For my birthday a couple of weeks ago my Mum kindly bought me a sewing machine. I’ve never really done much sewing but I’m really keen to learn. Since I received it I’ve been gathering ideas and patterns on Pinterest, buying fabric from various shops and this weekend I felt ready to try it out.
I started by learning what all the bits on the machine do and practiced a couple of different stitches and learnt about thread tension. Then I was ready to start my first project, what was it going to be… the floppy summer hat? The house slippers, an apron, pin cushion, wall storage, summer dress, bunny doll? I’d collected so many ideas at this point I got a little over whelmed. I needed to real myself back in and write a list of projects in order and build up my confidence. That’s when my first project found me… a note book made of scrap paper. Maybe not the most obvious first sewing project but at least I now have a little note book to write down all my ideas, put them in order and work through them 😀
Need a little summer dinner inspiration? How about a yummy tuna steak noodle salad, healthy, light and most importantly yummy!
I’m loving how our Summer has started this year and seems there is no signs of it cooling down anytime soon! Just an excuse to eat more ice cream!
Just because it’s a vegetarian breakfast doesn’t mean it has to be a boring breakfast… I’ve such a weakness for pastries in the morning! Enjoy a MEAT FREE MONDAY!
It’s an exciting day today as I have a meeting with Mr X Stitch to discuss the brief for issue 5 of XStitch Mag… Heroes and Villains. Which prompted me to share this cute little cross stitch Bonsai by PixlStitch from issue 4 for this weeks NON FOOD FRIDAY!
Trying real hard to resist writing ‘Throw another shrimp on the bar-bee’, oh wait.. oops, too late!
I’ve got a real taste for lemon curd at the moment!
It’s MEAT FREE MONDAY! If you’ve been struggling with ideas of what to surve the vegetarians and vegans at your summer BBQs you can’t go wrong with these yummy pineapple kebabs!
This weekend we celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Cure by watching them play live in Hyde Park as part of the British Summertime Festival and they were amazing!
A beautiful summers day spent relaxing in the park watching live music is my idea of bliss! If you get chance to get tickets for these type of events they really do make a great weekend.
Inspired by all the music we heard today I gathered together some of my favourite CD and decided to make myself a good old fashion compilation mix for the car. Cover it in doodles with a magic marker and boom.. CD Mix tape!
Welcome to another NON FOOD FRIDAY, this week I’m sharing a shot I took for the latest issue of XStitch mag (Issue 4, Green) and this fabulous cross stitch piece was designed by the awesome Lord Libidan