Daily Archives: September 6, 2010

Labels And A Pouch to Keep Them In

Labels Done! I traced circles onto some old drawings of mine using the bottom of a pepper grinder as a template.  The drawing side is on display and the pertinant info is recorded on the back.

A few weeks ago I bought a book about Blackwork and gave a small motif a whirl.  The technique is pretty finicky – especially on the fabric I was using which wasn’t ideal for counted embroidery.

It took me about half an hour to make this up into a lined zippered pouch.  I’m pretty chuffed as I’d never tried to make one before and it all just came together so effortlessly.  Even with Jasper pressing buttons on my sewing machine while I was using it!

So this is where my spare jam labels and hole punch now reside.

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More Preserving!

Ok this might get a little boring for some… but I’ve been at it again:

Six jars of Onion Jam and two jars of Pickled Beetroot!  The onion jam tastes like sweet pickled onions  (YUM!!) and I’ll have to wait and see how the beetroot turns out.

Both recipes were from A Year in a Bottle by Sally Wise. (and the jars are sitting on a handmade tea towel made by Gina/ClutterPunk… I love it!)

I’m now at the stage where I need to consider labelling.  I think a simple tag on a string might be better than a sticker…. I hate trying to wash labels off bottles!

And, it’s been a while since I shared some photos of Jasper:

He turns 16 months old in a few days!

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