I cant believe that I still cant do straight lines on the sewing machine. I had no idea that it would be so difficult to do something that sounds so easy.
After the success of the first two skirts I have made 2 more. I have found a few different patterns that I really like and I have the material ready to try those out too. I have also found some amazing 'boy' material to make the munchkin some Christmas PJ's (thanks to the Make café again!). I have also ventured out into a few things for around the house. Our kitchen towel was in need of a hook so I thought I'd pretty it up a bit too!
I'm very pleased with my efforts :)
I have needed a card wallet for a while, but not found one that I liked, so I've made one! (This is the pattern I used.) I used some left over material and one of the ladybugs hair bobbles and hey presto, in true Blue Peter style, here's one I made earlier!
And of course my week would not be complete without a spot of baking. This week I thought I'd try something new. At home we'd go to St. Fagan's museum of Wlesh life and go to the old fashioned bakery and pick up a loaf of Bara Brith (Welsh bread made with tea). It is so delicious, especially when fresh and still warm. So as it was raining and I was reminded very much of home, I looked up the recipe online and thought I'd give it a go. If you have never had Bara Brith, please try this recipe, it's really good. Even the hubby, who hates tea, loves it! (If you do use this recipe, I didn't bother with the wholemeal flour, just used all Self-raising or extra baking powder and it came out perfectly!)