Archive for May 2015

Bits & Bobs: May 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1433098037507{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]It’s time for my monthly round up of Bits & Bobs for the month – yay! This month has been really busy in our day jobs, and I haven’t felt like I’ve had much time or headspace to do lots of crafting. So I’m really looking forward to having more time in June…

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A day out in Craster

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1432835155423{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We’ve had the week off this week for reading week (or half term, if you teach in a school!) and it has been lovely to have a few days at home. Last week was completely manic with the busiest week of the year in the day job, combined with playing in…

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Simplicity blogger challenge

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my dress for the Simplicity blogger challenge – and (with only a couple of days to spare) I have finished. Phew! When I heard about the challenge I knew I’d have to give it a go, and had an idea of what I wanted to do…

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Decluttering

As much as I have put off admitting this over the past few years, it is now time for a declutter at home. Such is the level of decluttering required, it will no doubt be known in the future as ‘The Great Declutter of 2015’ – but it really will be worth it! Naturally, most of the…

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Caramel cake

Today is World Baking Day and so I had to share a cake recipe with you! I made this caramel cake for my Mum’s birthday last month, and the recipe originally comes from the Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook (it’s a recipe by Nelly Ritchie who is in the Newcastle CCC – yay!). It was the first…

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Caboodle Magazine

Are you a fan of all things vintage? Love crafting and find yourself flicking through magazines for inspiration? Then you’ll love Caboodle Magazine! I found out about it through Instagram and decided to buy myself a copy – and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a wonderful mix of food, fashion, craft and more, and is just jam-packed…

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May madness

Hello everyone! Just popping in to apologise for my lack of blogging over the last 10 days or so. It’s May madness in my day job, which means far too much marking in hardly any time at all, and general brain fullness. So not a lot of time for fun things, sadly! But I’m hoping to…

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Chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and Marsala sauce

One night last week, we had a few ingredients that needed using up – so I googled ‘chicken and mascarpone recipe’ and found this one for chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and marsala sauce. We adapted it from the original recipe (click here to see that) so that it was just enough for two. We didn’t…

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Geometric painted roll-up blinds

When we planned our new kitchen, we knew that it would be a lovely light, bright space. Now that we’re well in to spring and the days are sunnier and longer, we’re really feeling the benefit of this! We knew that we’d have to get some blinds for the windows, and found one for the front one…

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Fabric covered exercise books

It’s National Stationery Week this week, and I thought I’d make a little project to celebrate (as a bonus post for today – yay!). These fabric covered exercise books take no time at all to make and are great for fabric stash busting! I’ve used mini notebook-sized ones here, but any size notebook with a…

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Raspberry and blueberry lime drizzle cake

It’s a lovely Bank Holiday weekend this weekend, which calls for cake! This lovely raspberry and blueberry lime drizzle cake is really fruity, and the combination works really well. Make it in a small square tin and it will be perfect for a picnic. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for good weather! 

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