Life

The New Craft Room

One of the more annoying aspects of the move was that I’d almost got my craft room just right. And then I had to pack it up and move it 200 miles, to a new room. And the smaller Kallax was requisitioned to make a divider to separate the new reading nook from the rest… Continue reading The New Craft Room

Papercraft

Card of the Week: A Hare-Raising Day

Despite the last-minute attempt by the weather to make us believe it’s still summer, temperatures are beginning to drop, mini-heatwaves notwithstanding. It’s beginning to become autumnal. The cherry tree is turning all sorts of shades of orange and red. And the hares, when they can be seen, are in the fields. Probably. Actually, I think… Continue reading Card of the Week: A Hare-Raising Day

Papercraft

Card(s) of the Week: Eat, Drink and Be Rosemary

I’ve another double act of cards this week, a pair of herby cards. These used the Herb Garden stamp set from Simply Cards & Papercraft 214, plus the cocktail glass stamp from Simply Cards & Papercraft 212. I did have an idea, when I first saw the Herb Garden set (it also has dies) of… Continue reading Card(s) of the Week: Eat, Drink and Be Rosemary

Library

Remembering Reads: The One Hundred and One Dalmations

One of the more dangerous side-effects of having to organise or pack away books is rediscovering books you’d forgotten you had or which you’d misplaced and hadn’t been able to find, and starting a reread. I can’t remember why now, but a little while ago I was trying to find Dodie Smith’s The One Hundred… Continue reading Remembering Reads: The One Hundred and One Dalmations

Papercraft

Card(s) of the Week: The Owl and the Elephant

There are two cards this week, mainly because they're similar in style. When I made the black and white elephant card last month, I liked it so much I used one of the other stamps from the same Mindful Moments set from Creative Stamping 93 to make another such card. Well, two, because then I… Continue reading Card(s) of the Week: The Owl and the Elephant

Kitchen

The Simplest of Simple Cheese Puffs

This follows in the grand tradition of Delia Smith’s How to Cheat at Cooking. It’s one of my favourite recipe-books, partly because there’s no shame in being lazy and using ready-made ingredients like pastry. This recipe does not, specifically, come from it, but I doubt I'm the first to have made cheese puffs in this… Continue reading The Simplest of Simple Cheese Puffs