Monthly Archives: August 2010
This afternoon I made Piccalilli.
The recipe say’s to wait a week before eating and a recipe online advised a month. I hope that the wait time will work some magic with the flavours. In it’s current state it isn’t great – too salty and also, strangely, too sweet!
Proof of my goddess-ness! 4.5 jars of Mandarin Jam and it’s yummy! (independently tested by Chris). Actually it’s more like a marmalade with skin included and a slightly bitter flavour.
Today I will attempt to make Mandarin Jam.
Instead of spending years saving jars, I ended up buying around 60 new jars and lids. I have big plans for jam this year.
I’m very proud of the zip backing I put on these cushion covers 🙂
The hooked rug is getting boring and I’m only 1/10th of the way thorugh. Options 1) use the colours in a different way 2) reduce the size.
A greeting card/painting in progress. (same scaley pattern as the rug!).
Clockwise from top left:
- Quick biscuits using this recipe– Very yummy!
- Jasper and Chris at swimming lessons
- Yoghurt with leatherwood honey – yum!
- A bit of cross stitch, I’m using motifs I downloaded from Needleprint, they are the set called Vierlander Motifs Volume 1.
- This week my ‘Free Friday’ was spent sewing a quilt top. My new strategy is to use the services of a long arm quilter to get some UFO’s finished and into use – lickety split.
- All the yarn for the rug project has been cut, bundled and stashed in a basket ready for hooking.
- I finally finished the crocheted blanket! I hope it gets lots of use by it’s new owner – baby Mietta.
- A shot of my work table last Friday morning – the radio is tuned to Classic FM, there’s coffee in the plunger and a day of sewing (and pilates class) is ahead of me.
Inspired by one of my favourite blogs Tiny Happy. It was a situation where I saw her blog post and immediately started measuring my Bodum, riffling through fabrics, cutting and sewing.
This is the sort of fun stuff I can do when Jasper is at day-care 🙂 I’m finding that 6 hours respite a week makes a HUGE difference to my wellbeing (aka sanity) and a bonus is that Jasper seems to really enjoy it too!
The cozy was constructed almost exclusively from scrap bin fabrics (yay!!) and utilised a random bit of embroidery from my pile of random embroideries (super yay!!)
The buttons are from Deep Indigo Etsy Shop. Aren’t they cute? I think they are 🙂