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Jam Drops {Healthy style}

 If you’re a health nut, then in all your getting, get this recipe.  If you’re not a health nut, you still need to get this recipe.  These little bikkies are delicious.  I’ve tried enough healthy recipes to know that healthy does not automatically mean tasty.  In fact, in my experience it’s been quite the opposite. […]

In season

I love strawberry season.  There’s nothing more delicious than biting into a juicy, sweet strawberry.  And they are such pretty looking plants too, with their sweet little flowers and dangling runners.  So it was inevitable that I would fall in love with the inedible handmade kind after seeing them quite some time ago on some […]

Dolly Love

With the last two posts being all about my wonderful family, I thought I’d better hurry up and post about something I’ve made lately.  Which, to be honest, has been hard to come by since I’ve been crazy busy with life lately.  But, here’s my latest.  FINALLY.  A dolly quilt and pillow for the Rosebud’s […]

My darling bud of May

Today is the Rosebud’s second birthday. Hard to believe it’s been two years since this little one came into our lives.  She’s so precious.  But of course, I am very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very biased. She’s definitely hit the ‘twos’ (terrible isn’t so nice – perhaps ‘trying’ is better?).  Daniel just likes […]

Work in progress

Here’s my latest work in progress.  A quilt! The Japanese floral will be the backing, with a two-tone herringbone front. As I don’t have a long-arm sewing machine, I’m going to have to hand-quilt this one. Eeek. That’s a LOT of work. Hopefully it’ll be ready in 3 weeks………….  But I’m sure the person it’s […]

Lovely lavender

My house smells DIVINE at the moment.  I used to think these were so ‘granny’.  Lavender sachets?  Ugh!  Once upon a time I wouldn’t have been caught dead with these in my drawers.  And maybe they still are, and maybe I’m getting old; but maybe, just maybe, I’m learning more and more to appreciate the […]