Category Archives: Jewellry

Day 120 & 121

34/100 complete 

Master 3 Masterpiece

Today we made ‘Welcome Home Daddy’ biscuits. Daddy has been away for a week and he has been MISSED! Still he is back and he brought us presents! 

Welcome Home Daddy!

Mine is a designer ring made from a parking sign that caused the artist fines, despite the fact it couldn’t be seen. After contesting his ticket and not winning he made jewelry from the sign. I love it. It is a good thing to have a husband with good taste! 

My New Ring


The ring is huge. A conversation piece as all good rings are. 

Lovely, Lovely!

As well as this I had a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. GORGEOUS quilting fabric from London’s V&A museum. My darling friend Debbie (think the Cath Kidston fabric from earlier in the year) sent it to me. The fabric is a design based on a coverlet from 1840. Such a treat. 

My New Fabric


We purchased some stuffing the other day at the fabric shop and Master 3 selected these buttons to add to our collection. 

More Buttons


I have also sewed together my first giraffe using the fabric from my Great Aunt. I made up the pattern and I am pleased with the final result. I quite like his attitude. I might get a horse done tonight too in between chatting to lovely husband. 

My Giraffe

After this week I have to say – maximum respect – to all solo parents out there. I learnt a lot about my character weaknesses this week. Still we are here and happy and very glad to have our wonderful No.1 man home. 

Fabric Detail


Day 38 & 39

Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 11/100 complete.

Yesterday I listened to Handel’s Messiah whilst cleaning to make the classical music house-work challenge more accurately done.

Tonight it was ‘Ravioli with Roasted Pepper Stuffing’ p56. I didn’t make the ravioli because I couldn’t face the arm work out so I bought cannelloni shells instead and made the stuffing and piped it into them. The result was delicious. I had to add a bit of liquid when cooking so the shells weren’t hard but we all enjoyed the results. It is the first time I have roasted peppers and removed their skins. The texture of the stuffing was about the same as nice humus.

I have included a photo of the necklace I made as a gift the other day. Very simple but I like the aesthetic.

I have also cut out a top pattern and fabric so when I am feeling a bit less lazy I will whip that up too.

Music group (for under 5s) started today too. I am running this 2 days a week and Masters 3&1 are my greatest music and dance making little friends. They are so into making music and jumping about it is always a delight to watch them. Tonight Master 3 caught sight of a sparrow eating some bread we threw out onto the lawn. He was absolutely entranced and entertained by it dragging it about and pulling it off another sparrow who came for  a look. He laughed and laughed at the event and it made me think sometimes it’s not just about ‘smelling the roses’ it is also about laughing at things that take your fancy and seeing humour in every day things.