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A bit more about Hello! Hooray!

It has been a little over a month since my blog switched over from So Many Crafts, So Little Time! to Hello! Hooray! and I’m so pleased that I decided to change things. It was a bit daunting at first, and I didn’t realise all the technical things that I’d have to learn, but I’m glad that I just went for it! When the switchover happened we were on holiday, and I had to rush to the aquarium in Maryport to be able to use the WIFI there to write my original post about the changes. I arrived there quite late in the day and didn’t have a huge amount of time to say what I wanted to at the time! So hopefully I can cover everything that I wanted to, now that I have more than 20 minutes to think about it… Read More

Homemade fish fingers

Sometimes, you just see a recipe and you know you have to make it. Did you ever get that feeling? I did with this fish finger recipe! As much as I like cooking different dishes, I do have a soft spot for a fish finger sarnie. It sounds a bit faffsome to make them from scratch, but I really can’t tell you how delicious these are! The hint of fresh lemon zest works beautifully with the slight kick of the cayenne, and they don’t take much more effort than getting them out of a packet…well, maybe a bit more effort than that but it’s worth it! Read More

Brownie badges

My friend Donna has recently taken over the running of her local Brownie pack – yes, she’s a Brown Owl! How cool is that?! I was in the Brownies and then the Guides when I was a girl, although I don’t think I really appreciated them as much as I should have done at the time. In many ways I’d like to go back now, but Helen pointed out that I should probably join the WI instead! Read More

Steak and ale cobbler

Autumn is definitely here, which means the days are getting shorter and I just crave comfort food! As is traditional in our house, I made a Parkin to mark the start of the new season, and I made a yummy Guinness Parkin (click here for the recipe) which doesn’t use a whole can of Guinness. So I wanted to find a recipe to use up the rest of it! I thought about making a pie, but decided to make a pie mix but with cobbler instead. Read More

The Great Northern Quilt Show 2014

At the end of August, me and Mum went along to The Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate (yes, I’m still catching up with post writing!). We had never been before so didn’t really know what to expect, but it was brilliant! The show lasted for three days and we went on the Friday – it was busy that day, but I imagine that it was packed out on the weekend. Half of the showground was the exhibition quilts, and the other half was craft stalls. We were in our element – it was like Christmas had come early! Read More

Project Life storage

As I collected everything I needed to get started with Project Life, I realised that I had ended up with lots of different things in different boxes. It would be great, I thought, to have everything in one place, particularly as I don’t have a craft room so tend to move all my stuff around the house! Despite saying I wouldn’t buy any more cards having bought the Blush and Strawberry kits, I *might* have bought some more…maybe Kiwi and Honey…well, they all go together so well, and they were on offer…! But back to the Project Life storage problem. I had a look online, but all the best storage things seem to be available in America – I love this wooden one by CherieBee on Etsy, but it was really expensive for me to buy and then ship over to the UK. So I needed an alternative, and came across this box in John Lewis.

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