Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Yellow Tablecloth

I almost didn’t make a tablecloth this month. The eventual fat quarters I ordered a set of yellow fat quarters, hoping they’d arrive in time for an Easter tablecloth (but they didn’t), only for some of them to be orange. Not just dark yellow, but definitely orange. And, naturally, all a different size to the… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Yellow Tablecloth

Kitchen

Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Queen Drop Biscuits

Of all the things to bake, biscuits are often the quickest and easiest. Simple to put together, maybe ten minutes in the oven. The best thing to bake when in need of a sweet treat. Fresh from the oven Mrs Crocombe’s Queen Drop Biscuits are no different. Perhaps a bit cakey for modern biscuit tastes… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Queen Drop Biscuits

Life

Life in Lockdown: Relaxing Restrictions

Life is beginning to open up again. From today, non-essential shops and leisure activities can reopen. Hair dressers and zoos, pubs and clothes shops. The weather, too, after last week’s arctic blast, might start to cheer up again. There’s talk of the Return to the Office. It might even happen this time, since the Roadmap… Continue reading Life in Lockdown: Relaxing Restrictions

Cross-stitch

This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

One of the reasons I took up cross-stitching as a hobby again was because of Mouseloft. If you haven’t come across Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, you’re missing out. They’re the sort of kits which can be completed really quickly, by beginner and advanced stitchers alike. They fit on cards, in scrapbooks, or as patches on pockets.… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

Kitchen

Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Saffron Buns

My favourite meal of the year is Good Friday Tea. Homemade, fresh from the oven, hot cross buns. Dripping with butter, or layered with homemade jam (usually damson). There is nothing tastier. I don’t often make hot cross buns because of M and not liking curranty things (also because they’re a once-a-year sort of thing… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Saffron Buns