Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Designer homewares at George Home at Asda

George at Asda have teamed up with The Prince's Trust to create a brand new designer range for your home.
Two designers - Dimitria Jordan and Amanda Bradley, both of whom were helped by the Prince's Trust to launch their own businesses - were selected to create an exclusive range of home wares for George Home with 10% of the profits going back to The Prince's Trust to help more young people get the help they need to realise their dreams.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm a knitty designer! Oh yes!!

Wow I am so excited! I am finally allowed to share my shortlisted design for the Wool and the Gang GangLabs competition!!

*woah there! I hear you say. What competition?*

rewind to mid-April...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chocolate Orange Syrup Loaf Cake Recipe

I am a big fan of Nigella Lawson's no nonsense if sometimes a little over-indulgent attitude to cooking. Her 'How to be a Domestic Goddess' is my go-to book when I am looking for something yummy to bake just for the hell of it, and the Lemon Syrup Loaf cake is a definite favourite in our house!
Sometimes, however, only chocolate will do so a few weeks back I had a play with the Lemon Syrup Loaf recipe and came up with a gorgeous chocolate orange version...


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Craft Blog Club - June Challenge #YouCompleteMe

These lighter evenings are great don't you think?  The Other Half is spending more time in the garage 'tinkering' which means I have access to pc in the evenings. This week I got to join in my fave twitter chat #craftblogclub for half an hour before Roo's bedtime and it was great to catch up with some of the regulars and meet some new tweeps too!

Emma announced the June challenge - You Complete Me - last week (read all about it here) and, not being one to shy away from a challenge, took the opportunity to trawl through the huge plastic storage box full of bits and pieces, half finished projects and long abandoned craft obsessions to see if I could rekindle the love for something long forgotten...

And I found this...

Friday, June 06, 2014

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

In our house we eat a LOT of pasta - fresh pasta with a simple homemade sauce stirred through is one of life's pleasures for me. So simple, filling and tasty!

Homemade tomato sauce should be allowed to cook long and slow to allow the flavours to develop but the good news is it freezes really well too - so here is my recipe for Homemade Tomato Sauce.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Hello! I'm back.... sort of...

Hey I'm back! Did you miss me?

Well I really haven't had much luck with technology - my poor little netbook is still soldiering on, albeit with no Internet connection, no touch pad functionality and no working SD card slot. Only two of it's four USB ports work though - one for a mouse and the other for my memory stick - but, thankfully, the battery charging point still works so it's not all bad.
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