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

Rainbow Cake

I wanted to make a very special cake to celebrate my Mum 's 70th birthday.  The rainbow cake has been all over Pinterest for some time and I've been waiting for an important occasion to try it out.  As my Mum is part of Rainbow Christian Fellowship (formerly known as…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

For those who are low-carbing the cauliflower crust pizza has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time.  If you would like a recipe you can do a web search for cauliflower crust pizza and you will get a wide selection of instructions.  The basic premise is to…

Quince Charming

Hello, my name is Melanie and I am a quince addict.  Really, a quincehead, a quince freak a quince fanatic.  Cheese and quince are a marriage made in heaven, a sublime and wondrous combination. Here are some of my quince related purchases.  Who knew there was so much quincy goodness…

It’s All Good

In solidarity with Gwyneth, who I believe has been having quite a time of it lately, and because we're trying to eat as healthily as possible I have reviewed her book "It's All Good".Chicken Francese, as Gwyneth says "Italian comfort food done in a gluten-free style".  Always good to find…

Gift Bags

I do think a gift bag makes even the most mundane gift quite glamourous.  Here is a selection of more recent gift bags I've made.  I made this zipped pouch for my aunt as she's mad about hedgehogs.  The hedgehog pattern is by Penguin & Fish, I started it at…

Mother’s Day Baking

Haven't baked for a while as most of the residents of my home have been training and watching their intake of refined carbs!  I missed baking and decided to add some baked goods to my Mother's Day gifts for my Mum and Mother-in-Law this year.  I made my Mother-in-Law Nigella's…