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Pac Man iced biscuits

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We’ve had these Pac Man cookie cutters since last Christmas and have been meaning to make them ever since then! This week there was a good reason to do it – our friend Kimberley had an 80s themed roller disco for her birthday, so this was perfect. They are really easy to make but the icing does take a bit of time because you have to let the layers dry. But I’m really pleased with the result! Continue reading…

Watercolour birthday cards

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Our lovely friend Rachel celebrated her 30th birthday this week, and I wanted to make her a special card for the day. Ages ago, I got some gorgeous Inktense watercolour pencils from Derwent (we went to visit the pencil museum at Keswick, which was amazing!). I’m not very good at drawing or painting, but these pencils are really easy to use and you can control exactly where the colour goes. When you add the water to the pencil, it produced really vivid inky colours, and even I can manage to make things look vaguely good when drawing! Continue reading…

Millionaire’s Flapjack

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This is a delicious combination which makes normal flapjack just that bit more special. The recipe is from the Gu Chocolate Cookbook (another book that comes highly recommended if you have a sweet tooth – you’ll want to make everything! I’ll definitely make these again but will probably double the flapjack amounts and chocolate – we used a brownie pan to make it in, and it didn’t stretch quite far enough. I’ve written the original amounts here. It does taste really good if you chill the flapjack in the fridge overnight before baking, just to make it really chewy. Continue reading…

Instagram gallery: October 2013

October was a busy month for me on Instagram – so many pictures to choose from! These are some of my favourites 🙂

Amy Butler A-line Skirt

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I haven’t made any clothes or done any big sewing projects since making our wedding waistcoats, but I’ve been planning several things and collecting fabrics to make them! I really like A-line skirts as they’re not too tricky to make and are really versatile, so I decided to start with this project first. This was the first piece of clothing that I ever made when I was first getting in to sewing – then I had a bit of a lull for a while before really getting back into it. Here’s a photo of that skirt, which I made using Amy Butler fabric: Continue reading…