Next up on the cutting table

My first parcel of indulgence arribed this morning, the white cotton poplin and the faux suede from Tia Knight.  The suede is a good colour, but not quite the weight that I wanted for the DK drape front jacket…so I’ve been a Bad Fairy again. I’ve pinched the length of slightly nicer mock suede from … Continue reading Next up on the cutting table

Bacon, bake off

Geddit?  geddit? I’ll get me coat. Anyway, all I meant was, having had a lovely bacony breakfast, cooked by ma belle femme, we trotted off to the shops and got the required coconut, plus a whole heap of goodies from our local cake decorating emporium… My niece has asked me to make her daughter’s birthday … Continue reading Bacon, bake off


ANZAC day- a reminder that I promised to make the wife some anzac biscuits a couple of weeks ago, then found I hadn’t got the ingredients.  I finally got my golden syrup, so off to the kitchen.  No coconut.  Bum. Ah well. I’ll share the recipe while we wait: 2 level tablespoons golden syrup 5 … Continue reading ANZAC day

Graffiti and roses

A short post, and unfortunately rather blurry pics of the work in progress…I promise I’ll take better ones when I get this done! The fabric is of course from The Textile Centre on ebay, I bought 2 panels, each with 3 large orange roses on a random graffiti/newsprint background.  Dawn didn’t really fancy large roses … Continue reading Graffiti and roses

Animal Trouble…

I’ve had some animal trouble dear readers. First, I finished my lovely rainbow zebra jeans…and they didn’t fit. !”£$%^&*(!!! Quoth Fairy. Why didn’t they fit?  My own stupid fault of course.  I’m usually too impatient for toiles, but I had already had a bash using the Style Arc ‘Misty’ with the back crotch adapted from the ‘Flat … Continue reading Animal Trouble…

New baby

Here’s the new addition to our happy home, a beautiful Bengal boy, re-homed from a cousin. Don’t you think he looks like Puss in Boots? He hid under the bed on Saturday afternoon, only coming out if no one was around, to grab a biscuit or 2.  When all the fuss of the day was … Continue reading New baby