Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Marzipan, Tablet Cover etc

16th December 2015

I have made two Christmas cakes this year, a square for the family and a round for my sister because it is her favourite cake but she doesn't like icing so I cover it with a thick layer of my own marzipan....



.....the left over bits soon disappear!!

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RD put up the bird houses and bug hotel while I was lunching with friends...

.....bug hotel on the shed he built when I was away in London a couple of years ago...


.....do hope he sees some birds visiting.





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I felt the need to start a mixed media 'picture' .....

....gathered some papers, fabrics, lace and a square canvas frame....


.....tore and fiddled...



.....a little machine stitching to secure...


.....still thinking about the next step!!

Watch this space.

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My youngest son, still at home, bought a tablet on Black Friday and I decided to make a cover for it as a surprise present for Christmas. Great idea, until he asked me yesterday if I could possibly make him a cover to protect the screen!!!!

Made it today with fabric from my stash....


......I quilted in straight lines....


....lined it with this jolly fabric and he was delighted!


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This afternoon we made a very quick visit to a lovely garden centre near Garstang....

....Barton Grange have the most amazing displays, both inside and out...

....this metal and glass was at the entrance....


...with a water feature...


....trees interspersed with real trees in the car park...


.....they kept changing colour...


.....we bought bird food, a new bird feeder, compost maker and a cake board!!

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I have also been knitting, cooking, cleaning and wrapping Christmas gifts.....

...hope all your preparations are going well x