31 October 2006
28 October 2006
So I'm left home alone & I've had a nice day baking, catching up with The Archers on the radio & working on wedding invitation designs for our friends Claire & Joe. I'm pleased with how they're looking....a little sneak preview of the WIP....
....my workroom is v v messy! Off now to clear up & pack these samples ready to post on Monday. Hope everyone's having a good weekend. Our clocks go back tonight to GMT so an extra hour in bed tomorrow :)
Posted by kelly at 20:32
27 October 2006
Posted by kelly at 16:38
23 October 2006
Our new runner is based on my sister-in-law Marian's wedding & uses her colour scheme. It was a good exercise in creating something without any of the actual fabrics used for the dresses. We are really pleased with it & again we're making a couple of cushions to match. I'd love to photograph it in a bedroom with lots of Venetian glass furniture :) but alas I have none so will probably go for white bed linen on our white iron bedstead.
We are going to do one last collection so that we have 3 ranges to start taking to wedding fairs in the New Year. I'm looking out for a wedding to use....it would be good to go with a blues/greens colour scheme this time I think. I'll be back with more news of how it's all going soon.
Hope everyone's having a good week! x
Posted by kelly at 19:39
22 October 2006
hot chips with s&v
old bookshop browsing
oodles of cake, coffee & tea
c practising his guitar
watching the dancing on tv
4 cats to cuddle & lots of sneezing
gazing at the pier, the beach, the sea
& nest stitchery galore with Mum
(more of which tomorrow!)
Posted by kelly at 19:53
18 October 2006
Posted by kelly at 19:17
15 October 2006
Abi - Raiders of the Lost Crepe (ham/cheese/tomatoes)
Ciaran - Crepefast at Tiffany's (ham/mushrooms/egg)
Sunday....lie-in. A long lazy breakfast with muesli, coffees & brioche. Then a nice walk at a local mill. Amazing twisty trees, the clearest/smoothest water, boats on the river, pretty thatched cottages....strolling along whilst chatting/singing/laughing. Hungry again we stopped for a pub lunch before heading home to light the fire, talk guitars/listen to Rodrigo y Gabriella (Abi's favourite) & read the newspapers. Weekend bliss! So lovely to enjoy it all with the special people in my life.
Until the next time, x
Posted by kelly at 20:23
13 October 2006
I spent a lovely evening with my cousin Vicky & these 2 sweeties. We ate birthday cake, drank tea and watched them play. They are so tiny....I was hoping for a stowaway in my bag when I got home but no such luck! I'll have to go back & visit soon :) Thank goodness for digital cameras....I must have taken 60 pics & most just had the nip of a tail or a blurry paw....they're fast movers & weren't up for posing. And when they finally flopped I took full advantage of a cuddle!
Good weekend wishes to everyone! x
Posted by kelly at 18:12
09 October 2006
Posted by kelly at 18:09
08 October 2006
05 October 2006
It's cold & wet & grey here tonight....I got back from work, lit the fire, drew the curtains & made a warming dinner. These chunks of gold turned into spicy butternut squash & lentil soup, I got the recipe from the Riverford Organic Vegetables website....worth a visit for other tasty soups & more!
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsps olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 dried chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp ground fennel seeds
200g green lentils
1 can plum tomatoes, chopped
2. add the tomatoes then top up with water to cover; simmer for about 40 minutes until the squash & lentils are cooked.
3. blend some of the soup, leave some chunks for texture. season to taste & enjoy!
Until next time....x
p.s. The kittens' Mum is poorly with a bad cold so no visit tonight :( Get well soon Vicky!! Looking forward to seeing them (& V of course!) next week.
Posted by kelly at 22:13
04 October 2006
....but I do have some WIP today....more key fobs for Etsy & some to sell in my friend Abi's cafe too.
I've been hit with the (Christmas....no really!) gift-kick overnight. It may sound insane but with v little funds to play with I am embarking on a homemade-presents-for-all-season & they aren't all going to get made in a December weekend....I started by making an ideas-list & feel better already :)
Happy Wednesday Everybody! x
p.s. I'm going to visit new kittens at my cousin Vicky's house tomorrow....cute pics instore for the next post!!
Posted by kelly at 16:21