Category Archives: Makes

British Flower Week

In the fresh sunlight, with gardens and kerbsides bursting into ebulient flower, this has always been my favourite time of year. I want to capture some of this vitality and bring this outside gorgeousness into my home, that means vases … Continue reading

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I Win The Golden Ticket, A Master Class at Rococo Chocolates

My prize for winning the Rococo Chocolates competition for bloggers, Let’s Make Christmas with my bay and coriander truffles was the chance of having a chocolate master class with resident ‘Prof du Choc’ Barry Johnson. I felt like I’d won … Continue reading

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Valentine Heart For My Love

The idea for these heart patches is to sew one on the inside of a jacket or coat so it lies against the heart, a little piece of secret love to give courage all through the day. No I’m not … Continue reading

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Juniper and Rose Kitchen Garden School

We were at an antiques fair admiring a collection of very beautiful carved wooden breadboards when my friend mused, this would look beautiful with freshly baked bread on it, apparently it’s quite easy to make your own sourdough bread. My … Continue reading

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Green Olives Marinated with Coriander

Olives from Spain challenged bloggers to come up with some winning festive olive marinades, to get us into the mood we were sent hampers full of goodies including olives to play with, thank you! I wanted an olive marinade to sum … Continue reading

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Award Winning Truffles at Rococo Chocolates!

We went through to the kitchen for the chocolate demonstration, leaving the long table in the warehouse covered in an excitement of homemade chocolate offerings. The demonstration was technical with so many helpful tips, in the presence of this great … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Christmas 2012 Gift Swap

Over on the very dynamic Vanessa Kimbells blog Goodess on a Budget I saw the can do lady is running Let’s make Christmas Gift Swap. As a bit of a maker I thought I’d give it a go, the clincher … Continue reading

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Basket Rehab

I rescued this basket from a skip, I always find it hard to resist digging in skips, hoping there may be something to rescue. With rehab in mind for this basket I’ve been meaning to put a lining in forever, … Continue reading

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New Sofa Covers

Following on from Kaffe Fassett needlepoint your own design, here’s a very tasty sofa covered in hand sewn fabric at Osterley Park. The pictures are not great but they show life isn’t about one size fits all and give an … Continue reading

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Easter Chicks

Yes I’m still at home loving the domesticity of the Easter break. When I was a kid, there used to be foil wrapped Easter eggs under this hen, hidden by the Easter Bunny, oh the excitement and anticipation. These cakes, … Continue reading

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