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When am not doing the everyday stuff of life i am making things. Or thinking about making things....

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Xmas roundup

Just clearing some pics from the old ipad and thought i d do an xmas roundup.

Elas and olaf in Hama beads by O - well done!

 

Lots of xmas baking this year. Stollen was from James Morten's bread book and very good.

Small xmas ginger biscuits went down a storm with the kids. Recipe is from a tesco magazine with extra spice added.

An xmas cake with bow design! Found a vintage Spode plate in a C shop for £4, so it looked nice on there.

Some messy jam tarts for the non mince pie loving crowd.

Makingwise i did homemade crackers which were v popular this year and filked with homemade lavender soaps and vintage silk bow ties, yep from the C shop £1 each! I made a willow tree and we added decorations each day advent style. Some were chocolate and others had outings on the number cards. The kids enjoyed it and it looked really effective lit up.

 

Gift tags from paint samples with button toppers, these were very effective, wish I had made more.sharon and i had a great afternoon card making which was the inspiration for these.

 

 

Mostly willow weaving

The results of a lovely afternoon at my craft soul, Zola's crafting workshop in Cobham. I did make a super
Willow wall hanging

Sadly Zola is closing her workshop at the end of january this year but I am so impressed with what she acheived over the 9 months she was open. homeless from flooding and doing 2 other jobs at the same time!

 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Mostly mushrooms

 
Way bac in half term when the weather was dry and amazingly warm the kids did a tree climbing day at Langley Park in Bucks. Fantastic day and sooooo many mushrooms. Ive always wanted to do a foraging course to learn more about them. Below the only one i know with certainty is the deadly fly agric, but it is a spectactular fairy toadstool one.
 
And i discovered the black and white filter on my iphone.... Finally!

 

 

 

Mostly instagram

Im on instagram as mostlymaking i think! Here is a selection from the end of the year. There are a few homemade goodies, cakes mainly and some sewing but ive been super busy helping Stokie Bloke with painting and his VAT account since the summer so this poor blog has suffered. I ll make a decision whether to carry on with it soon. In the meantime here is some eye candy....