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Archive for July 2014

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…

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Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt

Summer is well and truly here – it has even been glorious in Newcastle! We tried out this recipe at the weekend and it was so good. It’s really great to find a burger recipe with a difference, and the chilli, herbs and spices work so well with the lamb. So fire up your barbecue…

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Summer sewing

Ok, I admit it: I have seriously caught the bug for sewing clothes! I’ve made quite a few things already over the past few weeks, and have got a few other projects planned too! I’m finally getting around to sewing things that I’ve wanted to make for ages, and it’s fab 🙂

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Little house trinket shelves

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve had my eye on these little house shelves for some time now, and have been planning to customise them with pretty fabrics. You can pick them up on Ebay quite easily and I’ve been excited to get around to doing them! 🙂 I painted the houses white a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday…

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Sticky honey soy turkey

We found this recipe a little while ago and it’s just fab – low fat, quick to cook and also not very expensive! So it’s great all round 🙂 It’s becoming one of our new favourites!

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Pyjama trousers

I’ve got completely hooked on sewing clothes recently, and have done so much sewing! I feel like I’m really getting to know my machine better and I absolutely love it. I got this super fabric a little while ago to make some pyjama trousers, but I got a bit distracted by other projects before getting…

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Ukulele Celebration Cake

A very dear friend at work celebrated a special birthday today, and we volunteered to make a cake for the afternoon tea party. This eventually led to someone saying: ‘Could you make a ukulele cake?’ because Jackie is a super uke player! As we never like to turn down a challenge, we said yes!

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Pesto chicken with roasted vegetables

  Finding really tasty but healthy meals can often be tricky. I found ‘The Diet for Food Lovers’ in a bargain bin in TKMaxx, and it’s a fantastic book full of delicious recipes that don’t make you feel like you’re scrimping on flavour! This recipe is fast becoming one of our favourites – if you’re…

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The making of Tom’s trousers

A few weeks ago, I started making a pair of trousers for Tom (see my work in progress post for the beginnings of this project!). It was never going to be a quick project, and I wasn’t entirely sure that I’d get it right first time but I’d got some fabric quite cheaply, so this…

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Essentials Magazine feature

  This week, a very exciting thing happened: me and Daria (my partner in craft) are in Essentials Magazine! Our craft blog Less Grafting More Crafting is featured as we are ‘Crafters of the Month’ – how cool is that?! This is our first ever feature in an actual magazine, so naturally we rushed out…

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Pesto pizza with aubergine and goat’s cheese

I love making pizza from scratch – it’s a great thing to do at the weekend when you’ve got loads of time to make the dough. It tastes and smells amazing, so if you haven’t ever made one, why not have a go this weekend? I usually make tomato sauce for the topping but spotted this…

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