Papercraft

Card of the Week: The Unfinished Hummingbird

Does it count as a Card of the Week if I haven't really completed it yet? Some years ago now, I stitched the Mouseloft Hummingbird kit. And then did nothing with it. It’s wafted around my craft room ever since, trying to find a home. Finally, this week, I’ve got around to at least planning… Continue reading Card of the Week: The Unfinished Hummingbird

Papercraft

Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

In these dark winter days of gloom, it’s good to have a little light relief. Something to brighten the spirit, even if it’s grey outside and the papers are full of doom. When it comes to cheery cards, naturally I turn to House Mouse stamps from Stampendous, but I also have a few cute Margaret… Continue reading Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

Kitchen

Christmas Cake for the Disorganised

Sometimes I manage to bake a Christmas cake well ahead of time, in October, and then feed it regularly with more brandy. Other years, I fail entirely and then get to mid-December and wonder about quick recipes which don’t need months to mature or regular feeds. Or hours in the oven. But even Delia’s Quick… Continue reading Christmas Cake for the Disorganised