Making the Christmas cake usually involves a massive fight between me and my sister, then one of us secretly decorating the cake or ‘adding our own touch’ whilst the other isn’t looking. This year, truly a ‘Christmas miracle’, we managed to make it without an argument. My sister took care of actually making the cake and I was left to decorate. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I love sending and receiving post. I wanted to share some ideas that I had for the decorating envelopes of mail I sent to my pen friends. Continue reading
I had a great time with my friends yesterday at the Great British Bake Off book signing. It was at Waterstones in Piccadilly, which is actually the largest book shop in Europe! It was such a fun event Continue reading
Hi everyone! It’s been a while – the start of term has been so hectic, as well as applying to uni too! I wanted to quickly show you this patchwork pencil case that I made recently. I’ve made a few others in different patterns too.
The denim fabric and the two teal/ turquoise prints are from John Lewis, and the monochrome flower print fabric is from ikea. I used a bright pink zip as a contrast to the cooler blue colours, which I really like. Continue reading
Hello everyone! As you read this I will hopefully be having a whale of a time in Wales on a school biology trip.
I’ve been enjoying the Great British Sewing Bee recently which has made me want to do some more sewing, so I thought I’d do a quick post on a couple of samples that I have made.
The first is a simple cactus embroidery on a white cotton fabric, which I purchased from Fabric Land. I gained inspiration for this design from Pinterest and it uses a combination of straight stitch and french knots. I also created cactus flowers by embellishing with small pearlescent seed beads. Continue reading
Hello again! All my exams are now over and I am returning to the blogosphere! As a celebration for it being nearly the end of the school year, and as one of my biology teachers is leaving, I decided to make a cell cake to share with my class.
I made a basic Victoria sponge cake using Mary Berry’s amazing recipe and filled it with a layer of jam. Continue reading
Hello everyone! It was my friend’s 17th birthday today, so I made some cakes to take into school for her. I actually bothered to take a few photos as I went along this time, to give you more of a step by step guide.
I used my favourite cupcake recipe (from an ancient/ partially destroyed kids cookery book): Continue reading
Hello again! Sorry for no posts in ages, but I’m finally back!
My boyfriend joined me to make chocolate cupcakes the other day! It was a lot messier than usual, and mainly involved him trying to cover me in icing and cake mixture – but it was still a lot of fun. 🙂 Continue reading