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

Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Orange Tablecloth

The last of the rainbow tablecloths, though probably not the last tablecloth I’ll make. Not when they’re so simple and straightforward and easy. I shall have to expand my fat quarter sewing into other, simple, patterns. The orange tablecloth This one used several quarters left over from the first yellow set I got back in… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Orange Tablecloth

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