Foldaway shopping bag tutorial

A little while back, I saw a tweet from the Craft Cotton Co. asking for sewing bloggers who would be interested in working with them to create some free sewing tutorials for their new blog. I obviously jumped at the chance! I had a think about potential projects and decided to make a foldaway shopping bag that I’d been planning for a little while. I often forget to take a reusable bag with me when I go shopping, and I find that they take up so much room in my bag! So I wanted to design a foldaway one which will be far more convenient.  Read More

Amaretti biscuits

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If you’re thinking about giving a handmade gift this Christmas, this would make a great present. And if you’re not thinking about that, you should make them anyway! 🙂 Almond is one of my favourite flavours, so I doubt that these biscuits will last long. I followed the instructions below for my first batch which looked ‘rustic’, as I used a teaspoon to place the mixture onto the tray. For the second batch I rolled the mixture into small balls and they look a bit more like Gino D’Acampo’s – haha! This was messy and I could only manage 3 before having to wash my hands again, but it’s worth it if you want them to look more even. Continue reading…