Thursday, 11 September 2008

autumn cooking

the weather has been so miserable the last few weeks (some might say the last few months) and today I just couldn't avoid it any longer. Autumn food. I had been putting it off as I was still waiting for summer begin properly. So tonight I made a lamb, vegetable and barley stew and let it simmer for hours. Oliver made a bread and butter pudding. Now, that is not summer food is it. But what can one do with skies this grey and heavy with rain? You just want to potter indoors, cook great stews, bake bread and watch movies. We have also finally begun work on building shelves and cupboards in the living room. It will be a bit chaotic whilst all the books and CD's are clogging up our floors but I am sure it will be worth it. They can house all of our books and I won't have a heart attack everytime I see Alvar climbing up the Billy book cases that are currently there. The house is slowly coming together.

Monday, 8 September 2008

buttons and baking

I feel that I had been lurking long enough around other peoples blogs, checking out what they are sewing and baking etc. so I will now be brave and post some of my own random purchases. It will be a while before I brave actually showing what I am attempting to create. These pics are not very good I realise but I hope that I will get better at this.

Found a marvellous charity shop in Sydenham. Its a gold mine of all things vintage crafty. I dug out these gorgeous little buttons for 50p and some vintage teatowels....dh looked at me strangely as I was very exited about my finds. He went off and tried perfecting his scone recipe. This is his third attempt. He added cinnamon this time. He is still not happy with it so I expect more scones anytime soon. Well, I dont mind, I think they are pretty perfect already.