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Bakewell cake with raspberry curd filling

I’ve been invited to take part in Vertbaudet’s Summer Baking challenge, and was asked to make any summery cake and share it on my blog. So this is my entry – a combination of recipes that I love to make! The cake is a Bakewell cake, which usually only consists of one layer but I made two here so that I could fill it with homemade raspberry curd and buttercream. The contrast between the sweet curd and the tangy fresh raspberries works so well. If you’re having a summer party then this would be great to feed a few people, and you could use fresh cream instead of the buttercream. And then you’ve still got the rest of your batch of raspberry curd to enjoy even though Autumn is on the way! Read More

Welcome to Hello! Hooray!

I’m so excited that my new site is now up and running! Welcome to my new-look blog with a brand new name too: Hello! Hooray! There are several reasons why I decided to have a little update – let’s talk about the name first. When I started blogging a couple of years ago, it was just for fun. I came up with the name and set up my wordpress blog, and I never thought it would become such a big part of my life. I also didn’t realise that someone else had the same name as me (but with a different URL), or that I really should have checked that out a bit more! Two years later and I’ve realised that this is one of my passions and I’d love to make a living out of it (if that’s possible). So switching my blog over and having my own unique name was a must. I wanted something shorter (!!) and less specific – and the fact that I went part time in my day job last year to focus on this meant that my old blog name just didn’t make sense anymore!


Although the look and name have changed, I’ll still be blogging about things that I love to make and do. I’m also looking to have guest blog posts by other bloggers too, so there is lots to look forward to! I hope you like my new blog – I’d love to hear what you think!


Instagram gallery: July 2014

This month involved a lot of crafting and enjoying our garden, which has given us the most wonderful blooms this year! I hope you enjoy my Instagram gallery for July!

Top to skirt alteration

I bought this top a few years ago – I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous floral pattern! I know it looks like a dress, but it really is far too short for that…! Anyway, more recently it hasn’t fit on the top half, but I was convinced that if I had the courage to do it, the bottom half would fit if I turned it into a skirt. After such a long time of wondering about it (and some inspiration from Dawn O’Porter’s tv programme, ‘This Old Thing’) I decided to give it a go. Read More