Saturday, 23 June 2012

Rhubarb custard cake

This is a recipe from the BBC Good Food website, link here.
It is very delicious, moist and tasty. I've just eaten a slice cold but it would be lovely served hot with custard as a dessert.

You might think my blog's been quiet lately, that's because I've started a new crafty blog over at if you'd like to take a look xxx

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - lilac loveliness

Here's a little card I'd like to enter into Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I chose a load of bits of lilac paper from my scrap box and dusted off my heat embossing gear to make the stamped image in the middle.
Here is the sketch I was following...
... and I think I did a better job this week :)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Happy Bodging :)

Do you like my crochet stripe pillowcase?
I'm rather taken with it.
It's much better than a crochet stripe blanket, which was started in Septemeber 2010 and would probably never get finished.
So, I crocheted the sides together, wrapped it around a pillow and tied the back with ribbon.
And if anyone asks, it was always going to be a pillow, right?

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Wedding card - sweet sketch wednesday

So, I thought I'd have a go at a blog challenge!
Sweet sketch Wednesday involves making a card following a layout. This week the layout is this...
Well, this was actually quite hard for me - I usually just make things up as I go along!
Consequently I haven't followed the sketch too accurately; mine has a few less layers for a start (sorry!)
But I'm pretty pleased with the result for a first try!
The image is a digi stamp from digi stamp boutique and I've used the promarkers to colour it in.
The greeting is handwritten, and I've embellished with some lovely lilac ribbon.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Yoyos - why have I never made these before??

I decided to join in with Jubilee fever and made some little hairclips - just a little fabric yoyo, a button and some ribbon.
Yoyos are so cute and they take about 1 minute to make! Just cut a circle of fabric, make a quick hem all around with running stitch and pull the thread gather it into a little puff!
So I made myself a little brooch, this time with two yoyos and a heart button.
Apparently in the 1950's it was very fashionable to sew hundreds of yoyos together and make a bedspread.
I think I'll just stick to hairclips and brooches though!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

40th Birthday cards - a sign that your friends are getting old!!

I made this card for my ready and available stash, using some pretty paper and the cricut machine.
Then a friend asked me to make a personalised version...
And then another friend wanted the first card, but the recipient had seen it on my facebook page, so I ended up making my 3rd 40th card in one day!
I really like this one, the bright colours and the 3d effect of the flowers.

(And just in case anyone is wondering - I'm only 38!!)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dinosaurs - regular green ones and the lesser spotted pink!

I'm getting better with my pens - this is a digi-stamp called Eric dino from digi-stamp boutique. I've coloured him in green, with purply  (probably no such word as purply) brown spots.
And here he is in a more lime green incarnation.
This must be Erica - I think she looks cute in pink and purple - who says dinosaurs can't be girly??