Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

Tea Room Update

I've ramped up the kitsch and camp quotient in my tea room.  The Bulbul Nest is looking quite fabulous Darling!  I thought I would give you a little update.  My collection of royal divorce china is, I feel, complete.  That is, of course, unless I manage to acquire any commemorative…

Construction

In my first year at Committed to Cloth I took the Wet n' Wild wet media course.  I produced quite a lot of fabric including this piece.I pleated a piece of cotton sateen, tray dyed it with petrol green procion dye.  Next I used a manky brush to brush it…

Tea Room

I've wanted a tea room for a long time.  I was going to run it with my friend Jane, we even got the tabards! (pink and embroidered with 'Jane and Melanie's Tea Room').  Well now Jane we have our tea room!!  My husband has built one in our garden.  We'll…

Des Res

A couple of years ago I bought a doll house from my favourite shop in Eastbourne, the tip shop!  The staff at the council tip in Eastbourne trawl through the stuff that people throw away and sell anything that they can.  It's an excellent idea.  I've had some amazing bargains…

Sorry for the Delay

I do apologise for the lack of posts on my blog lately but my house looks like thisYes, we are in the middle of a MAHOOSIVE building project. It's all very exciting but last week it got to the point where the kids and myself had to move out, just…

Fabric Care Package

Look at all the fabricy goodness! A care package, not from the Red Cross but from my very good friend who has emigrated to Wales. I can hardly wait to get my scissors in to it.Fabulous batiks too!!And some hexagons, already pieced over papers.Also there were some fantastic leaflets in…

Oatmeal Pancake

Another winning breakfast from Kath Eats Real Food. This oatmeal pancake was fun to cook and very tasty, I topped it with mashed banana and almond nut butter. Mmmmmm........It's turned out to be another delicious day. I picked my kids up from my parents' house after work. I only worked…

Porridge

Not much baking going on here at the moment but I did make myself a very delicious breakfast of porridge topped with seeds, nuts, dried cranberries and a spoonful of almond butter. I had a huge mug of green tea to go with it. I've been inspired lately by Kath…