750g frozen diced onions 500g frozen sliced peppers 750g frozen sliced mushrooms 3 tins chopped tomato 3tbsp olive oil 1tbsp ground coriander 1tbsp ground cumin 1/2 tube tomato puree 1/2 cup tomato ketchup 500g lentils 9 cardamom pods 3 tins kidney… Continue Reading
300g rice 2 red onions sliced finely tin chopped tomato tbsp chopped garlic tbsp sweet smoked paprika Vegetable stock flavour pot 450ml boiling water Put in slow cooker on rice cooking program. When cold mix in: 1 cup sweetcorn 1… Continue Reading
It’s done… the 40″x40″ baby quilt. Machine pieced and quilted, and binding hand sewn. I did it as a test piece for a range I would like to potentially sell in the future, and at getting paid only £10 an… Continue Reading
Pattern here from Purl Bee. Going to see if I find it useful while I’m working, and I do then the plan is to make it in some lovely washed linen or similar.
The rats deserved some custom furnishings… The cage carpet has sewn in corners on the underside so that it can be held down with magnets to stop them scruffing it up as they charge around the cage.
0130hrs I got up this morning. I couldn’t sleep. Too much was weighing on my mind. The results of the EU Referendum will impact my life, perhaps more than most. I slipped downstairs and put on the BBC news that is… Continue Reading
“Could you stop being racist please?” The white man behind me in the queue at the Post Office in Banbury High Street looked surprised that I had addressed him. He was about the same age as my father (but a… Continue Reading
Picked up a nice basket today to keep charcoal in for my new bell tent stove. But there were gaps in the weaving, and if I put a basket full of charcoal in the car it’s going to go everywhere.… Continue Reading
Adam picked up a plain hood at Empire from Darkblade and asked me if I’d attach it to his cloak and make it a bit more carthage. Well, here it is! Sewn to the front of the cloak to keep… Continue Reading
Two lanterns for Empire LRP. Picked up plain in Tiger for £2 each and painted with black acrylic paint. The paint won’t last – it scratches off easily. But I wanted to see how they looked when used as props… Continue Reading