Archive for April 2015

Bits & Bobs: April 2015

April has been a jam-packed month – it started out with the Easter holiday, which was just so lovely and relaxing! Since then things have been a bit hectic with my day job, but that hasn’t stopped me trying to fit in as much making as possible. The weather has been a bit unpredictable this…

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Vintage sewing treasures

Tom’s Nanna recently passed on a box of vintage sewing treasures to me, and I had to let you see them! I was so excited to discover what was inside… I love anything vintage but especially sewing things. They always make me wonder who used them and where they came from. I don’t actually know…

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Leicester University Botanic Garden

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was away at a conference this weekend with my day job, as a few of us were speaking about a reading test that we have developed for our international students. I was really worried about it, but thankfully it went much better than it played out in my head beforehand and I’m very relieved…

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Filofax inserts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1429462831161{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]About a year ago, I decided to have a revamp of my Filofax inserts and wrote a little tutorial for my other crafty project, Less Grafting More Crafting. I fancied having a change with the inserts recently and thought it would be good to freshen everything up (including the tutorial), which was…

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Smiley jammy dodgers

Don’t you just love a jammy dodger? These ones are special: they are smiley jammy dodgers! I spotted the cutters for these biscuits in Lakeland a while back and just had to get them. They are brilliant! You get four shapes in the pack, with the front and back cutters for each one. I love…

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Mollie Makes specials

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1429178532445{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]I am a huge Mollie Makes fan and when I saw that they had published another special, I knew it would be right up my street! The latest one is all about social media, and as I found the blogging special to be very helpful I decided to add it to my…

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Spring in our garden

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1428958108391{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]It’s finally spring in our garden – hooray! 🙂 We spent a couple of days in the garden at the weekend and it was so lovely to be out there. On Friday the weather was glorious and so I did a bit of painting to brighten up our front door. It used…

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Strawberry and banana smoothie

So Easter has been and gone, and it’s back to work tomorrow. I’ve been doing my best to avoid the Sunday blues by keeping super busy all day – I’ve actually done quite well for once, which is really unusual for me! I’m trying not to focus on the negative things about going back, as…

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Liberty patchwork drawstring bag

I love love love Liberty fabric, and wanted to use my charm pack to make something that I could use all the time. I’ve been doing a lot of hand stitching recently and decided that it would be useful to have something to keep a project all together, so my Liberty patchwork drawstring bag is just perfect!…

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Cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan

It’s a tradition for us to have hot cross buns on Good Friday, and over the past couple of years I have tested out some hot cross buns with a difference. This year is no exception, and this recipe for cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan caught my eye. Well, the word ‘marzipan’…

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Bits & Bobs: March 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1427962023771{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Regular readers of my blog may well have been expecting the usual Instagram Gallery on the last day of the month, but I’ve been having a little spring clean on my blog, and decided to mix things up a bit (I am also a little late with it for various reasons –…

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