I need a name. The craft fair was successful, I am doing patchwork lessons and designing patterns. They are all mixed on this blog. I need a proper craft based blog and cannot think of a name.
I was using J.A.K.E Creations (standing for Jakob, Aaron, Karen and Eli) but this is boring
I have tried using "The Changing Room" but is sounds more like clothes.
I have thought of "Karens Recreations" - not very inspiring.
So help me please. I want something that reflects the recycling, upcycling eco aspect as well as design and making craft and patterns.
Other names I like which are used by other businesses - Sewn New - Piece (for creative minds) = see the play on words etc. Mine is a lot of sewing and stitching work but not all, I recover some furniture etc.
So help me please
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|waiting for the cooking to finish|
Very easy to do camping as can be cooked in any fry pan.
Now that I have my swift egg beater in the caravan it makes it even easier. It only takes a few staple ingredients always at hand. Eggs, Milk and flour
|a plate waiting for it's pancake|
|the basic ingredients|
|The finished, ready to eat, breakfast.|
Into a bowl put; makes enough for 2-3 people
½ teaspoon sugar
1 cup of flour
Then get another bowl and separate 2 eggs. Put the egg whites into your new bowl and the egg yolks into the flour mixture.
Add one cup of milk to the egg and flour bowl and mix really well so there are no lumps.
Beat the egg whites till stiff then carefully mix them into the batter.
Heat a frypan or gridle to warm and put a nob of butter in the pan.
Make one pancake at a time by pouring at least ½ cup of mixture into the frying pan, when the mixture has bubbles popping then turn the pancake and cook the other side.
Serve with butter and maple syrup or lemon juice and sugar
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
|Paula and Steff learning binding|
Lesson 1: how to cut using a rotary cutter and mat, patchworking strips of material
Lesson 2: making squares and the assembly of nine patch blocks
Lesson 3: half square triangles completed two different ways
Lesson 4: pining a patchwork top out with batting and backing, quilting a top
Lesson 5: binding.
|Shirley planning her next quilt|
Some of the results of lesson 3
Two weekends in a row I have made myself my favourite lunch. Fresh asparagus from the garden (literally picked 3 mins before going in the pot), a poached egg or two that were laid that morning by the chooks and lovely hollandaise sauce made on my stove using my Cordon Bleu Recipe from the days of training at the academy in London.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
On Saturday there is a street fair at Leithfeild. My sister and I decided to buy a stall and are setting up (weather permitting - if it is not good then I get to sleep in!!). This is a tester to see if some of the things we do have a commercial value. We would love to do a stall about once every six months. Anyway it has motivated some fast finishing and last night I managed to paint and stretch material over a pin board and finish some lavender hearts. (Which had only been sitting around unfinished for the last year). They look a bit like bunny ears filled and somehow I did not get the tape right for hanging. But hey my pattern will improve next time.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|cooking the curd|
This morning before work I started making a pasta sauce with a box of tomatoes that were seconds at the green grocers. I use Jamie Oliver's standard tomato pasta recipe, it is a staple in my freezer. ( It was one recipe that was in the original Naked Chef series) So we had that for dinner and I froze one lot.
I made "citrus slice" as I needed something for lunch boxes. I am trying to be healthier so I pulled a bag of frozen chickpeas that I had precooked and then frozen in portion lots. I made humus - page 91 of the Moosewood Coookbook. Yum. Jakob and Aaron have that for their packed lunches tomorrow with carrot sticks to use as scoops.
|straining the whey from the cheese|
I think I will make spinakopita pie with it. I have lots of feta cheese at the moment. YUMMY.
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