Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chocolate tart. Egg, Nut and Dairy free.

I am working on recipes that look like they are made with milk or egg but have none. This is my first attempt and the family loved it. I wanted it to be light and fluffy but I ended up with smooth and creamy. Which I think was to do with the temperature of some of the ingredients being to warm. I have lots of ideas to try. I would love to perfect a light and fluffy mousse.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Enid Gilchrist, Pattern Book No.7

This book which came to me from my mum but originally from my Nanna is one of the many lovely vintage patterns that I have been given. This book offers lots of variety for young girls dresses 6 -12 years. You have to draft the pattern as per their diagram with measurements. Each pattern piece has a starting point and it gives good directions. Seam allowance is not included so you must remember when you cut your fabric.

These dresses are just so cute and you can see some of the pattern pieces with the measurements for drafting them. I will be attempting to make some dresses for my girls with these patters at some stage.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sewing a Christmas advent calendar

With allergy's advent calendars aren't something you can just buy of the shelf. I have wanted to sew one for a few years now but I always leave it to late and the panels are sold out. The other week I noticed my local craft shophad some

Christmas stuff out and this lovely snow man was there.At this stage I have lined all the pockets and sewn them on by machine no hand sewing here. Which I think looks fine as you can see in my close up of the pockets. I have to get some padding and fabric for the back and to make loops to hang it up. I will fill each

pocket with two small goodies for the girls to find each day on the count down to Christmas.