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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Seeing stars!

I've been working on this quilt since last week and just having binding to put on and - gasp - I'm gonna have to Machine sew it on! It's for a baby girl of a childhood friend who now lives in Spain! I hope she knows how much love and best wishes are sewn into this! I can't wait pass it over now! We're meeting them today and I haven't seen her or her family in 2 years!

Also helped my bro in laws girlfriend make a card for her friend last night! Love the way it turned out.. Will b making more of these in the future!! Xx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Banana pizza etc....!!

Ok so I haven't blogged in a while but I've so much to say! I've finished my curtains - started a baby wonky star quilt, made another rainy day bag for my mum, started a log cabin something (I don't know what yet) and Made pizza dough!!

The pizza dough is amazing and makes the best pizzas ever and makes a great night putting on toppings and cooking instead of takeaway!!

12oz strong white bread flour, 1tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar, 2oz butter, 1* 7g fast acting yeast, 2 tbsp olive oil, 175-200ml warm water.. Place dry ingredient into mixer, add butter, mix until resembles breadcrumbs.. Add oil and most of water until forms a dough. Leave for 5 mins then knead either by hand 10mins or in mixer 5 mins and then leave 5 mins.. Cut into 6 equal dough balls and either use now or freeze! Preheat oven to 220c and put in pizza stone or baking tray upside down! Roll out circle from dough and place on hot baking tray and put on toppings. My fav is hot salsa, chicken, banana, sweetcorn and grated mozzarella .. Give it a try and let me know how u get on!!

I will b posting tomorrow about the amazing present I received from Sarah at sewme.blogspot she is so amazingly talented and generous!!

Bye for now

Fi xx

Friday, 10 August 2012

My first improv block.. Wonky house

This is my block for renee the queen bee for this month.. We were sent lovely summersville fabric and this is what I came up with .. X

Thursday, 9 August 2012


This is Peggy.. Her job is to look after all the pegs when they're not holding clothes on the line! She's made out of Lucy's old dress and an old hanger!! Simple and practical!! X

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Stone less

After surgery to remove my gallstones I'm lying up in hospital giving orders!! In glad it's been removed as it was causing pains in my tummy when I eat any fatty food but also the time off after will give me an opportunity to do some stitching .. So watch this space!! Xx fi

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Uh oh I'm in trouble!!!

I have been nipping here and there past every fabric shop remnant sale over the last few weeks and have bought a few fabrics.. a few green silks (yes I def need a few) a horrid corduroy that I will find a use for!! But t I went all out and bought 4 meters of each orange silk, green silk and multicoloured designer fabric (harlequin)..Will it was a bargain and I was destined for my hall and it would have been rude not to.. So I set about making 2 roman blinds and constructing my first curtain for a 3.5metre tall window.. Oh yes ... !! I also purchased a Parker knoll 1960's teak armchair in a charity shop and I'm gonna do it up!! That'll b my hall finished!! Heres a snippet of the roman blind! The curtain just needs sewn up! Night all x