Saturday, 6 August 2011

More sewing course news

Am so excited think I might damage something! Yep, the sewing courses are finalised and Sharon at Roses and Rue is booking places. There's some cracking courses on offer. I'm particularly excited about the quilt course, appliqued pictures and the Christmas gifts: tea cosies, peg bag and laundry sack, toy sacks, Christmas bunting, Union Jack cushions, door stops, hearts, aprons, tote bags, Christmas stockings and lots, lots more.

If any of you guys fancy joining in, then please take a look at Sharon's website - for all the details and how to book.

Love to see you there.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


At the weekend we took the kids and the dog over to Two Tree Island for a bit of blackberry picking. Managed to get a huge bucket of them and there are plenty more unripe berries for a revisit.

Last night, Mimi and I cooked up a delicious blackberry and apple crumble (served warm with vanilla ice cream). And today, by chance, I was sent a link from the BBC Good Food website with some great blackberry recipes. Have made this amazingly moist blackberry and apple loaf cake. YUM!

Lara popped by with a couple of recipes too - blackberry and apple crumble cake (sounds similar to the one above) and a scrumptious blackberry fool - one to try tomorrow.