Chenille Blanket Beginnings

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My craft area is almost ready, well ready enough to start using. I've decided that the first project I do should be a fun and special one and I've settled on a Chenille Quilt. It'll be for the new baby and I'm excited to be doing some 'nesting' sewing. I'm sure I don't have the patience for a real patchwork quilt, but this seems like a good intro to quilting. The idea of cutting the channels to   << Continue Reading >>

A Work in Progress

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We are all moved and pretty much unpacked, but things are still a work in progress here. The biggest thing at the moment is that we are still without internet! Does anyone remember life about 15 years ago when that wouldn't have mattered?! Now, I'm just going mad! I feel so out of touch with the world. I haven't been checking blogs or reading the news...I feel like I don't know what's going on.   << Continue Reading >>

Coconut Cardamom Barfi

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Hubby and I were watching an old episode of Food Safari and they cooked up a batch of these sweet little Indian treats. They looked so easy and delicious that I made them up the next week to take to a BBQ. All you need is a saucepan, which worked well for me as most of my kitchen was in boxes at the time. Coconut Cardamom Barfi makes about 40 200g desiccated coconut* 50g desiccated coconut,   << Continue Reading >>

The Stamps Bag

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This was originally posted over on Emmaline Bags as a guest post while she was moving halfway across the world. We are now in the middle of moving, but only a few suburbs away. Right now I'm crazily unpacking boxes. I've always loved the British postage stamps. They're all the same, but so very different. I love the variations in colour! I still look at the bag and try and pick my favourite   << Continue Reading >>

Banana and Walnut Loaf

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About 18 months ago, hubby had to go on a business trip to the US. With a very unsettled baby permanently attached to my hip, I decided I wasn't going to miss out on the fun AND be on my own with Roman, so we went too! While we were in Seattle, I got a bit obsessed with the Starbuck's Banana Bread. This recipe is meant to be the same, although I can't quite remember what the original tasted like   << Continue Reading >>

Saucepan Handle Cozy

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Here is a guest post I originally posted over on Craftstorming. I love my Cast Iron skillets. They cook food beautifully and look cute sitting in a little stack. The handles can get pretty hot though! I don't like using a tea towel to grab them because the tea towel is usually wet so I burn myself or I use too much tea towel to grab the handle and set the tea towel on fire!! Little mitts or cozys   << Continue Reading >>

Cotton Sweater to Baby Wash Cloth

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I had some pieces of an old cotton knit sweater lying around... and by pieces, I mean the back of the sweater and an arm. I have no idea what happened to the rest of it! Anyway, I thought they would make lovely baby wash cloths. The knit has gotten soft and absorbent after lots of washes...perfect for wash cloths. I had a scrap of flannelette laying about, so this was an easy project to put   << Continue Reading >>