Saturday, June 28, 2014


We have a pasta maker, had it for maybe 5 years. Still in its box. For some unknown reason Blair decided to make pasta today. Because, you know, we only have a million other things to do... It was actually fun and very interesting giving it a  go. Easy but hard, recipe only two ingredients, 500 grams of flour and 4 eggs, the mixing and kneading very hard. 

So we wanted to try a little bit, with a lot of nerves we started feeing it through the maker and after a few feeds through we made angel hair pasta!!!

I cooked it up and it tastes like brought stuff, but better because we made it! Very very cool!! 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

A pretty pink skirt

Today I managed to whip up a skirt for Adele whilst Greta was asleep. She has seen one I made for Greta and said she liked the design. Being a sucker for compliments I obliged and made her one. I saw some many lovely fabrics but I know she loves pink and I really wanted her to wear it. 

I made a contrasting under skirt from grey and white. 

And a pocket for treasures, must remember to check before washing it! 

The fabric is Little Azalea and the grey Robert Kaufman. The pattern is  Anna-Maria's All Set.

And then Greta started posing, she was in her pants from the other day...



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another pair of the old faithful

Having finally used most of my bigger pieces of fabric I went about brought a few more pieces. Enough for these pants for Greta, a birthday dress for her and a skirt for Adele. Today I whipped up the pants. Greta actually squealed with delight when she saw them. Oh how I love her!! And she picked the pink, I kept pointing to a wonderful purple, but no, she wanted the pink. 

They are quite bright and that's perfect for these deary winters days. 

Tomorrow I am going to hopefully make Adele's skirt, well that's the plan anyway. 


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Off to a baby shower

My baby brother and his fiancĂ© are about to have their first baby, hard to believe, not the baby part but MY baby brother is having a baby. Absolutely means we are getting old. 

At the moment life is a bit reactory. What ever is happening next gets the attention, very little forward planning. Not exactly how I like to live but just how it is at the moment. Term break in 6 week for me and as much as I love my course, a break will be welcomed for sure!! 

Anyway so Saturday morning, literally the morning of the shower, I started making the gift. I knew what I was making and had the fabric sorted, I had manged a shop for zip so was ready to go. A few hours later, between breakfast and showers and the craziness of our house it was done. Perfectly I had a random green button too. 

Not for them to go now, five weeks. It will fly past.