Before we get into the crafting, here is the finished jelly roll quilt (which a certain bear perched on the pillows didn't want to part with!)
my first crafting effort yesterday was a straightforward one. I had bought some lovely organic scented soaps from the Green Shop in Berwick and looked out these scallop shells to put them in
I tied some raffia round the shells
and added little bits of driftwood
my next project was slightly more taxing, as it involved copper foil and cookie cutters
it took a bit of effort, but in the end I was pleased with my little tree, which is the first of four that I cut out
once I have given them the verdigris treatment and embellished them, I will mount them on pieces of driftwood
you will probably have seen pictures like these - they are in lots of craft shops and are all over Pinterest. This was just a trial run, but when I do them properly, I will stick the stones in place and get Malcolm to do the arty additions, given my lack of drawing skills!
I also started building some little stone stacks, which I will glues together
meanwhile, Malcolm has been making more boats
he has also been making clocks
and there is a pile of half done clocks sitting by the stove, to make sure the driftwood is fully dry (not content with having the garage to work in, I think he is making a take-over move on my studio!)
after all that crafting, my thoughts turned to a sweet treat, and I decided to make some chocolate fudge
I started by melting 250g of butter with 500g of dark chocolate and two teaspoons of vanilla
then added the tin of condensed milk
after mixing in the tasty bits, I put the fudge in a tray, then put it in the fridge to set
this morning I cut it into squares, and set aside some to take with me to patch'n'chat
at teatime this afternoon, as well as the fudge and Annette's fruit dumpling .......
....... Betty had made apple cake. Maureen joined me in the arduous task of tasting everything, purely so that I could use such words as delicious and scrumptious!!
the apple cake was so good it deserves a close-up
the weather forecast for the weekend isn't that good, so if you fancy a new blog to read, do pop over and read Jenny and Lucy's blog here. They have got off to a very good start, and I am sure you will enjoy it! I hope to make some progress with my brioche knitting! Have a good weekend, love Anne