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The making has involved both fabric and paper crafting this week, although only one was completed. I am currently involved in a fabric tag swap over on UK Scrappers so I spent some time this week trying to sort out what I wanted to do. I wasn't able to actually complete any of them as things just didn't go to plan. In order to avoid sewing as much as I could, I bought some wonder web to glue the two pieces of fabric I'd chosen to use for the main body of the tag together but it just didn't work out as I wanted. Instead I decided to sew them, but was thwarted by the search for the thread box, and then the wakage of a certain Tilly Bud from her morning nap!
But I did manage to complete one crafting project, which was to make a fairy door for Caoimhe.
The door is actually a purply pink colour, unfortunately the photo doesn't quite show that! I made it with the offcuts of a picture mounting board, which I got from an Artist's shop in town. It's thanks to my friend, Sharon, that I came across the shop and knew that the owner sells the offcuts of board he doesn't need for his picture framing service. I know I promised not to buy any more stash, but at a handful of boards for a quid, I'm sure you'll forgive me!
I made the door whilst Caoimhe was at nursery and put it on the wall outside her bedroom door before she came home. We have been talking about fairies for a while, ever since Violet the elf came to stay, and she has become increasingly interested in them. She has recently discovered Peter Pan and Tinkerbell too, and enjoyed dressing up as Tinkerbell for World Book Day at the beginning of March
So you can imagine the excitement when she discovered that her very own fairy had come to stay, too! I'm sure we'll all have lots of fun with Daisy and Buttercup (who is Teaghan's fairy!) in the house!
I have also well and truly rediscovered my baking mojo this week. I love baking and cooking with Caoimhe as you know, but recently I have been more than happy to let Grandma take over the baking . I'm not sure why this is, other than the fact that with Caoimhe now at nursery 3 times a week we don't seem to have much time. But this week I have made a concerted effort. It all started with Hermann, who has continued to bubble and grow for the last couple of weeks, and we are now onto our 3rd batch. This week we made 2 lots of Hermann cake, some muffins and a couple of loaf sized cakes, one of which was given away. Once again they were delicious!
I've bravely made a sourdough bread starter, too, and today I made my first loaf from it. Well, I say 'made', but it is currently on it's second proving. I started it off this morning before breakfast and I'm hoping to get it in the oven some time before midnight! This slow rise seems to be the norm, and should apparently get quicker as the starter develops with age. we have decided to call our starter Hetty, for no particular reason, and she is now in her tub in the fridge waiting for the next time I decide to make bread. I will let you know how it all turns out, triumph or disaster!
And of course we had Sunday Dinner leftovers last week, so me and The Flop made veg, and chicken and veg pasties. A huge hit with both my girls for tea and dinner the next day!
Right, that's your lot this week! I'm off to read all the lovely blogs on Handmade Monday, and I Made This!
Til next time!