Tiny niece Greta loves Peppa Pig, so I’ve been doing some Peppa knitting for her second birthday. A toy Peppa – the pattern is from Woman’s Weekly – A Peppa jumper. I used a pattern from the Sublime Children’s double knitting book, and found a chart on flickr here . It was too hot at… Read More Piiiiiiiig!
I love making trifle when we are entertaining. So easy, can be made the day before, and delicious! We had some friends staying with us in January, and I decided I didn’t want any more leftovers (weird, I know, but it was just after Christmas). So I made some individual trifles, and they were wonderful.… Read More Chocolate Malteser and cherry trifles
This blog is three years old! I’m amazed. I’ve just been looking back at my first posts, and it’s funny to see which clothes I never wore and which got worn to death. My first successes were a white Colette Jasmine and a Vogue 1247 skirt in navy batik. The failures were mainly flower print… Read More Blogiversary, and a giveaway
This year we are celebrating Mr D’s 50th birthday and nephew James is 21. So on Good Friday we took a group of family and friends to River Cottage for a Baking Bread course. I haven’t made bread before, mainly because I thought it involved lots of kneading – which looked like hard work! But… Read More Ten go baking at River Cottage
It took me a while to work out how to smock on to polka dot fabric. Here’s what I learned – mainly by making a complete hash of it! Before you begin, mark the start point of each line of smocking with a removable pencil. Ignore the line of dots which would be in the centre… Read More Smocking on polka dots – tutorial
The pattern for this little rabbit comes from Toy Knits by Debbie Bliss. The book was published in 1995, and I bought it soon after, which means I’ve been making this pattern for nearly 20 years! I think the first one was for a sweet little girl called Eleanor, who is now a beautiful twenty-something. There’s… Read More Easter bunny, and a budding seamstress
I wrote about how much I love listening to podcasts back in November, and since then I’ve found more and more to enjoy. One or two are quite new, so I thought you might be interested to hear about them, if you haven’t already. My top three at the moment – Dear Sugar Radio – based… Read More Favourite Podcasts