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Chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and Marsala sauce | Hello! Hooray!

Chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and Marsala sauce

One night last week, we had a few ingredients that needed using up – so I googled ‘chicken and mascarpone recipe’ and found this one for chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and marsala sauce. We adapted it from the original recipe (click here to see that) so that it was just enough for two. We didn’t quite have all the original ingredients either, but our adapted version was really delicious! And it hardly took any time at all, so I’m sure we’ll be making this on a weeknight again soon.  Read More

Geometric painted roll-up blinds | Hello! Hooray!

Geometric painted roll-up blinds

When we planned our new kitchen, we knew that it would be a lovely light, bright space. Now that we’re well in to spring and the days are sunnier and longer, we’re really feeling the benefit of this! We knew that we’d have to get some blinds for the windows, and found one for the front one no problem (we just got a cream Venetian one, so it matches the front window in the living room). But the back windows are a little trickier – we used to have a roller blind in the existing window, but fitting something over the new door and window would be tough as there isn’t a lot of space. And I really wanted them to match, so it meant one thing: having a go at making them!  Read More

Fabric covered exercise books | Hello! Hooray!

Fabric covered exercise books

It’s National Stationery Week this week, and I thought I’d make a little project to celebrate (as a bonus post for today – yay!). These fabric covered exercise books take no time at all to make and are great for fabric stash busting! I’ve used mini notebook-sized ones here, but any size notebook with a thick paper cover will work just fine. Make one for yourself or a set of three for a little gift! Although I have used a plain fabric here, patterns do work best so bear this in mind when you’re choosing what to use. Read More

Bits & Bobs: April 2015

April has been a jam-packed month – it started out with the Easter holiday, which was just so lovely and relaxing! Since then things have been a bit hectic with my day job, but that hasn’t stopped me trying to fit in as much making as possible. The weather has been a bit unpredictable this month, but with all this lovely sun and rain the garden is flourishing. Lots to be thankful for this month!  Read More

Vintage sewing treasures

Tom’s Nanna recently passed on a box of vintage sewing treasures to me, and I had to let you see them! I was so excited to discover what was inside… I love anything vintage but especially sewing things. They always make me wonder who used them and where they came from. I don’t actually know anything about these, but I’ll find out and will let you know!  Read More