Friday, 22 November 2013
to say I won't be around for a bit as I have just agreed to write my 3rd book which will end up being my 2nd book and my 2nd book will become my 3rd....if that makes sense and I am on a bit of a tight deadline....you can still keep up with handmade 365 on instagram and there maybe some random posts here and there and I do have some exciting projects and chit chat to share with you all when I get a moment or two .....til then xx
Friday, 15 November 2013
A week was stolen from me...I have no idea where it went, days without electricity, days gluing a sticking with friends and dark days that can be such a struggle. This was my favourite outfit and the only one I snapped a shot of with and without pinny...for Miss V's party
Sunday, 10 November 2013
- too many lives were lost last week, lights gone from the world but still shining up above us
- marshmallows roasting outside while fireworks boom & bang
- a girl turned 5
- deadlines met
- school reviews
- and a wee bit of snow for winter to announce its coming
wonderful high and some horrid lows this week....hope the next one is a little better x
Saturday, 9 November 2013
There's nothing like making homemade biscuits to fill in a few hours of weekend boredom, especially when it glum outside and Violet is always quite keen to get stuck in when the promise of foodie goodness is the end result.
We love coming up with new flavours for biscuits and usually results in a rummage through the cupboard and me making a few sensible suggestions.....today we decided on malted milk & peanut butter and my they were yum
If the sound of the cookies tickles your fancy then here is the recipe we used
BITS & BOBS....
- 125g soft butter or margarine
- 50g sugar
- 125g self raising flour
- 30g malted milk powder (horlicks or similar)
- 2 tbsps crunchy peanut butter
- pinch of salt
- pre heat oven to 170/375/5
- cream the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy
- stir in the peanut butter and then fold in the flour & malted milk powder ( the mix should be quite stiff)
- take small spoonfuls and roll into small balls, place onto a baking tray and flatten with a fork
- bake for 10-15 mins
- remove from tray and allow to cool on rack
- hide from children who will devour them in 2 minutes flat and then demand to make more
As you can see ours were rather on the large size as Violet was in control of potion control....
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Every year I make a doll for Violets birthday, something she can hug, cherish and hopefully keep forever and a day. I guess after years of birthday as the boys were growing up and all those truck loads of plastic rubbish that gave a fleeting second of joy I wanted Violet to have at least 1 thing to keep. I wish I had done this with the boys.....
As you can see the early cuddlies have been loved and cherished for sure, dolls have lost arms to the devilish dog and been stripped of their clothes and tattooed!
This years doll has a rather jaunty mustard shawl with a fox brooch proudly pinned, I am wondering how long it will be before Violet spots it, how long it will be before her neatly plaited hair is dishevelled and unkept and what her name might be....
I hope they have many adventures, she keeps whispered secrets and wipes tears, steals biscuits from the kitchen and keeps away from the danger of dogs but above all she will hold those precious memories of these early years in many years to come.
Sunday, 3 November 2013
- there were parcels of aran goodness from panma
- we adopted Dolly and she came to live in here forever home
- i sorted my overflowing wool stash
- collected the last of the windfalls and made some herb jelly
hope you all had a most lovely week and an even better on to come x