper year. So she kindly provided the apples and i made the apple pie. I always use this recipe for apple pie, it never fails :)
Thursday 14 November 2013
I thought i had taken a before picture of this drawer but when i looked back i couldnt find it, it probably deleted itself out of shame as this drawer was a shocker! But i finally got round to sorting it out last weekend. I used a load of cut down cereal boxes as the storage, so it was totally free and has really transformed the drawer - i love a bit of cathartic organising!
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Lovely BM and i made these yummy yummy frying pan pizzas at the weekend. I followed this recipe and they were fab! Just make sure that your dough is really thin before you start frying it, we had one that was too thick so it was pretty doughy still when we ate it.
Sunday 10 November 2013
I know halloween is past but i wanted to show off the cute glow in the dark pumpkins i made. I added some plastic vampire fangs and a glow bracelet inside and was good to go - so easy and they're so cute!
Friday 1 November 2013
Party rings were my absolute favourite when i was a kid and when i saw these beauties on pinterest i knew i wanted to make grown up one. I used this recipe for the biscuits and then topped them with 4 different toppings. Dulce leche icing (dulce leche, water and icing sugar), lemon curd, white glace icing with coconut and pink glace icing with hundreds and thousands. All were fab, my favourite was the dulce leche but the lemon curd ones went the quickest!