Friday, December 13, 2019

I made these way back when and never posted them on here, so to make a change from sewing...I had one with some homemade chutney and some cheese and salad.




Here they are fresh from the oven - one already gone I am afraid!  Perfect with some soup too.

set oven at 230C/450F/gas 8

1 small leek - sliced thinly and chopped
small onion - finely chopped
225gm (8oz) self raising flour
salt (maybe some paprika)
55gm (2oz) butter
125ml (4.5fl oz) milk

saute leek and onion with a small amount of oil until soft

rub the butter into the flour and salt (and paprika), so that it is resembles fine breadcrumbs...I also added a handful of grated cheese!

add the milk until it forms a soft dough

put onto floured surface and flatten to around 2.5cms (1 inch thick), and then cut 2 inch rounds with a cutter.  I made 6 - so you can double the recipe and make more.

put on baking tray - brush tops with a beaten egg or milk, and bake for 12 minutes.

I did this one without an egg, was similar recipe to the spring onions, on reflection I think I prefer with an egg....so just make up the liquid quantity as you wish...next on the list is to try buttermilk!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lunch box bag



I like to set myself a challenge, so I bought some plastic re-usable lunch boxes and made bags to fit and added a metal fork in a holder too. 




Monday, November 18, 2019

Bag for me and a tea cosy

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I saw this fabric, and loved the blue, so have made a new 'shopping' bag for me, for when I walk into town.  Added a few slip pockets, along with a sparkly zip pocket inside.

I decided to include wadding in this to give it a bit more stability.





I used some of the left over fabric to make a couple of tea cosies and left them at Hexton



Saturday, November 16, 2019

Community...forum...chat

You name it, I have recently moved my very old website, to a new home, along with the Community/chat/forum an it has been updated to the latest version, nothing much else has changed. 

It would be so lovely to see people use it again, I wonder if anyone else feels the same :)

There is a link at the top of the blog.

http://www.crafting.chatandthat.co.uk/community/

Lights, camera, action

I stuck lights, took a picture and then sewed!


I ordered this a few weeks back, and they have arrived yesterday.




They are now stuck to the underside of the top of the machine, towards the back, and am so impressed.  You just cut off any excess between the 2 copper bits.

I did originally stick them to the side as well, but found they were shining into my eyes, so had to restick.  If I was going to start again - I would stick up with tape temporarily and see where I want them, before making it permanent.

Having re read the instructions, just realised they dim too.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Covered notebooks


Haven't done these in a long time, and now I can't get nice simple notebooks :( at a reasonable price.

Just refined my way of making them as well, so they are easier and neater!

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mini Santa sacks


Following on from the Christmas drawstring bags, I have had fun yesterday making these mini bags.  They have a drawstring too.  I thought they looked cute, can hang them on the tree, although they are a bit bigger than the average dec!

Charging £4 for them, much preferred making this style.


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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cute fabrics

Been out and about in the last month and bought some new fabrics, and now they have been made into a few things!




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