Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween macarons – Scream versus Jack Skellington

Happy Halloween everyone. Macarons aren’t typical Halloween fare but they definitely should be. It occurred to me recently that macarons are ripe for a bit of decorating and with Halloween approaching I was on the look out for some suitable … Continue reading

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Dark chocolate, marzipan and amaretto truffle cake

Last week was Chocolate Week 2011, with numerous chocolate related events taking place across the UK. The majority of the events were in London, building up to the highlight of the week, Chocolate Unwrapped. This was a two day event … Continue reading

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Baby sleeping bag for Rowan

My previous posts may have given the impression that I only ever make things for Casper. Take a look at Rowan though…. Of course I want to make things for him too, it’s just that I chose a rather ambitious … Continue reading

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KCWC Day Three

Well the skirt was a hit. Freya absolutely loved it and insisted on wearing it as soon as she was out of bed. Result! I realise that I am now blogging a day behind but I ran out of time … Continue reading

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Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I have been excited about this challenge since the weekend, when I was made aware by Laura that this Elsie Marley creation existed. It is called the Kids Clothes Week Challenge (KCWC) and involves committing one hour a day for … Continue reading

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Origin

The Crafts Council-run Origin Contemporary Craft Show is in my diary every year. Origin showcases the work of a wide variety of makers in all sorts of materials (metals, glass, ceramics, wood, textiles etc.) and is a good visit if … Continue reading

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Beautiful bean bags

I have long been creating replicas of brilliantly crafty people’s work finding inspiration either from books, things I’ve stumbled across in shops, or most recently the marvelous World Wide Web. About three months ago I quite by chance came across … Continue reading

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Peppa Pig Pops

I am a relative newcomer to blogs. The first blog I discovered was Bakerella after my husband showed me these amazing Sesame Street cake pops. I thought they were so cute and was really impressed by how simple yet effective … Continue reading

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