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

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…

The Meringue Girls

Here at Melanie Makes Meringues I was eagerly awaiting the release of The Meringue Girls Cookbook.  I wasn't disappointed when my copy arrived, it's a beautifully put together, bright book filled with gorgeous photos, tips and recipes.  Here is my review, I tried three of the recipes.I bought myself a…

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…

Secret Breakers

The Secret Breakers series of books is written by my friend Helen.  We met at Noah's Ark baby group where Helen led the singing (brilliantly!). Our babies are now almost seventeen years old and the stories Helen wanted to tell are now available to all as with much hard work,…

The Hummingbird Bakery

I am a huge fan of The Hummingbird Bakery and their cookbooks.  When their latest book, Home Sweet Home, was released on Valentine's Day this year I was itching to get a copy.  Their cakes and bakes are big and bold and American in style and very doable at home.…