Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baking on a Friday.....

 Mmmm cornish pasties were made but were re-named cornish sausage dogs lol....may look funny but boy they tasted good,one didn't make the photo as it was gobbled up by DH before I could even take a photo and another was soon demolished by moi soon after this photo was taken,so all-in-all a success even if they did turn out mutant!
I had some leftover pastry I didn't want to waste so thought I'd make up this raspberry tart and let me tell you it too didn't last long before a couple of pieces were eaten from it,MMmmmm nothing beats home cooking on a cool day.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Photo's galore.....

 This is a baby blanket I've been knitting using a wool called chenille,it's very soft and lovely to work with.I have a ball left over from the blanket so I'm thinking of making a few face washers to go with the blanket as a gift.....another finish for the gift box this year and OPAM.
 These yummy fat 1/4's are from Cathy who organises the fat 1/4 club I'm in,Cathy sent these fat 1/4's for my birthday......thanks Cathy it feels like I've been celebrating my birthday all month lol.
 These very pretty red fat 1/4's ,ribbon and DMC threads are from Nomes who also participates in the fat 1/4 swap with me.Thanks Naomi I love them all!
 Naomi also surprised me with a belated birthday pressie,I love the red polk-a-dot pouch and can see my hexies having a nice place to rest while working on them.Naomi also sent me some card embellishhments and mini post it notes which will come in handy with my uni work.
 This is a picture of the front of the bag,just gorgeous.....
Look how deep it is,I'm predicting I'll be able to fit lots and lots of hexies in here,the perfect place to store them!! Thanks Naomi and Cathy for making my birthday a very special month for me :) XXX

Saturday, April 21, 2012


 On my craft forum I joined in the bookmark swap and this is what I made and sent to Nome's.The stitcheries are by leanne Beasley and done in purple Nome's favourite colour.
 This month in the fat 1/4 swap I also sent to Nomes ( I posted them together)  Nomes and I had a little discussion via emails about the theme as I don't really like brights so we decided to send each other something diferent and these are what I selected for her.I just love the babushka doll one!
I've also been working on finishing a few small projects like this cushion cover,all it needed was a bit of the running stitch done and then I could put it together....why oh why do I alsways get to nearly the end of a project and then put it away without actually finishing it off.All it took me was 10 min's max to finish the embroidery and another half hour and I had a finished cushion cover :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Peg....this one's for you

This parcel will be winging it's way to you tomorrow......keep an eye out for the postie :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More pic's.....

 I did a private pincushion swap with sue from and this is the pincushion I made as well a few extra bits and pieces to go with it.I really enjoyed making up this pin cushion by Leanne Beasley,may just need to make myself one in red & white I think.
 This is the lovely pincushion and extras I received from Sue in the swap....ooops forgot to add the fabric panel to the pic's will add it in my next post Sue.The cappucino sachet lasted till just after the photo shoot lol.
Thanks for being my swap partner Sue and hopefully we'll be able to do another swap together in the future???
 This journal was made for a special friends birthday,I've loved making up journals to suit the recipient,plus I'd heard through the grapevine that the last one I'd made her had been filled up so a perfect reason to work on more.
I hope you had a very special day Ondrea and a wonderful rest of the year xxxxx
 My Hubby bought me my requested staple gun and bright & early on my birthday I played around with it by going through some stitcheries I'd put aside to put onto canvases.....let's just say I had a lot of fun but my wrist was aching after I'd finished this canvas.I'll show you more photo's as I staple more onto other canvases :)
Remember that lone round cushion I'd finished last month and the two round cushion tops waiting to be finished well TA DA..... all done!! I now have all three finished and I love them!!!!
I'll be back later with more photo's of what I've been working on and finishing up....I've been very busy :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Birthday Pictures..........

 The jelly roll and fabric are from my sister Anne,the jelly roll is called Redwork renaissance by Chloe's,love,love red and white together.
 Anne also knows I love old china and collected these beauties to add to my china stash MMmmmm
This pretty apron was made for me by my MIL,I love the fabric colour she chose to make it in.I've been wearing it this past week while baking and it fits really nicely...I still have a few more photo's to post of other lovely pressies I received for my birthday but blogger is plaing silly buggers so will try again over the weekend.

I'll also try and post some pic's of some of the things I've been finishing of over April  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012


I tried putting the number generater thingy onto my blog but couldn't work it out DUH! so I printed the results off and took a photo.........As you can see the winner of my giveaway was "Peg" from  Congratulations Peg,if you could email me your snail mail addy I'll round up a few extra bits & pieces to add to your parcel and send it of to you this week :) Barb.
P.S: keep an eye out in June for my blogversary giveaway......

Sunday, April 8, 2012

GIVEAWAY REMINDER........and one of my birthday gifts!

Today's the last day to enter my givaway.....anyone can enter doesn't matter where you live!! I'll be announcing the winner in the morning....
 This beautiful cook book I received from my sister Anne for my birthday last Sunday,
and this is what I'll be making from it for dessert tonight...."Lemon curd & raspberry brioche pudding" :)  Now aren't you wishing you had a sister like mine.....
I'll post more photo's of my birthday gifts after I announce the winner tomorrow morning.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


 Today is my Birthday.....not telling how old I'm turning LOL.....but the above journal is one of the things up for grab! I'm loving red & white together,can you tell?
This is one of the crocheted star garlands I made a little while ago.....I thought this would be nice to put in the giveaway basket,can never be to early for Christmas I say......but wait there's more!!!but I'm going to keep it secret hehehehe,just know I'll be adding a few little extras to the parcel to sweeten the giveaway.
All you have to do is make one comment on this post and that's it,no jumping through hoops no becoming a follower of my blog ( but if you want to you can ) just leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner next Sunday the 8th of April and announce the winner on Monday.
Good luck to all who enter :) Barb.