Saturday, 30 November 2013

Weekend baking

I have go in to the habit the last few years of always baking on a Friday. It's not the only time of the week I bake but I always fill the tin up for the weekend.

I don't do over the top baking very often it's usually a simple fruit cake, Victoria sponge or loaf cake. Yesterday as I had a bit of time I decided to make some cupcakes.

They are a very basic chocolate sponge with a vanilla buttercream topping. I used some leftover Halloween sweets to decorate. The boys were over the moon when they came home from school.

I have been teaching my boys to cook. My 11 year old made this chicken and bacon pizza with onions and sweetcorn all by himself last night. It was delicious.

The boys are at different birthday parties today. For once they all seem to be at the same time so I have 2 hours sewing time that I can complete some gifts today.

Have a lovely day

Laura x

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Teacher Gifts

Hello is anyone there? I can't believe it has been a month! My laptop has broken again and there is no way it will be replaced this side of Christmas, so I have downloaded an app and am having a go from the iPhone and iPad.

So as I have had no laptop I have been busy crafting each day and have lots and lots to show you.

I wrote myself quite an extensive list this year for the homemade gifts and have been slowly plodding my way through. A few things I have completed on the list is the boys teacher gifts.

I covered 2 notebooks I picked up in Tesco for 95p. I made a wrapper for a bar of Dairy Milk and decorated 2 white paper bags. I then added a Yankee Candle tart to each bag. Hopefully the teachers will like them.


I had all of the supplies here so each teacher gift cost me about £3 which I am very happy with as a box of Roses is more than that!

If you would like tutorials for anything just let me know.

Well hopefully this post works. Thank you for visiting

Laura xx

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