Yearly Archives: 2013

Christmas Meals

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Cooking Christmas dinner is a bit of a tradition for me and Nikki when it comes to our family Christmases. When the whole family used to descend on our Grandparents house ‘en mass’ our family would stay at least the night before as we lived further away and the cousins would arrive on the day.  We would take control of… Read more »

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Recent Crafty Times

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Well it is the run up to Christmas so we have been getting crafty but have been very lax about blogging about it. Sorry. Here are a few photos of the things that I have been making recently, I will go into more details on some of them in their own posts later.  Food Stuff: Kicked off with Christmas Puddings… We had… Read more »

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Charity Shop Haul {Jewellery}

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I showed you this bag of Jewellery on Monday from a recent trip around the charity shops. Once I went through the bag it was obvious there was a LOT of bits in there, some more impressive than others.  Well here is a run down of what was inside and some thoughts on what I am going to do with… Read more »

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Last Week In Pictures {21-17 Oct}

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Monday: I started pattern making for a new Latin Dress Tuesday: A day full of home improvements. Today we have three sets of double glazing replaced. Wednesday: I adapted the one Pot Pasta dish for tagliatelle and chorizo with a creamy sauce.   Thursday: I had one of our lovely mini Camembert roasted for dinner with some of my Aunts home… Read more »

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My Latin dress: The stoning part 1

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So by now my latin dress is looking like a dress. Yay! But definitely far from finished. The fringing has been completed.   But now for the fiddly and time consuming part… Stoning! Most ballroom and latin dresses are pretty heavily embellished to make them sparkly and to stand out on the dance floor. My dress will be no exception…. Read more »

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Weekend Haul I {Jelly Time}

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This weekend I have been busy making stuff from a ton of windfalls the my parents brought down the other weekend and trying to preserve some of the produce from our garden.  I made Rosemary Jelly with all the Rosemary ‘branches’ which were lying along the floor.  Quince Jelly (with apples) from some of the Ornamental Quince from my parents… Read more »

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One Pot Pasta Meal

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There have been a number of recipes flying around pinterest for one pot pasta dishes and I thought I’d try one out, with my own spin… One pot pasta inspiration http://pinterest.com/pin/29343835044940936/ This was the inspiration for my meal although I made a few tweaks based upon what I had available.  For the veg I used frozen peas and sweetcorn, I used… Read more »

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Autumn Update!

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So I have actually had a bit of time recently to write some blog posts and make some new items, but that time might go away quite soon. I am just about to start university again, tomorrow is the first day of my PhD program! Unfortunately this probably means I will say bye bye to my free time.  I have… Read more »

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My Latin dress: The fringing

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So now that the leotard is here and covered (Read about the leotard here) I can move on to the fringing! The first very exciting bit! Here are the colours of fringing that I got, I am very pleased with how well the colours go together. I bought 15cm tactel fringing from DSI and Chrisanne, it was reasonably pricey, but I… Read more »

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