Monday, 31 January 2011

New Blog

Toooooooo excited for words!
Come and see!
With my new business partner in tow 'I' is now 'We' and We have a new Blog!
So come on over and show us some blog love! pretty please?!!
Click on the image above to drop by...
So I have now moved from here to there and shall be posting there from now on,
be good to see you there, a few familiar faces to make us feel at home.
Hope to see you all soon x

Thursday, 13 January 2011


So News News News Flash!
My BIG news this year is:

Me + Gillian (v talented lady with needles, yarn, felt and thread!)
Brand spanking new business together!

We are now one and are known hence forth as:

We are currently moving into our new studio space at Creek Creative in Faversham, Kent.
As we travel along this road of planning, moving, setting up and settling into our newness I will keep you updated. Because ultimately once everything is in full swing we'd love you to come visit us either in person or to drop by our website and blog!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New year to you all!

Wishing you one and all a most prosperous New Year!
A year filled with health, happiness and well being.

Any resolutions yet?
I'm not normally one for resolutions it has to be said, having seen so many others make and break them but this year I have decided to make the effort with some simple ones
1. smile (more)
2. laugh (louder and more often than I do)
3. be the BEST Best Lady I can for my beautiful sister's wedding this year
4. be inventive in my creativity
5. set time aside each day to work on a goal
6. raid the charity shops even more!
5. grow in all ways

(psssstttttttt............. I have news to tell you over the next few months of a v exciting creative business venture happening involving me and................. phew nearly said too much! haha! be telling all soonish, watch this space!)


The 52MMMC Week 13

Well hello!

I've decided to be succinct in showing you my next 'make' but make it I did indeed.
So no masses of photos just the two.

I joined a class to make clothes! and what a fab class it was too, it was one of my aims to actually make an item of clothing to wear. Now I know I had already completed the shirt/blouse but this was the challenge - a jacket from beautiful fabric in a vibrant colour to be able to wear.

As you can see I chose a 'very easy' pattern to create my garment from, don't want to run before we can walk and all that!

And this is the result! like? or no? it does look better on a person than a hanger, a free flowing swing jacket/coat, warm, cosy and handmade by me!

so tick in the achieved box there!

If you are wanting to learn about making clothing from patterns yourself then I highly recommend the class I attended which is back this year (2011) for a new term of creating. I can't make it this term as I have another pressing venture unfolding (more soon.....!! all v exciting!) but if you would like to join up then here are the details:
Venue: Broadstairs Adult Education Centre (Hilderstones) Kent
Tutor: Barbara Roots (so lovely and enthusiastic about your projects!)
Course title: Sewing - clothesmaking
This terms course starts: 12/01/2011 for 10 weeks.
Times: 10am - 12pm. (Although I think there is also an evening class too)
Check out for further details, dates and courses.

Oh and before I forget way back now I was asked for the recipe for the fruit gingerbread I made so here it is:

400g plain flour; 1tsp baking powder; 1tbsp ground ginger; 1tsp ground cinnamon; 225g unsalted butter (cut into sml pieces); 125g molasses or blk treacle; 175g soft light brown sugar; 3 eggs beaten; 75g dried cherries, halved; 115g stoned dried dates, chopped; 50g preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped; 90g sultanas.

Preheat oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2. grease and base line a deep 20cm square cake tin.

Mix the flour, baking powder, ground ginger and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Put the butter in a saucepan with the molasses or black treacle and sugar, stir over a low heat until melted. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well. Beat in the eggs until smooth, then stir in the dried cherries, dates, stem ginger and sultanas, mixing well.

Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared tin. Bake in the over for 1-1 1/4 hours or until a skewer inserted in the centre come out clean. Cool for 10 mins, turn out onto wire track to cool completely.

Ta dah! yummy cakery!
Obviously if you're anything like me who never finds the exact ingredients to go in things then you kind of ad lib and bend the rules on what your cherries, dates, ginger make come like!
enjoy! x