Monthly Archives: October 2013

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »